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WTB: right side trap mirror -OR- both side swan neck mirrors


autokunst

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I'm about to open up the right side door to replace the window regulator and would like to add a right side mirror while in there.  The car should have swan neck mirrors (technically, it only came with one) and I'd prefer to replace the current trap mirror on the left with a swan neck and add a match to the other side.  But if that route is too "hens teeth", I'd like to add a trap mirror which would match the left side.

 

I thought long and hard about just keeping the single left side mirror.  But my wife also drives the car and the additional mirror would help greatly in navigating the garage doors and parking garages.

 

Thank you in advance!

Stephen

Stephen Bruns

1968 1600-2  "Stuart"

1973 3.0CS  "Raven"  https://e9coupe.com/forum/threads/the-raven-e9-project.26879/

1967 VW Beetle  "Templeton"

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Hello Harry,

Thank you for writing.  I had forgotten that I had this thread active on the forum.  It sounds like you have a nice mirror and will have no trouble selling it.  For my car, I've decided to stick with just the one mirror.

 

Hope all is well with you.  

Sincerely,

Stephen

Stephen Bruns

1968 1600-2  "Stuart"

1973 3.0CS  "Raven"  https://e9coupe.com/forum/threads/the-raven-e9-project.26879/

1967 VW Beetle  "Templeton"

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Hello Harry,

I was looking for a proper swan neck mirror, which is what the car came with originally.  Like this:

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My backup plan was to maybe find a right side trapezoid mirror.  But I decided to keep it original (one mirror on left only).  Here's the trapezoid.  

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I don't have a photo of a flag mirror, but they are probably most common and not what I was looking for.  

Thanks,

Stephen

Stephen Bruns

1968 1600-2  "Stuart"

1973 3.0CS  "Raven"  https://e9coupe.com/forum/threads/the-raven-e9-project.26879/

1967 VW Beetle  "Templeton"

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7 hours ago, pawelmontana said:

I have just listed a left one in perfect condition. Please look in classified: parts for sale.

Rgds,

Pawel

I sent you a DM about the mirror.  Also, can someone 100% confirm that my 1969 1600 - serial #1567199 should in fact have a swan neck and not a trap?  I am finding conflicting information on the forum about this.  Thank you. 

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3 hours ago, JWT said:

I sent you a DM about the mirror.  Also, can someone 100% confirm that my 1969 1600 - serial #1567199 should in fact have a swan neck and not a trap?  I am finding conflicting information on the forum about this.  Thank you. 

Considering this WTB thread was started by me, I interpreted Pawel's message as sent to me.  I had already sent him a DM this morning.  And I am quite certain my 1968 1600-2 originally had the swan neck mirror.  I have a photo of my car from the early 2000s when it still was on the car.  Between then and now someone removed it and replaced with a trapezoid mirror.  I am eager to return it to the original/correct mirror. 😉

Stephen Bruns

1968 1600-2  "Stuart"

1973 3.0CS  "Raven"  https://e9coupe.com/forum/threads/the-raven-e9-project.26879/

1967 VW Beetle  "Templeton"

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16 hours ago, autokunst said:

Considering this WTB thread was started by me, I interpreted Pawel's message as sent to me.  I had already sent him a DM this morning.  And I am quite certain my 1968 1600-2 originally had the swan neck mirror.  I have a photo of my car from the early 2000s when it still was on the car.  Between then and now someone removed it and replaced with a trapezoid mirror.  I am eager to return it to the original/correct mirror. 😉

Well my apologies, I also-started a WTB thread for a swan neck and he DM'd myself as well and I responded to the incorrect thread it looks like.  If you get it - no problem, there are others popping up pretty regularly.

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30 minutes ago, JWT said:

Well my apologies, I also-started a WTB thread for a swan neck and he DM'd myself as well and I responded to the incorrect thread it looks like.  If you get it - no problem, there are others popping up pretty regularly.

Hey there, thank you for the backstory.  I didn't realize I wasn't the only person on the forum looking for this mirror - ha ha.  Not sure I did get it.  He told me I am second in line.  We shall see.  If not, I hope two more pop up for you and me.  😀

Stephen Bruns

1968 1600-2  "Stuart"

1973 3.0CS  "Raven"  https://e9coupe.com/forum/threads/the-raven-e9-project.26879/

1967 VW Beetle  "Templeton"

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