Peep Mirror Adventures

Peep Mirror Adventures


After nearly 10 years of ownership it was about time to match the drivers side peep mirror on the passenger side of the Sport Coupe

The mirror is good quality and comes with a rubber pad and allen key. The mirror is also adjustable for side to side and angle
Mirror is quite adjustable

In theory this mirror is “exactly” the same as the original on the drivers side, but…

The bracket needed quite a bit of adjustment (bending!) to get to the situation below

Then the next challenge

The grub/set screws are too long to allow the door to close, when compared to those on the original they are around 2mm too long. These are a probably a little too short too cut or grind and I’ll see if I can source before attempting the hackery 🙂

So, updates to follow!

2 thoughts on “Peep Mirror Adventures

  1. Bill McCoskey – I was born with a greasy wrench in my mouth instead of that silver spoon. My parents and their friends all said I could tell them make, model and even year of most cars by the time I was 5. I bought my first car [1948 Packard] at age 14, and by the time I had a driver's license, I had 2 more Packards. My education was electrical and electronics engineering, but also having ADHD, I realized it just wasn't going to be a good idea to sit behind a desk 5 days a week. After school, The US Army decided to draft me, sending me to mechanics school. On arrival in Central Germany, I discovered the attraction to rare and unusual European cars. Once back in the USA, I started my own antique car business, and I've owned, bought and sold over 1,500 vehicles to date. My interests tends to run towards the rare and unusual, 1930s thru 1970s. Auto Union SP1000 to Tatra V8, Studebaker Golden Hawk to Rolls-Royce Cloud I, 1938 Ford convertible sedan to 1959 Cadillac Eldorado convertible, my tastes are pretty eclectic and wide ranging. My profile photo is me behind the wheel of the 1956 Packard Predictor, at the National Studebaker Museum.
    Bill McCoskey says:

    I ran into the same issue when trying to install similar [eastern European copy] door frame mirrors on my Tatra T2-603 sedan. The shortest setscrews I could find were 3/8″ long, and I needed less than 1/4″. I ended up drilling a hole in a 1″ wide by 6″ long 1/8″ thick steel plate and created matched threads in the hole so the set screw could be installed. I then used Loctite removable type thread locking adhesive to keep the set screw from moving, and I then ground the setscrew down to the short length I needed, & hand filed a beveled edge around the thread. That was 30 years ago, and the mirrors are still firmly attached.

  2. Thanks Bill, that sounds like some skilled engineering and clearly very effective

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