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