It’s the weekend again and back to the mirror conundrum.
I worked out the grub screw thread using a thread gauge and ordered some shorter screws. The originals are 6mm x 6.5mm. So decided to try 6mm x 6mm and 6mm x 5mm. However upon trying both options the door still wouldn’t clear the mirror.
So back to the bracket and see how we go
As can be seen above the screws are proud and causing the issue
So the best option appeared to be to grind one of the original screws down to a correct level as it appears 6mm x 5mm are about the shortest available. To make things easier the screw was inserted into a nut and locked with another screw to allow an easier grinding operation.
Once the grinding was done and the threads cleaned up it was time to fit them to the bracket.
This now allowed the screws to be tightened with the right clearance to allow the door to shut.
Next step is to fit the arm and once again check the door for closure
As you can see there is a bit of paint damage from where a mirror was previously fitted, this will be touched in when the weather warms up a bit.
The fit was good, so the mirror head was attached and initially adjusted
Looks pretty good with the two mirrors and will help safety wise.
No such thing as an easy job!