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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-26-2020, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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Rear view mirror SSII

Hi all, my rear view mirror has the silvering fading, some dark spots, I know a gent who took his apart and found GM markings in it...wondering if anyone knows what mirror they used. I would like to replace it if possible...any sources would be appreciated. My front visor vanity mirror is also de silvering but to a point that makes it useless, my plan there is to place a new piece of mirror over the old as I don't want to get in to taking the visor apart.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-27-2020, 02:08 PM
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I have the same issue with my original rear-view mirror, so I'm curious as to the advice offered as well. For regular use, I have a newer, larger, more convex mirror that clips over the original. But when I show the car, I remove it.

On a related note, I understand that inexpensive, stick-on mirrored tiles from home-improvement stores make good replacements for the rear seat vanity mirrors. I don't plan to find out first-hand until I'm ready to send out the wood trim for refinishing. Has anyone here tried that?

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Just remember that if you can remove the mirror itself you have the option of having it re-silvered or take it to your local glass person and have them cut exactly to match.


I wouldn't try to get the mirrors on the sun visor out, but if memory serves the rear mirrors are easy to remove once the surrounds are out and I think the bezel on the rearview mirror is held in place with small set screws, but I could be wrong on that and it's too dark right now to go out and check.

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Quickly looking at it, I'm not sure if I take it apart, its going to go back together. Hmmm

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I'm not seeing a way to taken it apart that won't leave me with an entirely broken unit...if anyone knows different please advise...I may be missing something

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Anybody have any info on this?? Can't find a replacement or at least I haven't yet.

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/1976-Rolls-...r/392365042572

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Thanks Wraithman just ordered it!

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Excellant! I will call them tomorrow to see what parts they have for my latest project.

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Hmm the "new" mirror arrived (pictured) and it measures around 8.25 inches at the widest point, however, the mirror in my car measures almost 10.5 inches.

The stem appears the same but the mounting cover is different, must be from an older SS1. My original is also pictured.
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