Power mirrors

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    Lrader99 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    So I arrived at a thought this morning and this is what I came up with:

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    Check out the mirror in action!!!

    The popping sound that you might hear is the mirror reaching its limit. This is normal operation for this style of motor controller.
     
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    Cool,looks nice.Show us the installed pics with buttons on door panel.
     
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    Lrader99 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Lol, wow your getting a little bit ahead of the process.

    This was a lets see if this is even feasible project. Long story short; it's feasible but its not a simple DIY project. A lot of things need modified or redesigned for this to work properly. (motor housings need recast(they are too large to fit in these small mirrors), mirror backings need cast, motor mounting assembly needs finalized)

    I can either offer these as a kit or offer complete mirror replacement setups.
    Kit would include:
    -LH motorized mirror
    -RH motorized mirror
    -Replacement glass
    -mirror adjustment switch
    -necessary wiring
    -Instructions

    Replacement setups would include those items above plus:
    -modified replacement mirror tops(primed outside, painted black inside)

    -Also you could add on turn signal indicators and or heated function to your order.
     
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    You never cease to amaze me.
     
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    Does that mean you want 2 sets? Maybe3?
     
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    that's really cool. what is the target price?
     
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    Nice work dude. Keep them coming!
     
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    Nah, but you can go on amazing me, I never tire of it. Actually I may be interested in a set. Does anyone recall what other mirrors work well on our cars. I seem to recall mid 80's olds or buick mirrors being a good retrofit and having a better rear view, it's amazing how small of an area the stock mirrors show.
     
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    I'm impressed!!!!
    If this is in a good price range and the motors are quality with some kind of warranty I might take 2 sets.

    One for my Z28 and one for my 442.
    If I have to send you my mirrors, I can do that. PM me details on costs.
     
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    Mirror motors are from 93-02 fbodies re packaged in new housings. I can't think of a instance that I have ever heard of one of these motors failing. I will definitely offer a warranty though. Pricing is still being figured out. I should have a better answer for you in a little bit.


    The range of motion available as a power mirror is greatly extended from stock which leads to greater visibility. Even though our mirrors are small there is not really a better option that compliments the body lines like these mirrors do.

    You could re scale the mirrors and increase their size by 20% or so but that would involve a lot of work and I don't think the amount of people who would want slightly larger mirrors would be that extensive of a market to justify time and cost.
     
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