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Old 05-18-2017, 08:23 AM   #1
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Mirror Selection

I'm looking to buy some mirrors for my 67 Suburban. I like this style of mirror but I'm wondering if they are kind of useless? They seem kind of small and I'm just wondering if people who have this style can actually see out of the mirrors?



If I do not go with this style above I will go with this style below.



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Old 05-18-2017, 09:33 AM   #2
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Re: Mirror Selection

Mine came with the big trucker style with the tripod mount. Thought it was overkill so I welded up the holes and went with the one in the second pic. In hindsight, you could you the small circle ones, the burb is mostly windows all the way back so it's not like newer cars where your over the shoulder view is all obstructed by plastic.
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:44 PM   #3
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I don't like the top one, was just not enough mirror for me. I have ones like the bottom photo but I installed a smaller round mirror on the arm. They work just fine.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:34 PM   #4
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This does to a certain degree depend on what your putting the mirrors on and how you plan to use the truck. A panel or small window 67, no way I could live with the small mirrors. A Suburban or other pick up the small mirror is doable but as daily driver in traffic not very comfortable. Anything thing with a trailer the larger the better.
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:40 AM   #5
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This does to a certain degree depend on what your putting the mirrors on and how you plan to use the truck. A panel or small window 67, no way I could live with the small mirrors. A Suburban or other pick up the small mirror is doable but as daily driver in traffic not very comfortable. Anything thing with a trailer the larger the better.
Thanks for the reply. The mirrors are going on my 67 GMC Suburban. I plan on driving it a good amount. I like the look of the round smaller ones but I think I'm going to go with the second option as I think it's going to be more usable. Also I assume if I want to put a mirror on the passengers side I won't be able to see the mirror from the drivers seat mounted on the top of the door like that, round style.

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Old 05-20-2017, 11:05 AM   #6
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it may be hard to see but mine has small west coast mirrors
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Old 05-21-2017, 06:47 PM   #7
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I don't like the top one, was just not enough mirror for me. I have ones like the bottom photo but I installed a smaller round mirror on the arm. They work just fine.
I have the small round OEM style as well. They do work pretty well, but also leave a bit of a blind spot down low on the passenger side. I have thought about replacing the head with a convex? head mirror on the pass side. I would be fine with the distortion, but Im not sure how funky it would look.
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:04 PM   #8
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On my 51 I have round reproductions that are about 6 inch and the passenger side is a convex. Really convex!
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Love my west coast mirrors. Great rearward visibility but you have to get used to driving with the forward/side visibility blockage issue.

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Old 05-27-2017, 09:47 AM   #10
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If you are interested in the small type mirrors, hot rod shops sell a brand called "Fattys", They have a slightly convex shape to them. Nice but pricey .
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