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Old 06-20-2017, 07:23 PM   #1
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Help with outside mirror location

Could someone measure a truck for me, from the front edge of the door to the first mirror screw on each door. I'm putting the 67-70 style small mirrors on my 69 K/20, but don't have a truck to get Dimensions off of. All mine are 71-72 styles. Here's the mirror arm I'm using. Thanks
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:50 PM   #2
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Re: Help with outside mirror location

It looks like 2-3/4 inch from the leading edge, and 2-13/16 from the top of the door skin.
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:25 PM   #3
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Re: Help with outside mirror location

Thanks for the info, can you measure the drivers side to, it should be different. The mirror is further forward.
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:26 PM   #4
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Re: Help with outside mirror location

Well at least they are different on the 71-72 mirrors
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Old 06-21-2017, 12:02 AM   #5
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Re: Help with outside mirror location

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Here is what mine measured..... The measurements are the same , the mirror arms are different lengths.

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Old 06-21-2017, 12:34 AM   #6
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Yes, that is interesting. I didn't know that about the different length arms. I went around to the driver's side and measured that and noticed they were the same, so didn't mention it.
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Old 06-21-2017, 12:59 AM   #7
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Re: Help with outside mirror location

I bought a set of mirrors like the ones you have. First thing I noticed was they were made in China. I hated those mirrors so bad. They looked great when the truck wasn't moving. Going down the highway, you couldn't see a thing the way they shook. To change lanes, you had to reach out and hold them from shaking to see if it was safe. I rode with someone who had the old original rusty mirrors and you can see everything fine. Good luck with yours.
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Old 06-21-2017, 02:26 AM   #8
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Re: Help with outside mirror location

I found lockdoc's pic last week to put a set of these on my 67'. They are after market as well, I've driven the truck quite a bit since then and haven't noticed any excessive shaking, in fact I'm quite happy with them.

Joe, something I do is put a dab of silicone on the backing plate before I install everything. That way if you have to take the mirror off the plate won't fall. It works excellent.
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Old 06-21-2017, 06:03 AM   #9
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Re: Help with outside mirror location

I call these stick mirrors and they are the last of their kind on the 67-70s. GM always used asymmetrical mirrors like this. The early ones were solid rod, then came tube, which vibrates less. I call the 71/72 mirrors car mirrors since they are the same as car mirrors, only longer. Those are where they started being mounted in different positions due to being same dimensions, other than being reversed from each other.
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Old 06-21-2017, 07:22 AM   #10
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Re: Help with outside mirror location

Thanks for all the info guys!!
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Re: Help with outside mirror location

I have an additional question concerning these. I just purchased these style mirrors as well as new doors. I'm getting ready to drill the holes for mounting them. Do you just drill a hole in the 16 gauge door metal? Is that all that holds them? I would think there would be some form of backing plate.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:30 AM   #12
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I have an additional question concerning these. I just purchased these style mirrors as well as new doors. I'm getting ready to drill the holes for mounting them. Do you just drill a hole in the 16 gauge door metal? Is that all that holds them? I would think there would be some form of backing plate.
YES, there is a backing plate you need
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:05 PM   #13
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YES, there is a backing plate you need
Okay. One that goes inside of the door?
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:12 PM   #14
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Thank you. I didn't see them at LMC. Got a pair coming from GMCPauls.
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Re: Help with outside mirror location

I haven't looked inside my 68 doors yet but on my 64 the backing plates were already welded on the inside but there were no holes in the skin. I just had to drill the holes in the skin to match the plates. It's been too long; I don't remember how I did it to make them match.
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Re: Help with outside mirror location

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The plates on the '67-'72 trucks weren't welded in. If it originally had that style of mirror, many times you will find the original plates in the bottom of the door. People just took the screws out and let the plates fall to the bottom of the door and installed different mirrors. Same thing with the sport mirrors.

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Old 02-14-2018, 08:01 AM   #17
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Re: Help with outside mirror location

Has anyone used the black painted version from aftermarket suppliers?
I'm looking at the large square head for my 1972 K5 Blazer...
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