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Old 06-30-2017, 03:24 PM   #51
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Hi folks! Just bought a '72 custom camper and this is my first post. I have already learned a ton from this forum so thank you. It only has one mirror (driver side) and it doesn't look stock. The passenger side has holes, but no mirror. I am wanting to keep it stock if possible, any idea what mirrors it probably came with based on my SPID?
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:25 PM   #52
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any idea what mirrors it probably came with based on my SPID?
The mirror in post #3, the standard car type mirror used in '72. Small mirrors may seem odd on a custom camper, but that's the way Chevy did it. Custom Camper option was just a heavy duty suspension package, everything else was up to buyer or salesman to set up correctly for hauling a camper. This explains why so many '67-'72 Chevy pickups are seen with a wide variety of mirrors both GM and period aftermarket.
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:42 PM   #53
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Just put these sport style mirrors on mine, was worried about the lack of visibility from the passenger side that has been stated. I got the "objects are closer than they appear" version, i.e. convex, and can see just fine. Got them from ClassicParts.com.
I've got repop sport mirrors on mine and the lack of adjustment on the passenger side sucks... Mine is hard up against the arm and I'd still like it pointed in and down a little more.

I'd assume this is the same movement wise, but the convex mirror probably compensates for it to some extent? For 43 bucks I'm willing to find out the hard way, but would love to hear from anyone who has tried these.
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:46 PM   #54
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Camper mirror
DF2 on the spid
I believe this pic is also 72 only
Due to the fact the 2 lower arms are rolled at the bottom
And mount at the curved seam of the door
The head and elbows on these are incorrect.
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Hi folks! Just bought a '72 custom camper and this is my first post. I have already learned a ton from this forum so thank you. It only has one mirror (driver side) and it doesn't look stock. The passenger side has holes, but no mirror. I am wanting to keep it stock if possible, any idea what mirrors it probably came with based on my SPID?
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The mirror in post #3, the standard car type mirror used in '72. Small mirrors may seem odd on a custom camper, but that's the way Chevy did it. Custom Camper option was just a heavy duty suspension package, everything else was up to buyer or salesman to set up correctly for hauling a camper. This explains why so many '67-'72 Chevy pickups are seen with a wide variety of mirrors both GM and period aftermarket.
x2. If nothing shows on the SPID, it came through with standard mirrors which were the car-type mirrors.
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Old 07-01-2017, 11:33 AM   #56
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My 1969 C 10 came with R/V mirrors Option 4D29BH ? Like a dope I took them off years ago . Of course , now I can't find them . Sure need a pass side mirror when backing up with a load of limbs at the dump . Just bought a pair from LMC . 38-5879 . Now I gotta drill more holes in my doors . Nice to have this web site to look at other trucks and get advice .
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DF2 on the spid
Yes, DF 2 for stainless long arm, DF 1 if they were painted long arm. ( blue truck post#6 )
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Old 07-01-2017, 07:31 PM   #58
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The head and elbows on these are incorrect.
I believe this is the correct DF2 top to bottom
But nuts and mounting screws may not be factory
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Old 07-01-2017, 07:47 PM   #59
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These are the mirrors on my '68 Custom Camper.
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Old 07-01-2017, 07:48 PM   #60
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I believe this is the correct DF2 top to bottom
But nuts and mounting screws may not be factory
Nice example! I have this url saved for when mine come in

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=592303 <<About everything Jocko could learn about DF2 mirrors
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Old 07-02-2017, 10:17 PM   #61
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Re: Mirror thread

Looking at these pics I did not see any peep mirrors, haven't had a chance to sit in a truck that have these installed Brothers Trucks sell 3" and 4". Would like to get some opinions on whether or not they give a decent view of the blind spots right rear and left rear corners of a truck. Thanks!
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Old 07-03-2017, 12:22 AM   #62
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Looking at these pics I did not see any peep mirrors, haven't had a chance to sit in a truck that have these installed Brothers Trucks sell 3" and 4". Would like to get some opinions on whether or not they give a decent view of the blind spots right rear and left rear corners of a truck. Thanks!
This thread is about stock from the factory mirrors or stock dealer add on mirrors.

Peep mirrors are something you would get at an auto parts store. If you hit the search button they have been the subject of many threads.
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Old 07-03-2017, 07:11 AM   #63
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Thanks CG I will continue the search !!
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Old 07-03-2017, 03:52 PM   #64
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I've installed my LMC door mirrors . Way better than nothing , but I sure wish I'd left my factory mirrors on . With my luck I'll probably find them now .
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These are the mirrors on my '68 Custom Camper.
Mirror head is non period aftermarket, however, upper mounting bracket appears to be a period factory retrac mirror piece.
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Here are two more period factory mirrors. The white truck has the " fly swatters" and other is the stainless swing lock western mirrors used on '67 and '68. Lets turn this thread into the definitive mirror thread and try to get factory option codes on SPID for each style, both painted and stainless. Trucks with standard issue or aftermarket mirrors will not have any option codes on SPID.
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Just installed these DF2 on my Camper Special.

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Old 07-06-2017, 08:08 PM   #68
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I believe this is the correct DF2 top to bottom
But nuts and mounting screws may not be factory
Is this blue truck one of yours? Gorgeous!
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Old 07-07-2017, 03:54 PM   #69
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The mirror in post #3, the standard car type mirror used in '72.
Thank you Factorystock and Special-K. I will go with standard mirrors.
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My 70 suburban and 70 blazer
Both had rectangular mirror heads

Do these vibrate bad? I was looking at aftermarket ones in black for my K5..
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Mine have a fair amount of vibration, but it doesn't seem to come from the arm as it seems that the repop mirror back is too light and flexes way to easy. I will be looking for some originals to try out if they are better. I have mine oriented horizontality instead of vertically which I doubt makes a difference.
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Great info in this thread. Nice to have pics to go along with all the options. Thanks to all.
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