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Stinger
05-15-2012, 06:23 PM
Do these look like dealer installed mirrors? They were on our 67 TR4A when we purchased it and just noticed they are also two different styles. We are also looking for a matching pair of these if anyone has any available. The mounting holes are 3 1/4" center to center. Thanks
https://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc116/t427/IMG_2065.jpg

sail
05-15-2012, 06:37 PM
The right is similar to the drivers mirror on my 65 but still different. Also 3 1/4" center.

Geo Hahn
05-15-2012, 08:12 PM
So far as I know there were no factory mirrors or official mirrors though those pictured look typical of what a dealer would install (odd that they do not match).

Mine (4" on center):

https://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc499/Ahwahnee18/TR4/DSMirror.jpg

Twisted to that goofy position as it works best like that and doesn't stick out where it gets bumped.

I generally find a passenger side mirror to be fairly useless if the car is almost always driven with the top down (so easy to get a good look over the shoulder) and the drivers side mirror only helpful if it is mounted on the door rather than the wing.

HerronScott
05-15-2012, 08:18 PM
Apparently, you got what ever was available at the dealership for outside mirrors. Both of mine came with fender-mounted bullet mirrors although my first car only had 1 on the driver's side fender. When I restored it, I replaced the bullet mirror with the Lucas-style fender mirrors as I thought the bullet mirrors were too large and detracted from the body lines.

https://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy309/HerronScott/1967%20Triumph%20TR4A/1967TR4A0001.jpg
https://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy309/HerronScott/1966%20Triumph%20TR4A/TR4A-31985.jpg

Scott

Andrew Mace
05-15-2012, 08:52 PM
There was a more or less "official" accessory mirror in the mid-1960s; from a 1966 accessories brochure:

https://www.fairpoint.net/~herald948/database/v450.jpg

Some of these even had a Triumph logo embossed on them.

The same mirror (sans logo) was also available from various suppliers:

https://www.fairpoint.net/~herald948/database/v450fca.jpg

Now if anyone happens to have one or more of these mirrors in good shape and would be interested in getting rid of same, do let me know! :laugh:

DanB
05-16-2012, 12:33 PM
Mine had one like the one on the right when I got it in 1980. Heaven only knows where it is now.. I might still have it somewhere. I put the bullet mirrors on there sometime in the 80's.

Dan B.
South Charleston, WV
66 TR4AIRS EFI