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    The RT story video.

    This video may already been linked to on the forum.

    At 8.13 in the video it shows a TR3A with rear view mirrors apparently mounted on the wind screen pillars. Dose anyone know anything about these mounts?

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    Re: The RT story video.

    Sorry about the start in the middle. Forgot to rewind it.

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    Re: The RT story video.

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    Re: The RT story video.

    David. I have one that looks very much like the photo Healey Rick supplied.
    fixes right to the stansion. Extremely helpful!

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    Re: The RT story video.

    Hello Rick and Gil

    At the moment I am using a mirror that clamps to the SS piece between the stanchion and Wind shield frame and find the view very good with that setup. I am trying to make a change so I can have the same mirror setup with the side screens on the car.

    Have been looking for the Harley Davidson ones.
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    Re: The RT story video.

    I bought one at Carlisle. I like it so much I am eliminating the fender mounted one in my restoration. Only thing to consider they are not side screen friendly. You need to carry an Allen wrench to remove them if needed.

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    Re: The RT story video.

    I have bought some chrome button head screws to anchor a bracket to the rearmost wind screen stanchion mounting bolt. Am trying to get a bracket nmade that I like the looks of and that works to hold the mirror at a convenient height.

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    Re: The RT story video.

    I think I have put my mirror up before, it mounts in one of the stanchion screw holes and is out of the way of the side screen. They were made by a TR Register Australia member bu I see his add in the for sale section has been taken down so I guess he no longer makes them.

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    Re: The RT story video.

    Would these work on a TR3? 8153E8B4-C315-4083-9B38-342A1141598E.jpeg
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    Re: The RT story video.

    That looks like it may work. Where did you get that one?

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    Re: The RT story video.

    Thank you.

    Looks like the threaded portion is too short.

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    Re: The RT story video.

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidApp View Post
    Thank you.

    Looks like the threaded portion is too short.

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    . It’s 3/4 of an inch.
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    Re: The RT story video.

    Thank you.
    Do you know what thread size.

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    Re: The RT story video.

    I've never like fender mounted mirrors, so I searched for alternatives and found something similar to the Bugeye part. My 1957 TR3 has the Dzus-style stanchion attachment to the scuttle. I removed the windshield as well as the rearmost Dzus on the driver's side. I then removed the stanchion plate and removed the wire on the back side, which the Dzus fitting would have locked to. Using the stanchion plate as a guide, I drilled a 1/4 inch pilot hole in the inner plate (through the slot in the scuttle), then reamed that hole to 3/4 inch diameter in order to pass through a bolt.

    I had previously located a vintage Wingard mirror on eBay (era appropriate), which is threaded at the base for a 5/16 x 24 x 1 bolt. I reattached the stanchion plate to the scuttle and mounted the windshield, locking it in place with the three remaining Dzus-fittings. Feeding the stainless bolt through with washer and lock washer, I place another stainless washer in the empty recess where the Dzus would have been (it fit!), I then placed a thin, rubber washer (which was trimmed to the diameter of the mirror's stem base) over the bolt, and threaded the bolt into the base of the stem. I used a socket driver to tighten the bolt to the stem once the mirror was correctly positioned. I then adjusted the mirror while sitting in the car.

    The first photo shows a TR2 where the idea came from, the second and third photos show the installation on my car. It looks like it was a factory-fit.

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    Re: The RT story video.

    Thank you.

    My TR has the bolted stanchions co they are already threaded for 5/16 x 24 but I am not sure how long the bolt would need to be to catch the captive nut.

    I will look for Wingard mirrors on the net.

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    Re: The RT story video.

    I tried a couple of different mirrors, including the Harley-Davidson type, but I wound up modifying one of the regular fender mirrors. For the driver's side, you need the passenger side wing mirror. There's a stud on the bottom that has the correct threads, but it is too short. The stud is cast in, so I cut it off and drilled and tapped for a longer stud. A couple of washers to fill in the recess in the stanchion, and it screws right in.

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    Re: The RT story video.

    Hello Art

    A neat solution. I will have to check into that avenue.

    I have bent up some thicker Stainless steel to see how it will function. My last effort was a bit too thin so the mirror vibrated.

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    Re: The RT story video.

    That is probably as good as anything David, as you are never likely to take it off maybe drill a small hole and tape a screw into the stanchion just to stop it rotating down. I think you are onto a winner with that one, well done.

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    Re: The RT story video.

    Hello Graham

    Thank you. I had the Stainless steel laying around at home.

    I put washers under the bracket to fill in the counter bore so the bracket is clamped down very tightly. The socket head screw allows a good amount or torque on the screw .

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