side view mirror placement

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dat5102dr
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side view mirror placement

Postby dat5102dr » 17 Jan 2017 12:31

Could anyone help me with the measurements on the side view mirror in order for original placement? Driver side mirror only (picture is just reference to car progress)
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Re: side view mirror placement

Postby bertvorgon » 17 Jan 2017 13:24

Maybe these will help......car was a few feet away so easy to grab some measurements for you.
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dat5102dr
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Re: side view mirror placement

Postby dat5102dr » 17 Jan 2017 13:33

thank you
thanks a lot

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Re: side view mirror placement

Postby dat5102dr » 17 Jan 2017 13:35

do you have a picture of the original screws or know the size?

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Re: side view mirror placement

Postby James » 17 Jan 2017 14:52

Byron had a factory template that he had scanned - that you could lay on the door to locate the holes
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Re: side view mirror placement

Postby dat5102dr » 17 Jan 2017 16:35

I didn't get the template
but this measurement was different we decided to look inside and found some spot welds
i think close to 12 inches was on my door instead of the
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Re: side view mirror placement

Postby SteveEdmonton » 17 Jan 2017 16:46

Here's the template that Byron originally provided. IIRC, the exact placement on the door could vary somewhat though, for unknown reasons (different years? different installers? different days of the week?)
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Re: side view mirror placement

Postby Three B's Racing » 19 Jan 2017 05:09

After I did all that body work and paint to my 510 and especially fixing the damage in that area of the mirrors because of the screws and people bumping the mirrors creating some metal distortion, I couldn't bring myself to drill holes in the doors for side mirrors. So I installed BMW mirrors that are up off the door. Now if I had thought ahead and was going to use my stock side mirrors I'd of added some reinforcement to that area with captive nuts so threaded bolts could be used not screws. The BMW mirrors do breakaway so if their bumped and their off a 320i but other mirrors of the same design will work, I just used the mirrors because I got'm for $10 a set at the Bone Yard so I picked up two sets.
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