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4/23/2016 7:55 PM  #1


Driver side mirror

I have a 1967 convertible and went to change out my driver side mirror. 1 of the screw holes did not have a catch for the screw. The other side I was able to screw in the screw but the other was a larger hole that was stripped. Not sure how to fix? Any help appreciated.

Thanks,

 

4/25/2016 11:50 AM  #2


Re: Driver side mirror

They sell Mirror Install Kits on sites like Dallas Mustangs. You get 2 Well Nuts - expandable Rubber Nutcerts. They work Great...


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4/28/2016 5:55 PM  #3


Re: Driver side mirror

Harbor freight and I'm sure other places sell a tool like a pop rivit gun that you install threaded inserts like a pop rivit with thread's.

 

5/10/2016 9:11 AM  #4


Re: Driver side mirror

Free fix, and yes, it involves RTV.

Take a 6" long piece of steel 1" wide x 1/8" thick.  Drill two holes in it that mate up to the mirror bolt pattern.  Tap the holes so they have a machine screw thread for a screw that will fit in the hole of the mirror.  Coat the flat side of the piece of steel with a thick layer of RTV and insert it UNDER the door skin.  Hold in place while you get the mirror screws started through the mirror, sandwiching the door skin between the mirror and then the new piece.  Tighten the screws.  Once the RTV sets up, it will be there forever, even if you have to remove the mirror for some reason.  And, if you treat them right, the new threads will never strip out again.  You can substitute JBWeld for the RTV if you want, or you can use no adhesive at all so you can enjoy that CLUNK the next time you remove the mirror and the piece of steel falls into the door cavity.


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5/23/2016 3:06 PM  #5


Re: Driver side mirror

Great tip!


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