GTE/GTC Door Mirror Plinths

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GTE/GTC Door Mirror Plinths

Post by scimitarpete » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:31 pm

The plinths (the black plastic interface between the door and mirror) of both my 6A and GTC are split and crumbling. Like me, they are suffering from old age. I suggest they should be candidates for remanufacturing. Incidentally, a plinth (if that is the correct term) fitted to a LHD car is not really good enough for fitment to the left-hand (port) mirror of a RHD car because it is angled for a driver sitting on the 'wrong' side. I have made a port side plinth out of filler and painted it matt black but it is not terribly elegant.


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Re: Door Mirror Plinths

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Re: Door Mirror Plinths

Post by mn757 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:44 pm

You can but the RHS plinths from QRG http://www.qrgservices.co.uk/qrg_parts.htm. Might be worth asking for the LHS ones too ?


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Re: Door Mirror Plinths

Post by scmarf » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:18 pm

Out of frustration at being asked to pay ridiculous sums for a bit of black plastic that is probably already 50% biodegraded, I made one up using ally plates for the interfaces (door-to-plinth and plinth-to-mirror), tubes to house the cables and bolts and another piece of ally for the structure on the outside face. I then araldited it all together. The whole thing was then skinned with filler and rubbed smooth before painting. I will try and remember to upload some pictures. It all turned out rather well given the short period of time taken to construct it.


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Re: Door Mirror Plinths

Post by dcw7095 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:04 pm

No disrespect intended to QRG (at least they are making them) but the ones they sent me (at a price) were solid GRP and not rubber and would have required an equal amount of effort to fit (with a decent finish) as remaking some yourself in rubber.

I have held onto the grp ones and may still use them though my bodyshop is not keen...they are trying to use an original set with some bodging... :|


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Re: Door Mirror Plinths

Post by scmarf » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:59 pm

scmarf wrote:Out of frustration at being asked to pay ridiculous sums for a bit of black plastic that is probably already 50% biodegraded, I made one up using ally plates for the interfaces (door-to-plinth and plinth-to-mirror), tubes to house the cables and bolts and another piece of ally for the structure on the outside face. I then araldited it all together. The whole thing was then skinned with filler and rubbed smooth before painting. I will try and remember to upload some pictures. It all turned out rather well given the short period of time taken to construct it.
So here they are ..... :wink:
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Re: Door Mirror Plinths

Post by SilverComet » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:05 pm

I'll just point out that the last one is the old one :P


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Re: Door Mirror Plinths

Post by gtcse8 » Thu May 19, 2011 5:53 pm

Hi All

I have had a few pairs of plinths CAST from rubber. :D
The moulder did a limited run ( At a price I might add) and only half of them were perfect, so I therefore have 4 pairs of slightly sub standard plinths left over. :x
They could be used as replacements for the Dead ones on cars that have issues like the ones on scmarf`s car. :wink:
These are not intended as PERFECT replacements, but are better than nothing, and easier to fit than the QRG rough fibreglass mouldings. 8)
Drop me a PM for pictures and prices if of interest. :!:
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Re: Door Mirror Plinths

Post by GTE POWER » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:15 pm

Hi there I am working on a 79 GTE and the rubber around the drivers side mirror is shot . I was wondering if you had any left and how much would it be . Thanks



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Re: Door Mirror Plinths

Post by Gemini Bob » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:03 pm

Hi Mark I could do with having a look and a price please, I only have a spare o/s mirror but I am sure someone else must be in the same position.


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Re: Door Mirror Plinths

Post by gtcse8 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:17 pm

Hi Bob
Give me your direct mail address and I`ll send you a pic, is it just a Passenger side you need?.
The ones I have left are not 100%, but they fit and don`t need major surgery to fit, unlike other fibreglass ones I have been asked to fit.
£10 = post.

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Re: Door Mirror Plinths

Post by GTE POWER » Mon May 07, 2012 11:33 am

Hi do you have any drivers side mirror plinths left and how do I buy one off you thanks



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Re: Door Mirror Plinths

Post by *JP* » Mon May 07, 2012 1:04 pm

Re the grp plinths from QRG.
They do require some finishing off,but it's not too difficult.The main tip is to place a sheet of 80 production paper on the top of the door itself where the plinth will sit (rough side up!)...then rub the bottom of the plinth on the paper in this position and you will obtain the exact contour for a good fit.Smooth the top sides of the plinth, prime and then finish in satin black in the usual manner.Job done.



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Re: Door Mirror Plinths

Post by gtcse8 » Mon May 07, 2012 1:34 pm

At £23.50 each plus postage I would have expected the FibreGlass plinths to be ready to fit, out of the box so to speak.
You do not buy a sliced loaf only to find a knife inside for you to finish the job off.


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Re: Door Mirror Plinths

Post by *JP* » Mon May 07, 2012 1:56 pm

gtcse8 wrote:At £23.50 each plus postage I would have expected the FibreGlass plinths to be ready to fit, out of the box so to speak.
You do not buy a sliced loaf only to find a knife inside for you to finish the job off.
The ones I got were acknowledged to be not perfect and I paid (I think) £10.So perhaps you should have complained at that price.



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