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Se6b or 6a drivers door mirror wanted

Post by speedy555 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:24 am

As per the title really...Has anyone got an electric (preferably) drivers door mirror for a 6b? I presume 6a are the same?
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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:52 am

If it's the original Reliant-type (black, and moves in a clicking manner, should be photos on here elsewhere), then they were only fitted to a very few, very late 6as, and are prtetty rare on 6bs too. They're also common to some Lotus models I think.
May be worth looking at a pair of alternatives like XJS ones or maybe the Ford type as used on some SS1s?


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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:40 am

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Post by speedy555 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:18 pm

Thanks. I seem to remember fitting some XJS ones on a 6a....about 36 cars ago :oops: :lol:


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Post by philhoward » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:21 pm

I don't recall how much additional work is needed, but SS1 mirrors have been fitted to at least one GTC I know of (and probably many other cars since).


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Post by gtcse8 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:58 pm

Easiest adjustable one to fit is the OE Chromed, internal lever type.
I have a few in very good condition, also a couple of Passenger ones.


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:47 pm

speedy555 wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:24 am
As per the title really...Has anyone got an electric (preferably) drivers door mirror for a 6b? I presume 6a are the same?
Thanks.
Dave.
the plastic electric ones fitted to some 6b's are sort after by lotus owners and sell well, as Mark said the chrome internal adjust ones on good plinths are the easiest to fit and you can actually see whats behind you. I have fitted jag mirrors to several vehicles, they look ok but tend to always point downward, the passenger side ones are useless to see anything behind. The only jag ones I have seen that work and give good view had the doors altered to create the right angle. If you have a way to make angle plinths they may fit better, they aint cheap anymore if they have good chrome. I will be fitting ss1's to modified doors on the next project.


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