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What are the odds that I am able to locate the driver side mirror that bolts on the column by 3 screws?  I have had no luck looking online.

 

Anyone have any suggestions or have this mirror for sale?

 

Thanks



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I don't know if they even came with side view mirrors back then? Those were common after market. In 65 my dad sold his '51 Chev to neighbor. First thing he did was put one of those on. I like them. 

Rusty Dawg

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That could be, but my truck has 3 screws in the column where a side mirror would be mounted.

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Try the Roeberk catalog.  They make many configurations of mirrors.  You may have to mount a door or fender unit 90 degrees rotated to fit your installation.

 

By "column" do you mean the A pillar ?

Rusty Dawg

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Thanks for the feedback.  Yes, the A pillar.  The 3 screws are up about 8" from the fender.

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All mirrors from that era were aftermarket, same with the British cars & all other imported cars.  Manufacturers back then & today, simply made their own designs etc, so finding a NEW one with the same 3 screw mount pattern will be a needle in a haystack!  Even finding a good USED one will likely prove difficult, as a Datsun dealership in the next town over, may not have used the same supplier as the other.  My suggestion is find a mirror you like & hope that the mounting "footprint" is similar or BIGGER, to cover the holes already there..............😐

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I figured it would be extremely difficult to find a mirror, but I want to try for a bit and then simply install one on the door or fender.  In my case, the area with the 3 screws that are in the pillar came from the factory and are not an after factory install which probably will make it even more difficult to find.

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Hmmmmm................why do you think the mounting is from the factory?  Outside mirrors were not Federally mandated here in the USA until around 1968.  That said, I'm not aware of any imported car manufacturer, from that era, that installed mirrors at the factory & shipped the vehicles here.  I could be wrong, but I've been involved with classic car parts for 37 years, never seen a pre-1968 imported car with factory installed mirrors............they were all installed at the arrival port or dealer installed. 🧐 

Rusty Dawg

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You might very well be correct, but it just looks factory since it has threads behind(inside) the pillar sheet metal.  The mirror was not installed with standard sheet metal screws.  Let me take a photo and send it to you later.

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"Never seen a pre-1968 imported car with factory installed mirrors" to quote you,

 

My 1967 RL411 came with DATSUN factory marked and installed mirror on the Left [driver's] door.  The silvering eventually speckeled so I replaced it with a Roberk unit that even fit the factory steel plate mount for the door mirror.  Roberk units have an adjust lock screw on the front of the mirror mount, factory adjust lock screw is inside the base of the mount requiring removal of the mirror in order to lock any position adjustment.

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Rusty Dawg, I wonder if it was a mirror made by Datsun, perhaps shipped in a package in the car, or only available thru USA dealerships, then installed at port or at the dealership?  Did any of the JDM cars offer door mirrors, or were all of them fender mirrors?

 

So you have 3 "captive nuts" welded behind the A pillar sheetmetal?  It uses machine thread screws, not self taping?  Interesting!  I've never seen a mirror that high up on an A pillar!

 

MikeRL411, I wonder if the Japanese cars started with factory installed outside mirrors in 1967?  The British cars were factory installed in 1968.  The USA would pass a Federally mandated rule, but I think they offered a "grace period" for the manufacturers to follow within............perhaps the Japanese were on top of it for 1967......??

 

As a parts guy, this is the "parts stuff" that has always fascinated me! 😎

Rusty Dawg

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So these are not self tapping sheet metal screws and in fact go into a permanent threaded nut that sits inside the pillar with no way of getting to them without cutting the sheet metal on the inside of the pillar.  Given that the original paint shows the outline of where the post was mounted, there must have been a mirror there at one time....from the factory I would assume.  On the driver side door, there are holes where someone installed a mirror that is no longer there.  It would be cool to get the original, but I know that's like seeing Bigfoot in the "Datsun World".

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