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what are you all doing for mirrors on your ad panels?
#1119924 Wed Aug 19 2015 10:11 PM
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Hi all,
the stock mirrors on my 47 panel aren't too effective. the drivers side isn't terrible but the passenger side mirror is mounted to a looong shaft and is pretty tough to see. I don't have an inside mirror and not sure if one would be of any help or not. just curious to see what you all are doing.
Many thanks,
Les

Re: what are you all doing for mirrors on your ad panels?
Les_S #1119926 Wed Aug 19 2015 10:20 PM
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My take re: TF panels/burbs. I like inside mirror for sure. Outside, I put larger mirrors on stock arms. But if you like the trucker, west coast mirrors, go for it. In todays traffic, you need safety first, looks second.


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Re: what are you all doing for mirrors on your ad panels?
Les_S #1119929 Wed Aug 19 2015 10:50 PM
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I have the inside rear view mirror and original looking outside repops and it all works out well. 49 Burb



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Re: what are you all doing for mirrors on your ad panels?
Les_S #1119933 Wed Aug 19 2015 11:20 PM
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I use 5" round [s]concave[/s] [i]convex[/i] original-looking mirrors on both sides, using original arms. My views are excellent.

I also use an inside rear-view mirror - I am surprised they were not standard equipment. The left side exterior mirror was the only standard equipment mirror (at least in 47-55).

Last edited by tclederman; Thu Aug 20 2015 09:27 AM. Reason: added inside rear view mirror comment & concave to convex

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Re: what are you all doing for mirrors on your ad panels?
Les_S #1119934 Wed Aug 19 2015 11:20 PM
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A burb has much more visibility than a panel. I feel the small stock mirrors are not enough in traffic for a panel. If you are driving in the country, it's probably OK. A panel is one big blind spot on wheels.


Watch out for careful drivers!!!
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Re: what are you all doing for mirrors on your ad panels?
Les_S #1119944 Thu Aug 20 2015 12:52 AM
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I agree that the panels are hard to see out of. However, I am using all stock mirrors, need all three of them. To answer your question, Les, you definitely need the inside rearview.

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Les_S #1119945 Thu Aug 20 2015 12:57 AM
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I haven't gotten mine on the road yet but I am thinking about a rear camera with a wide view. Maby on lincence plate fraim?




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Re: what are you all doing for mirrors on your ad panels?
Les_S #1119950 Thu Aug 20 2015 01:10 AM
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Does not matter much who is behind you, it matters who is in front and beside you.


Watch out for careful drivers!!!
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I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
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Re: what are you all doing for mirrors on your ad panels?
Les_S #1119978 Thu Aug 20 2015 02:42 AM
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Running the original style with inside mirror. Its a little tight sometime. I think a 1" bigger mirror would be fine for me.

Les.S, it sounds like your right side mirror is on a long STICK type arm. The original has a big curve in it and you check it by looking at it through the passenger side windshield.

I do alright but I try to be extra carful and plan my moves ahead of time. Defensive driving......that's what I call it.


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Re: what are you all doing for mirrors on your ad panels?
Les_S #1119991 Thu Aug 20 2015 03:17 AM
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I have a 57 GMC Suburban with similar rear viewing problems- and my stock inside rear view mirror isn't low enough to be properly effective- like tclederman, I also swapped out my stock 4" outside mirrors for the 5" concave ones. Made all the difference.


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