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Panel Truck mirror suggestions #1268961
Wed Jun 13 2018 08:20 AM
Wed Jun 13 2018 08:20 AM
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miraclepieco  Offline OP
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AD panel trucks must have the biggest blind spot in the world! What are you panel guys doing for mirrors? OEM mirrors are pretty tiny. I would appreciate photos if you have them.


1951 Chevy Panel Truck
Re: Panel Truck mirror suggestions [Re: miraclepieco] #1268967
Wed Jun 13 2018 12:12 PM
Wed Jun 13 2018 12:12 PM
1953 panel  Offline
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Oakwood, Ontario Canada


I have the stock mirrors and I agree they are very tiny. I have owned and driven cargo vans for the past 30 years in my work and am used to it. Although the mirrors were a bit bigger, the blind spots are the same. I generally just try to stay in the right lane as much as possible and be aware of other traffic all the time.

Re: Panel Truck mirror suggestions [Re: miraclepieco] #1268968
Wed Jun 13 2018 01:30 PM
Wed Jun 13 2018 01:30 PM
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panel fan  Offline
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Whitby Ontario Canada

I picked up an after market rear view camera and mounted it above the rear plate , and mounted the screen in place of the rear view mirror.
There's an assortment of camera sizes to choose from,, I got the smallest lens to blend in better and have it turned just a bit to view more of the right side of the truck.
I like it so much I got two more to mount some where forward on either side of the truck so as to see whats around me.
All this cost less than the deductable on my insurance should I cause an accident..
P. S. my lens out back is wireless so I tied into my license plate light to power it, I drive with lights on always anyway.

John


good planning is no substitute for dumb luck
Re: Panel Truck mirror suggestions [Re: miraclepieco] #1268973
Wed Jun 13 2018 02:22 PM
Wed Jun 13 2018 02:22 PM
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Jarvisburg, NC
I use an almost original-appearance round rear-view mirror on the right side of my Suburban.
It has a convex lens and is a little larger diameter that the original option/accessory right-side mirror (6" rather than 5").
No side bind-spot for me.
Made by CIPA in black or stainless.
Walmart (on-line) and others sell them.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/CIPA-Round-6-Heavy-Duty-HotSpot-Mirror/35994908

I like the idea for using a fiber-optic line for a direct-rear-view camera on any old truck.
I have a wireless one that works with my 7" GPS, but have not used it.

There are Wi-Fi versions, that work with a cellphone. If anybody has used one, please post a "review/assessment".



Tim
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Re: Panel Truck mirror suggestions [Re: miraclepieco] #1269043
Thu Jun 14 2018 09:18 AM
Thu Jun 14 2018 09:18 AM
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miraclepieco  Offline OP
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Wow, the convenience of wireless cameras is incredible! But alas, too high tech for my build theme, so I'm thinking the 6" CIPA convex mirror is the way to go.


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