Just thinking about getting started on the restoration of my 1941 fire truck. I thought I would track down the few missing pieces so I have them on hand; luckily this truck is very complete.
The mirrors that came on it when I bought it were obvious newer addition west coast style mirrors. I contacted the Chief of the small department that this engine initially served and he sent me this photo of my truck in front of the hall, probably from the early 50’s. In this photo you can see the truck has long armed mirrors with round heads. I will want to track down a set of these for my restoration.
Would these style of mirrors been original chev heavy truck mirrors? How hard do you guys think it will be to track down a pair of these for my fire truck?
Any suggestions on where I might find a pair would be greatly appreciated!
That is really cool that you have an actual image of your truck when it was in service. Although the image is grainy, it looks like the truck may have had 1/2 side mirrors. The bracket for the small trucks can be readily found aftermarket. Check some brackets and see what you think. As for the mirror itself, they were 5 inch round mirrors attached by a single stud in the center. The mirror head is also readily available in the aftermarket world and is the same from the late 1930's into the 1950's. Larger deco trucks used a different mirror bracket that attached to the upper door hinge and had a separate mirror arm that telescoped. I can get you some images if desired.