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*Day/Night Rear View Mirror*
#1383418 Wed Nov 04 2020 12:57 PM
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Ok...I'm getting tired of being blinded by the headlights of the car behind me. On the hunt for a repop that looks like the original 49 truck mirror but has the Day/Night mirror. Show me what you have.


"If you can't fix it with duct tape it's an electrical problem"
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Re: *Day/Night Rear View Mirror*
olezippi #1383441 Wed Nov 04 2020 03:49 PM
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Most of the venders have them or you could try looking for a used one at the junk yard ,most look to be very similar. The one I have is like yours no night but I have compared it from a old toyota mirror and it is the same except for the attachment to the bracket.


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Re: *Day/Night Rear View Mirror*
KEVINSKI #1383527 Thu Nov 05 2020 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by KEVINSKI
Most of the venders have them or you could try looking for a used one at the junk yard ,most look to be very similar. The one I have is like yours no night but I have compared it from a old toyota mirror and it is the same except for the attachment to the bracket.
Thanks for the info. I'm going to measure mine and try and find one that fits those dimension. Not much driving time left before old man winter hits so it's not something I'll need right away. Maybe the ole boy in Red will bring it.


"If you can't fix it with duct tape it's an electrical problem"
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Re: *Day/Night Rear View Mirror*
olezippi #1383614 Fri Nov 06 2020 02:32 AM
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I spotted a new one in the “Chevs of the 40’s” catalog, Chevs of the 40’s [chevsofthe40s.com]Item #41-50. A bit pricy at just over 50 dollars plus shipping.

Edit: Just found one at Classic Parts. Rearview Mirror [classicparts.com] Better price.

Last edited by Phak1; Fri Nov 06 2020 02:43 AM.

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Re: *Day/Night Rear View Mirror*
olezippi #1383621 Fri Nov 06 2020 04:17 AM
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eBay one is for truck other for car but I think they will fit

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Re: *Day/Night Rear View Mirror*
olezippi #1383679 Fri Nov 06 2020 09:51 PM
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Thanks for the input guys. I saw those. My mirror measures roughly 2 5/8" X 6 3/4". I am unable to find that size mirror that is a Day/Night mirror. Looks like I my have to get the one that is 2 3/4" X 6 3/4". That's the closest I can find.


"If you can't fix it with duct tape it's an electrical problem"
1949 5 Window 3100
Veteran of the USAF
https://zippi6.wixsite.com/adtruck

Re: *Day/Night Rear View Mirror*
olezippi #1383977 Mon Nov 09 2020 08:22 PM
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If it is not too much bother, you can just tilt it up manually when you are driving at night and leave it there until the next day driving. I have had to do that before. Plus you get to keep your present mirror.
Lee.


1956 Chevy 3200, 235 w/3 speed
Re: *Day/Night Rear View Mirror*
LeeD #1383999 Tue Nov 10 2020 12:01 AM
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Well....that's a thought. I kinda like to see what's going on behind me. I ordered one from Classic Parts.


"If you can't fix it with duct tape it's an electrical problem"
1949 5 Window 3100
Veteran of the USAF
https://zippi6.wixsite.com/adtruck

Re: *Day/Night Rear View Mirror*
olezippi #1384000 Tue Nov 10 2020 12:09 AM
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You could install a dark film on the rear glass. Filters the bright headlights (and the sun too) without having to touch the mirror.


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Re: *Day/Night Rear View Mirror*
olezippi #1384320 Fri Nov 13 2020 12:47 AM
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I got my new day/night rear view mirror in today. As of right now I don't like the long narrow look. Maybe it will grow on me.

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"If you can't fix it with duct tape it's an electrical problem"
1949 5 Window 3100
Veteran of the USAF
https://zippi6.wixsite.com/adtruck

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