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Changing to correct side mirror for 1954 3604
#1385070 Wed Nov 18 2020 03:28 PM
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Once upon a time a previous owner installed some big truck mirrors. Holes in the door and top of the door above window have been welded shut and doors refinished. I plan to buy and install the correct mirror. I recall , or think I do, that someone posted the "template" that is used to locate the holes for the mirror on the cowl. I looked inside under the dash and it does not look like the "optional" mirror was ever installed. Was there a "backing plate" for that mirror that went on the inside? Advice, suggestions, anyone ?


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Re: Changing to correct side mirror for 1954 3604
Dusty53 #1385073 Wed Nov 18 2020 03:42 PM
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There is a template/instruction set that came with the big truck mirror kit. You just flip it for the opposite side. There is a plate underneath for the bolts to go through under the cowl on both sides.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/advance-design_parts_co/9647482921/in/album-72157631868452754/
If you PM me with your email I can send PDFs of the template and instructions. It works for locating the small truck mirrors as well.

Re: Changing to correct side mirror for 1954 3604
Dusty53 #1385074 Wed Nov 18 2020 03:58 PM
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Look closer. There is a support that already has the proper holes punched out that you can use as a locater to drill out the outer sheet metal. You will drill it it out from the inside. You may have to remove glove box to get access to them.

I borrowed the picture from LonnieC from a previous post. [Link]

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Re: Changing to correct side mirror for 1954 3604
Brad Allen #1385080 Wed Nov 18 2020 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Brad Allen
There is a template/instruction set that came with the big truck mirror kit. You just flip it for the opposite side. There is a plate underneath for the bolts to go through under the cowl on both sides.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/advance-design_parts_co/9647482921/in/album-72157631868452754/
If you PM me with your email I can send PDFs of the template and instructions. It works for locating the small truck mirrors as well.

PM sent, thank you!


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1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...

" You can't keep dancing with the Devil and wonder why you're still in hell"
Re: Changing to correct side mirror for 1954 3604
Phak1 #1385081 Wed Nov 18 2020 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Phak1
Look closer. There is a support that already has the proper holes punched out that you can use as a locater to drill out the outer sheet metal. You will drill it it out from the inside. You may have to remove glove box to get access to them.

I borrowed the picture from LonnieC from a previous post. [Link]

Let me get back in there with a mirror on the drivers side and see if I can see those. Thanks Phil! Between you and Brad I'm bound to get it right.


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1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...

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Re: Changing to correct side mirror for 1954 3604
Dusty53 #1385093 Wed Nov 18 2020 06:43 PM
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Full post with pics and links

I used a spring loaded center punch from the inside once I located the position. It left a small dimple on outside the I punched and drilled.

Will be hard to do if your truck is “together”

But your going to have to get in there to hold a wrench anyway


https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...5583/re-left-side-mirror.html#Post955583


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