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#633523 - Tue Mar 30 2010 07:10 PM Inside rearview mirror mounting?  
lightflyer1  Offline
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Central Texas area
I just purchased the inside rear view mirror for my 1954 3100. Anyone have any pics of it mounted already? Are there factory holes or must I drill them myself?



#633563 - Tue Mar 30 2010 09:39 PM Re: Inside rearview mirror mounting? [Re: lightflyer1]  
Brad Allen  Offline
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Tim will know, go here:
http://1954advance-design.com/


#633660 - Wed Mar 31 2010 03:48 AM Re: Inside rearview mirror mounting? [Re: Brad Allen]  
tclederman  Offline
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Jarvisburg, NC

There are no factory holes or markings for the inside rear-view mirror in 54/55. I'll look tomorrow in the accessory installation manual to see if there is a template or measurements for the location holes.


Tim
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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 45 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE
If you have to stomp on your starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.

#633719 - Wed Mar 31 2010 02:29 PM Re: Inside rearview mirror mounting? [Re: tclederman]  
tclederman  Offline
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Jarvisburg, NC

David,

I cannot find a template or instructions for installing the 54/55 interior mirror.

Here is what I have done on two trucks:

- With the windshield and headliner installed, position the mirror arm above the windshield, above/adacent-to the windshield seal, above the middle of the window.
- Marked the two hole locations.
- Drill through the headliner and the first layer of sheet metal.
- Attach the mirror arm (two screws).

I have a cab stripped and could post a photo, so that you can see what you would be drilling through (just ask).


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 45 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE
If you have to stomp on your starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.

#633790 - Wed Mar 31 2010 06:51 PM Re: Inside rearview mirror mounting? [Re: tclederman]  
tclederman  Offline
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Photos of 54/55 interior rear-view mirror locations

The last two photos show the bare metal in the interior, so you can see the metal you will be drilling into (if your headliner is already in place).


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 45 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE
If you have to stomp on your starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.

#633794 - Wed Mar 31 2010 06:55 PM Re: Inside rearview mirror mounting? [Re: tclederman]  
lightflyer1  Offline
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Central Texas area
Thank you!

Last edited by lightflyer1; Thu Apr 01 2010 06:12 AM.

#633860 - Wed Mar 31 2010 10:55 PM Re: Inside rearview mirror mounting? [Re: tclederman]  
Tiny  Offline
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South Central Kansas
Originally Posted By tclederman

- Drill through the headliner and the first layer of sheet metal.
- Attach the mirror arm (two screws).

Use a sharp bit so you don't have to push hard. If you do you're likely to go too far and put a dimple on the roof panel. Along the same line don't use screws that are too long or you risk dimpling the roof that way as well.


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