perhaps a silly question... but is this an OEM mirror?

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shaddai
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perhaps a silly question... but is this an OEM mirror?

Post by shaddai » 17 Nov 2020 17:24

Every other 510 mirror I see looks different. This one looks like it's been on the car forever... but... it's different. I'd either like to find a replacement (or some replacement parts...) and a right side mirror... or junk it and go full fender mirror (although I'm still on the fence)

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Re: perhaps a silly question... but is this an OEM mirror?

Post by datzenmike » 17 Nov 2020 19:42

I would say no. I think they were gray plastic not chrome

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Re: perhaps a silly question... but is this an OEM mirror?

Post by shaddai » 17 Nov 2020 21:13

it sure looks nothing like that, does it?

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Re: perhaps a silly question... but is this an OEM mirror?

Post by yenpit » 18 Nov 2020 16:44

That is NOT an OEM mirror. That one has a chrome plated potmetal stalk, that is now pitted from age/oxidation. The OEM had a cast aluminum stalk with a plastic mirror head, all painted a light silver. Datzenmike's pic is the correct mirror for the 68-73 510. Have you pulled that one off? If so, did it expose a different screw pattern underneath? If not, then the mirror you have MIGHT have been installed at the dealer........but is NOT a Datsun mirror...........??
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Re: perhaps a silly question... but is this an OEM mirror?

Post by bertvorgon » 18 Nov 2020 17:10

This is my 1973 mirror, plastic like Mike said,with metal body, I painted mine black, and, it is in stock location too.
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Re: perhaps a silly question... but is this an OEM mirror?

Post by shaddai » 22 Nov 2020 19:20

So I got curious today... and took the mirror off. And found this underneath... (of course I didn't take pics of the mirror half assembled... lol)

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There were two screws clamping the base plate on... the middle two screws. So now there's four screw holes to patch if I go fender mirrors. Delightful.

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Re: perhaps a silly question... but is this an OEM mirror?

Post by yenpit » 23 Nov 2020 14:36

So if the two MIDDLE holes were used to mount the mirror in the pic, the mirror you just took off, then this looks like the 3rd mirror that car has had on it...........very common thing! I bet your mounting base plate is long with a long slot to fit lots of existing screw holes (a universal fir mirror) & I bet those two holes in the middle were for the OEM mirror (ie datzenmike & bertvorgen examples), the other two holes for the other aftermarket mirror used over the years. Yup, git out the welder!
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1974 620 parts truck
1980 720 parts truck
1965 Mustang GT Coupe
2009 Toyota Matrix S AWD

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