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    Posted: 09 Aug 12 at 22:16
Is there any alternatives to use, coz im getting pissed off with the poor quality of repro's. Everytime i sut either front door they bloody move. Was thinking of going down the yank route
 
 
Any ideas/pics of alternatives before I get the drill outSmile
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Silly question, but have you tightened the nut?

There are many alternatives, some better than others, from genuine electric big mirrors, to corrado, syncro ones etc, I think rowlesy fitted Landy ones on his DOKA
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Yeah, keep tightening the nuts up till they snap, on my second pair now. tried to find NOS ones as some guys on the samba have advertised but on the pictures they are the same as the GSF ones. MuppetsUnhappy
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote orcecaveman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Aug 12 at 23:11
Have a word with andyvan, im sure he's got some good genuine used ones for sale.Wink


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I've got a set of genuine ones if you want them. Bit old obviously, but you can have them if you want to cover the postage and a beer token or two
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land rover defender mirrors! me and fatboy have em and there rock solid! my thinking was as i couldnt destroy em on my 90 they'd have an easy life on the doka/t3's.there at the back of my doka thread. i also have a load of brackets to make up if i ever get time!
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Why don't you buy new ones from a VW dealer.
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Thanks for the offers of used ones, but as my bus is quite clean (in my opinion) :-), I will look for clean/new ones.

I didn't realise VW still sold them new, will try calling VW commercial and see. Also will look at the Defender ones for looks. What year Defender mirrors are you using??
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Originally posted by JAYFOR JAYFOR wrote:

Thanks for the offers of used ones, but as my bus is quite clean (in my opinion) :-), I will look for clean/new ones


Don't blame you - that's exactly why I upgraded to big mirrors. Expensive though. Defender ones look pretty good, and think they are fairly cheap for new ones
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Yeah just looked at some, trying not to drill more holes, but if it comes to it :-)
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thats where the brackets come in! Wink
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Take a look at Jag XJ6 series 3 / XJ-S mirrors. Nice and square, chunky, electric. Shouldn't be too hard to mod a T3 mirror foot onto them as they have a similar mounting angle on the door. Would look nice and actually be of some use! Miles better than blobby 'rados.

PS Anyone wanna buy a pair of Corrado mirrors?
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binned my rado mirrors for the 90's! never go back!
 
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I broke my passenger mirror last week and bought a gsf replacement - what a pointless price of shit it is! Can't see a f#&king thing - annoying cost I'm off to France next week so will need it.

I like your landy ones Rowlsey - are the brackets of a landy 90 too?
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No, they are Rowlsey specials!
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Got some LT brackets with brand new T3 mirror housing here, if your interested. They should fit straight on, my matey has same on his T3. No problem fitting them. £100
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I've got LT mirrors too but the larger 4x4 version where the mirror can be swiveled through 360 degrees to level the mirror up as LT mirror arms to not sit perpendicular to a T3 body.

Before that I had repros, from Brickwerks, and one from GSF and they were fine. Both were Hagus

There are two types of repro mirror. Cheap and better quality. GSF sell both i.e one is £6 the other roughly £23
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Yup I did go for the £23 ones and one has now snapped and the others on max adjustment. I do like the landy ones tho but will also look at the jags :-) coolio, seems I'm not the only one then
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Do the defender ones give a good wide viewing angle? - if so I think I will go that way ultimately, my local spares place has them complete for £12 each plus vat
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They have convex mirrors, it's fucking terrifying driving with them because you can see EVERYTHING behind you!!!!!
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