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    IVA mirrors

    I think I already know the answer to this question, but has anyone ever IVAd their Cobra with a rear view mirror fitted with a suction cup only?
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    Craig Perry

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    No. It won’t do for Mr. IVA.
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    I used a second hand Fiesta mirror off ebay for IVA which was stuck on, not suction cup though.
    It just does....

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    I've heard of people failing with that setup.
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    I failed with a suction one first time around.
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    I'm glad this has been posted. I've got my IVA on Friday and had use a suction cup mirror.
    Cue, a quick trip to Europa Spares yesterday....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daryn Smith View Post
    I used a second hand Fiesta mirror off ebay for IVA which was stuck on, not suction cup though.
    Does that mean I can glue a suction cup on??

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    Quote Originally Posted by cperry View Post
    Does that mean I can glue a suction cup on??

    As long as the IVA inspector considers it a permanent fixing or a fixing that is not designed to be temporary.
    It just does....

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    IVA Compliant Rear View Mirrors

    I used 'mini / spitfire' style doors mirrors bolted to a spreader plate and then the screen uprights for the 'wing' mirrors and for the dash top mirror I used an original Cobra chrome pillar bolted to the body and swapped out the non compliant mirror for a plastic framed compliant mirror that had the same ball fitting.

    Worked for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian 46 View Post
    I used 'mini / spitfire' style doors mirrors bolted to a spreader plate and then the screen uprights for the 'wing' mirrors and for the dash top mirror I used an original Cobra chrome pillar bolted to the body and swapped out the non compliant mirror for a plastic framed compliant mirror that had the same ball fitting.

    Worked for me.
    same as me - Ian gave me the idea to get the black surround mirror from CBSand pop it onto my existing plinth and stalk - I rather liked it, so its stayed.
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