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    IVA Wing Mirrors

    Evening folks,
    I'm after a bit of inspiration / ideas. One of the marginal pass/ fail items during my IVA were the wing mirrors. They are currently fixed to the top of the dors and not the windscreen frame.

    I'm wondering changing the car so they aren't a potential fail item.

    These are the type currently fitted.


    https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/stainl...ror-pair-145mm

    I'm wondering if anyone has fitted mirrors to the windscreen frame that are suitable for the IVA but don't damage the windscreen frame or need to have any further holes drilled into the frame. Oh, also they would need to be cheap as well!

    Cheers,
    Mark

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    Hi Mark, which kit are you building?
    Lee
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    cobraclub.com/gallery/showgallery.php/cat/633 - this is the link to my build photo's you have to put w w w . h t t p : / / in front of it!!

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    Morning,
    It's a Dax but i'm using a Brasscraft windscreen bought from Europa. It's got the 2 screwholes intended for the windwings that i could use. Onother idea would be if there are any clamp on wingmirrors available that are IVA friendly. The ones i currently have are IVA friendly (radiused edges and de-formable) but the visibility is pretty appalling when mounted on the door tops. I could relocate them to the windscreen and try to find the correct screw sizes to tap into the existing wind wing screw holes.

    Thanks,
    Mark

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    I wanted an old style look and managed to get these through IVA although the tester was very uncertain until he confirmed everything . Bought the mirrors on CBS and made the mounting plates but you can buy them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pevans View Post
    I wanted an old style look and managed to get these through IVA although the tester was very uncertain until he confirmed everything . Bought the mirrors on CBS and made the mounting plates but you can buy them.
    Are these the ones?

    https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/lightw...polished-100mm

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    yes those are the ones. I was a little worried that they would not comply but they do have the right sized mirror surface and are rounded. I did put trims on the mounting plates I made and heat shrink over the thumb screw to be sure there were no radius problems.
    This picture might be clearer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pevans View Post
    yes those are the ones. I was a little worried that they would not comply but they do have the right sized mirror surface and are rounded. I did put trims on the mounting plates I made and heat shrink over the thumb screw to be sure there were no radius problems.
    This picture might be clearer.
    Just a thought. Do you know what size the screws are that hold the bracket onto the windscreen frame? I could re-purpose the existing mirrors onto brackets similar yours.

    Cheers,
    Mark

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    I think the screws are 2BA thread, hopefully someone can confirm
    Classic Replica Viper currently in build

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    Quote Originally Posted by KugaWestie View Post
    I think the screws are 2BA thread, hopefully someone can confirm
    Drill 1 extra hole and tap 2BA
    Use 1 of the existing holes on the support frame to give you the 2 fixings required.






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    Quote Originally Posted by drammyboy View Post
    Drill 1 extra hole and tap 2BA
    Use 1 of the existing holes on the support frame to give you the 2 fixings required.





    Thank you for the help everyone. It's very much appreciated.

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