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#1 KatoKid

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:52 PM

I prefer the JDM fender mirror look but I need to get through engineering and rego first so need to fit some compliant mirrors but dont want to drill holes in my doors to mount conventional mirrors.

......so has anyone seen a Z with these Rod style mirrors fitted to the door frame....http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-LONG-ARM-PEEP-MIRROR-OUTSIDE-SIDE-REAR-VIEW-DOOR-FRAME-HOT-STREET-RAT-ROD-PR-/330817568385

I actually like them and could be convinced to keep them if I can make them fit properly and if they are legal.

Thoughts....

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:10 PM

Would they attach to the stainless window frame? I like the stems, when fitted I don't think they'd look out of place.

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:12 PM

Yep, to stainless frame.

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:13 PM

I too am thinking of peep mirrors for the same reason. Don't want to drill holes in my doors. Thinking of the bullet type mind you. Like these

http://m.ebay.com.au...d-/150909459554

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:19 PM

I like the bullet type a bit more, closer to the body and the convex lens would be handy

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 01:48 PM

and the convex lens would be handy


But possibly not legal for the drivers side in most state i'd guess. Japanese imports over here require the factory convex mirror to be replaced with flat mirror.

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 07:57 PM

I too am thinking of peep mirrors for the same reason. Don't want to drill holes in my doors. Thinking of the bullet type mind you. Like these

http://m.ebay.com.au...d-/150909459554


Looking at mirror options too, has anyone tried these or any other thoughts?

I am used to large mirrors on late model cars and really struggle with the little ones that look great


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 08:46 PM

I was looking at Raydyot mirros that attach to the stainless trim. To avoid drilling holes in my fenders or doors on my 72 240z.

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I like them as they are period correct and were used on Works race cars and the Rally Cars.

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 09:13 PM

Thanks Gav, do you have a photo a little further back to get a feel of the look? DO you get good rear vision?

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 09:29 PM

May be an option..http://performancewarehouse.com.au/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=743

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 10:50 PM

Thanks Gav, do you have a photo a little further back to get a feel of the look? DO you get good rear vision?


I don't have them on my car yet. The photo js from a Shelby Cobra. The works cars had them fixed to the door. Look at some 432-rs of the period also as I've seen them used on those also. I want to replace my 200b mirrors on my red 240z with these. In black they look good also.

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 09:27 AM

Example of Rally Car Replica's with these mirrors.
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Fuji Speedway (432-R)
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and another 432-R
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I've got more photos I can add later if requested?

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 02:52 PM

Thanks Gav, they are on some nice cars and look cool.

The link for Kato had some very nice options too, this one took my eye. Will adjust easily and 100mm dia. so I will be able to see stuff  8)

http://performancewa...&product_id=751

Or maybe:

http://performancewa...&product_id=741

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 07:26 PM

Example of Rally Car Replica's with these mirrors.
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Fuji Speedway (432-R)
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and another 432-R
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I've got more photos I can add later if requested?


More pics is always a good thing  :D  Those old race car shots are great!

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:44 PM

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 07:12 PM

I too am thinking of peep mirrors for the same reason. Don't want to drill holes in my doors. Thinking of the bullet type mind you. Like these

http://m.ebay.com.au...d-/150909459554


Well bugger, bought a set of these today and they don't fit  :o Well at least they said they would take them back if they didn't fit.




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