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Anyone know a source for passenger side mirrors? 70-71 stock mirror? I know they make them because one of the guys here has one on his 70 Z. I would think they would be available in Japan. Anyone have a source or webpage for these mirrors?

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What do you mean by offset base?

This question has been asked several times in the last year or two, and so far no one has come up with a specific part number for a 240Z Right Side Mirror, (that doesn't mean that there isn't one, but no one has come up with the info to post yet).

I think that the regular LH mirror would look just fine on the right side of the car, once you rotated the mirror head (on the "ball" socketwithin the mirrorhead). Of course, you are going to have to drill some holes in your door for this or any mirror that you might find.

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There is no Nissan part number for a passenger side mirror. I have spent hours looking and asking-The only ones I have ever found I bought, and are as Carl and Ben suggest-a drivers side with the flag turned around.

Will

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I ordered a new mirror from Courtesy Nissan and they eventually returned my money. I never received an explanation. Their charge was 77.68. They returned my money to PayPal. I would like to buy 2 new mirrors. Where else can I go?

I am guessing the they must sell these RHS mirrors in England, Japan, Australia, etc. I can trade one of the LHS mirrors to one of the "right side drivers" for a RHS mirror!

Driving without a right hand mirror is nasty. I keep looking for the image and there is nothing. Got to have a stock mirror, though. It has to be OEM.

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I have the US market LH mirror on my RH side. I first saw it done on Tom Clark's beautifull lime green 72. I looks right. It is at a dirrerent angle than it would be on the Left, but you only notice this when you look at the car dead on front. Functionally It's not a good mirror for the far side of the car. Since it's a flat mirror, It's angle is too narrow to see anything. I fixed this by fitting the largest concave "Stick-on" mirror that would fit. Now, I use it all the time.

Tom Clark's 72

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My Car

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I just visited the dealer with a list-including 96301-P7200. Not Available in the USA-can any of you lot on the other side of the pond get your mits on one or more?

Rick, buddy, there could be a slab in it for you-just the thing after shutting of the TV of her who must be obeyed!

Will

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I would like to put my name on the list for a RHS mirror. Anyone else want one? I feel that someone could do a "group buy" in England, Japan, Australia, etc. and get us a decent price and make a couple of bucks for themselves. Anyone 'overthere' interested? :rolleyes:

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ENGLAND...

Mirror RH Door EUROPE is

96301-P9100

FWIW... I seriously doubt that they are still available from Nissan anywhere in the world. Just too few of them to begin with, and most likely not much demand for stock when they were available... so most likely NLA

Carl B.

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I have a set of "bullet" mirrors for the Z. I really want a set of OEM mirrors for the car. I guess I will just find a set of used mirrors, break the glass out, disassemble, send them to the plater, get some mirrors built, assemble and put them on the car. Sounds like a simple task to me.

I know they build repro mirrors for things like A-body Mopars. Why not for Datsuns? No demand or?

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as long as you aren't interested in stock (and the rh mirror on the lh side isn't stock and with the mirror attachment to the post not being centered it kinda looks tacky imo)....anyways if you aren't interested in stock, the black nissan mirrors like I have on my Z work real real well, they attach to the door's chrome in the front corner of the window, and are much larger, and the rh mirror is very usuable. Check out my gallery to see pictures. They are Nissan OEM mirrors, I think off of a 80s/90s sentra or something like that. Get them through MSA. They look good imo. They even say nissan in little letters on the plastic on the outside housing.

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Hi Dave (everyone):

In this case, the problem with those non-stock mirrors is... If you have the stock mirror on the driver's side... now you have fill the holes in the door and repaint the door... then you have this problem with matching the color again...

Great mirrors if you think ahead and plan to to use them ... before you have your paint and body work done.

One alternative.. if you can find them... is to use the "Racing Mirrors" that the Datsun Dealers sold and which were included in the Datsun Rear Window Shade Kit. They fit the OEM mirror hole on the drivers door, then you have to drill matching holes in passengers door... but they look good, fit the period and you don't have paint matching problems... Of course finding a set is the hard part in that case...

If it ain't one thing... it's another...

Just my perspective...

Carl B.

Carl Beck

Clearwater, FL USA

http://ZHome.com

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The attached pictures ar the "Racing Mirrors" that were sold by some dealers, and many other sources for use on 240Z's in the area where I live.

The black housings are metal, and pivot on the mounting arms. The mirror (glass) itself also pivots within[/i} the housing so that there are two places you can adjust for optimum viewing.

These appear on eBay occasionally and even in semi-bad condition are a bit pricey (by my definition). It took me 2 years to collect enough parts and pieces to rebuild two complete sets of them.

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Here is a picture of them on my Blue 72. I was lucky, when I worked for the Datsun Dealer, I put a few sets of the Racing Mirrors away... Over the years I used them on several cars... Now I'm down to only one spare set left.

See: <a href=http://www.becksystems.com/72BeachMed.jpg>http://www.becksystems.com/72BeachMed.jpg</a>

I will say that these were cheap mirror sets to begin with.. as I recall they sold for something like $17.99 a set in 72. As such, they have a steel ball that rotates in an aluminum housing, and tension is supplied by a steel strap across the ball. Over the years the aluminum sockets wear.. and the mirror housing can get pretty floppy. I've now resorted to epoxy to set them in place... ;-(...

Carl S. ... you said; "...sold by the Dealers and many other sources".... I've never found a supplier other than the original Datsun Dealers that supplied these exact mirrors. I've seen lots close to the design and close to the size.. but still not the same as these. Did you find a exact match in the aftermarket?

thanks,

Carl B.

Carl Beck

Clearwater, FL USA

http://ZHome.com

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Hi Carl:

Frankly, I never took a micrometer to them to compare, but the ones I bought from a local Speed/Wheel &Tire shop sometime back in the mid 70's appeared indistinguishable (to me) from the ones in the display case at Pierotti Datsun (now Nissan) in Fremont, CA that were priced higher than what I paid. They had all the same features (double adjustment, recessed pivot, etc) and seeemed IMO to be of the same size, though I cannot guarentee an exact mm for mm match, though if they aren't, they are VERY close to it.

The ones pictured in my previous post came from eBay and I haven't found any markings on them to indicate who manufactured them let alone who sold them.

EDIT:

Regarding your mention of the wear issue, I have some information on how to repair that, but cannot find it at the moment. Someone on the 240z.org mail list had a procedure that look like it would work very well and retain adjustability. When I find it, I will post or email you.

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(snip)

I will say that these were cheap mirror sets to begin with.. as I recall they sold for something like $17.99 a set in 72. As such, they have a steel ball that rotates in an aluminum housing, and tension is supplied by a steel strap across the ball. Over the years the aluminum sockets wear.. and the mirror housing can get pretty floppy. I've now resorted to epoxy to set them in place... ;-(...

Carl B:

Here is a link to a web page that describes and illustrates what appears to me to be a most excellent repair for these mirrors.

George Cohen (a member of the 240z.org mail list) posted this link a year or two ago. (Right after I rebuilt one of my sets using a similar, but probably not as long lasting method.) When the time comes, I will use this method to do a longer term repair.

http://www.e-type-lovers.com/mirror.htm (George is also into E-Type Jags)

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Good link Carl S. There is also a good article on repairing and re-skinning door panels. The fiberglassing method used on the door panels could also be used to repair and strengthen the spare tire cover!

Thanks again! :classic:

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