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Period door mirrors for '74 4/4 #617028
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I will be looking for some door mirrors shortly. The wing mounted ones are almost useless. Can anyone point me to suitable ones that would have been fitted in the early '70s? Or close too. Also flat or convex?

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Melvyn Rutter, has them, John Worall at morganhoods.com has them, Librands, Williams. Mine are from Heart of England. They have two designs/sizes. The larger one is really nice, but is a bit difficult to adjust on the passenger side, due to limitations in angling the mirror relative to the stem. It can be done though, but I guess the smaller one is a bit easier. Boils down to your taste, really - I got the larger one, very happy. And I would say, convex definately. Much better rear vision. Yes, the image is a bit distorted, but that doesn' tbother me. Now the best improvement was changing the windscreen mirror from flat to convex - also from HoE. That really was a difference, that almost made the passenger door mirror unnescesary.


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Originally Posted by Robbie Mathisen
Melvyn Rutter, has them, John Worall at morganhoods.com has them, Librands, Williams. Mine are from Heart of England. They have two designs/sizes. The larger one is really nice, but is a bit difficult to adjust on the passenger side, due to limitations in angling the mirror relative to the stem. It can be done though, but I guess the smaller one is a bit easier. Boils down to your taste, really - I got the larger one, very happy. And I would say, convex definately. Much better rear vision. Yes, the image is a bit distorted, but that doesn' tbother me. Now the best improvement was changing the windscreen mirror from flat to convex - also from HoE. That really was a difference, that almost made the passenger door mirror unnescesary.



Good advice, sorry to correct you but John Worall is Heart of England and John Taylor is Morgan Hoods or Phoenix Designs

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Re: Period door mirrors for '74 4/4 [Re: thelastgizmo] #617109
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Ah, yes of course - thanks for the correction.


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Has anyone seen or fitted mirrors onto the windscreen frame (using frame/body fixing bolts)? Similar to some TR3s which also have side screens.

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I have seen that only in pictures. In Chris Harvey's book Morgan the last survivor there is a photo of an early 4-4 , an early +4 with one on page and an original +4 Supersports with one in the photo section after pager 138.


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Re: Period door mirrors for '74 4/4 [Re: thelastgizmo] #618130
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I have a 1970 4/4 with the mirrors fitted to the windscreen mounts, these were originally fitted from new, this was obviously not a common mount as I have not seen another. I wanted a replacement arm but had little luck locating one then came across a new replacement at Stafford motorbike show


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Originally Posted by M500
I have a 1970 4/4 with the mirrors fitted to the windscreen mounts, these were originally fitted from new, this was obviously not a common mount as I have not seen another. I wanted a replacement arm but had little luck locating one then came across a new replacement at Stafford motorbike show

Do you have a photo?

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I will try to post one this morning


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Many thanks.

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