70 Series mirrors

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 14:55
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Hi folks

Trying to order a pair of mirrors for my Troopy. I run the one's that come standard on the Ute's not the useless small one's that come as standard.
They are Britax brand.
Anyone ordered these online? Every link I find is just for wholesalers.
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 15:36

Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 15:36
Try these Lyndon. What I put on my Troopy. They don't appear in my pic as i had already wiped the original ones off!
Britax are quality mirrors, but at a quality price too!
They can be ordered in by most 4x4 to truck accessory stores.
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Follow Up By: Member - lyndon NT - Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 19:22

Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 19:22
Hi Allan

Did they fit straight into the existing holes?

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 21:33

Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 21:33
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At the top, I seem to remember yes, or close anyway. But they were the only mounts for the original mirrors. At the bottom I had to drill holes in the door. Not a lot of trouble.
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Reply By: Member - ross s - Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 18:37

Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 18:37
You can use the mirrors off the 76series wagon on your troopy. They are a taller mirror than the original. Definitely not as wide a view as the ute mirrors but alot better than standard.Worth trying to find at the wreckers. Fits all models. Mine is a 99 .
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 19:09

Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 19:09
Lyndon,

I'm a little confused about what you are after. Do need mirrors that stand out more than the 340 mm total length that the Britax brand your link goes to?
I have a set of standard mirrors on my earlier HJ75 ute that measure 340 mm from the mounting bracket base to the extremity of the mirror, the same as the Britax..
When we started towing our van some 8 years ago I made up a couple of extension brackets that bolt to the original mounts, the curved bit, and extend the mirrors out another 100 mm or so. I remove the extensions when not towing and re-fit as needed. Takes about the same amount of time it seems to take for others that have those dedicated towing mirrors that attach to the door and window.
If all you are after is that 340 mm length, why not go a wreckers, probably a lot cheaper than buying new.

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Follow Up By: Member - lyndon NT - Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 19:20

Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 19:20
Hi Pop

Yep, I'm just after the 340mm ones you have. Bought mine new from a truck shop in Adelaide when I bought the vehicle. Toyota wanted $220, I paid $66 and got Toyota to fit as part of the delivery :-)

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Ps. really wanted to get new ones as mine still look fine but have come loose (mirror moves due to wind).
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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Monday, Jun 20, 2016 at 00:33

Monday, Jun 20, 2016 at 00:33
Lyndon,

I might be telling you something you already know but anyway.
Do you mean the mirrors themselves are loose on the little ball mounting that allows you to adjust them, or loose where the arms swivel on the base mounting plates?
If on the swivel arms then obviously just tighten the bolts and nuts that secure them.
If they are loose on the ball mounts there are a couple of screws that go up into the bottom of the mirror either side of that ball mount. If memory serves me correctly you can tighten these screws which tightens the ball and stops the mirror moving so easily.

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Follow Up By: Member - lyndon NT - Monday, Jun 20, 2016 at 07:05

Monday, Jun 20, 2016 at 07:05
yep, those little screws are tightened to breaking point
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Monday, Jun 20, 2016 at 07:33

Monday, Jun 20, 2016 at 07:33
Dismantle the ball socket and give it a clean up
Maybe try inserting a felt or rubber ( garden tap fitting) washer in their to improve its holding grip

Worth a try
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Reply By: Ron N - Monday, Jun 20, 2016 at 00:04

Monday, Jun 20, 2016 at 00:04
Lyndon, I presume you are based in the NT? Try Truck Parts Darwin, the contact link is below.

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Reply By: Steve D1 - Monday, Jun 20, 2016 at 09:26

Monday, Jun 20, 2016 at 09:26
What about these? Britax original replacement mirror heads.

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