replacement side mirrors

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 06:22
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can anyone offer any ideas on quality replacement side miroors for my 75 series troopy. the standard units are getting tired and rattle a lot and are rather small also.
cheers Largie
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Reply By: handy - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 07:56

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 07:56
i bought a set from supercheap for 38$ each. i put a bead of silicone around the
glass and there as good as the original ones on my patrol. cheers
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Reply By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 09:09

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 09:09
I had the same problem with my 75 troopy, rhs mirror. I pulled it apart mixed up some epoxy, put it around the ball joint, remounted and adjusted the mirror, and it worked. I can still adjust the mirror. Sparky
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 10:10

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 10:10
Sounds like you are looking for a bigger mirror.

The traytop 75/79series have the Britax-type which mounts to the door in two places - would require some drilling on a troopie. They don't cost a huge amount - can get them at most auto shops. I use the convex mirror both sides - gives me a much wider view.

Cheers
Phil
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Follow Up By: Largie - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 09:20

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 09:20
cheers everyone for their replies.
the Britax type mirror Phil sounds like the go. i have glued mine mirrors up to stop the vibration and rattles in the past but i have recently lost my right eye so am in the market for a mirror to give me better vision also.
i will look into where i can buy the Britax variety.
largie
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 10:02

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 10:02
Largie,

They can swing out wide, or swing in close - on a Troopie, you could have them in close - on the traytop, they have to be out wide.

Main downside of these mirrors is that they get knocked by bushes when you're out 4wding. We usually just fold them in close when 4wding.

They are made by several companies - I think Britax may have actually pulled out. "Aussie Mirrors" brand are very common. I think Repco carry another version. And the truck shops will have them too.

Cheers
Phil
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Follow Up By: Sarg - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 22:30

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 22:30
$28 ea from Don Kyatts.
Got a replacement one for my Hilux a few weeks ago (confrontation with a branch) & although it is not an exact replica of the original,(screws into the same mounting holes), I think that it is actually better as it swings in easiler when needed in some of the situations that this vehicle gets into.
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Reply By: Pterosaur - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 12:15

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 12:15
G'day Largie,

I managed to bleep ter one of the side mirrors on my 78 series troopy last year while on Cape York.

Got a replacement unit for $28.30 at Bamaga. The replacement is virtually identical to the genuine part, and screws into existing holes - I'm not sure of the brand, (King Mirrors ?) and has "KLY" embossed on the moulding in the lower corner.

regards
Terry
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 21:07

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 21:07
Hi Terry,

You can get these at many parts shops and also on Ebay: eg item #4633368959

Pretty common item - 75series been around a long time now.

Cheers
Phil
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Reply By: Skid - Monday, May 01, 2006 at 00:12

Monday, May 01, 2006 at 00:12
I bought a ute type britax replacemant mirror assembly for my troopiee last year from repco, but found the 'micro' vibration in the mirror unexceptable.
Eventually on a whim I went into a toyota spares dealer and bought a complete original mirror head unit for aprox $70 - much better quality and no 'micro' shakes.
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