View Full Version : Early FSJ Side Mirrors?
11-09-2006, 12:40 AM
Anyone here have any suggestions on side mirrors for the early Glads? Only thing I keep finding is this:http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=CIP%2D18000&N=700+%2D128289+115&autoview=sku
BTW: What did the original mirrors look like?
11-09-2006, 07:18 AM
Get youself one of these.
It's for a CJ5/6, but it's about the same style as what the trucks came with if one ordered an outside mirror.
This one was on e-bay. Shouldn't be hard to find.
11-09-2006, 07:23 AM
One could also order a mirror slightly similar to the one you linked to, a tripod style mirror, or west coast mirrors.
11-09-2006, 11:59 AM
I had a set of west coast mirrors on my 70 j-2000 and they were awesome. I've seen them on ebay before but the scout guys keep outbidding everyone. I thought they'd have even less money than us after repairs:D
11-09-2006, 12:05 PM
Not the original or retro look, but I was going to put a pair of the late 80's to mid 90's ford low mount swingaways on the crew cab. If mounted with the top mount on the inch wide bulge between the handle an lock cylinder, they will sit level. Held one up to it the other day and looked halfway decent
11-09-2006, 02:50 PM
Kaiser, to answer you question about the original mirrors, they generally look about like the one in your link, in other words like any station wagon of the same age. I have one for a '70 around somewhere.
I don't know if the tripod mirrors were ever offered as a option but you see a lot of them. I have those on my J10 and get sick of the vibrating image at highway speeds. I had west coast mirrors on a 64 Gladiator, they work great if you like the Kenworth look. I always thought the Ford mirrors of 20 years ago were a good compromise, and they swing back if you misjudge the distance to a passing tree. Or so I've heard.:o
11-09-2006, 03:15 PM
The tripod mirrors where optional during the 60's/early 70's, but they where not the same style as the later stainless steel ones.
Not the best pic, but here is a Gladiator with a set of them on it.
11-09-2006, 03:29 PM
here is a early wag with mirrors.
02-15-2007, 02:32 PM
Okay, so what was the original mounting point for the original stock "long arm" mirrors? Found a nice NOS Kaiser era side mirror, and want to drill once!
Its even white to go with my interior!
02-15-2007, 03:38 PM
If you can find a copy of the "Meet the Beautiful Brute" ad for the early Gladiator, it shows the long arm mirror really well. I have a copy of it I could scan for you.
Did you just get the mirror on ebay? I was watching it, but it went a little higher than I wanted to go.
02-15-2007, 04:02 PM
Yeah, that was me. Kinda pricey, but I REALLY wanted to get back to the original mirror setup. I know this is what came on it because I have an old faded photo showing the "stick" after it broke off at rodeo. If you've got a photo to throw on the thread it'd be great! Ive seen numerous photos with these on, but none that actually show specifically where (what line). But then again they've been on Ebay and I cant see THAT good!
Fortunately the mirror is in perfect condition and the same color white as my interior so touch ups will be easy. Most of these were grey.
02-15-2007, 06:52 PM
On my '66 J3000, I'm gonna go with ones like Jason has on Brutus. They've got a real classy/hot rod look to them.:cool:
02-15-2007, 10:32 PM
Yeah, I actually have those sitting in the garage. They SEEM pretty good, but after mounting they I noticed that they will rub over time. Since Ive put so much blood, sweat, and tears into this rig I dont feel like doing anything less than NOS where I can.
What I really want to know is how far back were the mirrors mounted on the cab?
02-16-2007, 06:56 AM
I'm glad it was you that got that mirror. Your truck is certainly deserving of it!
Attached is a photo from the "Beautiful Brute" ad. This ad is from a November '62 Life magazine - and has a Ronrico Rum ad on the back. :thumbsup:
This shows the placement pretty well.
02-16-2007, 10:04 AM
Now thats what Im talkin' about! Thanks Tonka. I havent seen that pic before, but it is perfect. Thanks for the kind words BTW.
Funny how the mirror just "sticks out"...WAY out! I'll be looking for another mirror in case this one gets ripped off!
02-16-2007, 11:20 AM
I can vagely remember as a kid that our J200 had a mirror that looked like the Jr. West Coast mirrors. - looked like truck mirrors.
02-16-2007, 11:23 AM
"sticks out"...WAY out! I'll be looking for another mirror in case this one gets ripped off!
The reason for this is for camper/trailering duties,
the arm could swing out for extended view around bulky loads.
02-16-2007, 06:50 PM
Here's another shot from 1966:
02-17-2007, 02:39 PM
I just realized it was you that I bought the hydraulic steering ram from. It's going in my Panel Delivery, whenever I get around to working on it again...
02-20-2007, 10:59 PM
Good to know Tonka! Hope it all works out for ya. I had it tested last year and it met pressure specs. Those things are tough to work with. Other than bumpers the steering is my next curse to break!
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