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    Mine came from http://www.ebay.com/usr/carpartsinno...p2047675.l2559
    $99 us plus $23 us delivery about $160 odd our money.
    Photos of what I did drivers side in working out the tang spacing , this did not work for left side I had to redrill the pivot hole 5mm further back .
    At some stage you will need to remove door skin because there is a lot of checking involved , angle down you need on 100x50 you need to check it's not much on mine , I should have done the wiring and connected it up when I was testing for fit because although it all seemed ok when it was all welded up and painted I couldn't adjust the left mirror enough to see close to the car .
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    Sorry for all the photos just trying to give you as much info as I can to make it easier to work out .

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    Quote Originally Posted by macca View Post
    Okay you discarded the OEM fixing.
    I am using steel as I can work with that, not having access to ally welding or experience.
    Also the heater is quite effective at about 2 amps it heated the glass quite quickly, be interesting to see how rain and condensation dissapear.
    You have certainly given me some ideas to mull over. Thanks.
    Can weld ally have a tig but no way would I use that crap casting , the mirrors are heavy .
    Of the OEM bracket I used the metal studs x3 each and the nuts with captive washers for fixing on to the door .
    The coil spring and the tang , the rest is useless apart from the mirror of course .
    Not sure how my measurements etc will convert over to GU but it's a starting point for you .

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    I didn't bother connecting the heater element but I did connect the little reversing LEDS on the outer edges. I'm surprised how much light they give at night.

    The trickiest part is getting the extra pins into the GU door loom plugs, especially on the RH side where access is limited.

    I haven't revisited mine to make up a cover yet. I'm thinking maybe some kind of filler that can be sculpted and then covered with 3M vinyl.
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    Got one done, nearly. Have to fit the cover then get some foam to fill the gaps.
    What a difference to drive with. Have the other one half done.
    They are huge, and were a challenge to mount and hold in place then hot wire the electrics to make sure they are angled within an acceptable range.
    Tack it together then weld on the bench, the second is easier of course.
    A plate is fixed to the original mirror location and another bolted to the new mirror then the two are joined with spacers to get the alignment right.
    Honestly the effort to do this is not worth it unless you're a shed nut like me.
    Also the indicators face back in the mirror and are red, is that an ADR problem here in Australia
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    Not sure with the blinker in the mirror but it might be , mine are only on the outside of the mirror you can't see them from the drivers seat , you forgot some pics to see how you went about it .
    Yeah a lot of stuffing around but for a GQ you can't buy Clearview but for the ridiculous money they want if your prepared for more than a few days in the shed and have the tools it's mostly your time the materials cost bugger all .
    And the mirrors are fantastic I reckon .

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    A couple of the drivers side. Will take some of the other today. I keep getting into the task and forget about you chappies. LOL

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    Aahhh I see now what you did , the GU leans in a bit at the door , more than the GQ which is almost straight , making what you did a bit easier , I also had to reroute the wires through the bottom arm .
    You should be able to trim the original plastic trim up , looks bloody awesome mate , well done .

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    The passenger side is being difficult to align mainly because its from a LHD vehicle.
    The fit is a long way from the body compared to the other side.

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    Cheers
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    @macca, it might be wise to take some measurements if you're mounting the complete Chevy triangle to another. ADR says they can't be more than 250mm outside the widest part of the vehicle if not towing.
    My driver's side is about 5mm over that.
    I tried to move the retaining lug that locks it in place to bring the mirror in a bit but the viewing adjustment was no longer correct.
    I'll need to remove it and cut the cast alloy block down 5mm and reweld but it's moved down the priority list at the moment...
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    Geez I'd better check mine for how much they stick out , but Clearview are the same mirror and stick out the same amount so how is it they comply .
    I had more trouble with passenger side than drivers so that's what it was , I didn't even think of left hand drive .

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