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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-27-2017, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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Let me first say I don't know if this will work for you.


About ten years ago I whacked my F-150's side mirror with an ice scraper trying to get ice of it and it cracked in the middle. I went to a local automotive glass repair shop after an auto body repairman told me that they can just put an exact shape mirror glass over the cracked one and with the special epoxy they use it would never fall off. So I did that...cost me about $20 versus buying a mirror assembly for the door. It has never fallen off even after all these years of continued ice scraping during the winters...and you can not even tell that there is a second glass underneath it by looking however closely you can...even along the edges.


I have tried the mirrors bought from EBay ...made in China...and they look identical to the OEM mirrors. I took them back off and put the originals back on because I just could not get them tight enough to stop fluttering. The originals weren't that bad, bad one had a minor scratch on it so that's why I attempted to replace with the EBay mirrors....I can live with the very minor scratch.


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I actually had a co-worker suggest something similar. He said that a glass shop custom cut an mirror for an old truck they were restoring and couldn't find a new one. They had the old frame and no glass. Said it was pretty reasonable. I'm going to check that out.
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I actually seen those, but if you use the "show compatible", it comes up as not working. Something doesn't jive........

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I noticed that too. The price was right... but I'd hate to get it all the way home, hold it up to the F6B mirror and realize there is no chance in heck that it was going to work.

Methinks that someone there has no idea what the F6B is, and how it differs.

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I think this should work as it does for other M/C mirrors, just take a pattern, or the mirror itself, to a mirror fabricator, one who cuts glass windows and mirrors for homes, and they will cut you one . I have done this several times. very reasonable on price..
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I actually had a co-worker suggest something similar. He said that a glass shop custom cut an mirror for an old truck they were restoring and couldn't find a new one. They had the old frame and no glass. Said it was pretty reasonable. I'm going to check that out.
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Many moons ago a forum member did the same thing for his gl1800 cracked mirror that roadrunner 1800 suggested.

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Have you gone to a glass shop to see if they will cut you one to fit.
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I have had both my gl1800 break at different times. One broke out west on a trip and I stopped at a glass and mirror shop and they cut a new mirror glass off a Honda car to fit and fixed it within a half hour so I could be on my way. About $35, Other one broke at home and I replaced it the same way.
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I checked with a couple glass shops, and the frame of the mirror on the right side was con-vexed, so they couldn't cut flat glass to put in it.

I just broke down and ordered the Muth mirrors, with the turn signals in them. Now my wife will just look hotter than me.


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