Flat or Convex?

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  • #233758
    Mark
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    @mglondonroadste

    The driver’s side fender mirror was missing upon the pick up of my new car, so I noticed it right away as it showed up in the photos.

    Moss Motors has a replacement in either flat or convex glass.  What are your thoughts on which one I should get?

    #247004
    Dennis Brock
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    @dbrock

    Most go with flat on drivers side and convex on the other side.  You might also check on ebay as they are often available for much less than Moss.

    #247005
    Scott A Chynoweth
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    @1oldbuzz

    Ok are you missing the whole mirror assembly-or just the mirrored glass?If its just the glass go to a glass shop,should be able get one while you wait for $5

    #247006
    Mark
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    @mglondonroadste

    The part of the bracket that bolts to the fender is still there, but the end is a ball where the mirror would attach.I need more than just the glass.  I need the backing/holder for it, too. The passenger side doesn’t want to stay in position, so I might just replace both.

    After dropping over $1,600 on the brakes, I’m not going to quibble over $10.00, but thanks, I’ll check it out.  The seller just sent me a $25.00 check to cover the mirror, although he gave me the wrong Moss Motors part number.

    #247007
    Larry Murphy
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    @larry-murphy

     I prefer convex on both sides. It allows a wider view of what’s going on  beside the car. It takes some getting used to since most cars have the mirrors on the doors instead of on the fenders but with proper adjustment and practice using them your confidence will improve.

    #247008
    Paul Allain
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    @pga64

    I agree with Larry. I replaced both fender mirrors with flat. They are totally useless. I wish I had gone with convex on both fenders. I did the same with peep mirrors on both sides. Should have used convex on passenger side. The driver side peep works great. I also installed a dash mirror, which I use mostly.

    #247009
    Mark
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    @mglondonroadste

    I might have waited a few minutes to read all these replies.  I ordered a flat for the driver’s side and a convex to replace the passenger side..  At $16.95 a pop, they aren’t going to break the bank.

    The center rear view mirror on the dash is also wobbly and needs to be readjusted frequently.

    #247010
    Paul Mossberg
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    @pmossberg

    Convex on BOTH sides.

    You will not regret it!

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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    #247011
    newkitman
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    @newkitman

    I got convex for both of mine.

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #247012
    Montie Henderson
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    @montie

    I actually tried both and found those fender mirrors, for me, were for appearance only.  I added 2 3″ side mirrors just behind the wind wings.  Had to make my own brackets,  MUCH more useful.

    #247013
    Paul Mossberg
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    @pmossberg

    I had flat on both fenders.

    Replaced them with convex. You can see fine to both sides.

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #247014
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Most of our cars came with original style TD dash mirrors.

    In a word…they stink. Very little adjustment range. And they are not steady.

    I bought a”Cobra” from FinishLine for my TD. Broad adjustment range. It as steady as it can be, sitting on a fiberglass dash in a car that is bolted and riveted together!

    Item number MR600 on this page:
    http://www.finishlineaccessories.com/catalog/default.php?cPa th=42

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #247015
    Mark
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    @mglondonroadste

    Thanks for the link, Paul, but I don’t see “Cobra” on that list.

    #247016
    newkitman
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    @newkitman

    Paul, That mirror looks a lot like the Austin mirror I have.

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #247017
    Mark
    Participant

    @mglondonroadste

    I saw the product number and the item.  My problem with that site is a 20% restocking fee if it doesn’t fit in my vehicle.

    #247018
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    MR600 is about the same height as the MG style dash mirror. And it fits mine fine.

    Re the Cobra comment: This is the style of mirror used on Cobras, and I am sure other cars. If you wander around Finish Line’s website you will see they are predominantly a Cobra parts supplier.

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

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