June 16, 2011 at 11:54 pm #233518Marc LipsiusParticipant
I’m getting my car in shape and have a question for you other members – those fender mounted rear view mirrors look great on the car, mine too, but are almost useless for real world driving, and with my seat so low, I can barely see the top of the right-sided one looking over the hood. I probably need to raise my seat a little with a cushion or something so I can see it better, as well as see the road better.
For those with windshield-mounted mirrors, how do you like those for better rear visibility? I guess they are available from MG Magic, but does the mount interfere with the wind wings? Does anybody use mirrors that mount directly to the side of the body below the windshield?
My center mirror is also mounted on a little pedestal or stalk above the dash and gives me an excellent view of the top of the rear-mounted spare tire, and probably a windshield mounted mirror would be a little better, but that might interfere with the forward view. All of this is a trade-off I guess and you have to keep turning your head around before making lane changes for situational awareness, like riding a motorcycle (another sickness I have acquired).June 17, 2011 at 4:13 am #245188Dennis BrockParticipant
I used a Honda motorcycle mirror mounted to my “hinge” portion of my folding windshield. It is mounted high and is convex and shows me the whole world behind me! I had to fabricate a bracke out of aluminum, but it took only a few minutes.June 17, 2011 at 9:23 am #245189Paul MossbergKeymaster
From my own experience…
Original style fender mirrors are available with convex lenses. Once you have them adjusted, they provide an excellent view to each side.
The original style side-windshield mount mirror attached through the slot in the fold down bracket. We’ll see what others have to say about other styles of side mount mirrors.
I tried a windshield center-mount mirror. Unless your TD is way more rock solid than mine, the mirror will vibrate to the point of being useless.
Most TD kits came with an original style TD dash mounted mirror. I agree it is too short, and has very limited adjustment range. I had a great view of my folded up top! I replaced it with the mirror style normally used in Cobras (original and reproduction). I highly recommend this one, click below and scroll down to about the bottom quarter of the page.
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)June 17, 2011 at 7:25 pm #245190Dan RosaParticipant
I user Harley mirrors from a older Tour-glide don’t know the year I mounted them high on the cowell and i can see behind me well for $10.00 for the pair at a swap meet. good luck DanJune 17, 2011 at 10:37 pm #245191mikeParticipant
my dash mounted mirror has a good rear view , a little distorted thru the plastic rear window. perhaps i have a different spare mount than you. i also have the fender mounts for looks and a little convex mirror mounted to my left side wind wing. just a little peel and stick thing about 1-1/2 ” in diameter but it close enough to offer a good view.
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