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  • #234117
    greg press
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    @greg-press

    I am sure that most of you have this problem .Your rear view doesn’t give you a clear view  of the traffic behind you.I have solved this problem with a suction cup mirror.It is very wide and i take it down an put it in the back when i go to shows.

    #250318
    Marc Lipsius
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    @mrlmd

    You can get that same kind of mirror but probably larger and convex giving a wide field of view, from various marine outlets, used when pulling waterskiers. They may be too large for these cars tho.

    #250319
    Dan Rosa
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    @dan-r

    Greg , i have a simple dash mounted mirror ,just simple 2 screw mount and looks good , and works well with the look of the car… Dan

    #250320
    edward ericson
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    @edsnova

    I’ve got something very much like the original tiny “desmo” mirror and have not found it inadequate. I suppose any of the big “panoramic” clip-on mirrors would slide over it for all-out race use though. And with my car’s performance, I’d see a lot of up-and-comers in it.:-)

    #250321
    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    I also run a suction cup mounted convex rear view mirror.

    It’s only about 4″ long. It’s mounted at the windshield

    header for street driving and is easily removed for

    autocrossing. I’ve also sunk a 2″ convex spot mirror

    at the left lower corner of the dash to check the blind spot.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #250322
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    I’m with Dan. I have a simple “two-screw” cowl mounted mirror, and replaced both fender mirrors with convex mirrors in teh original style. I can see fine.

    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)

    #250323
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Here’s anotehrlong “mirror” thread:

     

     

    From one of my posts in that thread:

     

    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)

    #250324
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    And if that mirror does not give you a sight line through the rear window or over your folded roof, you might be able to adapt the slider rod style (same mirror with a different mount):

     

    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)

    #250325
    greg press
    Participant

    @greg-press

    My mirror is also a two screw dash mounted mirror  and more than once  a car showed up in it and i did not know he was comming until he was there.Its alot worse with the top up. that is why i bought the suction cup mirror.Drive safely!

    #250326
    Royal
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    @royal

    Greg, I hear you about surprises from the rear.  I bought a brand new dash mounted mirror from MG Magic.  Exactly like the old grungy one that I had on the car.  Amazing what a difference it made in brightness and clarity and now I can see (to the rear) much better. 

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