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 Post subject: Rear vision Mirror
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:23 pm 
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Hi all, A question for those in Australia who have full registration. I have just made a canvas canopy and am looking at sewing in a clear rear flap. Whilst this of itself is not a problem, and I would make it so it could roll up. My question is. (a) I cannot find an area for a rear vision mirror to be fitted. (b) For those with NSW Registration are you required to have one. (c) Any recommendations, Photo's and fitting suggestions. Regards Danny


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 Post subject: Re: Rear vision Mirror
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:51 pm 
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i had never looked at the mounting before , no reason to .

it is screwed to the top windscreen frame with what appears to be 8 guage self tappers ,
obviously Aussie content for compliance .

i would use nutserts / rivnuts

i am fairly sure that if you have external mirrors you do not need internal .

but having one will stop a cop or transport officer from having a reason to ask why not

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 Post subject: Re: Rear vision Mirror
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:22 pm 
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What on earth do vans with panel rear doors or lorries do - rear view mirror inside would be useless!

UK allows for the use of two external mirrors so you don't need the interior one. I wonder if you need the mirror because it is classed as car?

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 Post subject: Re: Rear vision Mirror
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:30 am 
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When I took my Haffie in for rego first time I was also concerned about not having an internal rear view mirror though it was clear there were not mounts for one.

The solution is all so simple - go to Supercheap and buy a mirror with a suction cap mount (I think it was less than $20). There are two sizes, large and small and I went for the small one. Works great and it has been on for over two years.

Here is a pic from inside
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And form the outside
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Mine did fall off a couple of times so I put a dob of silastic to the inside of the suction cap (can see this in the bottom pic) and stuck it on and it has never come off. No holes, nothing permanent and works.

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 Post subject: Re: Rear vision Mirror
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:36 am 
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Thanks , good answers. like your idea Gary. Danny


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 Post subject: Re: Rear vision Mirror
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:40 am 
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You could go for one of the new fangled rear view mirrors with DVR. 8-) :ugeek:

They even have a play back screen hidden in the mirror surface, that way you get a recording of all your journeys. Only problem I have with my cheap DVR is that it has a shock sensor in it that makes it keep the last recording and prevent it from being over written. It seems to be sensitive enough to activate if you hit a bump / pothole - so of no use when going off road! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Rear vision Mirror
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:46 am 
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I think I will go the line of making a metal extension bracket that fits onto the existing bolts/nuts of the windscreen wiper motor. It's already centred. I'll go up 4 to 6 cms and then slightly forward, nothing bulky and fit an older type English rear vision mirror like those fitted to dashs of the 2 seater sports cars of the day or an older vw one. Danny


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 Post subject: Re: Rear vision Mirror
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:27 am 
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I think it will be too low to see through the rear window. Even my E-Type convertible has the rear vision mirror at the top of the screen.

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 Post subject: Re: Rear vision Mirror
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:42 pm 
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I think all you will see is a tunnel view of the road behind and the shoulders of who ever is sitting in the seats. But try it at least, we may be proved wrong.

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 Post subject: Re: Rear vision Mirror
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:09 pm 
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Things to consider, fortunately I have made my canopy, but have not put a clear window and flap in the back yet. perhaps a clamp over the middle loop in the windscreen frame, made at 90 degree's, padded and bolted together to form a mounting platform.


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 Post subject: Re: Rear vision Mirror
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My North America spec truck has a rear view mirror from the factory. I will take a picture, and post up latter today...

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 Post subject: Re: Rear vision Mirror
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The Us and Canadian Bug Eye models had a mounting welded to the frame and used a 1970 Kharman Ghia rear view mirror without the lamp module.

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 Post subject: Re: Rear vision Mirror
PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:46 am 
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Thanks Jim, good to know, I'll see if I can find one. Danny


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 Post subject: Re: Rear vision Mirror
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 Post subject: Re: Rear vision Mirror
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:08 pm 
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Thanks Mike, great photo. I appreciate all the comments and knowledge shared by members. Regards Danny


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 Post subject: Re: Rear vision Mirror
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:19 am 
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So have you decide on whether to go for a mirror hanging down of a mirror sticking up? Will it matter if you put the windscreen down? Mirror stuck on the glass with a suction cup can always be taken off before it falls off! One that is fixed to the top of the windscreen becomes the first thing to get caught by a branch possibly.
One that is fixed to the dash might only look strange sticking up with no windscreen - but might only give you tunnel vision backwards.

Let us know which way you go along with pictures so we can see how you have done things.

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 Post subject: Re: Rear vision Mirror
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:56 pm 
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One I just bought of ebay (from India). The arm is at the correct angle for a haflinger. Just drilled and screwed into the windscreen frame.

Imagemirror by pureredcordial, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: Rear vision Mirror
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:15 am 
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Does it have an auto dim function? :lol:

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