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LMC irrors, who has bought, used them??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mofugly13, May 15, 2004.

  1. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    Currently I have ONE rearview mirror on the drivers side door. The PO put it on it's from a ford, and I want to go with some oem style mirrors. LMC has them in chrome or stainless. Has anyone used these? I'd like to go for stainless, but I know that sometimes it's a crappy alloy that will start to rust, what were the OEM mirrors made of? The ones I see in the junkyard seem to have held up pretty well, in regards to rust, but theyre always dented or broken and I'm looking for something new. So I guess my real questions are, should I go for the stainless? or the chrome? Or does anyone have some take-offs in good shape they want to sell me? I am looking for resistance to rusting/durability. Thanks.
     
  2. roadhawg

    roadhawg 1/2 ton status

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    i have the stainless ones but they have only been installed for about a month, seem to be of good quality but im not sure if they are as good as the oem's. i bought mine from chevy duty but im sure they are probably the same.
     
  3. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I got a set like this if you are interested. I can get better pics
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  4. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    Thanks, that's the style I have on my drivers side right now, but I like the 77-91 OEM style.
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    I have an extra set of these laying around that i've been meaning to sell, don't know the condition of them as I haven't looked at them in months, if your interested in them, pm me /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    PM sent. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. dyeager535

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    FWIW, GM mirrors that weren't painted, are most definitely stainless.
     
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    I saw them at kragen last week. I'm not sure how much they were...
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    I bought aftermarket mirrors. Had to modify the hell out of them to make them fit the door contour. Had to heat the backing plate to reshape it /forums/images/graemlins/weld.gif and then put it in the Bridgeport /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif to fix the hole pattern. Hopefully mine were just made on a Friday afternoon. Try to find used orginals if you can.

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    79Stomper 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Yeah, I bought a set of the chrome ones from LMC. Started rusting a few months ago so going to scratch them down and paint them. Also have a set of stainless if your interested. After about a month that I had the ones from LMC on I had to pull the cover and tighten the bolts that keep the mirror steady. Other than that and the rust mine have held up pretty well.
     
  11. Eric M.

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    I picked up a set of the stainless steel mirrors from LMC and ended up returning them. They didn't fit the door contour or the bolt pattern (off slightly). I ended up keeping my stock ones. Pick up the used ones offered above, I think you'll be happier with them, I was. Polish them up on a wheel and they'll look great. They are stainless steel.

    Eric M.
     
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    I have the black set from LMC they OK o complaints on fit and finish (theyve been on for a year)

    They did have a problem blowing in but I took off the shaft and scuffed it up (with some 80 grit) then scratched the clip the shaft goes in now they are great.
     
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    not to bash LMC but chevy duty has them too and about the same price I have one on my passenger side and it fit right and have been holding up great....Taz
     

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