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Old 03-26-2022, 12:46 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I was originally going to use the same holes, but it didn't pan out. So I drilled new ones. And that put the mirrors higher up than I originally planned. That's why they had to be angled for A-pillar clearance.

If someone were to plan out the project better than I did, they could avoid these issues.

If/when I replace these mirrors, I'll use ones with straight stalks (without that 45-degree bend), so they stick out straight from the side of the car. That should take care of the clearance issues.

Here's another closeup shot:

You can see the "stub" where the stock mirror used to attach. I drilled a new hole for the motorcycle mirror, and bolted it on with washers to spread the load.
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