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    Side Mirrors

    Retraction Edit:
    I don't know what the reason is for the three screws. Reviewing a door internal, they screw into a formed stiffener that runs the length front to rear. I don't see them fastening to any thing else...


    Editorial addition: See later post #17 for additional detail.
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    my 64 had the west coast mirrors on it that had the 4 mounting screws
    at the botom plus the 3 phillips screws in the door below them,
    this is what i think is the reason for that, the supplier of the west
    coast mirrors for gm did not have the ones gm wanted when the
    64s came out and they used what was available. when the supplier
    had gm`s version ready they used the three screws that go through the
    skin into the bracket inside the door. jm2cw
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    Side Mirrors

    I would have to agree that something along that line occurred. In support of your hypothesis the GM part number for the three hole flange was released in 1967
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    Quote Originally Posted by panelmanrd View Post
    my 64 had the west coast mirrors on it that had the 4 mounting screws
    at the botom plus the 3 phillips screws in the door below them,
    this is what i think is the reason for that, the supplier of the west
    coast mirrors for gm did not have the ones gm wanted when the
    64s came out and they used what was available. when the supplier
    had gm`s version ready they used the three screws that go through the
    skin into the bracket inside the door. jm2cw
    I think you got it. I was thinking they used whichever ones they had on hand thru all the first gens, but it looks like the four-screw brackets might have been limited to the 64-65 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gfleduc View Post
    I would have to agree that something along that line occurred. In support of your hypothesis the GM part number for the three hole flange was released in 1967
    Yet, somehow the part was available in 1966...cuz I got 'em.
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    Side Mirrors - Standard vs Optional

    I was looking in the Chevy shop manual and a GMC manual, there I found some details that provides mirror definition. I expect this will clear up the question on the three hole bolt pattern. The figures below are from the Chevy manual.

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    The GMC shop manual is almost verbatim as the Chevy manual, but what is good is that the GMC manual explicitly states to see Figure 1 for the standard mirror.

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    My '66 doesn't have 3 or 4 screws at the bottom? Maybe because of the Deluxe trim?
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    Side Mirrors

    That is interesting - the more we learn, we realize the less we know...
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    Different

    I think there are two different styles of these west coast mirrors, at least for the lower mount and the U shaped bar that the mirror mounts to. Notice how, on the pic Russel posted, the mirror bar seems to be mounted slightly diagonal. I think that Russel's mirror bar was made for the other style of lower mount, the one shown in the drawing. It's possible that the dealer just installed what they had available. I like that pic of the mirror parts from the Fordification site but can't seem to bring that page up on my confuser. Can anyone help me out on that?
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