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Default Mirror Expanders?

My 77 has the same tiny little mirrors as the one in this pic. But mine doesn't have the mirror expanders. Anybody know where I can get these?

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Nice looking bus!

The mirror expanders would not be hard to reproduce. Let me know if you want some detailed photos. I think they are standard convex mirrors attached to aluminum plates that are attached to the face of the original mirror frames.
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i may have those,will check when i get home.
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My 73 FC just had the upper mirrors when I bought it so I made my own for the lower mirrors. I used aircraft aluminum so that they would be rigid. Buying them would be much easier but as Les said, they can be reproduced.
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I've got those upper and lower brackets. I don't recall seeing any marking or brand on them, though. I'm sure they could easily be made.
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I've got those upper and lower brackets. I don't recall seeing any marking or brand on them, though. I'm sure they could easily be made.



There was a claim back in the day that those brackets were spaced out from the main mirror so air could flow/be directed down over the main mirrors glass,to help defog and to help blow rain off the glass.
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There was a claim back in the day that those brackets were spaced out from the main mirror so air could flow/be directed down over the main mirrors glass,to help defog and to help blow rain off the glass.
I can't say I've ever paid attention to the design, but I can't recall the mirrors ever fogging up while moving. And we end up driving on rain much more than I would care to. Very interesting!
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Nice looking bus!

The mirror expanders would not be hard to reproduce. Let me know if you want some detailed photos. I think they are standard convex mirrors attached to aluminum plates that are attached to the face of the original mirror frames.
Hopefully Randy may have a set I can snag, but if not - I may have to look into having a set fabricated.

Les, if you could get a couple of photos that would be great.
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Away from the bus for a few days but I will for sure.
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