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side mirror swap


Chris88GT

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I did a search but could not find anything...

I know I should probably be content on what I have... but I'm not. I have the small plastic side mirrors and I really like the metal mirrors with the bracket. Most Bronco 2s and Rangers I see have these. Anyway, I want to do this swap, but I know that I would need to drill a hole in the door and some how reinforce that lower hole.

Just seeing if anyone has done this swap and what they did to make it work. Did you get a part off of a junkyard truck, or did you fab something?
 


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The top holes are the same, you do have to drill two holes to mount the lower mirror bracket. There is a metal reinforcement bar that is inside the door that connects the upper and lower mirror mounts to the door.
Its held on by 3 little bolts, and then the mirror brackets bolt to it. Its a fairly easy swap to do, hardest part is removing the door panel from the donor vehicle to access and remove the inner bracket.
Everything bolts up and is a complete swap with the exception of drilling the two holes in each door.

Ron
 

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You can get new bracket style mirrors at LMC Truck or if you are really lucky you may find some in the junkyard that are in ok condition.
 

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Anyone have pics of said inner reinforcement bar? Maybe something that could be fabricated?
 


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