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Thinking ahead: Removal and Installation of 56 Dodge Mirror bases
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56D500boy
Posted 2020-02-23 9:25 PM (#594741)
Subject: Thinking ahead: Removal and Installation of 56 Dodge Mirror bases



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I took a couple things to my local plater the other day and he noticed how pitted my 56 Dodge Fender Mirror bases are. I couldn't disagree. The left side is bad. The right side is bad but better than the left side. He gave me a price and I told him that I might be interested *IF* I could figure out how to remove them.

Just now I consulted some of the photos that I have collected and I can see a threaded stud near the top of the base and one near the edge of the fender, at the door. I also see something (a guide pin??) in about the middle.

I have now established that I can feel but not see the one at the top when the hood is open. I will call that one "1".

I can also touch and see the one at the lower end of the base, at the edge of the fender. I think that I could get that one off (after spraying and soaking with MOOVIT for a while). I will call that one "3"

So far I can not see or feel the one in the middle that I will call "2".

My questions are:

1. How do I get at the nut that is on "1"?

2. Is "2" real and is there a nut or something on it? IF so, how do I get at it?

Just thinking ahead to the next projects.

(AND NO, I am not removing the fender to get the mirror base off).





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Steve1956
Posted 2020-02-23 11:24 PM (#594743 - in reply to #594741)
Subject: RE: Thinking ahead: Removal and Installation of 56 Dodge Mirror bases


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Both of the fender diecast trim strips were already off my car when I acquired it. The fenders had not been removed as far as I could tell, but it may be that taking out the bolts down the side of the fender on the A pillar, and the first two bolts along the fender from the door may allow enough movement to get a spanner on to it ? Just guessing now. Unable to offer better advice as to how difficult they are to get to as my fenders are now off the car and stripped for repair.

I can assure you No2 is just a guide pin, at least that is all they are on mine. No thread at all. just like an elongated rivet is how I would describe it.

Steve
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56D500boy
Posted 2020-03-18 4:10 PM (#595724 - in reply to #594743)
Subject: RE: Thinking ahead: Removal and Installation of 56 Dodge Mirror bases



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Steve1956 - 2020-02-23 8:24 PM
I can assure you No2 is just a guide pin, at least that is all they are on mine. No thread at all. just like an elongated rivet is how I would describe it. Steve


Thanks Steve.

Found some more photos of the 56 Dodge mirror base. Looks like they used the same base mould for both the mirror and non-mirror "bases". I see the "2" pin quite clearly now.





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