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Wing/door mirrors for a Daimler 1968
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Wozzel



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:03 pm    Post subject: Wing/door mirrors for a Daimler 1968 Reply with quote

Does anyone know what wing/door mirrors a 1968 Daimler V8 250 has?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Judging by the number of pictures (Google search for images) without wing or door mirrors, I would guess it was whatever you want to use.
Door mirrors wouldn't be "in period" unless they are clip on ones.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum.

Something like the old Desmo "Boomerang" type, the shorter type, might be appropriate? see: http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/desmo.htm. Much will depend on the forward visibility from the driver's seat, as to what height of mirror you'd need, but something by Desmo would be the correct period to look for I'd imagine.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I find wing mirrors useless. The flat ones don't give a wide enough view and convex ones give too small an image.

When I was driving 1960s cars with quarter lights I always used a Stadium Overtaker like this 250.





https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=Classic+Car+Rectangular+Clamp+On+Stainless+Steel+Overtaker+Mirror&i=automotive&ref=nb_sb_noss

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it all depends on their location, I find them very handy when driving the Moggy for instance, they give a good rear view without having to actually move my head to peer over to a door mirror. The A40 was the same. But on some cars they can be too low to be of much use, agreed.

Where a car has nice lines to the front wings, it can ruin their appearance by bolting mirrors half way along them. This might be the case with the Daimler/Mk2.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like cars with wing mirrors. Even if they are a tad more impractical. It enhances the 50s / 60s look so much. In my opinion it is wrong to put a door mirror on a 50s / 60s car.
Back in the days very few had door mounted mirrors. The Daimler, as most other cars, likely would not have an outside mirror as standard fitment by the factory. These were fitted by the garage.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my experience, a wing mirror that gives a worthwhile rear view is generally of more use to the idiot night time tailgater who wants to dazzle you and run you off the road. For a long time I tied carrier bags over them at night, then I thought of a bodge to cover the inevitable holes in the wing tops and simply removed them - I haven't regretted it once.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This might give you an idea. I have never had a fixed mirror on any car, but the clip-on ones are fine enough. Here's a bit of choice for you:-

https://www.holden.co.uk/c/hardware/mirrors/clamp_on_mirrors

But have you thought of one of the wide ones that clips over the interior one? I found it most useful when racing and also (in a cockpit where it was difficult to turn) for reversing.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Original-Interior-Mirror-Extension-Angle/dp/B00PBA1OAE
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