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V8s door mirror

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Steve_D

11,176 posts

180 months

Tuesday 10th October
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Made for a customers car.
As you say the OE spring rests on the casting. That spring would have been formed then hardened/tempered. In my case I was using piano wire which you cannot form into tight bends hence the shape I ended up with.
It does not have quite as stiff an action but works OK.

Steve

v8s4me

5,628 posts

141 months

Tuesday 10th October
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Steve_D said:
Something I made today.


Steve
Nice job thumbup

phillpot

13,137 posts

105 months

Wednesday 11th October
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Steve_D said:
was using piano wire which you cannot form into tight bends hence the shape I ended up with.
Serious question, how did you form the loop on the end, or was that bit pre-formed?

The Horse

76 posts

76 months

Wednesday 11th October
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SteveD
Thanks for the info and a smart solution.
Would you be able to make another up whilst your client's mirror is off the car ?
If it was in the shape below, the stress would be taken on the part of the mirror mount that the original spring steel rested.


If a washer was welded to the end of the rod, it could then be bolted or riveted as per the original ?
Thanks
David

Steve_D

11,176 posts

180 months

Wednesday 11th October
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phillpot said:
Steve_D said:
was using piano wire which you cannot form into tight bends hence the shape I ended up with.
Serious question, how did you form the loop on the end, or was that bit pre-formed?
Clamped 2 twist drills in the vice. Poke the wire between them and wrap it around almost 360 degrees. Cut off the end that was trapped between the drills..

Steve

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Steve_D

11,176 posts

180 months

Wednesday 11th October
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The Horse said:
......Would you be able to make another up whilst your client's mirror is off the car ?..........
Yes I could but we are a business and I would have to charge an hourly rate which would pan out at a very expensive spring.

Our existing customer has not paid that rate as it is in our interest to get the car completed and away so waiting to find a replacement spring was not cost effective.

Steve

The Horse

76 posts

76 months

I understand
How easy is it to strip the mirror down as far as you have ?
David