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PostSubject: Re: Wing mirror issue   Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:56 pm

I think I'll give the ones from Just Kampers a try (remembering to ask for my BraziBay discount!). I'll also read through the threads carefully to make sure I put them on correctly. Thank you
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PostSubject: Re: Wing mirror issue   Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:06 pm

I have standard old school chrome VW mirrors on mine Harry. My threads came loose. I overcame it by replacing the thick retaining nuts with a narrow nut (Half width) from eBay. ... worked a treat and they are nice and tight again. The threads on cheap ones are like cream cheese so watch for that!
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PostSubject: Re: Wing mirror issue   Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:25 am

Hi,

Anyone wishing to fit chrome or stainless steel mirrors.

The threads are not long enough on most of the ones you will purchase.

We have a special thread cutting tool so can make the thread a lot longer and then they fit very well and will not rattle loose, damage the vans threads or just fall out!

We can offer to do the above free of charge if anyone is passing and wants them fitting!

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PostSubject: Re: Wing mirror issue   Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:29 am

One of my shiny new wing mirrors fell off yesterday! I think I'll change the retaining nuts for a narrower width like chair_boy (above). I see that nuts come in M sizes. Would anyone happen to know what the M size for this nut might be?
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PostSubject: Re: Wing mirror issue   Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:53 am

Harry.. PM me and ill stick a couple in the post to you. I had to buy 6!
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PostSubject: Re: Wing mirror issue   Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:28 pm

Thank you very much. PM sent.
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PostSubject: Re: Wing mirror issue   Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:31 pm

A mirror fell off today. scratch
When I tried to put it back on I realised the screw thread had stripped.
I've been contemplating putting the original mirrors back on for a while as I do find it difficult to see properly using the smaller chrome ones especially in a LHD.
I might re spray them white like Kiteman.
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PostSubject: Re: Wing mirror issue   Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:33 pm

I had the originals, sprayed white. Much better visibility.
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PostSubject: Re: Wing mirror issue   Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:42 pm

Our chrome mirrors have a tendency to swivel about on the arm of their own volition. Is there a way of tightening them up so that we can adjust them and they stay adjusted?
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PostSubject: Re: Wing mirror issue   Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:46 pm

Ours too. Need to keep tightening the cap thingy underneath.
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PostSubject: Re: Wing mirror issue   Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:01 pm

The cap thingy underneath? Is that the nut at the bottom end of the arm? Does it tension the mirror on the swivel cup perhaps?
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PostSubject: Re: Wing mirror issue   Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:06 pm

You're getting technical on me now. But yes the cap thing at the bottom of the mirror arm comes loose.  When tightened back up all fine for a good while longer. I wonder if not tightened if they would just wiggle right off?
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PostSubject: Re: Wing mirror issue   Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:44 pm

Its all part of the 'fun' - little regular maintenance items like this.

Before every trip, we check/tighten the ones on Scooby, along with tightening screws on the inner handle mechanism on the sliding door, tyre pressures and the oil level.

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PostSubject: Re: Wing mirror issue   Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:50 pm

Inner handle mechanism - will go look  What falls off if they're not tight??
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PostSubject: Re: Wing mirror issue   Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:56 pm

@Als wrote:
Inner handle mechanism - will go look  What falls off if they're not tight??

Maybe the outer handle?

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PostSubject: Re: Wing mirror issue   Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:56 pm

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[size=31]Before every trip, we check/tighten the ones on Scooby, along with tightening screws on the inner handle mechanism on the sliding door, tyre pressures and the oil level.[/size]


[size=31]Before every trip? Wow, I'm impressed. [/size]

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PostSubject: Re: Wing mirror issue   Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:57 pm

Ooer. I want nothing falling off - whatever the size!!
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PostSubject: Re: Wing mirror issue   Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:02 pm

@Als wrote:
Ooer. I want nothing falling off - whatever the size!!

Scooby says "Just Doo It" regularly until it becomes second nature and hopefully nothing will fall off! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Wing mirror issue   Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:03 pm

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[size=31]Before every trip, we check/tighten the ones on Scooby, along with tightening screws on the inner handle mechanism on the sliding door, tyre pressures and the oil level.[/size]


[size=31]Before every trip? Wow, I'm impressed. [/size]

Why thank you sir Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Wing mirror issue   Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:04 pm

@AbsintheKombi wrote:
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[size=31]Before every trip, we check/tighten the ones on Scooby, along with tightening screws on the inner handle mechanism on the sliding door, tyre pressures and the oil level.[/size]


[size=31]Before every trip? Wow, I'm impressed. [/size]

Me too!!

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PostSubject: Re: Wing mirror issue   Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:05 pm

Ok I'll say it before anyone else does - just keep your nuts tightened at all times ok?! Ta lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Wing mirror issue   Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:12 pm

@TimV wrote:
Ok I'll say it before anyone else does - just keep your nuts tightened at all times ok?! Ta lol!

You must have a 'screw loose' if you don't! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Wing mirror issue   Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:01 pm

I may struggle with that one but will assist where I can!!
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PostSubject: Re: Wing mirror issue   Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:57 pm

@Als wrote:
I may struggle with that one but will assist where I can!!

Ooohhhh Matron! Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Wing mirror issue   Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:09 pm

@TimV wrote:
Ok I'll say it before anyone else does - just keep your nuts tightened at all times ok?! Ta lol!

This is when my problem started.
I noticed things were a bit loose so I tightened my nuts and they stripped the threads and fell off.
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