1972 mirrors f100 ranger

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1972 mirrors f100 ranger

Postby kevins72 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:56 pm

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hello, has anyone seen mirrors like mine? ive looked at a lot of trucks and have not seen mirrors like this before. does this type have a name. my truck is a 72 f100 ranger. sorry if this is not the correct forum for this. thanks kevin
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Re: 1972 mirrors f100 ranger

Postby fordman » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:01 pm

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Re: 1972 mirrors f100 ranger

Postby papabug71 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:27 pm

Those are definitely aftermarket, however they look period correct. :thup:
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Re: 1972 mirrors f100 ranger

Postby kevins72 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:28 pm

Thanks fordman, I was starting to think that or maybe from a different make of truck. Plus I was looking at my truck and I could see 2 little half circles cracked in the paint, which I never noticed before until I started wondering about the mirrors.they must have been on the truck for a while. Are all the mirrors that mount to the door above the window and below called west coast mirrors or is there another kind I should be shopping for? Thanks for your help. Kevin.

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Re: 1972 mirrors f100 ranger

Postby papabug71 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:10 pm

Kevin, you're looking for the "West Coast Jr." mirrors. The mirror glass in the west coast Jr mirrors is smaller than the regular west coast mirriors. The factory mirrors are marked FoMoCo or Ford. :thup:

Here is a pic of the "short" bracket West Coast Jr. mirrors.

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Here's a pic of the "big" bracket West Coast Jr. mirrors. The glass is the same size on both, the brackets are just bigger on these.

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Re: 1972 mirrors f100 ranger

Postby kevins72 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:17 pm

Thank you both for your time and info. I will be keeping my eyes open for the correct mirrors. Kevin

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Re: 1972 mirrors f100 ranger

Postby toddspeed » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:53 pm

Hey any chance you could measure the distance between the bolt holes on the lower mount for those WC Jr. mirrors?

Wanting to see if I can replace my sport mirrors with those and not have a bunch of extra holes.

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Re: 1972 mirrors f100 ranger

Postby papabug71 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:55 am

Sure can Todd. You need the distance between the two holes on the lower mount, correct? FWIW, the brackets on bottom are the same as the top, just turned upside down. :thup:

I'll get them for you when I get around tomorrow. :fr:
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Re: 1972 mirrors f100 ranger

Postby toddspeed » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:35 am

yep - thanks!
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Re: 1972 mirrors f100 ranger

Postby papabug71 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:19 pm

Todd,

Exactly 1.5" (inch & a half) from center hole to center hole. :thup:
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Re: 1972 mirrors f100 ranger

Postby toddspeed » Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:54 pm

Thanks!
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Re: 1972 mirrors f100 ranger

Postby ContryboyFE » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:54 pm

I'm not trying to steal the post but I've founda pair of the short style on a truck in a farmers field. What would be a fair price for a pair in good shape.
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