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Old 10-08-2015, 09:09 AM   #91
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No more mirrors flappin' in da wind!
Maybe that was a feature Ford added to reduce wind resistance at speed......haha. I had a toyota that would do the same thing on the freeway.

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Old 10-08-2015, 12:22 PM   #92
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The mirrors take a bit of customizing to fit on the older 3-bolt doors, but I did this mod on my van as well and they are definitely worth the effort.

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This is high on my list. Could you please confirm that I need to look for F150 mirrors, and perhaps explain in a little more detail the mods needed to install them? Thanks.
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Old 10-08-2015, 01:16 PM   #93
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The mirrors take a bit of customizing to fit on the older 3-bolt doors, but I did this mod on my van as well and they are definitely worth the effort.

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This is high on my list. Could you please confirm that I need to look for F150 mirrors, and perhaps explain in a little more detail the mods needed to install them? Thanks.

Let's be clear, these are not from an F150, they are made for the 03-up Ford Econoline vans. The retrofit to the older 02-prior 3 bolt door requires removal of one of the 4 cast aluminum studs and enlargement of the three remaining holes in the door. M6-1.00x20mm bolts and large 1/4" bore fender washers hold the mirror to the door solid. I had to swap the power plugs on both sets I have done, but this is easy as the ground pin has two wires and the other two pins each have one wire.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R4 ... s&_sacat=0

I added the power doorlocks/windows/mirrors to Nobbie's van using OEM components for the most part. That was tricky to make work and appear as seamless like it came from the factory.

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Thats great, thanks for the clarification, I'll be checking my local junk yards soon.
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Thats great, thanks for the clarification, I'll be checking my local junk yards soon.
Here's what we ordered from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJJ ... ge_o06_s00

Note, that the price has gone up for some reason. It was $178, now it's well over $200! WTH????
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Thats great, thanks for the clarification, I'll be checking my local junk yards soon.
Here's what we ordered from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJJ ... ge_o06_s00

Note, that the price has gone up for some reason. It was $178, now it's well over $200! WTH????

I got mine from ebay. I think they were like $160 shipped.

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Re: The Zombie Van Build (feat. REDOVAL)

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Thats great, thanks for the clarification, I'll be checking my local junk yards soon.
Here's what we ordered from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJJ ... ge_o06_s00

Note, that the price has gone up for some reason. It was $178, now it's well over $200! WTH????
If you're patient and shop around a bit on eBay sooner or later a nice set (or singles) extendable powered tow mirror will pop up there, possibly gently used or new OEM. Well worth the wait and possibly less money than the new aftermarket stuff.
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Got the seat bases installed from the group buy manager by 1der. These things have an excellent fit and finish and work awesome. For those with the floor mounted transfer case shifter, it needs a slight tweak towards the center of the van and it works great. We also lubed up the bushings for the shifter assembly when it was out so we are good to go there as well. Big thanks to Ray for making this happen and for all the troubles he went through!

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Wasn't there already a bracket from the carrier to the hinge? Mine continues to wear the hole the hinge pin goes through into an oval, probably due to the huge forces from the galley box with three full fuel cans on top. Would your fix help this? Perhaps a photo from further away would help, thanks
Would it be possible to enlarge the hole enough to make a brass bushing for the bolt to go thru?
That would last much longer and keep the bracket nice enough to just have to replace the bushing only someday.
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Wasn't there already a bracket from the carrier to the hinge? Mine continues to wear the hole the hinge pin goes through into an oval, probably due to the huge forces from the galley box with three full fuel cans on top. Would your fix help this? Perhaps a photo from further away would help, thanks
Would it be possible to enlarge the hole enough to make a brass bushing for the bolt to go thru?
That would last much longer and keep the bracket nice enough to just have to replace the bushing only someday.
I believe Dorman makes a kit that comes with the hardware that does what you are describing.

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