Q: Do other Remote Mirrors Fit for 1968
One question. I have the opportunity to but a new 1968 remote GTO mirror for about $100 US. Does anyone know if it fits the firebirds of that year and if so is it a reasonable price?
A: ….The 1968 Firebird and GTO used slightly different SideView Remote Mirrors. The difference is in the Mounting Base. However, It should bolt on physically. I should have some pictures ready tonight or tomorrow that will show the difference between the two mirrors. $100 is a very good price for an NOS SideView Remote Mirror. Here are some Casting Numbers that should help you. They are located on the bottom of the mounting base….
1968 Firebird 9792566
1968 GTO 9787847
1968 FullSize 9787846
A:…The 1968 Firebird O/S Remote Control Mirror WAS different from the “A” and “B” bodies of that year. The difference is in the Base (or mounting pedestal).
Mirror Mounting Base Casting Numbers:
– 1968 Firebird: 9792566
– 1968 Tempest: 9787847
*These are visible on the bottom of the Base
In a side-view of the assembly, the dimension between the bottom of the Mirror Housing and the top edge of the Mounting Base is different between all models. Also, the distance from the back of the Mirror Housing to the inside curve of the Base is different. Besides this, the cable length varies from model to model.
Remote O/S Mirror Assembly Part Numbers:
- 1968 Firebird (round) 9792565
- 1968 Firebird (rect.) 3934583
- 1967 Firebird 3899857
- 1968 Tempest 9792564
- 1968 Full-Size 9792562 (also same ’65-’67 All exc. Firebird)
- 1968 Grand Prix 9793985
*These are ‘accessory numbers’; only good if NOS or still in original box.
So, be careful when you’re considering purchasing a mirror for your 1968 Firebird’ many parts dealers will try and tell you that ‘they’re all the same’ but it’s not so. Will other mirrors work and fit ? Sure; all depends on how picky you are. Things to consider are the Vent Window, and the Cable lengths as well as the Control Knob/Trim.
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