Q: Outside Mirrors for 1968
Anybody know what was used for a side view mirror on the passenger side of a 1968 Firebird with a remote control mirror on the driver side? My mirror is rectangular with rounded corners and I have seen non-remote versions in parts catalogs.
A: According to the Firebird Red Book by Peter Sessler, the remote mirror was only offered as an option (LH remote control OSRV mirror – 424) on the left hand side. I would assume the passenger side had a matching rectangular shape if it was equiped with the optional passenger mirror. The 1968 had both the circular and rectangular offered. My 1968 has the LH circular mirror with no passenger mirror.
A: Unfortunately, Pontiac did not offer a RH S.V. Mirror ‘dummy’ to match the LH Remote version (round or rectangular) as they did in previous years. I have a ’64 GTO that has the Factory LH S.V. Remote Mirror (round) and I found a ‘matching’ RH mirror several years ago in a junk-yard. Basically, the same mirror, but w/o the cable, etc…. looks balanced.
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