Did they find the body of the van driver yet?
My point being, there "may" be a difference for the reasons I stated. Just because they are pre-drilled doesn't make them correct for you. Tape your mirror in the pre-drilled location. Can you adjust it to your satisfaction? Does it allow for the vent widow to be fully opened? Or, tape it where it was mounted on your previous door and check the same results.Not sure I understand your response. I was told the new drivers side door had pre-drilled holes for the side mirror, which is in a different location than before. The one before matched up with my passenger side mirror
Thanks for summarizing that perfectly. Yes, my driver's side mirror was usable in the original location. It's usable in the current location as well, but will take some getting used to, since I'll have to look through the small front window. It's also weird that both sides don't match.Razzles avatar picture shows his original door mirror location matched his passenger door. Replacement door needed existing holes welded shut and new holes drilled to match passenger door. Body shop didn't notice the difference and just mounted the mirror after replacement. Razzle, was your drivers side mirror usable in the original location that matched the passenger side?
Considering I know the guy who did it pretty well, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt that the holes were pre-drilled. I'll do some research as well.Don't know where they got the door from but I haven't seen any new doors with holes already drilled.
Sounds like a cover up story where they screwed up or it was a returned door that someone else punched the holes into it and they didn't pay attention where the mirror was originally until it had been painted.
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Although there are many knowledgable members that follow this particular forum, you might pose your question on the Concours Forum for additional insight as to a "correct" position. Please keep us informed.But is there a "correct" position for the mirror? I'm trying to figure out whether I should raise hell about it, which will require them to repaint the entire door again with the newly positioned mirror. I'd prefer the mirror to be where it was on the previous door, but also don't want to deal with the agony.
I too have seen that template, many years ago when doing my restoration. 22GT will know.Paint looks great, but that mirror position sucks. I would want that fixed. As far as “correct” placement, they varied. A lot of mirrors got put on at the dealer with varying accuracy. There is a template out there somewhere that would put the mirror in the old position, which I would deem to be the most correct.
Gee, I'm flattered. I'll have to dig that up. Meanwhile, bad news. The LH mirror is incorrectly located. Frankly, since the paint guy seems quite capable, have him move it to the correct location. A pain, but worth it in the long run. While I usually avoid general statements, I'll go out on a limb here and say Ford never, never, never, never, never installed the standard mirror in that location. Really.I too have seen that template, many years ago when doing my restoration. 22GT will know.
YEAH!Gee, I'm flattered. I'll have to dig that up. Meanwhile, bad news. The LH mirror is incorrectly located. Frankly, since the paint guy seems quite capable, have him move it to the correct location. A pain, but worth it in the long run. While I usually avoid general statements, I'll go out on a limb here and say Ford never, never, never, never, never installed the standard mirror in that location. Really.
Ah. Found it.
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