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- wondah whooooaman-
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Anybody got a good method for tightening up the driver's side mirror?  I tried taking it off and turning it clockwise to keep it from flopping down but that did't work.  I use the mirror for checking the tires during the burnout and for tracking people in the other lane so I need it to move and stay where I put it.  



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- Mike -
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Maybe search the big site? I don’t know.

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- RAMBO -Mill Creek, WASite Administrator

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There are guys who suggest taking it off and "peening" the ball head putting divots in it like a golf ball... Personally i think i'd just set it the way you want, then put a few drops of JB weld on the ball socket and call it gravy.

Morris Concepts (Seatbelt guys) make a set that have tiny screws on the back side so you can adjust the tension. There was just a discussion about this over on the big site the other day.
they are $$$ but the folks who have them like them and they don't move.. and the passenger side ones are made with extra adjustability so you can actually see out of them- so may be worth the added cost.





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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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I’ve used a spring loaded center punch or a drop of CA super glue.

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- Erik -
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Guess I am lucky...I never even knew this problem existed. My mirror stays put! Is this an aftermarket mirror issue?

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ehjorten wrote:

Guess I am lucky...I never even knew this problem existed. My mirror stays put! Is this an aftermarket mirror issue?


 Yup. My crusty original doesn't move unless I move it either. But the repops on my 68 elk and the 70 elk would never stay put, constantly repositioning them...

 



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- Mike -
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My repros always moved on me too...facing downwards most of the time...except for the last couple of times(drove it to work yesterday for the first time ever). Maybe since I've washed it a few times more than usual a little corrosion set-in and solved it?

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- wondah whooooaman-
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I'll try the peening.  I mostly use it to watch the tires during the burnout.



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