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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-07-2015, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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Side Mirror Mounting Help

Since one of my '86 Veloce's rear view mirrors lost its glass, I decided to upgrade with this set from classic alfa:



There was no note on the website about different years having different mirror mounts, but that appears to be the case, as they do not appear to be a direct swap.

On my car, there is a set of M6 threaded holes on the door. The hole in the mirrors is sized at about M5. Of course, after I drilled out the holes to accept M6 screws, I realized that they also don't line up (don't mind the color difference- it is plasti dip, not paint):



It looks like the M6 holes are in a bracket secured by rivets behind the door, that looks like they might be adjustable. In fact, if you could move the threaded holes to the widest point in the oval opening instead of the narrowest, it looks like they would fit. However, they don't seem to move on their own. So, is there a way to do this? An adapter? Do I need to take the door apart to get behind the bracket? Couldn't find anything in a search. I suppose I could drill out and tap holes in that bracket, but I am a bit leery about drilling into the door and not sure I could make good threads with the space available.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-03-2019, 05:21 AM
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Did you ever get the mirrors to work? I would like to change the clunky power mirrors on my 88 Veloce to something more classic like the one you have.
Curious if you ever got it resolved as no one responded to your post.

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I actually ended up having a shop do it while I was getting my roll bar done. They drilled and tapped a new hole.

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Great! Thanks for getting back to me.

Did the replacement mirror cover the footprint of the original powered?

Can I get a photo of the car to see the looks and one last question - would you recommend that style mirror or know of better option.

Really appreciate the help

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My car is at the paint shop at the moment, so I can’t get you a picture now. I can take one once it gets back in the next week or two. It did cover the original mount point.

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Excellent!

I look forward to seeing it.

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