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The inside rear view mirror on my car is atrocious and cracked, I have a NOS replacement ready to install. The issue is the current mirror has two holes drilled in it to attach it to the plastic sun visor plate and threaded receivers. In removing the existing one I have come to find out the metal piece to where it is supposed to clip is absent. I guess my question is does anyone have ideas as to how to either replace the missing piece and /or fabricate one? I’m thinking of fabricating two end pieces out of thin steel that will be secured by the two screws which would be hidden I’m once the new mirror is installed and fabricating a bar to which the mirror can then clip to, which would be held in place by screws at either end by attaching it to the two end pieces. Any insight would and will be appreciated. Tia.
 

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Fran.. your screwed i.. It's a UFO... Really it probably is the same plate on all the "breakaway" mirrors of the early 70's (like on my '73 Spider) The mirror might be for a MONTREAL but the grounding of it is probably the same.pieces as a lowly Spider because the Safety police had to test them to get into this country and they wouldn't want to test a myriad of break away designs .. I don't think.. .. Take some pics and post .. APE probably will have it here Monday.
 

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I was thinking the same thing, but a cursory online search yielded nothing, I suspect it’s not a high demand item. I will post some pics mañana. Thanks Ric
 

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First image upside down, but that’s what is installed, enlarge it and you will see the two screws inserted through the added holes.
Second images, NOS Monty replacement.
Third is from a GTV, which sports the same mounting clip, so as Ric suggests the plate need to mount replacement is perhaps a universal Alfa part. Anyone know for sure, and if so, who has one I can purchase thanks.
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First image upside down, but that’s what is installed, enlarge it and you will see the two screws inserted through the added holes.
Second images, NOS Monty replacement.
Third is from a GTV, which sports the same mounting clip, so as Ric suggests the plate need to mount replacement is perhaps a universal Alfa part. Anyone know for sure, and if so, who has one I can purchase thanks. View attachment 1650424 View attachment 1650425 View attachment 1650426
What is better than one forensics ? ANS TWO So what happened is the maroon who lost the bracket screwed the mirror into the two holes where the bracket (that he lost , restoring the car) was supposed to be as in post #2 of this thread Can someone share a pic of GTV 2000 rear view mirror... Very elementary, my dear Watson... That'll cost you a fat Maduro PS your first clue was it was GTV = Bertone= Montreal. Those carrozzeria used as much of the same parts bin as they could including subcontractors with bins brimming with stuff. making the parts cheaper rather than reinventing for every model.
 

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I need to check if I have one kicking about, never needed one before, so I never looked for one. Case closed! Ty, Ric. I’ll have a fat maduro for you next time I see you. Thanks👍🏻
 

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I called Larry and left a message, I suspect as Ric pointed out, I will try johni if that doesn't work out. Thanks for the suggestion. Fran
 

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There are plenty of GtV's that are belly up. and the interior mirrors are shot and this would be about the last metallic part left by nature
 

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HI Fran,
Probably not economically interesting, but If you can't find the part in the US, let me know, then I will have a look here. It is only the little part in 'spring steel' that you need, isn't it ?

Rgds,

Thierry
 

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It’s the cast piece, the spring clips on to. I may have a line on one, but for now I’m stealing one from another car, sacrilege I know. Thanks Thierry
 

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So I “borrowed” the one from my Alfetta Sedan, still need one to replace the borrowed one. The old cracked mirror was missing the spring clip, so maybe that’s why it was mounted in that manner. Here’s a couple of pics, NOS and the offending mirror.
 

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It is hard to beat NOS parts! I have not seen the little rubber bumper cap on the anti-vibration dampener before. I found out that the anti-vibration dampener should be screwed 'all the way in' before installing the mirror and then backed out to touch the windshield. My original one broke when the mirror was installed but was replaced with an identical one from Classic Alfa, without the cap.

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So I “borrowed” the one from my Alfetta Sedan, still need one to replace the borrowed one. The old cracked mirror was missing the spring clip, so maybe that’s why it was mounted in that manner. Here’s a couple of pics, NOS and the offending mirror.
the thumb nails are too small.. for my eyes.. Isn't more likely "they" lost the cast part before they removed and pitched the clip?
 
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