Is that a passenger door mirror. Yes, some Marlins came with the passenger side mirror as part of a trim package but this one didn’t. I like the symmetrical appearance of two mirrors. My Torino came with just one mirror so I found a pair of Cougar mirrors, had them painted and they look perfect.
Rambler and AMC had several mirror designs so finding one was challenging. I started looking on Ebay but they were way-way too much and I wasn’t convinced they would match. So when I got to Kenosha last summer for the AMC show, I removed the mirror and started walking the vendors. Even though it was Friday, the first day of the swap meet, I was beginning to give up. Then I found one that was really close. It had a small “R” in red on it but I figured who looks at both sides at the same time anyway. And since I thought I was running out of time and it was only $10.00, I bought it. Another vendor had the gasket so I was thinking mission accomplished.
Saturday brought more vendors so as I walked and sorted through the parts, I found my exact mirror match. The vendor wanted 20.00 which was a decent price, but I thought hey it’s a “swap” meet, let’s try a swap. I offered him 10.00 plus my “R” mirror and he took the offer. I ended up with the correct mirror for $20.00 and I assume he sold that mirror for at least $10.00 so he made his money. All good.
I came home from the show and later that week I carefully measured, drilled then installed nut-sets and it looks perfect.
It’s sort of functional, I can see the garage door jamb as I back out so that’s helpful. But as far as seeing traffic in the right lane, it’s not all that good. We’ve been spoiled by mirror technology in newer vehicles.
But it looks factory and like it belongs. That’s what counts!