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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2022 9:38 am    Post subject: outside mirrors for 72 westie Reply with quote

ok did the search and not getting anything, but from tcash picks there was a good bit of info. in the older posts guys had a problem with the mounting bolts for the mirrors, too short. but it seemed like the more recent posts were favorable for the busdepot mirrors. does that sound right ?
any reason i should not pull the trigger ?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2022 6:50 pm    Post subject: Re: outside mirrors for 72 westie Reply with quote

Going back 5 years but as I recall it was the Wolfsburg West mirrors that were the good ones

Here’s the thread from 2016

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=669974&highlight=mirror
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2022 9:11 pm    Post subject: Re: outside mirrors for 72 westie Reply with quote

i've tried a whole lot of them, check my review on the thread he linked
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=...p;start=40

tl;dr, these are incredibly good:

https://www.restobusparts.com/products/bay-window-...&_ss=r

also available from the manufacturer directly:
https://www.autowares.co.uk/product/bay-window-convex-mirror-1967-1979-pair

they look totally stock, fit great and seem to be polished stainless...
but the kicker is the difference in what you can see with them is amazing

when i drive my wife's super fancy german SUV with huge mirrors im just like "wtf how can people drive like this? wish i was in my bus"
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2022 1:49 am    Post subject: Re: outside mirrors for 72 westie Reply with quote

thks guys. i checked all the links you provided. dont know why the search didnt work for me. i really like that the blind spot is eliminated with the resto bus ones. at least i think thats what they are saying
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2022 7:38 am    Post subject: Re: outside mirrors for 72 westie Reply with quote

I have a set of those convex stainless one on my 72 westy. I like them so far.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2022 12:39 am    Post subject: Re: outside mirrors for 72 westie Reply with quote

ok, i pulled the trigger on the convex mirrors from restobus that metal hacker recommended.

thanks to all that replied
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