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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:55 am    Post subject: Mirror Arm Question Reply with quote

I checked the dictionary, and searched the gallery, but found neither pics nor explanation, so I'm asking y'all to educate me.

I keep hearing reference to "fat base mirror arms" and have no idea what it means. If someone could post a pic of both a "normal" and a "fat base" mirror arm, I'd sure appreciate it.

Thanks in advance.

Oh ya, there was one pic in the gallery, but it doesn't really illustrate the difference, or at least I don't think it does. Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look right above the hinge.

Fat base:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does the "fatness" extend through the hinge, or is just the flange that's fat?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure that the arm itself is the same diameter, just the base is different.

And seriously, does anyone know how to get an OG arm out of a hinge without damaging the arm threads or the hinge? Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone ever seen a passenger's side mirror arm like this?


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The base is not skinny like the driver's side also pictured. They were both on the same Japan delivery Westy.

It's one piece and not just an extra length of rod welded on.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never seen one but stating the obvious, looks like a mirror extension for towing trailers or something like that. Although, the extension is higher rather than wider??? Very weird.

Very cool if it's OG! Seems like VW could provide any option an owner would ask for.... that kind of customer service flexibility in vehicle manufacturers died out a long time ago.

How long have you had those?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They were on the bus since at least the 1980's

I could not understand why they would be taller and not wider; which would be helpful for towing.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just in general...are OG mirror arms different left to right?

I have repros and I cannot get the curbside adjusted right to save me.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rebapuck wrote:
Just in general...are OG mirror arms different left to right?

I have repros and I cannot get the curbside adjusted right to save me.
Yes, after 57 d/s is shorter than p/s.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rebapuck wrote:
Just in general...are OG mirror arms different left to right?

I have repros and I cannot get the curbside adjusted right to save me.


The passenger side arm is taller than the drivers.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So who sells them?
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