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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Albert Swan Neck Mirrors Reply with quote

My original plastic seal hooded Alberts have been on a few daily driver cars since I got them for a great price NOS. They are still in great shape.

Yes, the originals are so much better. I was able to pop out the old plastic seal a few months ago to tighten the head. It didn't crack still!

However, finding good original swan neck arms, good luck. They are hens teeth. Most are pitted and long gone.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

53 0val wrote:
That's a Bummer. Confused The Repos never last. Wink


I like original stuff better as well, but I think this time the repo's are here to stay...still around and cheap.
Now that is a bummer right there Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I guessing the large springs are used to add pressure onto the mirror face.

Exactly, whitish gasket pushes in, spring pushes out Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

c21darrel ..thank you, Thanks a huge help. Yes the whitish gaskets were fitted on the mirror just not clear. I guessing the large springs are used to add pressure onto the mirror face.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This may not be the way they were originally done...but its what i did. They are ghia too Very Happy
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The largest cup goes over the stem first and then the rest. After the spring you need a washer and something to hold it all on. I used a c clip in this pic, i crimped a washer then a little JB weld to hold it on. You may be missing the 1st cup that goes thru the hole in mirror back. I only have 1 left, sorry none to spare. Embarassed
Do you have the gasket to keep the mirror from falling out? I dont see it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I could find a drawing showing the parts in order I'm sure id would be simple. Yes they are for a ghia.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like you are making some ghia swan necks. Smile
The large springs in your picture are only for keeping the mirror steady.
Are those small stiff springs... third from left, near head?
I dont see the washer that goes in the gap of nut head, to hold it all together.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You cannot see that well on photo but one nut head is broken which I'll noe get fixed. The other issue is the cup on the arm does not fit through the mirror hole and I cannot see that it just pulls away when nut is removed, maybe I need to use more muscle.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a cup and spring, creating tension, then usually a couple washers that have a pinch fit. On this one, I couldnt get the washer to hold the spring back...so I used a lil JB-Weld. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what i remember from installing my OG hooded alberts to the mirror arms... They attach with a screw and a spring to keep tension on the mirror head... Nothing spectacular or strange about it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:33 am    Post subject: rebuilding Albert Mirrors Reply with quote

I have collected over 10 years two sets of Albert Swan neck mirrors to make up one good set. Unfortunately I only had one complete unit which when I sent away to be chromed and have some knocks massaged out, the chromer took it apart and I am having a lot of trouble working out just how the mirror head goes on. Sounds simple but I'm stumped. I've searched for a drawing or instructions but have not found any. If anyone has some photos showing the parts in order etc it would be a great help.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picked up a Left side Swan neck mirror for 160 from a individual in Europe - not a repop had some serious pitting issues but still thought it was a solid deal. Dancing
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still have my set!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Albert Swan Mirrors Reply with quote

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So, if a pair of Albert Swans cost $180, would they be real or fake?


Just got my answer. Real ones are $700-$900. Whew!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Albert Swan Mirrors Reply with quote

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So, if a pair of Albert Swans cost $180, would they be real or fake?


Fake. Randy may have originals that he sells, but I've not seen them. You couldn't touch a set of NOS originals for twice that amount. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:20 pm    Post subject: Albert Swan Mirrors Reply with quote

So, if a pair of Albert Swans cost $180, would they be real or fake?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:17 pm    Post subject: Albert Swan Mirrors Reply with quote

53 0val wrote:
I saw the repro mirrors today at the Toy and Lit show. They are really good. Randy is taking orders as we speak. Very Happy


53, Are you saying the mirrors Randy sells are reproductions, or does he sell both repro and the real deal?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:34 am    Post subject: Albert mirror for Low Light Ghia Reply with quote

And what do you think about ALBERT style replacing 'goose neck' mirror for LowLight Ghia ? do you have some tricks ?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a perfect example of a fake that can't compare to the original. I saw these at the Lax Toy and Lit show on Chris Morley's table. Total fake. No definition.......terrible finish.....typical casting. http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=134353
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Bring on the fakes. Rolling Eyes Nothing can compare to the originals. Wink


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