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What do you think about Porsche 356C mirrors in our Speedsters?

Aero & Ponto mirrors are nice but I don´t like too much the bracket support, I allways see these them curved (not straight) or in strange position to be able to use the mirror in the driver position.

Talbot junior are nice, good touch in outlaw Speedsters but I´m looking for something in between...

356C mirrors are useful mounting in the door and I like it but they are not period correct...

What´s your opinion?

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For the Aeros (and maybe others) the mirror glass can be replaced with convex glass which give a widened rear view.  Still object in rear mirror are losing.  Even the cheap China stick on convex mirror help.  Mounted on the door, it seems difficult to get a good rear view --- on the fenders seems better but doesn't look as nice.  Builders seem determined to mount the Aero base at weird angles.

Here's a Durant mounted on fender - it looks far better on  the doors.

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My wife is demanding a new Mercedes as her's doesn't have blind spot monitoring and won't slam on the brakes for an armadillo in the road!  She wants the over head camera view and the auto park feature.  These are about $6k in options --- and complexity (expense) down the road. Bad enough when electric seats or a window button fails.  Germany is not noted for long lasting electronics --- but as bad as Lucas (The Prince of Darkness).

Ok - I'm somewhat embarrassed that I added and backup camera to my newish Miata.  Head won't turn that much any more.  Thinking of adding a front one too so I don't bend up the front air dam.

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@IaM-Ray posted:

Some like them on the fenders but that mounting location would not be my choice.  I have posted how to adjust your mirrors. from Car and Driver before it takes a bit of getting use to but when you do your thank ful when you realize there is no blind spot then you convert all your DD.



That’s a great method, I’ve been using it for years. But the article doesn’t tell you how to do it.

Lean all the way to your left and adjust the driver’s side mirror so the left corner of the car is  just out of sight. Then lean all the way right and adjust so the right side is just out of view. Now adjust the interior mirror so the left side of the mirror points straight behind you.

@IaM-Ray posted:

@nesta. They look great and it is really fortunate that they covered the aero mirrors original holes it could be an option for those who want a bigger surface mirror. How does it change the vision of the things behind you ?

Hi Iam

Driver mirror works perfect but co-driver mirror can´t be adjust to see my rear right wheel, I have to move my neck to see. I think may be a convex sticker mirror may work.

Sometimes we have to suffer a little to go smart XDD

@nesta posted:

Hi Iam

Driver mirror works perfect but co-driver mirror can´t be adjust to see my rear right wheel, I have to move my neck to see. I think may be a convex sticker mirror may work.

Sometimes we have to suffer a little to go smart XDD

Well, if you use the above procedure to adjust mirrors then the passenger side view mirror does not provide you with a vision of the car edges which is an issue for near curb parking BUT, the blind spot is eliminated so that is what I use my passenger side mirror for and only for this.  I know it isn't perfect but it has saved me many times as with my roadster the top is a bit higher and my field of view to the rear can be sometimes difficult if the rear driver has a small car and is completely in my blind spot.

So maybe you can't see the passenger rear tire but then do you need to?

@IaM-Ray posted:

Well, if you use the above procedure to adjust mirrors then the passenger side view mirror does not provide you with a vision of the car edges which is an issue for near curb parking BUT, the blind spot is eliminated so that is what I use my passenger side mirror for and only for this.  I know it isn't perfect but it has saved me many times as with my roadster the top is a bit higher and my field of view to the rear can be sometimes difficult if the rear driver has a small car and is completely in my blind spot.

So maybe you can't see the passenger rear tire but then do you need to?

Totally agree. I've driven in the rain on the interstate in a Spyder with the top on and NO passenger mirror. At night!

It can get pretty scary when you can't know what is there.

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