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I bought the rear view bullet mirror and offside bullet mirror with brackets from Westfield last year.

I'd like to have a near side bullet mirror. I have found the manufacturer of the bullet mirror doing a search with the part number on the box EP090740 and came up with this, and I'm sure there is a UK distributor.

https://auto.pantaiwan.com.tw/en/product/EP090740.html

 

What I need is the fabricated bracket for it - does anyone have one they are happy to sell or know of where Westfield got them from?

 

Thanks,

Rich

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Thanks for the link.

 

Where did you get the brackets from or did someone fabricate them?

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Bought 3  mirrors and 3 brackets  from westfield . I have just pulled the brackets out of my post IVA box and it looks like westfield have given me two identical brackets but without unpacking the doors i cannot tell which side I have.   

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I think the brackets should be handed unless they are the same and the mirror can be fitted either side of the mirror mount.

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Sorry for the poor photos (I'm in a hurry!). The brackets do appear to be handed relating to the angle of the small u-shaped section that fits over the perspex wind deflector over the door.

 

The angle of the bar it's welded to looks a bit random though, but I'm not with the car to take a look.

 

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(insert expletive here)

 

looks like i have a pair of lhs mirror brackets

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Yes, unfortunately that could be the case.

 

Here is a photo (not my car) showing the u-channel section following the angle of the perspex.

 

I don't know if the main tripod of the bracket is handed. I can take a look this evening, although it may be better for someone else to look at their own car if they already have the brackets (and the doors) fitted (which I don't yet).

 

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I have both out and compared them , the bottom struts look the same but the top strut needs an angle change and the bracket for the window needs rotating in two planes . On one of the brackets the disc that the mirror bolts to is half the thickness of the other one 

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No surprise that someone has two identical mirror stands with their kit!  I had one correct (drivers side), the passenger side one had the top channel welded on sloping the wrong way and the centre post was 1" short!  I had lost faith in the factory at that point (is that really seven years ago, now?) so used the bits I had to refabricate ones that fitted (8mm steel tube is easy to source),  I was also then able to sort the top tubes so they ran in a straight line across the car - the original, "dislocated" look wound me right up!  I then had them powder coated afresh.

 

Whilst writing, I found that I could not adjust the passenger side mirror in far enough to be of use (insufficient adjustment available on the mirror) so, whilst I was refabricating, I added shelves to the vertical boss to take the mirrors.  I have since spaced the mirror out another 40mm each side and, with the addition of convex mirror glasses (from Europa Spares), I now have mirrors that are properly of use on the road and when reversing into the garage!

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1 hour ago, Simon Marks - North Oxfordshire AO said:

 

 

Whilst writing, I found that I could not adjust the passenger side mirror in far enough to be of use (insufficient adjustment available on the mirror) so, whilst I was refabricating, I added shelves to the vertical boss to take the mirrors.  I have since spaced the mirror out another 40mm each side and, with the addition of convex mirror glasses (from Europa Spares), I now have mirrors that are properly of use on the road and when reversing into the garage!

Simon

since it looks like I will need to fabricate at least one mirror mount any chance you could produce a picture or two of your mods.

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In this first image, you can see the projection I made up so that the mirror can be bolted vertically to the bracket.  I found that, when fixed horizontally (as supplied), I could not adjust the passenger mirror far enough inwards to be of any use.  It also shows the aluminium extension bracket I fitted recently which has finally put the mirror in the right position to see properly behind the car.

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Here's the nearside one (similarly modified)

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Looking across the car, the brackets from the mirror base to the window saddle line up - rather than dog-legging as supplied.  That really offended me!  I lined the members up by running a timber across the car and cable tying the tubes to it whilst tack welding.

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Viewed from the front

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Mission accomplished!

 

When altering the mirror stands, I ordered 8mm diameter tube.  I was rather surprised to find that the factory had used 8mm round bar (easier and cheaper to buy, although somewhat heavier!).

 

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Thanks for the pictures they look like sensible mods . Just measured the round sections on mine, bottom two are 10mm (allowing for powder coat ) top tube is 8mm and i think they are all solid , 

Mirror  mount on one side  is 1.5mm thick other one 2.25mm thick and the thinner one is distorted by the welding so looks like some metal stock to buy and a patient welder required. 

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It's a shame you're not nearer to me, I'd be happy to sort it!

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