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I’m in need of new side view mirrors for my ‘71 since the old ones won’t stay in place. They droop and I can’t see anything out of them. I’ve looked at the usual suppliers but have found most have bad reviews for fit, finish and overall quality. What has everyone used where they were actually happy with the product?
 

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I bought a pair from OPGI, their brand on sale for $99. The driver's side was good but the passenger side can't be adjusted in far enough. I tried elongating the mounting hole and shimming the mount and couldn't get it to adjust in enough. I held the mirror in and moved it up and down to see what was stopping it and took a dremel to the marks. It helped but the quality of the mirror glass is bad enough that I still don't trust changing lanes without looking first.
 

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NOS is the way to go if you can find and/or afford it. I was able to find an NOS driver mirror for my '70 SS which solved all the problems described in original post. On my '72 tribute I ended up settling for the OPGI round bowtie (66/67) aftermarket mirrors which were marginally better than the correct rectangular mirrors as far as functionality.

I have found that virtually everything coming from OPGI and all the aftermarket suppliers is garbage unless it was made by OER or GM Licensed.
 

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I ordered a pair from OPGI this morning because anything is better than what I have at the moment. Hopefully they work well enough for the limited driving I do with it now days. Backing into the garage is the worst part. Thanks for the replies.
 

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NPD has 2 price levels. The lower priced ones will pit and loosen in a short time. I had replaced the drivers side with the better one and was happy with it. Lots of luck with the OPGI passenger side, that's the one I had my problem with.
 

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NPD has 2 price levels. The lower priced ones will pit and loosen in a short time. I had replaced the drivers side with the better one and was happy with it. Lots of luck with the OPGI passenger side, that's the one I had my problem with.
I thought about waiting to see if I had the same issue and send it back if I did but I opted to just cancel the order. I’ll order the set from NPD, although it is quite a bit more money. Hopefully it’s worth it.
 
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