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    my D Special has one side mirror on the driver's side. It is clamped to the door edge and has a round mirror. I notice other cars it is bolted to the door.. Is my mirror a Citroen piece? There's no hole in the door to mount one of the other type mirrors.

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    yours looks like an aftermarket mirror

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    I have seen similar clamp on mirrors on Tractions.
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    I have at least one still lying around - definitely 'fit all' non original. Were handy for clamping to the Traction door edges, although not good for the paintwork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fento View Post
    I have at least one still lying around - definitely 'fit all' non original. Were handy for clamping to the Traction door edges, although not good for the paintwork.

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    Funny you should say that, because you know which Traction I saw them on first. Although Ron fitted some nice stainless (I think) plates for them to mount to.
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    That mirror is a period accessory. I mounted a Nasco one that looks much the same on my 1959 DS19. I know it is from the right period as I removed it from our FE Holden ute when it died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Wilkinson View Post
    That mirror is a period accessory. I mounted a Nasco one that looks much the same on my 1959 DS19. I know it is from the right period as I removed it from our FE Holden ute when it died.

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    That being the case then, why wouldn't the car have the bolt on type? Were they an option? And how do I go about fitting them? Drill?

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    Look on the inside of the door. Is there any evidence of a hole having been there and covered up.
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    No, both doors are smooth. I'd have to see another car to see were they go exactly. Here's a pic of what my car will look like in another life So they're just below the top crease in the door?

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    Matthew,

    My dad's 1970 DSpécial which he had in the early '80s had the same mirrors. Not sure if that answers your question, but it shows your car isn't the only one of that vintage with said mirrors.
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    It does thank you. I'd prefer the other type though.. the clamp on one is pretty wobbly..even after tightening.. and it rubs on the edge of the bonnet.

    So if anyone has any experience in fitting the bolt-ons let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnm View Post
    Hi hi hi

    my D Special has one side mirror on the driver's side. It is clamped to the door edge and has a round mirror. I notice other cars it is bolted to the door.. Is my mirror a Citroen piece? There's no hole in the door to mount one of the other type mirrors.

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    Interesting that there are no mirror holes in the doors.
    Just to add to the collective data, is your DSp an Australian delivery / compliance plated car, with power steering, turning headlights and rear demister? If its a private import then that would explain the variation..

    My understanding was that with the rationalisation of the range for '70, Aust got DSpecial or DS21Pallas (replaced with DS23Pallas) with DS21wagons/DS23wagons...

    Might it be a 69 model year ID?
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    I have some after market mirrors fitted to my 69 they wont be there for much longer
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    Hi Matthew,

    It's an australian Wibroc mirror - designed to fit either drivers and/or passengers side.

    My 21 has one fitted and it's an "original" Australian D accessory. As I've seen quite a few D's with them fitted so I'm pretty sure some dealers must have fitted them from new. They used them on Holdens, Fords, Valiants etc. as well.

    There is also a version with a trapezoidal mirror head which is the one I have.

    I much prefer these to the french ones as no holes have to be drilled and they are probably "correct" in Oz. Using an appropriate rubber gasket solves the paint damage issue.

    Pretty easy to find on ebay from time to time.

    EDIT - forgot to say - mine does not rub on the bonnet - so I suspect it's an adjustment issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mort Subite View Post
    Interesting that there are no mirror holes in the doors.
    Just to add to the collective data, is your DSp an Australian delivery / compliance plated car, with power steering, turning headlights and rear demister? If its a private import then that would explain the variation..

    My understanding was that with the rationalisation of the range for '70, Aust got DSpecial or DS21Pallas (replaced with DS23Pallas) with DS21wagons/DS23wagons...

    Might it be a 69 model year ID?
    It might be an import.. it has the Lucas tails lights as well. Compliance plate says ID 19 Series B I think..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnm View Post
    No, both doors are smooth. I'd have to see another car to see were they go exactly. Here's a pic of what my car will look like in another life So they're just below the top crease in the door?

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    So you settled on the rouge de grenade?

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    Yes I think that's the go.. lovely deep red.. my favourite colour. Will keep the white roof. Rouge interior..mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
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    Deep red/burgandy with a either the same colour or black roof would look stunning, just unbareable to drive in summer...damn it!

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    My semi automatic will be rouge de grenade with a black vinyl roof, winter car

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnm View Post
    Hi hi hi

    my D Special has one side mirror on the driver's side. It is clamped to the door edge and has a round mirror. I notice other cars it is bolted to the door.. Is my mirror a Citroen piece? There's no hole in the door to mount one of the other type mirrors.

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    Am I right in noticing that the stems on some rear view mirrors are longer than others.. like this pic. Looks very elegant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnm View Post
    Am I right in noticing that the stems on some rear view mirrors are longer than others.. like this pic. Looks very elegant.

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    The correct fitment left and right mirrors have different length stems, one mirror will have slightly convex (or is that concave) glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnm View Post
    Am I right in noticing that the stems on some rear view mirrors are longer than others.. like this pic. Looks very elegant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnm View Post
    Am I right in noticing that the stems on some rear view mirrors are longer than others.. like this pic. Looks very elegant.

    Matthew
    Yes. On a D the passenger side mirror has the longer arm to I suppose give a better field of view. In the photo you linked it shows a LHD car hence the right arm being the long one.

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    The correct fitment left and right mirrors have different length stems, one mirror will have slightly convex (or is that concave) glass.

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    I bought the mirror cool kits to replace the plastic rubbish surrounds on my car and the kits all come with convex mirrors. They are not overly exaggerated and give me a better view of idiots who dare to get within 1 metre of UFO.

    (BTW - You look into a (con)cave and you exit a convex)
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    They are not overly exaggerated and give me a better view of idiots who dare to get within 1 metre of UFO.
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