Did Commercial split buses have different wing mirrors?

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Did Commercial split buses have different wing mirrors?

Post by Doka Dave » Mon May 25, 2015 10:39 am

I have tried different types of mirrors over the years to try and increase visibility when driving my DC with the canvas up with not much luck.
Someone I met at the weekend said that some commercials came with longer mirror arms for better rear visibility - is that true and if so, has anybody got some I could try?

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Re: Did Commercial split buses have different wing mirrors?

Post by type21f » Mon May 25, 2015 11:33 am

They came with larger oval mirrors..
Search mirrors thread by me.....
Think different arms were available aftermarket. .. but these were cast ones... like on monkey knuts bus..
Not actually seen any..others..
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Re: Did Commercial split buses have different wing mirrors?

Post by Doka Dave » Mon May 25, 2015 12:28 pm

found your thread!
Have you got at the moment?
Also, I found these too on the samba -
https://www.aircooledaccessories.com/VW ... uct_id=187

Are these something else entirely different?
Apparantly there was an option M194 just for this.
Does anybody have these on their bus and how good are they in helping you see back?
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Re: Did Commercial split buses have different wing mirrors?

Post by type21f » Mon May 25, 2015 4:01 pm

These are the option...
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=99268&p=759064&hili ... rs#p759064

The AAA mirrors are something else. ..
I do not like them personally. .If it could get an original mirror arm I would copy and cast my own
I have hunted for some (but not found any) for years
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Re: Did Commercial split buses have different wing mirrors?

Post by Grimmo » Tue May 26, 2015 2:16 pm

I have some stainless early longer arms I made a few years back but never fitted. Deep in my lockup somewhere .

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Re: Did Commercial split buses have different wing mirrors?

Post by type21f » Tue May 26, 2015 2:29 pm

Hi Paul...
How are you?
Getting well I hope..
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Post by Grimmo » Wed May 27, 2015 6:40 pm

Hi yes doing well out and back home . Time to drive my bus now.

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Re: Did Commercial split buses have different wing mirrors?

Post by type21f » Wed May 27, 2015 6:42 pm

Good...been out for lunch in Peebles today...
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Re: Did Commercial split buses have different wing mirrors?

Post by Doka Dave » Wed May 27, 2015 6:50 pm

Grimmo wrote:I have some stainless early longer arms I made a few years back but never fitted. Deep in my lockup somewhere .
Are you wanting to sell them?
If so, let me know please!
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Re: Did Commercial split buses have different wing mirrors?

Post by Ponvanman » Fri May 29, 2015 7:38 am

Doka Dave wrote:found your thread!
Have you got at the moment?
Also, I found these too on the samba -
https://www.aircooledaccessories.com/VW ... uct_id=187

Are these something else entirely different?
Apparantly there was an option M194 just for this.
Does anybody have these on their bus and how good are they in helping you see back?
DD

Just bought a set of these for my crewcab so i'll let you know when i've fitted them :)

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Re: Did Commercial split buses have different wing mirrors?

Post by type21f » Fri May 29, 2015 8:16 am

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These are the original M option arms with some Frese alloy mirrors on monkey knuts 1963 Caravette.
Julian used the M option arms and bought alloy backed mirrors. I bought the original mirrors from Julian but passed these on because son wanted the make up mirrors. So I bought some flat4 SS mirrors.
Very pleased with these. .


I have hunted for OG arms but not found any.

There was a company making these in the states but no longer...
Nice. .
Julian does not come on here any more... Maybe he has migrated to Facebook.

I have another mirror suggestion for you to hunt for... PM me..
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Re: Did Commercial split buses have different wing mirrors?

Post by Doka Dave » Fri May 29, 2015 9:58 pm

[quote="Ponvanman]
Just bought a set of these for my crewcab so i'll let you know when i've fitted them :)[/quote]

please do!
I'd love to know if they help,
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Re: Did Commercial split buses have different wing mirrors?

Post by Grimmo » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:50 pm

Yes they are for sale will need a little finishing currently 3-4 inches longer than stock. Fat base style for earlier bus £30 plus post 8mm pin short and tall for left and right
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Re: Did Commercial split buses have different wing mirrors?

Post by type21f » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:35 pm

Combined with the Commercial shaped mirrors I sent a link for these would work...
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Re: Did Commercial split buses have different wing mirrors?

Post by Ponvanman » Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:23 pm

Managed to get new mirror arms / mirrors fitted. Blimey !!!! what a difference they make, I now have much much better rear view visibility and very little vibration compared to the elephants ear mirrors.
Cant work out how to put photos on now ???

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