Author Topic: 230SL mirror RH side not logical position?  (Read 1952 times)

EeVeeWee

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230SL mirror RH side not logical position?
« on: February 19, 2023, 10:39:21 »
I'm restoring a 230SL from 1965.
It was partially dismantled when I bought it, or in other words a broken-down project.
I had it blasted, welded where necessary, repainted and am now in the process of rebuilding it.
In the right door there were two holes for the mirror.
Now I have fitted a mirror but it seems to be too far to the front.
Inside, there does seem to be a reinforcement plate for the mirror mounting.
Is this mirror original or did someone drill the holes themselves in the wrong place?

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Re: 230SL mirror RH side not logical position?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2023, 11:02:02 »
Lots written about this subject, have a search for "mirror position"  one post here, but i would search others for a definitive answer

https://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=32824.msg239084#msg239084

I wonder if sometimes the holes were drilled in the door, without knowing whether the door was going on a right hand or left hand drive car, your holes would be correct for a RHD car, but incorrect for a LHD.  I assume the doors were the same for all cars?
« Last Edit: February 19, 2023, 12:07:26 by BobH »
February 1965 230SL Automatic
UK delivered RHD
Papyrus white, blue hard top & hub caps
Blue soft top
Blue leather

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Re: 230SL mirror RH side not logical position?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2023, 14:15:45 »
Lots written about this subject, have a search for "mirror position"  one post here, but i would search others for a definitive answer

https://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=32824.msg239084#msg239084

I wonder if sometimes the holes were drilled in the door, without knowing whether the door was going on a right hand or left hand drive car, your holes would be correct for a RHD car, but incorrect for a LHD.  I assume the doors were the same for all cars?

I think you're right. I checked the position of the holes and they are at the same position as the LH door.
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