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Tom Wortham
02-21-2006, 01:39 PM
:eek3: Putting the final details on my 86 S&S. Wanted to keep this "stock". Thoughts on putting a new mirror in the boat or getting the mirror glass redone. Anyone been down this road?
Should have new carpet and new skins completed by this weekend. Will post pictures. Will be like new! Just need some water in the lakes here in Texas. :noface:

east tx skier
02-21-2006, 01:44 PM
Not sure what convex mirrored glass would run you. Have you tried Binnswanger? Is it a CIPA comp? If so, they're easy to come by.

BrianM
02-21-2006, 01:45 PM
Just order the mirror http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=M1C
and reuse your bracket.

Tom Wortham
02-21-2006, 01:55 PM
Not sure what convex mirrored glass would run you. Have you tried Binnswanger? Is it a CIPA comp? If so, they're easy to come by.
Doug, It's the old flat mirror that is mounted on the dash.

Tom Wortham
02-21-2006, 01:55 PM
Just order the mirror http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=M1C
and reuse your bracket.
Good Thought Brian. Thanks.

tph
02-21-2006, 01:57 PM
Just order the mirror http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=M1C
and reuse your bracket.

I don't think this mirror will work on an '86, unless you install a 3/4 inch thick round bar between the dash brackets. And if you do that, The mirror will sit at a different height off the dash. It may hit the windshield. Your best bet may be to replace the glass in the original mirror.

88 PS190
02-21-2006, 02:18 PM
Replace your origional to keep it looking nice. But also order a cipa comp mirror w/ the window mount. Believe me on this, mounted above the window will give you a ton of behind the boat view, you'll see your skiers fall too... lots of fun, plus easily removed for tarping, trailering, or storage.

Brn85ss
02-21-2006, 02:27 PM
I believe the original mirror is just a big rig truck mirror.I read somewhere that it is still avalable at some of the big truck supply houses.

88 PS190
02-21-2006, 04:11 PM
Dunno on the 86 MC i know it was on nautiques.

M-Funf
02-21-2006, 07:54 PM
Doug, It's the old flat mirror that is mounted on the dash.

Then you should be able to just buy a piece of glass the right thickness and put it in the frame, right?

TRBenj
02-22-2006, 12:10 PM
If MC used the same mirror as CC, you can try looking here:

http://etruckpart.com/mirrors.htm

CCFan guys have reported #708022 is an exact replacement for pre-1987 boats.

The CIPA windshield mounted mirror is far superior, though. It would be a big functional upgrade!

Tom Wortham
02-24-2006, 12:29 PM
If MC used the same mirror as CC, you can try looking here:

http://etruckpart.com/mirrors.htm

CCFan guys have reported #708022 is an exact replacement for pre-1987 boats.

The CIPA windshield mounted mirror is far superior, though. It would be a big functional upgrade!

I need to measure it... but, this could be the ticket. Thanks. :worthy: