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Mirrors
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Do these mirrors appear similar to the oem mirrors for 55 56 Packards Accessories booklet picture no help for comparison
https://www.ebay.com/itm/312287223372?hash=item48b5c4de4c:g:50IAAOSwMvtZSrzZ&

Posted on: 9/28 8:51
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Re: Mirrors
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Probably as close as you will find commercially available today. I know several have used mirrors made for the mid 50s Chevys and those might be the same ones. Similar in shape to Packards but can't see much detail on the mounting screws. The originals only had one small hole and mounted by using a screw thru a separate bracket positioned backwards. Those appear to be similar only the screw head is on the outside.

With NOS and I think the repros once made by the company that still does high end hood ornaments being long gone maybe the next best option. Won't say for sure but isn't the seller old.parts a multi brand or specialty parts store owned or run by one of the Kanter family?

EDIT: Here is the original install diagram which I was reminded was originally posted by O_D. Apologies for not remembering where it came from to credit him.

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Posted on: 9/28 10:14
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Re: Mirrors
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There was a good bit of discussion about these mirrors some time ago, when I brought then up as an alternative:

https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=13898&post_id=213390#forumpost213390

Fine by me for a driver, but I wouldn't recommend them for a car like Randy's Caribbean.

Posted on: 9/28 19:29
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Do these mirrors appear similar to the oem mirrors for 55 56 Packards Accessories booklet picture no help for comparison


I have a pair either from this or another seller and they’re very lightweight and low quality. Even the grommet is just plastic.

Posted on: 9/29 0:33
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