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Satterra
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:45 am    Post subject: Driver side mirror? Reply with quote

I recently purchased a 66 fully restored bug, but note that there are no door mirrors. Was the 66 ever sold without at least the driver side door mirror?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A mirror was always on the driver's side, as far as I know. The passenger side mirrors were dealer accessories. Hopefully there is a pin in the hinge that will accept a mirror. Casey
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right. I agree with 1300, they came with a drivers side mirror.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The driver's side mirror was always an accessory that everyone had to buy. The cars came from the factory with a threaded mount on the top hinge pin, covered by a plastic cap that was painted body color. These caps are very rare as they were thrown away by the dealer when the mirror was installed. (This also explains why there was no "correct" mirror, as the dealerships installed whichever type of mirror they bought in bulk, usually from Volkswagen of America.)

If your hinge pin does not have the threaded mount for the mirror base, you will either have to have the proper hinge pin pressed in, mount the mirror in a different way, or replace the door.
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