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Frank Schwartz
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Does anyone know where I can find some good quality all metal side mirrors, driver's side and passenger..similar or as original??? Every one I found here in the US is chrome plated plastic and they are easily broken. I bought a set of those expensive Baby Tornados and the base is plastic and one got bumped and broke and replacement parts are not available to my knowledge. And..all I see on eBay are plastic plated with chrome...
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Frank Schwartz

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The flag style mirror on the later MGB looks very much like the JH mirror and is available in metal. I don't think the short base between the mirror and door, used on the JH, is available.

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Hi Frank,

I believe these are the mirrors still being made in the UK. Do a search on ebay for "tex mirrors" and see what comes up. I found either used in various conditions, nos or brand new. A lot of good parts to be found - no plastic garbage. Here is one sample from a seller in Pennsylvania who claims to have multiple units for sale. I contacted him just to be certain they have a metal base.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRIUMPH-SPITFIRE-MGB-MIDGET-TR3-TR4-TR6-I-AUSTIN-SPRITE-TEX-MIRRORS-STAINLESS-/191703120196?hash=item2ca2657944:g:wZMAAOSwFnFWCVsX&vxp=mtr

It looks like these new models have a slightly different base than the used ones, but it's pretty close to the original.

Best of luck,
Clinton

Last edited on 11-16-2015 03:22 am by Screenplay

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Hi Frank!

Got these from Victoria British last year, they are very original looking and you can get the plinth kits as well.

http://www.victoriabritish.com/features/sm/smmi1.htm

My thread for last year, with pictures: http://www.jensenhealey.com/forums/view_post.php?post_id=13814

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I believe Tex Automotive were the original suppliers of the mirrors, and they are one UK company that is still in business....
http://Www.texautomotive.com



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