Help! Need a new mirror for Elvis

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  1. Elvis

    Elvis Read Only Funster

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    A really nasty, evil, white van man, forced me almost of the road on Sunday, whilst he was speeding , too far over my side and smashed my mirror and yes, just drove off!:cry:

    He is a Pug Boxer, 2003 model and we were quoted £81 :Eeek: just for a bit of glass! Havin a laugh me thinks!

    Any ideas where we might find one for alot less? gonna look at Ebay later too. Help would be much appreciated.

    Nasty Van people! :Angry:
     
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    if its just the large main glass look in halfords.:thumb:
    if its the small, wide angle glass then its dealer only.:Angry:
     
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    Mirror Glass

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    Take the old glass (if removeable) and hawk it round the motor factors there are a lot of sizes available which might just do the trick. Also try Halfords, and the Local Land Rover dealers some OLD S series had big(ish) mirrors too. Truck dealers can also be a Source?.

    Pete
     
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    Make a cardboard template and take it to a reputable glazier/glass supplier and they will/should cut one for you,, they have a machine that cuts glass/mirrors to weird and wonderful shapes..

    If possible seal the edges and back as the reflective stuff they put on some glass is like a tin foil and will lift after a while if damp gets between the glass and foil. :thumb:
     
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    Similar accident a couple of years ago smashed the lower glass on the nearside. I found that the local Fiat dealer was a lot cheaper than the Peugeot dealer. It's the same part on Boxers and Ducatos. If I remember correctly just over £20 as against the £80odd which Peugeot quoted.

    That reminds me. Before I discovered I could get the glass at a reasonable price I had ordered a complete manual unit (ours is electric) and couldn't cancel. It's been in the garage ever since. Must put it on eBay.

    Graham
     
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    hang on to it Graham....one day fiat/pug will stop making them and run out of back stock........then put it on ebay at YOUR price...:thumb::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Not a bad idea John :Laughing:
     
  8. Elvis

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    good old ebay

    Thanks for everyones help re this matter - but good old Ebay done it again, found the mirror! £15 with postal costs :BigGrin: Elvis is complete again :BigGrin:
     
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    Hi

    Not sure of the mirror on your vehicle, our boxer based Pilote uses the same mirrors as a lorry. If this is the case with yours then this site may be of interest? very reasonable, upgraded the pair on my mine!

    Kamikase Clots seem to be on the increase!! I hope his was trashed as well!

    A1 Mirrors

    Howard
     
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    Hi Elvis

    Sorry to hear about what happened with your mirror
    I am sending you a link for a company that I have used over several years that are quite local to us

    They break all types of vans and maybe able to help you I have always dealt with them personally but they also do mail order

    If you contact them speak to Andy and feel free to tell him I put you in touch

    Hope you find this useful

    Neil


    United Vans
     
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