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On our return to France at Dover we suffered a broken mirror, smashed by a delivery lorry.

Being a Ford Transit base, I assumed that it would be a Ford mirror but I am now told that it is not.

It is a LHD Chausson 628eb 2018 model on the Transit 170bhp chassis and has a mirror similar to a FIAT Ducato but a slightly different shape. Certainly looking at pictures of Transit's they have one mounting and ours has two like a FIAT.

Is it a Ford mirror or is it a special fitted by Chausson?

I would prefer to fit a pattern part if possible as I think that with it being electric it is fairly expensive.

Any help or advice much appreciated. Thank you.
 

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Sorry I can't be of much help answering your question but get yourself a set of Mirror guards. Well worth the money.
 
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Paul and Val
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A photo may help get some answers on your problem.
I am embarrassed to say this but both my wife (who is far more intelligent than I), spent over an hour trying to gat a picture attached. Any advice on how to do it please?
 
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Paul and Val
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Thank you so much

Here are two pictures.
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Paul and Kate

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Can you not edit the title to include transit in the description. It may get the transit based owners taking a look
 
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try taking a photo from the front in the daylight as that really looks like a fiat mirror in the dark photo

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Be careful. We smashed our passenger side Transit mirror, and we bought a nice new one here on the island for only €40.

But it was for a LHD, and couldn't see naff all out of it :( We had to tape a spare lens onto the new lens padded out with foam
 
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ok just been searching on the net and i can see there are differences to the fiat mirror
 
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Paul and Val
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Thank you but it is definitely different to a FIAT mirror. It is slightly squarer and less rounded/bulbous.

I have been looking on the Ford site for pictures and it seems to be different as I can only see single mount mirrors and like the FIAT it has two arms.
 
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Sorry, pressed the wrong button (again!).
Thank you very much indeed. It looks the same although I will have to check that it has the same electrical fitting.
I very much appreciate your help.
 
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Go to Google search page.

Type in " Transit Van Mirrors" without quote marks.

When results come up, under the search title but above the results you will see a horizontal list something like ..................... all, shopping, images, video etc.

Click on images.

Any image on Google of a transit mirror will be listed together with the source article.

Have a look through to see if you can see one like yours.

Good Luck.
 

ambulancekidd

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Since 1964 Gosh that makes me feel old.
Think it might be similar to this one?
This tutorial is for an upgrade but, it should be an easy repair.

Robert.
 

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Fit anything you can, you only see one side at a time some glass merchant will cut to a template and you can stick it on a background to fit.

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pappajohn

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Mk 8 long arm mirror complete.

Half way down the page... £94

https://www.transitcenter.uk/tags.php/tag/ford-transit-mirror-8/page/1

Or you can get a new case + indicator only on ebay for around £39

Stroppy bird beat me... And yes, I think it may be LHD. .. it says adapted for the European version of this van.

Anyway, you need a MK8 mirror, they are twin arm.
 
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Think it might be similar to this one?
This tutorial is for an upgrade but, it should be an easy repair.

Robert.

That is an excellent video and I very much appreciate you posting it. Thank you to all who assisted. It really is a great to get such help.

Thank you
Paul
 

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That is an excellent video and I very much appreciate you posting it. Thank you to all who assisted. It really is a great to get such help.

Thank you
Paul
It is what this forum does so well - we've been helped out many a time. :)

And hopefully have also been able to help others too. :)

Hope you can get it sorted. (y)
 
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Thank you to all who assisted with information,

I sourced the parts from the Transit centre in Poland. The response to emails by them was not good but after much chasing I did get the info and have ordered the lower mirror and the indicator lens. The total price with a 2 week delivery window is about 35€ which I think is excellent.

I know that Ducato mirrors are prone to breakage. The Ford mirror backing seems quite strong and I was surprised that it did not break and that only the glass was damaged. I have not seen mirror guards for the Transit mirrors. Does anybody do them?
 
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Thank you to all who assisted with information,

I sourced the parts from the Transit centre in Poland. The response to emails by them was not good but after much chasing I did get the info and have ordered the lower mirror and the indicator lens. The total price with a 2 week delivery window is about 35€ which I think is excellent.

I know that Ducato mirrors are prone to breakage. The Ford mirror backing seems quite strong and I was surprised that it did not break and that only the glass was damaged. I have not seen mirror guards for the Transit mirrors. Does anybody do them?
Hope its a UK model for RHD
 

ambulancekidd

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The two parts are the same RHD and LHD.

Yes that's correct, its only the angle of the main mirror housing that differs between LHD & RHD.
@Yorik was quite right to ask the question as many manufacturers mirrors are wildly different between RHD & RHD. Its all to easy to order parts & get egg on your face due to small changes, how do I know this? :whistle:


As for the price of "mirror guards" are they really worth it when the lenses & indicator repeaters are so inexpensive? :eek:
 

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As for the price of "mirror guards" are they really worth it when the lenses & indicator repeaters are so inexpensive? :eek:

I've found them worth every penny for the moderating effect that they have on approaching drivers. Never had a mirror hit since I fitted them, but people slow down or move position now whereas before I fitted them they all seemed to barrel along totally regardless. It was having my offside mirror hit twice on one day by numpties who were flying down lanes as if I wasn't there, despite the fact that I had already stopped when I saw them approaching, that prompted me to fit them.

I'm sure it helps if they're white or silver (not black) and have some reflective tape attached. It creates a perception of actual vehicle width that seems to be missing with the standard black mirrors (y)

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