New casing for fiat rapido wing mirror

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  1. Dapen

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    Looking for a replacement casing for our 2008 A class rapido which got smashed by racing truck drivers in France !! Dapen
     
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    You should be able to find some info on the one you have left! branches round the country,well worth a call.Broke the glass on our Pilote,dealer £750 new mirror,new glass from these people £55 (y)

    http://carlylebusandcoach.com/
     
  3. Dapen

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    Hi thanks for answering what branches are you referring to , we have been told it's £1000 for a new mirror but we only need the casing the mirror and electrics are fine
     
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    Many thanks missed it first time :)
     
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    If you go to their website there is a motorhome section with a mirror section,all 66 pages! helps if you can see anything stamped on the mirror you have left (y)
     
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    I assume that you already know about Wing Mirror Man.
     
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    We lost a mirror on our 2008 A class Rapido in similar circumstances. We were in France at the time and went to the Factory where we bought the casing as well as the glass and motors which were fitted by a local repairer (Factory couldn't fit us in) Total cost was around 450 euros. Its worth giving the factory a try, we saw Anthony Pfaff who is English, his phone number is +33 2 43 30 10 70. This was about four years ago so don't know if he is still there but you could also email info@rapido.fr and ask for assistance. I would be very interested as to how you get on. Good Luck.
     
  9. Dapen

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    Many thanks for your help we'll be emailing these people tomorrow
     
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    Highbridge motorhomes should be able to supply just the casing. I bought one last year about £180. Bit of a pig to fit you have to fiddle around with a screwdriver between the casing and the mirror.

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    Hi we have tried Highbridge but they said they couldn't get casings only anymore thanks for your help
     
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    End result .... Having no success in replacing wing mirror casing ( complete mirror between £1000- £1300 avaiable ) decided to make one !!
    Made box to take mirror mixed up some multifinish plaster filled 3/4 full , removed used offside mirror as pattern and set it into box , held down with sticks till plaster
    went hard .Removed casing then made good using ployfilla were needed ie small air bubbles. When the mould was dry i put in about 8 wax polishes . I purchased from CFC
    cornwall gel coat and fibre glass now the tricky bit ... a thick layer of white gel coat then about 3 layers of fibreglass cloth when set removed from mould cleaned up
    and put in a new purchased online pair of ford ka repeater indicator lights . Job done looks great cost approx £60 . I have never attempted this kind of project before
    but it was very successful dave
     

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    Very very good well done
     
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    Thank you l feel confident to go ahead and make a spare one now just in case it happens again especially as l have enough materials left over dave
     
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    Sit back and wait for the orders to roll in! Seriously though, well done.
     
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    Very well done
     
  18. Dapen

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    Sorry Peteh no rapido mirrors we searched high and low !
     
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    I was quoted £1633.00 for replacement mirror head for a 2007 Frankia A class
     
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    Unbelievable !!
     
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