Who has the first second position door mirror location on a 68? - CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Vendor Directory

C3 General
General C3 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech Sponsored by
Corvette America

Who has the first second position door mirror location on a 68?

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-07-2013, 07:48 PM   #1
loup68
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Jan 2012
Location: myrtle beach sc
Posts: 1,728
Thanks: 0
Thanked 45 Times in 42 Posts
Default Who has the first second position door mirror location on a 68?

I got my 68 coupe in July, 1972. After noticing the interior changes on 68's, I started documenting these changes. I had a letter published in Vette Vues Magazine, in 1977, which I have subscribed to since 1975. My survey turned up that I had the first, farther back, door miror location. All 68's before this have the door mirror right by the windshield pillar. Can anyone know for a fact that their car is earlier than my 14,842 with the " standard " farther back door mirror location? By the way, I did submit my information to the NCRS to help out with the new 68-69 judging manual, last fall. Lou.
loup68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 01:47 PM   #2
MelWff
CF Senior Member
 
MelWff's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2006
Location: Danbury CT
Posts: 7,195
Thanked 120 Times in 120 Posts
Default

Is this change listed in the 1968 AIM?
MelWff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 03:08 PM   #3
427basketcase
CF Senior Member
 
427basketcase's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2002
Location: Sacramento California
Posts: 1,546
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I have seen a few early '68s with the mirror in that position, like so many items on 68's it changed weekly for about the first 1/2 year
427basketcase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 05:38 PM   #4
Ironcross
CF Senior Member
 
Ironcross's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2002
Location: Taylor Michigan
Posts: 12,094
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
Default

Number 13092, .......I have no knowledge of which you speak,


Try again, second post, I was sure the first was on file........




Last edited by Ironcross; 02-08-2013 at 08:21 PM. Reason: problem with photobucket
Ironcross is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 06:13 PM   #5
loup68
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Jan 2012
Location: myrtle beach sc
Posts: 1,728
Thanks: 0
Thanked 45 Times in 42 Posts
Default

Melwiff, I have two 68 AIM's. The old one was the first one released to the public by Mid America. I just noticed that the page numbers are different than the new issue by Corvette America. The original release has drafting graphic chevrolet on the top, along with " assembly instructions ". This copy has page number H 129 at the top. The new, Corvette America copy has H 117 at the bottom. Another can of worms for us!
Both sheets are identical and the drawing shows the first location right by the windshield pillar. There are no revision remarks on the right side of the drawing. Lou.
loup68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 06:24 PM   #6
loup68
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Jan 2012
Location: myrtle beach sc
Posts: 1,728
Thanks: 0
Thanked 45 Times in 42 Posts
Default

427basketcase, I looked at a lot of 68's, when they were relatively new. Every time that I ran across a 68, I wrote down my data. I am from Cleveland (PARMA) Ohio and Cedar Point amusement park, in Sandusky, Ohio had an all corvette day. Over a thousand corvettes would attend. I belonged to the Corvette Cleveland corvette club. I never saw an earlier 68 with the second location. This change required the riveted tapping plate to be moved, inside the door skin. They would not have bounced around the mirror location. I feel that the assembly manual was not changed due to the fact that in assembly, the instructions are the same, only the location moved by a few inches on the door. Lou.

Last edited by loup68; 02-08-2013 at 06:27 PM.
loup68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 09:14 AM   #7
Easy Mike
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
Cruise-In II Veteran
 
Easy Mike's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2000
Posts: 32,982
Thanks: 0
Thanked 255 Times in 238 Posts
Default

Second position moved rearward.
[QUOTE=Ironcross;1583070998]


First position, forward.


My 68 AIM shows only the forward position and the page was never updated. My #16660 uses the second position.

Last edited by Easy Mike; 02-09-2013 at 09:17 AM.
Easy Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 01:14 PM   #8
PRNDL
CF Senile Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
PRNDL's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 1999
Location: Huntersville NC
Posts: 26,373
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Default

My door or mirror must have been changed at some point, because #4473 should have had the mirror farther forward:


there goes my 3rd flight!
PRNDL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 02:27 PM   #9
bkvette3
CF Senior Member
 
bkvette3's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2009
Location: Regina Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 3,267
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Default

My current '68 (s/n5338) has the mirror in the forward position on the door by the windshield pillar. My previous '68 s/n 0245 had the mirror moved back farther. Obviously, moved by PO or a different door was installed. Wouldn't surprise me much. Every other thing was changed or incorrect on the car. BK3
bkvette3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 07:43 PM   #10
loup68
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Jan 2012
Location: myrtle beach sc
Posts: 1,728
Thanks: 0
Thanked 45 Times in 42 Posts
Default

Ironcross, can you be certain that, that is the car's original door? I wish more people would post to help us out on this matter.
loup68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 07:58 PM   #11
champs65
CF Senior Member
 
champs65's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2006
Location: Finger Lakes NY
Posts: 6,819
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

My car, #13358 uses the second position. No doubt in my mind it's the original door.
champs65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 11:06 AM   #12
loup68
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Jan 2012
Location: myrtle beach sc
Posts: 1,728
Thanks: 0
Thanked 45 Times in 42 Posts
Default

Champs65, Thank you for responding. I had collected data into two small notebooks. Just before I started looking at the corvette forum, I tossed them away. I assumed that the NCRS had already accumulated the data. From what I remember, I thought the next earlier car that I had found was about 1,000 earlier than my 14,842 and had the 1st mirror location.
loup68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 11:16 AM   #13
capevettes
CF Senior Member
 
capevettes's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2004
Location: Cape Cod Mass.
Posts: 13,861
Thanked 212 Times in 164 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by loup68 View Post
Ironcross, can you be certain that, that is the car's original door? I wish more people would post to help us out on this matter.
I believe Wally is the original owner of that 68.

Mine is 15880, 2nd position.
capevettes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 11:25 AM   #14
68RPOL71
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Feb 2013
Posts: 285
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

I have a delivery photo of my 68 with a February 21st production date. The mirror is in the first location by the windshield pillar.
68RPOL71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 12:12 PM   #15
bkvette3
CF Senior Member
 
bkvette3's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2009
Location: Regina Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 3,267
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Default

Very interesting topic!!! Ahhh, you just gotta love '68s' BK3
bkvette3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 02:53 PM   #16
Bandit54
CF Senior Member
 
Bandit54's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2013
Posts: 137
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

I have a production date of Feb 26/27 (Feb 26 on car, Feb 27 buy NCRS) Ser # 12439 it has mirror in foward position.
Bandit54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 03:21 PM   #17
jaxlt1
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
jaxlt1's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2002
Location: North Brunswick NJ
Posts: 1,255
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

My #9643 Jan 68 built has the mirror closer to the pillar.
jaxlt1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 02:37 PM   #18
loup68
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Jan 2012
Location: myrtle beach sc
Posts: 1,728
Thanks: 0
Thanked 45 Times in 42 Posts
Default

Is the mirror location change mentioned in the new NCRS 68-69 manual, and does it have the serial number mentioned? Lou.
loup68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 03:12 PM   #19
TOM65 L76 96 LT1
CF Senior Member
 
TOM65 L76 96 LT1's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2003
Location: Apple Valley Minnesota
Posts: 819
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

My coupe #18606 May 09 build has the mirror in the aft position on the door
TOM65 L76 96 LT1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 06:25 PM   #20
my_z
CF Member
 
Member Since: Jul 2011
Location: Los Gatos, CA
Posts: 80
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Mine has first position. What are the #s you're posting, last five of the VIN? In that case mine is 07564..
my_z is offline   Reply With Quote
Go Back   CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion >
Reload this Page
  • Who has the first second position door mirror location on a 68?
  •  
     
    Reply

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Is there a trick to reprogram Memory 1? Dave80C3 C7 General Discussion 15 03-03-2015 09:09 AM
    68 storage compartment doors dugsgms74 C3 General 15 02-21-2015 06:43 PM
    WTB. 68 convertible passenger side door. my68ragtop C3 Parts for Sale/Wanted 1 11-23-2014 09:15 PM
    '68 rolling chassis, body parts, interior parts for sale 1960fi C3 Parts for Sale/Wanted 106 09-25-2014 12:34 AM
    1968 Corvette Mirror Question international blue C3 General 40 09-27-2006 03:44 AM


    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Click for Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Forum Jump


    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:36 AM.