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.
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.
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.
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
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.