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 Post subject: side mirror assy.
Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:32 pm 
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can someone please confirm whether or not the EF Falcon's have retractable side mirrors or not. The RHS unit is broken and is basically just holding in place whilst driving (the mirror part works fine - it's the plastic housing that is the issue). Not sure whether or not there's a way of fixing it if it is indeed restractable or jusy glue it togther (which looks like that has happened previously).
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Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:47 pm 
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if by retractable you mean you can hold it and pull it in towards the car and out towards the bonnet then i woul say yes, my eb ones are, and i dont think ford are that stupid they would go backwards with something like that...

or im that stupid and am misundersanding what your talking about.

why not check the otherside?

 

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 Post subject: side mirror
Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:56 pm 
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yeah, you understand correctly.
i would check the other side but it's kind stuffed also.
when looking at the unit itself it just doesn;t seem like they would be. I need to pull up besides another EF and try theirs out.
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Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 9:04 pm 
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ha ha, i can imagine that. at the lights, to the bloke next to ya 'excuse me, can i just have a pull at your mirror. just to ensure i know how its supposed to work?' guy next to you replies 'POW'. i guess you'l never do that again. LOL

 

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 Post subject: mirror
Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:20 pm 
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come on boys, can someone with an EF Falcon please test their side mirrors to see if they are retractable.
thanks.
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Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:22 pm 
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Yes they fold in towards the doors. I dont know about folding them forwards towards the bonnet.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:23 pm 
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Alright I just checked that it only folds rearwards. It will not fold towards the front.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:29 pm 
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my ef's fold both ways. my drivers is broken so i just pulled it off, put a screw in and hey presto! only prob now is it doesn't fold.......

 

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 Post subject: mirror
Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:39 pm 
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well i might just have to glue the bastard together.
don't know how to fix it any other way.
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Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:42 pm 
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Not a broken spring or something is it? Bit hard to understand what the mirrors doing...

If the spring on the front side is broken then it may continually fold back easily...

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:46 pm 
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EF/EL mirrors don't spring back to centre with springs, you have to manually push them back into place., therefor you can leave them folded in at carparks etc.
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Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:59 pm 
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i should take some pics hey. just doesn't look like are meant to move at all. If they do then something is broken i rekon.
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Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:15 pm 
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mattronics wrote:
EF/EL mirrors don't spring back to centre with springs, you have to manually push them back into place., therefor you can leave them folded in at carparks etc.


Oh ok, different to the EB then, but id still say (without looking mind you, i may be totally wrong :D First time for everything... or not :roll: ) that it uses a spring to hold it in normal position, but when folded back the same spring pulls in the other direction and holds it in place. Personally i think its a bit of a waste. Its not like theyre much wider than the car :S

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:19 pm 
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Just to confirm..i have an EF fairmont and they do fold towards the back of the car..it takes a bit of force tho but they are on a pivot thing

Theres some pics i put on this thread if you wanna look

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=17995&highlight=
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