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Gordobe

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Couldn’t a glass shop cut a new mirror?
I recently tried that. Their accuracy is marginal and with 1/8 they can’t do a nice edge. I had them do a 3/16 one also with a nice bevel and it’s a very small tad to big. I’ve been sanding it dow pan slowly but not enough yet
 
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I recently tried that. Their accuracy is marginal and with 1/8 they can’t do a nice edge. I had them do a 3/16 one also with a nice bevel and it’s a very small tad to big. I’ve been sanding it dow pan slowly but not enough yet
Did you have to bring them an unbroken mirror or did they just take measurements. Thanks for the info.
 

S a l

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Out of curiosity, what makes this one so good? I have NO A/C in my other Cruisers so it’s all new to me. Haha
Not sure any are so good (functionally) anymore but this is the one that most think of as “factory” ac on the late 55s... plugs into the factory harness, ect...
 
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Here are a few photos of the A/C setup on the interior. Also, anyone have a driver side mirror? 😳
I have that same A/C in my 77. It works pretty well although I keep looking for that "left of the steering wheel vent" which doesn't exist.

Slo Cruisers sells reproduction mirrors that are supposed to be very high quality: https://slocruisers.com/shop/ols/products/fj55-mirrors-right-left-oe-reproductions

$180 for a pair with gaskets or $120 each. Probably worth trying the glass shop first.
 
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A couple quick updates. Haven’t done much with the old girl in the past few weeks but I’m looking to tear into the interior and replace the tailgate.

Quick question, does this interior look aftermarket or factory? Was thinkingof trashing all carper but this looks like a factory cut.

Also, any suggestions about removing rear window motor and glass? Mine won’t roll down and the rear latch is busted. Need to remove things before it will open.

Thanks in advance!

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PabloCruise

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A couple quick updates. Haven’t done much with the old girl in the past few weeks but I’m looking to tear into the interior and replace the tailgate.

Quick question, does this interior look aftermarket or factory? Was thinkingof trashing all carper but this looks like a factory cut.

Also, any suggestions about removing rear window motor and glass? Mine won’t roll down and the rear latch is busted. Need to remove things before it will open.

Thanks in advance!

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You are going to have to disconnect the rear window glass from the mechanism to lower.
Start reading here: Rear window article available from Gary S
 
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You are going to have to disconnect the rear window glass from the mechanism to lower.
Start reading here: Rear window article available from Gary S
@PabloCruise thanks for the insight and great to meet you yesterday! I can’t wait to get the new grill on, I was distracted by an interior tear down when I got home.

Was able to get the window motor out and lower the glass. Still need to get it out of the tailgate and into the new one. Rust was preventing me from getting her open but after some extra persuasion, she gave up the fight!

I decided to dump the interior carpet and cross my fingers that nothing was stock and too hard to replace. Took out the custom made box too. No more messing around, this pig needs to get the full treatment ASAP!

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