RE: [DMCForum] Re: Rearview mirror mounting
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RE: [DMCForum] Re: Rearview mirror mounting

I haven't but a local owner did and there was nothing interesting to report.
I think a lot of people blow things about of proportion when working on the
De lorean.

I don't buy the windshield cracking theory too much.  One the rocket
scientists who owned my car previously used JB Weld, or something very
similar, to hold the mirror on the windshield.

Since then, the car has been in an accident, towed who knows how, sat in a
hot parking lot in direct sun, cooled, loaded on another truck, shipped to
me and off loaded. 

Before I heard any of the rumors about windshields breaking I used a floor
jack to lift each corner of the car as I damned well pleased.  Guess what?
Nothing happened.  To add to this, there is even a chip in the glass right
near this spot so it would take even less stress to cause something to

When I put a new windshield in will I be careful about all those rumors?


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Of Ryan Wright
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 6:16 PM
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Subject: [DMCForum] Re: Rearview mirror mounting

Wow, nobody here has mounted a stock mirror on a DeLorean?


On 4/3/06, Ryan Wright <ryanpwright@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> This is brought over from the discussion on the DML.
> Can someone tell me the proper "layers" of the rearview mirror
> mounting system? Here's what I had when I bought my car:
> 1. Mirror with a plastic base.
> 2. Black "patch" that looks as if it's built into the windshield.
> Is this correct?
> Reading this message on the DML - "The reason the windshield cracks is
> because of the expansion and contraction of the BLACK aluminum base
> when it is glued directly to the glass" - makes me think the makeup is
> actually:
> 1. Mirror with a plastic base.
> 2. Black aluminum thing that's supposed to stay attached to (be a part
> of) the mirror's base.
> 3. Plain glass windshield.
> In which case I can safely conclude that my black "patch" that seems
> to be part of the windshield is really the aluminum base of the
> mirror, simply detached from the mirror itself; meaning my supergluing
> of the mirror to that black piece is OK and I don't have to worry
> about cracking the windshield...
> Can someone clear this up for me?
> -Ryan

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