Roadster Interior mirror fixing

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#1 Roadster Interior mirror fixing

Post by Monkeyfinger » Sun Jul 03, 2022 11:49 am

I've been trying to find the correct way to fit the S2 plastic interior mirror (C28516) onto a roadster screen. My car currently has a home made bracket fitted directly below the boss at the top of the tensioning rod. This works fine, but I like to put things back to 'standard' if I can. I've seen some mention of it being glued to the screen - if that's the case, then I may leave things as they are. As you'll see from the attached photo, the boss on mine has also been drilled out to accept a bolt/nut to hold the sunvisors - I'd also like to install a standard boss with the correct screws.

Grateful if anyone has any insight or pictures of a correct factory set-up for this style of plastic mirror - I've tried, but failed to find any appropriate images online or in the forum.
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#2 Re: Roadster Interior mirror fixing

Post by Gfhug » Sun Jul 03, 2022 3:35 pm

Richard, why not fit an earlier mirror from an S1? They fit to the rod correctly and aren’t the awful S2 plastic.
Just a thought, cheers.

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#3 Re: Roadster Interior mirror fixing

Post by Monkeyfinger » Sun Jul 03, 2022 4:01 pm

Thanks Geoff - since my father binned the S2 mirror and fitted an S1 item around 40 years ago, that’s what it had! I finally sourced an original Wingard plastic one a couple of years ago, which I wanted from the originality standpoint, and also because it irked me that the original had been thrown away. I still have the S1 mirror, but I really want to know how the correct one is supposed to be fitted. I don’t remember it being glued on, but maybe memory deceives me.
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#4 Re: Roadster Interior mirror fixing

Post by Heuer » Sun Jul 03, 2022 4:57 pm

Glued on but NLA from SNGB:

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#5 Re: Roadster Interior mirror fixing

Post by Monkeyfinger » Sun Jul 03, 2022 5:16 pm

Thanks David, but is that definitely for OTS? If it's glued on, then it can't be mounted centrally.
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#6 Re: Roadster Interior mirror fixing

Post by Heuer » Sun Jul 03, 2022 6:06 pm

Ye, of little faith!

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I seem to recall it came from Pilkington with the boss already mounted centrally.
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#7 Re: Roadster Interior mirror fixing

Post by SimonBrown » Sun Jul 03, 2022 7:57 pm

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Hi Richard,
I believe this to be correct for Series 2 OTS apart from the spread of the adhesive. I copied it from the original mounting when replacing my original screen
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#8 Re: Roadster Interior mirror fixing

Post by Monkeyfinger » Sun Jul 03, 2022 8:05 pm

Awesome Simon, thanks!
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#9 Re: Roadster Interior mirror fixing

Post by nefematic » Tue Jul 05, 2022 5:06 pm

Here some measurements off my OTS, when I installed a new Pilkington windshield. This is where the mount was sitting on the old windshield. It is/was not centered. It also was not the original windshield I believe, since was stamped as Royal Doulton. So the measurements might be off. My mirror had a broken adjuster, a friend made one up out of aluminium, it was before 3D printing came about.



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#10 Re: Roadster Interior mirror fixing

Post by Monkeyfinger » Mon Jul 25, 2022 11:21 am

So, I had a go at fixing the mirror to the screen. Wasn't successful using 3M VHB tape, although a firm setting glass adhesive may have been better.

Instead I designed and 3D printed a simple 2 piece clamp that mounts on the screen tension rod. Works perfectly and easily removable. Also will allow me to swap the (some say) hideous plastic mirror for the earlier versions...
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