Side mirror I.D.

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Side mirror I.D.

Post by warbrds » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:46 am

Hi

Trying to find out if this a WW2 era mirror or post-war CJ mirror?

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Re: Side mirror I.D.

Post by Bill H. » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:28 pm

Hard to tell from the picture but is the mirror tinted?
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Re: Side mirror I.D.

Post by Chuck Lutz » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:18 pm

Given the length of the arm and the style of the adjustment collar, it appears to be for a vehicle larger than a jeep...think "truck". I would say it is most likely from WWII but could also have been still in use post war.

The mirror might also be from the WWII era or the immediate post-war era.

I do not believe that the CJ used a mirror arm of that length.....
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Re: Side mirror I.D.

Post by Joe Gopan » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:26 pm

CJ Arm would be Black and shorter,
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Re: Side mirror I.D.

Post by warbrds » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:02 pm

To answer Bill's question, the mirror is not tinted, just totally worn out and faded.

Chuck, the inner and outer tubes measure appx. 13 inches, does that make a difference?

Joel, it appears the O D green is original, but do not know for sure, but it sure has the old paint patina.

I do not want to mis-represent if I list it for sale.

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Re: Side mirror I.D.

Post by Joe Gopan » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:08 pm

I have a NOS CCKW Arm, will measure it next trip out to the barn.
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Re: Side mirror I.D.

Post by 85jeepcj » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:26 pm

Wouldn’t a CJ2A mirror arm also be non adjustable?

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Re: Side mirror I.D.

Post by Chuck Lutz » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:16 pm

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Re: Side mirror I.D.

Post by mdainsd » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:26 pm

The 13" length sections, the adjuster method and the mirror are exactly like the one on my T214 WC52.
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Re: Side mirror I.D.

Post by warbrds » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:26 pm

Thanks for all the good information.
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