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Author Topic: Welded on mirror mounts?  (Read 237 times)

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Offline Thatpolishguy

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Welded on mirror mounts?
« on: November 22, 2020, 01:13:32 pm »
Are these welded on or just deformed for rust? I canít get them to move. Who would weld on side mirror mounts? What kinda world is this!?! Help!?!🤦‍♂️



Offline DrM

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Re: Welded on mirror mounts?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2020, 05:24:51 pm »
hard to tell, could be welded, might just be corroded, could be soldered,  Some solder compounds are very strong, like silver solder. 

You might try heating the nut with a small blow torch, then using a pair of vise-grips on it.

Online Crilly Wizard

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Re: Welded on mirror mounts?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2020, 06:22:40 pm »
You do realise that one of the mounts has a reverse thread?
Are you trying to tighten it?

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Offline Thatpolishguy

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Re: Welded on mirror mounts?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2020, 09:43:19 pm »
No take it off but the things jammed on real good. My current working theory is it was a concerned mother trying to prevent her baby boy from removing his mirrors. Any other guesses? 

Offline Thatpolishguy

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Re: Welded on mirror mounts?
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2020, 09:48:48 pm »
Iím trying to take off the side mirror ďstandsĒ maybe mount was the wrong word. Isnít there usually a nut or something to twist right here? Whatever it was seems to be fused together.

Offline lunkhead

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Re: Welded on mirror mounts?
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2020, 10:16:32 pm »
Judging from all the pitting, I'd say the nut is rusted to the stem and stem to perch. Water always gets in the gap and wicks down. I removed a lot of rusted mirrors in the past. Get the switch housing out of way so you can get a good bite with big channel lock pliers. If it's the left mirror, it's got normal threads. The nut sticks better to the steel stem than the stem to the aluminum perch. I always grease the nut to keep water from getting in.
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