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Offline mac101

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RFSV Long Arm Mirrors
« on: February 21, 2021, 07:13:32 AM »
Hi Everyone,
I was surveying my RFSV for rust to clean up this spring and noticed an O-ring peeking out of my side view mirror arm.  I have an extra set of mirrors so I thought I'd just replace one set with the other.   as it turned out, the second pair was in the same condition.  So, I pulled them apart.

https://flic.kr/p/2kDt7yq
https://flic.kr/p/2kDt7yW
https://flic.kr/p/2kDt7xi

Not earth shattering photography, old grease, 7 springs, and ball bearings.   

The O-ring is approximately 44.5mm ID, 51mm OD, 3.1mm Thick, Nitrile rubber and R30 O-ring appears to be a good replacement.

https://flic.kr/p/2kDt7wS

I hunted around for a replacement black plastic cap and found something that fits on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Flush-Mount-Black-Plastic-Sheet/dp/B00P6TZA50

I will be media blasting and repainting the mirror arm, mounting bracket then replacing the pair on my vehicle.

https://flic.kr/p/2kDt7v9

Cheers,
Mac





« Last Edit: February 21, 2021, 08:25:55 AM by mac101 »

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Re: RFSV Long Arm Mirrors
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2021, 04:25:21 PM »
The original plug for the 6x6 and RFSV/SRV-SF long arm mirrors is made by kelvindale, they are still available to buy.

Kelvindale also make a few other products found on the Perentie & Bushranger build vehicles, such as the rear chassis plugs for the 6x6 being a BP-2

https://www.essentracomponents.com.au/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=42
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Re: RFSV Long Arm Mirrors
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2021, 04:31:16 PM »
Part no BPF0317

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Re: RFSV Long Arm Mirrors
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2021, 01:37:23 PM »
Thank you Dopey for the part number and web link.


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Re: RFSV Long Arm Mirrors
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2021, 01:47:34 PM »
My mirror hardware has returned from being powder coated.

RFSV Long Arm mirror hardware by Donald McKechnie, on Flickr

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Re: RFSV Long Arm Mirrors
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2021, 07:34:47 PM »
I recently acquired a pair of these longer mirror arms and they are used and need repainting. If they end up close to your result I will be very happy.
My question after looking at the fixing is how do you undo that strange looking multi edge "nut" on the bottom? I assume you have to get it undone to remove and inspect? Special tool time?

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Re: RFSV Long Arm Mirrors
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2021, 11:43:16 PM »
Hi,
I took a photo of all the hardware from a mirror.

[ftp]IMG_2644

My nuts and bolts were all standard metric hardware.  Post a photo of what you have?

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Re: RFSV Long Arm Mirrors
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2021, 07:38:41 AM »
Well, initial search for a parts drawing... no luck. Looks like no one in the history of mankind ever looked inside one before, std. length or ext. length. I only have the bare upper arms, no bearings etc, and I assumed they would attach to the std. lower MTC5083 mount.

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Re: RFSV Long Arm Mirrors
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2021, 10:17:06 AM »
Here you go...on page 30 of Perentie 6X6 PDF document

IMG_2767
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