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oldbluedodge
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:34 pm    Post subject: Windshield footmen loop size Reply with quote

Well bubba took off the windshield hold down footman loop

If someone could measure theirs and let me know so I can make a new one that would be great. I’m so close to getting her make together

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

About 2 1/8" center of hole to center of hole. Both my M38s have those welded on. Welded right through the screw holes to the windshield frame.

Funny I was just looking at it 10 minutes ago. If they had been screwed on I thought I had a good place for a rearview mirror to mount to without altering anything.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My footman loop the same size as all the rest on the truck, and also welded on. Hard to figure why they did one of 22 that way?

I use a strong magnet to mount my mirror (vintage 1950-something Chevy truck mirror, nice tinted glass).

It scuffs the paint a bit after taking it on-off a few times, but no unauthorized holes and it stows well in the glove box without rattling around. Wink

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1949-Chevy-Chevrolet-Inside-Rear-View-Mirror-7-x-2-1-2-HOT-ROD-RAT-ROD/283371640677?hash=item41fa441765:g:HhcAAOSwUP5cJXDV


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like your magnet approach. No new holes is a requirement! Also you don't want it showing? Stow it in the glove box as you say. Even better (for me) is when the 50cal is mounted I can move the mirror further to the right to still have a useful second mirror.

maybe a real thin sheet of Mylar on the magnet to stop scuffing the paint?

What magnet did you use? I like that is seems to have had a mounting bolt or hole.

I have a NOS GPA mirror I have been saving for something like this and with the magnetic base I can l keep taking it with me from vehicle to vehicle.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magnetic hooks fairly common hardware store item, different sizes: https://www.acehardware.com/departments/tools/hand-tools/magnets/2108520

Yup, the magnet sits in a chrome steel cup with a hole through the center. I can't remember if the hook was riveted in or had a nut on it. Either easily removed. I might've had to enlarge the hole a bit to mount my mirror arm into it. Also had to scuff the chrome to get paint to stick.

I experimented with a thin piece of felt over the magnet to keep from scuffing the paint but it made the magnetic connection a shade too slippery for me. Still messing with a solution in my spare time.

Apologies for hijacking the thread Old Blue. Wes is about to pull me over for a ticket..... Shocked
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1951 M38 Unknown Serial Number
1951 M100 Dunbar Kapple 01169903 dod 5-51
1954 M100 Dunbar Kapple M750759 dod 1-54

“The only good sports car that America ever made was the Jeep."
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, I was looking at as many pics as I could find and they all seemed to make the footman loop look small

Thanks again and if anyone has a good source of footman loops let me know.

Thanks again
Drew
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:51 am    Post subject: footman loop Reply with quote

I found mine at my local hardware store and farm supply store. Both places had all sorts of them. They're nickel plated so I blasted them a bit then painted them. Mine are 2 1/8.
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