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'68 Riviera Remote Mirror Gasket

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I ended up making my own gasket for my door mirror out of a sample piece of composite floor tiling and a piece of black foam drawer liner. The foam is to provide a molded cushion between the door and the tile material. I used a 1/2" hole drill to drill out the remote control cable hole in the tile and a small drill bit to drill out the base mount screw holes.

 

Unless you are looking directly at the mirror base you can't tell the gasket isn't stock. It's not perfect but it will do until I can find a stock gasket, (if one exists). :D

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This is my original mirror gasket, which is referred to as a "pad" in the 1968 Buick parts book, BTW. It fell apart as soon as I removed the mirror from the door. GM part # 1384683.

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4 hours ago, NCRiviera said:

I ended up making my own gasket for my door mirror out of a sample piece of composite floor tiling and a piece of black foam drawer liner. The foam is to provide a molded cushion between the door and the tile material. I used a 1/2" hole drill to drill out the remote control cable hole in the tile and a small drill bit to drill out the base mount screw holes.

 

Unless you are looking directly at the mirror base you can't tell the gasket isn't stock. It's not perfect but it will do until I can find a stock gasket, (if one exists). :D

Hey Mr. Mike

 

I have one for a non-remote. May fit?

I'm in AZ right now but when I get home I can send a pic. with scale. Its yours if it works. Will have to make a hole for the cables.

 

 

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2 hours ago, PWB said:

Hey Mr. Mike

 

I have one for a non-remote. May fit?

I'm in AZ right now but when I get home I can send a pic. with scale. Its yours if it works. Will have to make a hole for the cables.

 

 

Paul,

 

Thanks much for the offer. I would definitely be willing to take a look at what you have. Trying to find one of these gaskets is harder than the quest for the Holy Grail!

 

Mike

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. . . correct rear view mirror gaskets are almost 'unobtanium'  - If your lucky, NOS mirrors came with a selection of gaskets, as the mirrors were available to fit different models !

You might be fortunate enough to find a correct NOS new gasket, that was not needed, but they are scarce !

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