Join Date: Nov 2004
Me V's Spider part II: The wing mirror
Having recently bought my Spider from an enthusiast I noticed the other week that the wing mirror was just stuck on with fibreglass filler (teach me to look at a car after dark!) so I set about it a couple of days ago and found the aluminium frame was snapped. Alfa garage wanted £148.47!! for a new one, so, I bought some liquid metal type glue, and aquired an aluminium pan (my mum's still looking for it-ahem) I cut two strips from the pan and showed them the good side of a hammer over some steel tubing and curved them. I then filed gaps in for the frame webbing and glued and drilled them before screwing them tight. Gave it a clean up in the morning and hey presto it swivels properly and works fine now and you can't see the repair as its all in the casing. I love these things, kinda makes you even more proud of your car. 2-0 to me!!