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Hello all,

My wing mirror was vandalised but it is complete and glass unbroken.
The alloy mounting has sheared. Is it possible to refit just by drilling some holes or is it possible to use an adhesive?
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Thank you for the swift reply. I have some spare 156 mirrors and wonder if they might fit?
Well, the 156 mirrors are different and I discovered that the door is also damaged. Are the doors of the 2 door version and 4 door the same? Maybe I can buy a door already fitted with a mirror? Are facelift doors and series 1 versions the same?
 

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Well, the 156 mirrors are different and I discovered that the door is also damaged. Are the doors of the 2 door version and 4 door the same? Maybe I can buy a door already fitted with a mirror? Are facelift doors and series 1 versions the same?
Yes, you can fit doors from a 4-door as long as you don't mind a 25cm gap at the back......... Sorry, that was flippant. Facelift doors are fundamentally the same AFAIK.

Is the damage so bad you really need a new door? Depending where you live, I've got some marine epoxy that would almost certainly be strong enough to repair the mirror.
 

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No offence taken. I found a complete door with wing mirror and correct colour for the same price as a pair of mirrors but was told by the seller that early series and facelift doors are the same. I have since ordered the mirrors before your reply because it easier and quicker to change than a door but I would still be interested to know about the marine epoxy you have.
 

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West Systems make a series of different epoxies for use in a marine environment and they're excellent products. Very often the repaired area is stronger than the surrounding material, but the mating faces have to be absolutely clean and aligned spot-on or it won't work at all.

I used it to repair a front panel and it's still holding good several years later.
 

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The GT mirrors did not fit and the new pattern mirrors do not have a temperature sensor.

Could the original not be fixed using a resin mixture from a fibreglass repair kit or even expanding foam?
 

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Buy another mirror. Given where it's broken it would need to be pinned as well as glued. There's no shortages of cars being broken, you'll be spoilt for choice.
 
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