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Z3M wing mirrors wanted. Buy or borrow.

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by Anthony Cherry, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Anthony Cherry

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    I fancy using Z3M ring mirrors on my Bertini GT25 Z3 kits.
    Hopefully with the aim of producing shells that can be used on standard Z3's
    I have had a few problems finding where to buy them.
    I have searched the forums and followed a few links to German eBay sellers. But no stock/response.
    1. Does anyone have any for sale?
    2. Can anyone 'rent' me a pair so I can investigate producing conversion shells?
    3. Anybody know where I can find some online?
    4. Does anyone know what BMW parts sell them for?
    Thanks
    Anthony
     
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    Looking around £300 from bmw
     
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    Not as bad as I expected if that's for a pair.
     
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    I'd go down the bmw mini route.... Much more chunky... Just a thought..
     
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    What's the BMW mini route? Using mini wing mirrors?
     
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    Theres a couple on eBay UK (saw them yesterday) for £100 each
     
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    Not heard of that before? Do they fit the zed then?
     
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    I have just ordered a 2001 and the later 2007+ wing mirror. About £50 each. I'm gonna have a play with them and see if either of them fit.
     
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    Personally having owned an R56 MINI Cooper (2007+) I think they may be a bit big. Not seen an earlier MINI to comment though.
     
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    I was worried they might look a bit small. So hopefully when painted up they will look good. It's the electrics and fit I'm worried about.
     
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    TBH iv seen what he's done.... A few adjustments to a wing mirror is nothing compared to what he's already done... It was just a thought but he seems more than capable
     
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    Did the MINI mirrors arrive, and are they any good for the project??
     
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    yep - the mini wing mirrors arrived.... and they are definitely not mini.....they are MASSIVE :-(
    in comparison the Z3 barndoor mirrors looked tiny

    i managed to pick up a pair of Z3M mirrors from ebay - cost a lot of money - but i think they will be worth it.

    It might be possible to make some shells from them - but they would be fixed and would not fold in. and it would be quite a bit of work :-(
     
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    That's a shame, but I had a feeling they might be. You get darn good rear vision from them though!

    Apart from the amount of work, I don't think people would be bothered about not folding the mirrors in. Most are too afraid to fold in case they snap off due to the usual corrosion issue :ymdevil:. Personally never tried on either of my Z3s in 4 years of ownership.

    You may even find you have a ready market for them if you can make them for a reasonable price.
     

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