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View Poll Results: What is your take on the Concept After Market Mirrors and would you Buy them?
Buy: Look great! Screw safety, I got insurance! 40 13.47%
Buy: Look great! I'm a safe driver I'll make them work! 120 40.40%
Not Buy: Factory Mirrors are fine. Looks too dangerous. 79 26.60%
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:21 PM   #1
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Aftermarket Concept Side Mirrors.

Thought I'd be bold and put this out there.



Here's the Final version of the Side mirrors. Nice and neat. I love the final version of the car all together. But like some of us we want to get to "as close concept" look to our car. I'm wondering, there is such a contrast between the two, can there be a functional way of making aftermarket concept looking side mirrors for the production Camaro. I figure you can get some convex mirrors to make up for the lack of size to account for blind spots anyway. As far as getting the to fit in the spot of the factory mirrors and get them heated and electronic (which to my knowledge, the mirrors are just heated). Is there a way? Who will make them? Can the be made?

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Old 05-26-2009, 03:23 PM   #2
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I'd like to know as well...
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:24 PM   #3
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I would love this on my car as well. I will say this though, once you get it on it will probably be very dangerous. Those things are tiny and visibility as it is is already scarce to say the least.

Having said that, yes, I will take 2...

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Old 05-26-2009, 03:32 PM   #4
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nope no can do... you cant see a goddam thing out of the rear windshield as is, and turnin ur head would be a hazzard if you did it constantly not that it will help cuz there is still barely any visibility in doing that either... i need those factory side view mirrors
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Theyre too small
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:35 PM   #6
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If you drive the car like it's meant to be driven those mirrors wont be a problem..lol...oh yeah I like them
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:40 PM   #7
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I would love this on my car as well. I will say this though, once you get it on it will probably be very dangerous. Those things are tiny and visibility as it is is already scarce to say the least.

Having said that, yes, I will take 2...
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:51 PM   #8
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thats why i pay insurance for. give me 2 please in imperial blue.
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:55 PM   #9
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i'm getting these.
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If enough of us were willing to part with the money it can be done, also with the use of cameras (that is the future anyway) the mirror only needs to have about 2 inches of surface. I am now building a one off set for my 47 Fiat topolino with help from friends in Japan. I will let you know the outcome when finished.
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The only problem I got is that what if I get my Camaro and then I get the custom paint job before I get these mirrors. I have not finalized it yet but I'm getting a quote for the a similar bumblebee paint job for about $1200. Is there a thread for that? BB paint job anyone?
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yeah, they look cool, but they're way too small to be practically used on this car
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The only problem I got is that what if I get my Camaro and then I get the custom paint job before I get these mirrors. I have not finalized it yet but I'm getting a quote for the a similar bumblebee paint job for about $1200. Is there a thread for that? BB paint job anyone?
1200 for a full custom paint job...

I take it this will not be a tear down. . . i.e. engine compartment, under hood, under trunk, inside trunk, door james, door panels taking off. etc..

the actuall paint for the BB Car in transformers was 75k. . . It is a 5 layer job.
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1200 for a full custom paint job...

I take it this will not be a tear down. . . i.e. engine compartment, under hood, under trunk, inside trunk, door james, door panels taking off. etc..

the actuall paint for the BB Car in transformers was 75k. . . It is a 5 layer job.
You are correct no tear down. This is for the paint only, no labor. But they did say it would be 3 layers with "flakes" and it would have to be a white black or yellow car to get that paint. I can buy the paint from them for 1200 to get the job done. Then I'd have to get the shop to actually paint it. I just want them to get the paint matched as close as possible. The tear down would be quoted when they see the car. They haven't had a new Camaro yet.

Any one got a clue as to what shops are charging for tear down on 5th gens?
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I don't know if anyone did a tear down except the SEMA cars.

I would go with a black car.. and leave the engine compartment black with yellow accents. Oppisite of the outside.
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I'd like to see these as an option. With a good curve, it is very possible that these could serve their function. You might need a focus lens as well as a reflecting lens for them to work. We'll just have to wait until the aftermarket decides to do this.
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I might be wrong, but I don't know that mirrors as small as the concepts' would be legal due to federal regulations.
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The concept side mirrors are EPICLY small, incredibly dangerous, and an extremely stupid idea to put on a daily driver, esp. with the super huge blindspots that this car has!!!

That being said, hell yeah, I'll take 'em
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oh my goodness, i would love if the aftermarket would make these
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Small side mirrors are not illegal, you just HAVE to have them, there is not statute dictating size..

I believe these will make the aftermarket, just because there is a market for them (safety withstanding).
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The only problem I got is that what if I get my Camaro and then I get the custom paint job before I get these mirrors. I have not finalized it yet but I'm getting a quote for the a similar bumblebee paint job for about $1200. Is there a thread for that? BB paint job anyone?

NBD- simply have the mirrors painted later.
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If these moron ricers can put F1 style mirrors on their cars, you guys can get away with the concept mirrors. However, they're dangerously small. I personally use my mirrors a LOT (unlike the rest of America).

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Found someone that is willing to make them. He would require a CAD file of the concept side view mirror and the production side view mirror. Does anyone know where they can be purchased or found?

P.S. he also said unless there was a massive interest they would be very expensive, like the 600-800 range--unpainted. :(
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