Way to go! Good decision on the trans, might as well make it right - and make it behave like a proper Roller.
im running into some confusion with the mirrors that should have been on this car (before it was federalized)... ill have to take a couple pictures of what ive got and post them on RROC, as ive found i think 4 or 5 different variations of mirrors on these cars and im not sure whether they were all available and were picked by the owners as options or whether it was a year to year difference.
Last edited by epbrown; 02-23-2011 at 04:44 PM.
im headed out to the shop tonight but ill post pictures of the door mounted square crap that weve got, the holes that are left over on our window trim from the small round mirrors that i presume the car used to have... and then the couple of pictures ive found online of other early shadows and what they appear to have.
lots of confusion
my hope is to try to track down the round door mounted (and adjustable from the interior) ones ive managed to find pictures of online, but havent checked for prices or availability.
im certain that this car shipped with window frame mounted non adjustable mirrors, but someone added these interior adjustable square ones at some point - and whacked holes in the door trim (for the adjusters) and in the doors. so were hoping to use the holes that theyve made to mount the smaller round mirrors...
itll all make more sense with pictures i think
anyway, onto the pictures!
heres us (both sides of the car are the same):
the original holes:
and i didnt take shots but theres a hole through each front door wood piece for the adjustment knob to poke through...
heres a RHD '67 with the fender mounted setup - which seems to follow most of the other RHD '67s ive seen
and finally heres a RHD '76 with a combo of both the window mounted and door mounted round mirrors:
like i said my hope is to find a left and right version of the round door mounted style that are adjustable from inside - as seen on the driver's side of the RHD '76, so that we can reuse the holes in the wood and doors that someone so kindly drilled in our car...
something like this guy:
(currently on ebay, description says euro spec '75)
im going to bug the brainiacs at RROC about this also, but figured this might make an interesting discussion here too
chrome bumpers shipped today... so pictures are on their way soon
yeah i think so, also getting our hands on non-drilled window frames is easy because thats the most common configuration - since the later more common cars had door mounted mirrors.
and according to the handful of folks whove responded apparently there were 4 different types of mirrors available in the 60s, each being available in either a single on the drivers side or a dual mirror configuration depending on how it was ordered. among those 4 types the door mounted adjustable round mirror was an option.
now to hunt down a pair!
all kinds of parts sitting at the shop now, including 3 bumpers
so far got the front bumper on loose to make adjustments to the fitment... need to take a couple of pictures as it looks 100% better already and we havent even swapped up the mirrors
after removing the old bumpers i found a couple places that need some touching up underneath but it should look great afterwards
next projects before the trans comes back are getting the bumpers all sorted out, hiding some of the wiring in the rear that the chrome rear bumper doesnt have provisions for, and touching up some of the paint up front behind the bumper.
i might have time to wrap up the bumpers this weekend, but i need a few dry days to finish painting the brackets.
Speaking of your car, here's my latest temptation to rejoin the fold:
It's a 1966 Silver Shadow Coupe, James Young edition. Only 50 made, of those only 15 are LHD (the one pictured isn't, btw). I've only seen two of these advertised in the US, this one and a rust-bucket that sat on a Lousiiana lot for years. I like the MPW/Corniche, but really love these as they carry over the great lines of the Silver Shadow more faithfully. They didn't sell well because they were insanely expensive for the time - unlike Mulliner Park Ward, they had no relationship with Rolls-Royce and had to pay full retail for a Shadow then re-do the body as a coupe.
Unfortunately for this one, some knucklehead decided to update it and add the later bumpers. Another wierd thing is, though you can't see this in the pics, the restorer didn't put back the side mirrors.
i truly cant stand the coupes with the later bumpers... the sedans im not quite as bothered by, but i think they look terrible on a coupe
plenty of neat stuff for sale in the 25k-35k price range on RROC the last few months though if youre thinking about getting back into it