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The 1947 - present Chevrolet & GMC Truck blog post Board Network > 47 - Current standard GM Trucks> The 1967 - 1972 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups post Board
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"West Coast" mirrors

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Anyone recognize why they"re referred to as "West Coast" mirrors? maybe "Big Ass Trailer Mirrors" wouldn"t fit on the SPID... But I"m sure there"s a more interesting reason.
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I never knew why. But,actual west coast mirrors are what you experienced on huge trucks for years with a tall rectangular head and mounted using upper and also lower arms. The an initial truck mirrors to be just tiny round heads,or probably slightly larger rectangles,on a solitary arm. For ample rear vision these mirrors prolonged far turn off the cab.Not only did the little heads give bad rear vision,they additionally vibrated really bad,as you deserve to imagine. Year ago,before interstates,trucking was rather divided between coasts and also what castle drove and did top top one shore differed native the various other in plenty of ways. I number it to be the van on the west shore that began running the larger/better winter design and that"s wherein the name came from. GM readily available real west coastline mirrors as Sr West Coasts and also a mini version on 67/68 10-30s. They also gave the "west coast mirror" name to the tripod layout mirrors that come on these trucks,but they really aren"t really west shore mirrors


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