Are these mirrors standard equipment?

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  1. Rusty Nail

    Rusty Nail Build the wall deport them all!

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    No sir, I only want to see where the factory placement is and your picture has satisfied me. Thanks again.
     
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    Outside mirrors on many vehicles are installed at the dealership. I have seen after market mirrors on new cars/trucks in the 70s, right on the lot. Trucks that were not for campers or were sold in mostly car dealerships got the same mirrors that the cars got.
     
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    As far as the small, car style "sport" mirrors go, the door skin actually had holes stamped from the factory. Then there's a backing plate that goes inside the door that the mirror mount screws to.

    Was it possible for a dealer to have new trucks delivered to them with no mirrors at all?
     
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    No - starting in the mid sixties an outside rear view mirror was standard equipment as regulated by the federal government (in other news, outside rear view mirrors were not a requirement until the mid 1960s).

    The "sport mirror" that the original poster pictured is RPO D49 and is the standard mirror.

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