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Damn.. 6'8.. you missed your calling dude, should've been a basketball player. As for the mirror, I took note of it yesterday after reading this thread and it does look like its mounted a little low on the windsheild, but then again it's mean for normal sized ppl I guess... not giants like yourself lol. Works great for me, I'm only 5'8

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You could always have the seat pan removed, chopped and reinstalled. The power seat should still go high enough to compensate up for "normal sized" folks later on...


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You could always have the seat pan removed, chopped and reinstalled. The power seat should still go high enough to compensate up for "normal sized" folks later on...
Yeah, that's an idea. We could make a kit for the taller people... Shorter bushings. call them Wilt-Stilts or something.

And the kit for short people could be the Lilliputian-Special. You could paint the cubical, seat-raising bushings to look like tiny, little phonebooks.

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Ok, I remembered to try it on the Mustang. Here's a picture of what it looks like if you carefully turn the mirror over. It slips right into that position, as though it was meant to be there. Even fits the shape of the light fixture thingy [if I'm getting too technical for anybody, speak right up... there is no limit to my capacity to "dumb it down")

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That's the solution!!! I thought you meant unbolting or unscrewing the mirror and turning it over. You just meant rotate the mirror on it's mount!! Duh!

Now the mirror is where it should be (for me) and I'm not constantly trying to look around it.

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Gee, I can not even share this problem, first I have a convertible, and my only vison problem with the rear view mirror is my ducktail sucks up a good protion of my rear view. Plus I always have the top down so vision all around is pretty good. Lastly, I am on the shorter side, I am only 5'10", and yes, I do have the seat all the down and back (long legs), but I do not have any isuues with the mirror in the Stang (i.e. I do not have the overhead lights, no problem there). Now I must agree, on my F-150, I find the mirror angle compared to the seating postion to be odd, but noissues with any of my mirror on the Stang.
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Never had a problem at 5'5.

As a matter of fact, an added bonus to my predicament is the fact that, I can always pull one of a million phone numbers from the bottom of my seat any time I am driving...

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That's the solution!!! I thought you meant unbolting or unscrewing the mirror and turning it over. You just meant rotate the mirror on it's mount!! Duh!

Now the mirror is where it should be (for me) and I'm not constantly trying to look around it.

Thanks, JetBlack!!
No problem I like it better that way. It actually seems to fit the dome-light box better, upside down.

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I always wanted to make a little mirror periscope, for my truck, so when it's loaded down with firewood or whatever, I could look at the mirror location and it would really be a wide, periscope that looked up over the top of the rig. But nowadays, for about $60 I could just order an all-weather camera from Harbor Freight Tools and mount the camera under my rear bumper and put a "Pimp My Ride" monitor on the dash. Pretty blingy for taking garbage to the landfill though.

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Does anyone else think the mirror is mouted way too low? Granted, I'm pretty tall, but geez, it seems like it's in the middle of the windshield. Yesterday, I almost got into a wreck because it totally covered up a car I didn't know was there.

Does anyone have any experience moving the rear view mirror or remounting it? I need to make mine much higher.
Same has happened to me several times, especially when I'm at a stop sign and a car is stopped to my right. Almost t-boned several cars. I don't like my seat reclined much. I'm 6'2". I guess I just have to remember to be extra careful.

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