The reason that classic Fords haven’t wavered in popularity is because though they’re classics, their style and beauty doesn’t diminish over time. These are vehicles that become part of a treasure trove of the memories that impact us as families. Every now and then, though, you’ll have to replace parts on your old Ford in order to restore it to its original state. Irritating as it is, it’s not a tough problem when you know that you can easily get your hands on classic Ford parts that are made in reproduction to replace things that break. So, maybe one of the grandkids got a little excited at the thought of an outing in Grandpa’s “old car”, horsed around a bit too much getting into the car and in the middle of the skylarking, accidentally broke the rearview mirror off.
You know you have to have that mirror so you hop on the internet, or on the phone, with a mission to find one. Unfortunately, you’ll be wasting your time by scrolling through a big box parts auto parts house online catalog, or worse, waiting in line on the phone for an associate to help you. You’re lucky if they have what you need for a current model vehicle much less a treasured classic. Plus, nine times out of ten, they just don’t get how important your “old car” is to you. In this day and age of throw away cars, when a classic Ford part breaks, you want to replace it with something as close to original as possible.
Let’s say you buy the generic mirror that’s not the right one for your vehicle. What usually happens is, there will be issues. Something wrong with the style or you have to glue it to the windshield. Ever glue a mirror to a windshield? You’ll notice that it scratches the windshield easily or the material surrounding the lens can break off with just a snap of your fingers.
Classic Ford parts can only be found at certain specialty auto parts distributors. These are the folks that want to keep the legacy of old Ford vehicles running like they ought to be running. These people, like the ones at C&G Ford Parts “get it”. They get everything about Ford vehicles, the way only an insider can understand. Many of these classic Ford parts stores came into being, simply because, they were started by owners who knew the importance of passing down the love of Ford vehicles from generation to generation.
When you replace your mirror arm, you can go ahead and get the universal part with all the headaches from the big box auto stores, or you can get the proper part with the customer service, parts knowledge, tips and tricks you need from true “insiders” who appreciate your “old car”.
Installing it is simple. If you should get stuck, you’ll always have our tech support number. So, once you’ve got your part installed let the grandkids into the back seat, but, use some of that universal windshield glue on ‘em, and THEN, take them for that ride.