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911 SCRS photos

I have been trying to find an outside mirror from an SCRS for many months, with no luck. In looking for one, I tried to figure out exactly what Porsche used, as I figured they just used something that was easily available and didn't go to the trouble of having a one-off mirror made for less than 2 dozen cars. The problem has been I haven't found any pictures of the car that shows the mirror in any kind of detail. All that can usually be seen is that it is black, roughly similar to a flag style Porsche mirror in size and shape and it appears to use a standard flag style mounting base. In the last couple of weeks I ran across photo of an inside door panel from one of these cars that showed what looked like an aftermarket miror adjustment switch in the approximate location of the standard switch. Looking through Fleabay today I ran across a similar switch for a Vitaloni mirror, which leads me to think they used a Vitaloni Tornado mirror.

Anybody remember a thread here in the last 2 or 3 weeks that showed a picture of the interior of an SCRS? I have done the usual search and looked through the last 30 pages of threads, with zero success.

Any help would be appreciated.

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No help here...but a video that is one of my faves. I've posted it before but it deserves another look.




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Wow, the very last second of the 2nd video shows what you are looking for. The thing is, part of my trilogy of new parts includes a mirror design, so I knew what I was seeing in the video.

If you take a standard SC mirror and lose the rubber part, you're half way there. How you'd mount the glass is still something I'm trying to figure out. Then, there seems to be a hint of a squared bullet shape. That's the part I'm working on. Unfortunately, I decided to leave the big rubber thing on the mirror and slip the new shape into the groove. This won't be ready for even a preview for weeks.

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After looking at this pic, I remember that it reminded me of a mirror off a Rabbit GTI.
It was textured and probably plastic.
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that video... the sound.... very sweet!!!
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Some more photos in this thread....
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The rally car seems to have Vitaloni California mirrors installed.
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I right clicked on the last frozen second of the later vid. I can do a "print screen" but I don't know how to post that. Someone please do that for each side and you will see not only the shape, but the possibility that the mirrors don't match.

And who is this mustached driver anyway?
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Here are a couple more of a driver side mirror.

I'm pretty sure this car didn't have one on the passenger side.




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A remember a few years back a friend of mine had bought one and sent it to me so I could forward it to him in Europe. It was one for a 944 Cup Car, the foot was different, but the mirror itself was a flimsy plastic manual mirror.

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Here is the last frame of the video.

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On the car in the video, the driver's door mirror is an SCRS mirror.

The one on the passenger side is a common aftermarket Vitaloni Tornado mirror.
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So,

The SCRS mirror and the Vitaloni are different? The reason I ask is that the photo I saw a few weeks ago (and can't find again) shows what looks like a Vitaloni electric mirror adjuster in the location normally occupied by the stock adjuster. It seems odd that they would have used that adjuster without the mirror too, although maybe the owner of the car changed the stock one for the Vitaloni. Who knows?

I figure this mirror was used on the 924 Carrera GTS club sport as well, not that I have a good photo of one of those up close either. I have to believe that Porsche found something off the aftermarket parts shelf, or raided the VW/Audi parts warehouse for these things. It seems that there were two versions of the Vitaloni Tornado, one that was all plastic and one that was steel/plastic. Anybody know if they were different in appearance?


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The SCRS and the Vitaloni mirror are completely different, they look nothing alike, other than being black and rectangular-ish.

The SCRS mirror could not have been used on a 924. They might have used similar looking mirrors, but the bases would have to be different, because the doors (angles) are different.

Because the angle of the housing on the SCRS mirror is not adjustable, my guess is that it must have been specially made for a 911. Otherwise it would not sit right.

The Vitaloni mirror housing is mounted on the base on a swivel, so the mirror housing can be mounted on many different doors, with the housing adjusted to still sit at the correct angle.
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Ahhh, didn't I say that a few replies ago???
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Perhaps this may help,....here is a genuine SCRS here in our shop fopr some work:



Left side mirror only, no mirror on the right side.
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Hey Steve, can we get a close up and a couple of angles? I can reproduce these as shells to insert some type of stock innards. I started in another direction, but I'm suspending my design pending more info on these mirrors. I would utilize the SC base.
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Steve,

Would you be kind enough to take a close look at the mirror for any identifying marks, such as you'd ususallly find on a molded plastic piece.? I'll second Milt's request for close-up photos. In fact, this would be an excellent opportunity to shoot some photos of the interior and trunk of one of these, if the owner wouldn't mind, as these cars are quite rare and haven't ever been really documented anywhere. These things are supposed to be quite light and I'd like to know where they lost all of the weight, as they still carry quite a few things most lightweight 911s don't have. I'd also be curious to find out if there is anything where the mirror adjustment joystick usually resides.

Anxiously awaiting updates,

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Steve,
what happened to that car's original front spoiler? Iroc / RSR bumper mit C2 seal ist nicht correkt !
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what happened to that car's original front spoiler? Iroc / RSR bumper mit C2 seal ist nicht correkt !
I know that car. I spoke to the owner a few times over PM on 6speedonline years ago when he had a 996TT all modded up. He has the original parts in his garage.
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