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    Rear View Mirror length

    Hello, I am trying to research the correct part to replace the missing rear view mirror on my 1977 Volare Roadrunner. Does anyone know what the correct length of the of the rear view mirror should be? I have part number 4054096 , but it measures 12" instead of 10.5" which is what I am finding online to be the correct original length. Is the 12" mirror correct for 1977? Did the rearview mirror size change over the years? Thank you in advance, info on this part is tough to find.

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    The one on my 77 is around 10 inches. I think some of the replacement mopar part numbers were longer for some reason. Not sure why. Maybe to fit other models??? You can get a new 10 inch day night mirrors on amazon. I`m not sure how close it is to the original.
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    My original ('79) mirror is 10" (NOT day/night). The one in there now, which came from the same 1977 Volare (Roadrunner IIRC) got the interior from about 30 years ago, is 12" (day/night). Of course I can't verify if the 12" mirror was original to that car or not.
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    Thanks guys, this info is super helpful!

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    I didn't have my first F til 86, but I had a bunch of them in quick succession and remember finding cars with the short or long mirrors randomly at that point. I always figured the long one was an added thing with certain packages. But they could have already been replaced before I ever came along. Or it could have been another of those vendor issues where they say it should be this, but today they have that to throw on the line. I surely always preferred the bigger ones.
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    I wasn't concerned with the length but wanted a day/night mirror. Sucks driving at night without one. I do like the longer one though, with it's wider view.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
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    So basically without knowing what was originally ordered for the car there is know way of knowing for sure. So choose what makes you happy.

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    From what I understand, unless you have the original window sticker for the car, there is pretty much no way of knowing for sure. Even then you couldn't be positive. Just because it says one thing on the sticker, that doesn't mean the car was actually built that way.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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