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Icon5 06+ mirror install on pre 06

I tried searching, but had no luck. I want to say I remember someone saying you had to do some kind of modding to make the 06+ mirrors fit on the pre 06 trucks. Is that the case or is it strait bolt on?
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Thanks Sandy!
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Let me know how it works out I want to do this but it is on the end of the list.
Where are you getting the Mirrors ?
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Yeah thats the write-up I used to do mine.
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Let me know how it works out I want to do this but it is on the end of the list.
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Yeah thats the write-up I used to do mine.
How much drilling did you have to do trent?
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I look at the junkyard all the time for those mirrors. I really want some.
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Just for any one interested it is worth the cost to go with OEM ones. The eBay ones are junk!!!
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Ya thats why I am waiting for some at the junkyard. My buddy has bought some off ebay and they were really crappy.
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That’s where I was going but I didn’t want to come right out with it; I am learning sensitivity communications or so I am told.

Luck with it and post afterwards.

If it was me go new, a new set of powered one from an On-Line Ford Parts Dealer are approximately $75/ea.

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Drilling, I would just use a step drill til you get the right sized hole.. That's what I did with mine, and worked out well.
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Its only $10 a piece at the junkyard near me so I will wait
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Drilling, I would just use a step drill til you get the right sized hole.. That's what I did with mine, and worked out well.
Yes, I didn’t think of that and was wondering how to do it.
I don’t own a step bit but have been thinking about getting them.
Great idea.
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Harbor sells a 3-piece set that's great for sheet metal and stuff up to 1/4" and aluminum... I've got one set right now, and usually buy a set a year, they're cheap so they break, but serve their purpose.
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Harbor sells a 3-piece set that's great for sheet metal and stuff up to 1/4" and aluminum... I've got one set right now, and usually buy a set a year, they're cheap so they break, but serve their purpose.
Thats exactly what I used/do as well. They go on sale for 10 bucks for 3 all the time too!
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Yeah and the 3-pack is a variety of different sizes, it's nice! They're usually $15 but go on sale about once every 2 months for $10
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This is what we're talking about:

- Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices

I was there 2 weekends ago and they were for sale, don't know if they still are or not.
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Good Info - Thanks
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i used a step-drill, just drilled until it fit. remember to use the washers, REALLY needed.
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Has anybody color matched the chrome caps on those mirrors?
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Has anybody color matched the chrome caps on those mirrors?
You can get the caps in black. those would be easier to paint.
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I think it would look pretty good, I might look into it
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My set came with chrome caps and black caps, which my buddy Timmy color matched for me.
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how about some pics....




once you drill, you'll need to put washers on the backside between the inside of the door and the nut.

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You can drill or you can make it straight up stock-like. The way you do that is unscrew the studs off the mirror. Use your dremel or something similar to make the 'posts' the studs screw into shorter. You need to make them just like your stockers in 'post' height/depth, however you wanna look at it. That's the difference between 05 and 06 mirrors...the 'post' height. Then thread the studs back in, and bolt on the mirror just like stock. I've never done it but supposedly people have done it this route before.
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Could you swap the posts from the stock mirrors and the 06s?
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