RH Passenger Door Mirror Installation - New Holes Needed in Door

With the RH passenger door mirrors now available, there will be many looking to install one on their 1963 or 1964 Cadillac. A template aligned with the edges of your door, showing the exact location of the 3 holes would be ideal, however, I thought I would share the specs on the holes you will need to install your mirror since my 1964 Coupe de Ville came with the rare dealer installed RH mirror.  

FIRST: I recommend removing your LH mirror. To remove you simply loosen the Allen screw in mirror control handle and remove the retaining screw at front top of the door. Slide mirror back and it will lift up and off the door. You will be left with an excellent template for the RH door mirror. The only difference will be you will not need the larger center mounting hole on the RH mirror. See below for details.

There are many ways to make measurements of the 3 holes on the top, however, this is what I did:
1) I measured from top door ridge up to bottom of mirror hole.  Since the mirror holes are basically parallel to the top door ridge, each measured 3 71/6" from the ridge line.

2) I measured from front door edge back to the forward edge of the hole. Measurements were 2 3/16", 3 11/16", and 5 3/16" starting at front hole.

3) I measured diameter of the hole. They are 3/4" in diameter. Note on the LH door more the center hold is 7/8" in diameter due to the center control rod. Since the RH mirror does not have the control rod, you only need a smaller hole for the mirror arm base attachment, and only need a 3/4" hole.

- Attaching Screw Hole in front top of Door. Look at your LH door front top where attaching bolt goes. The RH door mirror attaching screw goes in same location on the RH door. There is a roundish area where the screw hole needs to be drilled.  Drill a 3/8" hole in the very center of the round attaching area. (Note from the factory, I get measurements of 7/16" but do not believe it needs to be that big... just enough to move the screw around to find the thread in the base of the drill.  

- LH Driver Door Mirror Comparison. For a sanity check, I compared all measurements above to LH core doors I have on and all measurements were consistent with and approximate to the RH mirror hole specs above.    

I hope that helps in the installation of your RH mirror! Below are pictures I took that go along with the description above:

Here is a picture of the RH mirror installed on my 1964 Coupe de Ville:

Views: 313

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I have the template to drill the holes, if anyone needs it.  Just drop me an email, and I will send it to you for free.


Added link to our Help Page.



  • Add Photos
  • View All


T-3 Headlight History

Started by Jason Edge in Restoration Discussion 45 minutes ago. 0 Replies

                                  T-3 Headlights 1956 to 1972  - 1956 7"…Continue

Question: comfortable highway speed?

Started by Mark Geertsma in General Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 8 hours ago. 13 Replies

What is your preferred cruising speed on highways with your classic Cadillac? What I mean is the speed that allows for relatively quiet and comfortable cruising without slowing down other traffic.…Continue

Tags: speed, Highway

Stainless steel side trim

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Charles Fares 14 hours ago. 2 Replies

Have you noticed the stainess steel side trim on the CDV the convertibles and other models in our years cars is in the-- EXACT PERFECT location to help prevent any damage happening to the paint on…Continue

Tags: trim, side, Stainless

1964 NOS fabric for sale

Started by Steven Aaron in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Steven Aaron 18 hours ago. 1 Reply

NOS Dark green cloth used in de Villes. 1-2/3 yards.Please text me is you are interested. $50 +shipping. Thanks, StevenContinue

Blog Posts


Posted by Mike Petrey on January 13, 2019 at 12:25pm 7 Comments

Where do the flashers go in my 64 Deville Convert.  I'm thinking that's why both turn signals stopped working.

Source for Motor mounts and Trans mounts 1964 SDV

Posted by Norman Silverman on January 9, 2019 at 4:23pm 2 Comments


Where is the best place to purchase good quality motor mounts/trans mounts for my 1964 SDV? I see that Rock Auto has them for $8 and change, and others for $24 and change. Big difference. Is there a better place to buy them from?



Fuel loss in Carburetor

Posted by Ian Osborne on December 29, 2018 at 11:24pm 16 Comments

Lately if I haven't started my '63 in four or five days it seems that the carburetor has gone dry. The starter cranks for an extended period of time and the engine doesn't come close to firing. I have resorted to pouring a little fuel into the carb to save the starter and battery. This gets it started and it runs fine. It also starts fine after sitting a short while - a couple hours or so.

The fuel pump is new and there is always fuel in the glass bowl of the fuel filter. This, along…



Posted by John Rueff on December 19, 2018 at 4:24pm 3 Comments

I would like to upholster my caddy back to original.   Does anyone know where I can look at some pictures or photos.  Also, how hard is it to remove the dash?  thanks


  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2019   Created by Jason Edge.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service