Mirror mounting assembly

  • US 7,210,800 B2
  • Filed: 05/30/2006
  • Issued: 05/01/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/15/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A combination of a mirror mounting assembly and a vehicle, the mirror mounting assembly effective to mount a mirror to the vehicle, the combination comprising:

  • a vehicle bulkhead;

    at least one fender secured to the vehicle bulkhead by a plurality of mounting bolts disposed in mounting holes, the bolts and mounting holes extending in a vertical direction;

    a mirror element;

    a mirror arm assembly including a first end and a second end, the mirror element being connected at the first end of the mirror arm assembly;

    a mirror arm support configured to exclusively support the second end of the arm assembly, the mirror arm support being attached to the at least one fender; and

    a bracket, the bracket including a vertically extending section, a first laterally extending flange, and a second laterally extending flange, the first and second flanges extending in substantially opposite directions from the vertical section, the second flange including at least one vertically oriented through hole disposed so as to extend in the same direction and orientation as the fender mounting holes, the first flange being connected to and supporting the mirror arm support in a manner such that the mirror arm support is rigidly attached to the vehicle only by its own attaching fastener and by the bracket.

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