Barry has a great looking Delta, as you can see this car is carefully maintained, and kept in tip-top condition.

Mirror, mirror!

To add style to this sharp Lancia, Barry decided to fit a pair of carbon fibre WRC type, door mounted rear view mirrors.

To match the car, these mirrors needed to be perfect, so in his words, Barry describes below the improving and fitting procedure. 

To add style to this sharp Lancia, Barry decided to fit a pair of carbon fibre WRC type, door mounted rear view mirrors.

To match the car, these mirrors needed to be perfect, so in his words, Barry describes below the improving and fitting procedure. 

Obviously first the existing OE mirrors had to be removed. this is very straight forward with Lancias unique threaded fitting.

Prepare a mock up of how the casings fit, then anticipate any further problems down the line.

A few potential issues could be wind noise, although there is already enough with the Delta, so self adhesive foam tape would be required fit in strategic & contact areas.

Also, water ingress into the casing itself, so 2 x 6mm drain holes were drilled in the bottom & 6mm grommets fitted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large washers were needed big enough to cover the interior fitting holes of the original mirrors, but look decent enough finish as a final fit. So I core drilled 2 x carbon fibre washers from a sheet that I had, and being carbon, also compliments the final look, plus, rather than an M6 bolt, an allen head stainless steel screw would do the trick.

Foam was added around the fixing hole to both sides to ensure a good, draught proof fit.

One thing I was never satisfied with, & this seems to apply to all of the WRC type door mirrors for the delta (& I had a previous set),is although in my opinion they look great, rear vision is terrible, added to LHD it then goes from terrible to

down right dangerous.

So, I decided to try to improve matters. These mirrors that I recently acquired, were a little bigger overall than my previous version (& certainly a better fit, than the plastic threaded disc affair that others have been selling.......another story).

I ordered an A4 sheet from ebay of "mirror Perspex", this would allow me to cut, sand & shape the replacement mirror pieces to the maximum size. Also, I set a new fixing plate onto the existing fixing plate of about 4mm thick, this had the effect of moving the glass further out, & therefore could be bigger.......success!

 

While the mirrors are not as big as OE, with a real good final drivers setting, I guess that they are not significantly smaller.

 

So, if you like the WRC type "look", but still want to have some visibility, I suggest, at the very least, that you increase the size of the mirror by changing to Perspex.

larger WRC mirror glass
Lancia Delta WRC style mirror drain holes
Lancia Delta WRC mirrors carbon fibre disc

2 x 6mm holes for water drainage

Lancia Delta WRC style mirrors adhesive tape

Adhesive foam tape fitted

Carbon fibre washer & stainless screw

Panels cut from mirror finish Perspex sheet using card templates.

These were mounted 4mm further out than the original, allowing for a larger mirror panel, then trimmed and shaped with care to fit the larger space available. 

Lancia Delta WRC carbon fibre mirror
Integrale WRC mirror
Lancia Delta WRC mirror

The large, trimmed, 4mm rearward mounted mirrors in their WRC style carbon fibre housing.

Big enough to see, slick enough for speed!

A perfectly fitted WRC mirror.

Barry's done a great job here, the mirrors look fantastic on his black Delta, the fit and finish are beautiful too. With the enlarged mirror glass area, rearward vision is excellent.

Thanks to Barry for sharing this project with us.