Datsun 1200 came with a variety of stylish exterior mirrors and a simple, classic interior rear-view mirror.
Datsun 1200 came with different mirrors for different markets. Differences are mainly:
- left-hand-drive vs right-hand-drive models
- fender-mounted for Japanese market vs door-mounted for other markets
- Trim: STD vs DX/GL vs GX
The coupe, sedan and van used the same mirrors.
Glossary: Fender = Guard = Wing
In Japan, mirrors are mounted on the top edge of the front fenders. It seems they always use two, on both R.H. and L.H. fenders.
GX models had round guard-mounted "bullet-style" mirrors. These were also optional on Deluxe and GL models.
The mirrors on these GX models were black with a chrome-like ring.
When fitting fender-mounted mirrors to non-JDM vehicles, use the factory drilling template.
Early B210 (1973-1975) came with mirrors similar to B110 GX, but with a less symmetrical shape.
B210 GX left; B110 GX right
PB210 round-bullet mirrors (argent with silver)
Aftermarket from American Auto
Standard trim models used a round fenger-mounted mirror. The Van Semi-DX also used these the first year.
Optional for all Coupe and Sedan was the GX-style bullet mirrors.
Deluxe And GL
Deluxe and GL Body Styles used a rectangular wing-mounted mirror. It was finished in chrome. It differs from non-JDM mirrors in that it had a different stalk for mounting to the top of the fender, and has a trapezoidal shape.
Van Semi-DX after the facelift used this.
Optional for all Coupe and Sedan was the GX-style bullet mirrors.
In Australia, you see a lot of Datsun 1200s with JDM-style mirrors. This is an older mirror, similar to B110 STD trim (round) mirror:
Most markets outside of Japan used a door-mounted mirror. These are strictly rectangular (not trapezoidal). These came in silver-gray or darker-gray matte finishe, or in chrome. Apparently the color changed over the years (production variance).
LHD mirrors were mounted close to the front edge of the door (farther forward than RHD mirrors):
In the North American market, only left-side mirror was offered. But a right-side mirror could be ordered through Nissan. The North American parts catalog lists only one part number, but it is known that the color varied over the years.
B110: Silver or gray finish 1977: Chrome finish 1978: Black finish
Australian mirrors were dealer installed at the time of 'pre delivery' & can be found in various positions from the rear edge of the flipper window up to the front edge of the door.
Does the AU parts catalog list left-side mirror or only the right-side one?
Reply. .............My Australian parts book lists only one external mirror for Australian Datsun 1200 Four Door Sedans, Coupes & Vans [Four Door Wagons] Part Number 96310 - H1900. & this is listed as being used from 10/71. No left side mirror is shown for the 1200 passenger models & it is not clear what was used up to 09/71, if anything.
Datsun 1200 Utes [B120] up to 1981 are shown on my microfiche as using the same right side door mirror from 10/71 [96301-H1900] with another one, [96301-H9500] also being listed as being used in Australia & interchangeable with the former, but not listed as superceding it as no start date for its use is shown.
A left side mirror, Parts Number 96302 - G1271 is shown for Australian use from 11/80
Two other mirrors are listed with odd details, being 96301-H5950 [right] & interchangeable with the second 1200 car mirror [96301-H5900] This mirror, 96301-H5950 is shown as being applicable to, ... "AST, OPT [exc. AST]"
The left side mirror is 96302-H5950 & is shown with an introduction date of 04/79 but is not listed as being interchangeable with other left side mirrors. This too is shown as being for "AST, OPT [exc. AST]"
Was chrome a stock finish in Australia? All the pics of chrome mirrors look like they are not as tall as non-chrome, so they may be 1600 mirrors.
Reply. .............The mirrors on Australian B110 & B210 models appear to be the same as each other & were gray. The Mirrors used on most Australian B310 models look to be the same as these earlier ones, but were chrome finished. A left side mirror was required by law for Wagons & other commercial types [Vans & Utes] in some of the B310 production years, so the B310 Sportswagon was fitted with a matched pair of chrome mirrors that seem to be 1200 clones.
South Africa models had chrome mirrors mounted far forward on the door. They look unique from other countries.
GX vs SSS
- Carbon-fibre mirror
- Bullet-style mirror (Modified from short-stalk version)
- 1980s Italian-style
- Supercheap - not as tall as stockos
- 1980s style
Early Japan-market Sunny Trucks used the same mirrors as Deluxe cars:
Pitch between screw mounting guide : 1 1/4" Mounting guide outer diameter : 3/8" Mounting center to mirror surface : 4 1/4" Outer Mounting Support size ( W x L ) : 1 1/2" x 2 3/4" Inner Mounting Support size ( W x L ) : 1 7/8" x 3 1/2" Mounting edge to mirror edge ( max. ) : 6 " Bottom-top Height : 6 " Mirror size ( W x L ) : 3 1/2" x 5 1/4"
Early Utes used the same mirror as cars, though in a black finish:
Late Aussie utes apparently came with a semi-gloss black mirror:
Newer bakkies (B140) used a black rectangular mirror mounted far forward on the door.
Was body-color a factory option?
New Zealand utes featured a black matte finish mirror.
L.H. mirror as also a part of the Dress Pak 2 for Roadstar.
See main article: Rear-view Mirror
Be cautious about cutting the hole. Several guys have cut the hole too big, I guess it's easy to do.
817 mm forward from door edge
Wing (fender) mirrors. 724 mm (28.5 inch) from back of fender to front of mirror base.
Mirrors can be mounted towards rear edge of the fender for a unique look
Note that discontinued (NLA) parts can sometimes be found on eBay or from individual stores (NOS or "New Old Stock"), so adding NLA part numbers to this article is useful.
See the Parts Sources article for current contact information for suppliers.
NISSAN - door-mounted rectangular mirrors:
- 96302-H5950 ASSY-DOOR MIRROR LH SEDAN, COUPE (96302-H1900) $57.15 USD
- The NA catalog does not list a R.H. mirror. But it is part no. 96301-H5950 (thanks to rgrinder for providing the number).
NOTE: Original 1200 mirrors are either dull silver finish or darker gun-metal gray.
Datsun 620 (Chrome finish?)
- 96302-B5510 ASSY-MIRROR,DOOR LH $72.45
- 96301-B5510 ASSY-MIRROR,DOOR RH OP $72.53
- See main article: 620 Mirrors
B310 catalog (do these fit B110?)
- 96302-U8710 MIRROR ASSY-OUTSIDE LH SEDAN(2DOOR) [chrome?] $72.33 USD
- 96302-U8810 MIRROR ASSY-OUTSIDE LH SEDAN(2DOOR STD) 1279- [non-chrome?] $67.73 USD
- 96301-U8710 MIRROR ASSY-OUTSIDE RH OP SEDAN(2DOOR) Chrome $72.33 USD
- 96301-H9110 MIRROR ASSY-OUTSIDE RH OP SEDAN(2DOOR STD) 1279- $105.00 USD
- 08330-52090 SCREW-TAPPING(M5) (2) SEDAN(2DOOR) $0.30 USD
- 80870-H9101 REINFORCEMENT ASSY-DOOR MIRROR RH OP SEDAN(2DOOR) 0779- 0870-H9100 $9.83 USD
- 80870-H9100 REINFORCEMENT ASSY-DOOR MIRROR RH OP SEDAN(2DOOR) -0679
- 80871-H9101 REINFORCEMENT ASSY-DOOR MIRROR LH SEDAN(2DOOR) 0779- 80871-H9100 $7.90 USD
- 80871-H9100 REINFORCEMENT ASSY-DOOR MIRROR LH SEDAN(2DOOR) -0679
B10 Early (before serial number B10 B10-058972 * 96301-18001 ASS'Y-BACK MIRROR, outside (R.H) Sedan * 96302-18001 serial number ASS'Y-BACK MIRROR, outside (L.H) Sedan Late (from from B10-058972) * 96301-27700 ASS'Y-BACK MIRROR, outside (R.H) Standard * 96302-27700 ASS'Y-BACK MIRROR, outside (L.H) Standard STD mirror * 96301-27701 ASS'Y-BACK MIRROR, outside (R.H) Deluxe * 96302-27701 ASS'Y-BACK MIRROR, outside (L.H) Deluxe DX mirror
B110 JDM Catalog (1971/1973 catalogs) Sedan, Coupe, Van * 96301-H1000 ASS'Y-MIRROR, outside (R.H.) Std, VP '71 * 96302-H1000 ASS'Y-MIRROR, outside (L.H.) Std, VP '71 * 96301-H1100 ASS'Y-MIRROR, outside (R.H.) DX/GL, VP '72, Truck 7510-7803 * 96302-H1100 ASS'Y-MIRROR, outside (L.H.) DX/GL, VP '72, Truck 7510-7803 * 96301-H1800 ASS'Y-MIRROR, outside (R.H.) GX (opt. C, 1971: opt. S) * 96302-H1800 ASS'Y-MIRROR, outside (L.H.) GX (opt. C, 1971: opt. S) * 96301-M3000 ASS'Y-MIRROR, outside (R.H.) Truck 7804- * 96302-M3000 ASS'Y-MIRROR, outside (L.H.) Truck 7804-
B210 early 86301-H5000 MIRROR ASS'Y-outside (R.H.) STD, DX and all VAN 86302-H5000 MIRROR ASS'Y-outside (L.H.) STD, DX and all VAN 86301-H5100 MIRROR ASS'Y-outside (R.H.) GL, GX [similar to B110 GX] 86302-H5100 MIRROR ASS'Y-outside (L.H.) GL, GX
B210 late - squirqle type, with or without spring loading * remote control available
- Supercheap - bullet style and similar-to-stock style mirrors
- American Auto Parts - Bullet Mirrors $98 AUD each
- Rare Spares Western Australia - Short-stalk Chrome Bullet Mirrors $52 AUD each
- Australian Auto Accessories - Short-stalk Chrome Bullet Mirrors $49 AUD each