Years ago I had a WC53 Carryall and the rear view mirror was the same as the Ambulance also.
I am presently restoring a GPW and found in my spare parts stock a broken Caryall mirror which I carefully prised off the retaining edge and removed the broken glass.
I took this down to my local glass supplier and he cut one from stock mirror glass, sanding away the sharp edges and rounding the corners. The original glass was smoked, and I did hear polarized, but the new one is not.
With the winter top fitted the rear view panel is quite low down so I will fabricate a mount similar to the triangular one shown in previous threads.
As there was never an interior rear view mirror fitted from standard, provided it looks the part and does the job what does it matter? There is enough evidence to support both round and oblong mirrors being used in practice.
Here in the UK there is a requirement that two mirrors be fitted, and more often than not the standard one that fits on the drivers side is replicated for the passenger side - as this was seen during the war, and was a safety addition in any case. Driving on busy roads today in a LHD vehicle is a hazard and risk anyway. There have been several occasions when Jeeps and MV's have been rear-ended by modern vehicles and their drivers not realising how slow we travel. It is common to see a Hi-visibility jacket draped over the spare wheel to draw attention to the vehicle. Happy New Year to you all!
Ford GPW 20534360
MBT #25553 DoD 4-43
Matchless 41G3L 350ccs DR solo C5806205
Exeter Devon UK
FORD GPW 202055 DoD 5 - 22 - 44 Serial# 20534360
MBT # 25553 DoD 4 - 43
MATCHLESS 1944 G3L C5806205 (Ex 33 ZC 80)
Piper Cub 1944 L4H 480015 G-AKIB
1942 CHEVROLET G506 CARGO. #2NM 213219