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Mirror mounting - No doors????

Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by teamhickman, May 16, 2005.

  1. teamhickman

    teamhickman 1/2 ton status

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    Just a quick question for those people not running any doors………

    How did you guys mount your mirrors? :confused:

    I have been searching for something that would clamp to the roll bar but haven’t had much luck. I also thought about mounting them on the fender but I don’t think they would be very useful (to far forward) and would most likely get ripped off while out wheeling.

    Any thoughts, pic’s or ideas would be helpful…. :waytogo:

    Thanks,

    Andrew
     
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    I searched and couldn't find them but some guys were mounting them where the door hinges were. I'll keep looking and see if I can find any.
     
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    I'm gonna keep tryin to find the pictures but I took those elephant ear lookin mirrors that mount with those tripod mounts to the door. Took the tripod part and threw it somewhere in the garage.

    The arm and the mirror very conveniently mount to the top hole of the top door hinge. Was almost to easy and works out pretty darn well.

    Hope this is clear and makes sense.
     
  4. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Take the stock mirrors off their base so you have the round bar bare. Use 1" x 0.120 wall round tube to make a "receiver" for the mirror tube. Basically it's going to be a hinge. Mount the tube on the a-pillar tube at the level you want the mirror to sit. Drill and tap the tube for 1/4-20 set screw and make a "wing screw" to hold the mirrors in place. Then, when you are wheeling, you spin them inside and they don't get ripped off. When you want to use them, just swing them out.

    This pic you can see my passenger side mirror. I'll try to find a better one...
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    This is about the best I can find...
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  6. Scott39

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    I will get some pics of mine today and post them.
    I have tube doors and I took off the base of the mirrors and made a cool quick release mount for them, and they swing open with my doors.
     
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    I have tube doors also. My mirrors will clampt to the tube doors with out any problems. I have also mounted them on the fenders. They work pretty good on the fender, it is hard to adjust them though.

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    Hope this helps. :)

    Rich
     
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    I was eyeing these units from Poison Spyder Customs. You can weld to them etc. They are 37 bucks or something but perfect if your cage is 1.75 tube.
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    Those mirrors in bottomfeeder's post are the ones I'm talkin about. Just lose the tripod part and since the arm for the mirror is already threaded just bolt to the upper hinge that bolts to the body.
     
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    I bought a set of cj-7 mirrors and mounted them to the windshield frame. They only need to bolts to hold them on and they push around in front of the widshield out of the way when wheeling. Sorry I don't have any good pictures of them.

    Brent
     
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    Here are my mirrors, I cut up an old tie rod and the inside diameter was just right for the mirror.
    I drilled a hole in the side and weled on a 1/4" nut for a set bolt.
    I just carry a small cresent wrench in my console, and in seconds I can take them off when I get to the trail. Plus the mounting is out of harms way on the trail.

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    That's almost identical to mine except I welded a piece of scrap on the bolt to make a "wing bolt" for no-tools use.
     
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    Man…that’s Great!

    Thanks for all the responses!!! This is exactly what I was looking for.

    I was looking around at sand rail sites today at work and saw a few rollbar mounts but most were billet, polished or very expensive.

    Allan, yours appears to be the easiest as my hinges are still in place and until I get a welder I’m SOL on building anything.

    Thanks again for all the help.

    How do you save a thread? I want to be able to save this for future reference.

    Andrew
     
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    You could also make the seemingly 2 day trek to North Central Phoenix and use my welder to fab somethin.

    Really it was quite easy and free to me as I "stole" the mirrors from my Dad or someone along the line.
     
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    I may take you up on the offer.........

    Andrew
     
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    Pretty much any time I'm home you're welcome to pop on by. Course one would think that such a meeting should probably be prearranged as it would really pretty much suck were you to make the well nigh trans-continental trek on the off chance that we might be here and lo and behold we were off buying toilet paper or something.

    That is all. You may now return to your regularly scheduled life and please feel free to cuss me for wasting aproximately 30 seconds of your life reading this post.
     
  18. Seventy4Blazer

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    dunno how well they work for driving.. but i see no reason they shouldnt....
    Grant
     

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