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Old 05-15-2013, 10:49 PM   #1
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Mirrors when doors are off

So I've been looking for some relocation brackets for my mirrors, but everyone seems to be back ordered. My question is what do you guys do for mirrors when the doors are off? Running with no mirrors is not a question, because this one cop seems to not leave me alone

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Old 05-16-2013, 12:38 AM   #2
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000FQ...sr=8-1&pi=SL75

Should get them in a couple days, I have hade these for awhile and love them.

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Old 05-16-2013, 05:34 AM   #3
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This is what I did. Drivers vent and passengers vent both have a 2" Plus the bike mirror on the drivers side.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:27 PM   #4
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Search the forums for "Harley Mirror". Harley Davidson long stem mirrors seem to be a great option.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:11 AM   #6
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I use the DieTech brackets with a set of Quadratec replacement mirrors that look like stock mirrors. Originally, I just used a Lange mirror, but it whistled. The DieTech brackets are really solid and the mirrors don't vibrate.

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Old 05-17-2013, 10:21 AM   #7
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For about $20 and an hour of my time, I made my own pair.


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I second the vote for Die-tech. One of the biggest drawbacks with most mirror relocation brackets is that you have a hard time seeing the one on the passenger side. I use my side mirrors allot and these brackets use the stock mirrors and locate them in the same spot as with the doors on.



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Old 05-17-2013, 10:27 AM   #9
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I made my own too for under $12 bucks and 15 min work.
Mirror Pep Boys $9.95
Rod 12" long 1/4 all thread Home Depot $1.25
4 nuts and washers had
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I use (2) harley sportster mirrors, fit right into the hinges...
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:49 PM   #11
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This is what I did. Drivers vent and passengers vent both have a 2" Plus the bike mirror on the drivers side.
I mount mine there too, but I use old WW2 Jeep bunny ear mirrors.

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Old 05-17-2013, 10:10 PM   #12
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I went and ordered some Harley long stem mirrors. 50$ for the set
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I use a pair of towing mirrors strapped to the roll bar. I'm going to put a wide angle lens on the passenger side mirror so I can actually see in it lol.

Aftermarket mirror prices are a joke.
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But at least they put the controls on the center so that you can still operate them while the doors are off.
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Olympic 4x4 Products Part 117-124 - Safari Door Mirrors

I got these and really like them.. easy to get off and on..large mirror for good viewing and they dont vibrate too much either.
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But at least they put the controls on the center so that you can still operate them while the doors are off.
There's two reasons I can come up for why the window controls are in the center. For the first, I have a feeling one of the reasons they designed the controls like that for the Unlimiteds. That way if you have the frontdoors off, you can still control the rear windows. Also, two, it makes for a simpler and cheaper harness.
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Olympic 4x4 Products Part 117-124 - Safari Door Mirrors

I got these and really like them.. easy to get off and on..large mirror for good viewing and they dont vibrate too much either.
Thanks for posting these, just what I was looking for and a useful size az well.
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:55 PM   #18
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These are what I have. The best part about them is the slip right in and out.
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I can't get a photo on here. What I did, was remove the two torx bolts on each side of the windshield frame. I cut 2 1/2" flatstock about 9 " long. Then I cut two slots in one end of each to match the hole spacing. I bought 4 wing bolts with the same thread as the torx. I mounted an inexpensive mirror, with a base that would fit on the flatstock. All I do, is loosen the wing bolts and slide in the rig and tighten the wing bolts. Very little vibration, quick and easy. I'll post a shot or more, once I figure out how to load photos in my replies.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:23 PM   #20
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Here's a shot of the set up installed on the passenger side. I sprayed black bed liner on the flat stock. I spray that stuff on almost everything black on the Jeep.
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Olympic 4x4 Products Part 117-124 - Safari Door Mirrors

I got these and really like them.. easy to get off and on..large mirror for good viewing and they dont vibrate too much either.
These are the ones I was thinking about.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:58 PM   #22
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I got my Harley Mirrors today, and boy they are nice! Cant wait for the rain to stop so i can try these bad boys out!
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I ordered the Rampage quick release ones but they are back ordered. So I just went down to the automotive store, got a blind spot mirror with the metal arm and a 3 inch 5/16 bolt and hardware from Lowe's. Less than $20.
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I use half doors, when the full doors are off. Therefore, it wasn't feasible to use the hinges for mirror mounts.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:38 PM   #25
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I have roughly 20 bucks for both in mine. 3/8" round stock, mirrors from the parts house, nuts and a few washers. I threaded the round stock, if I were to make another set I will use all thread. Then two coats of rattle can black and bam the satisfaction of self reliance

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Old 06-02-2013, 09:35 PM   #26
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With the harley mirrors, do the stock door nuts fit the harley stem? With the ones I bought, if I use the stopper that came with the mirror at the top of the threads, the stem doesn't come out below the hinge for the nut that came with it. If I take the stopper fof, the stem goes down, but adds 3 inches which I then need to put something up top near the bend. When I tried them for the first time, the family was ready for a ride, so I just threw on a couple inches of rubber fuel line which made them tight enough to stay in one place, but wasn't very nice. After I got the doors back on, I though I should try the stock nuts but haven't had the time to try it.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:27 PM   #27
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I had a bit of time today so I pulled of a hinge nut and it doesn't fit the harley mirrors. So I went to ace hardware and picked up a steel sleeve that will go up at the stem curve and a few rubber grommets to protect the top and bottom. Hopefully that will work. These are the mirrors I picked up. Biker's Choice 1-Piece Long Stem Mirror, Right - Harley Davidson Models (65 and newer) | CruiserCustomizing. 36$ for the pair.

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