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Old 06-22-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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Question mirror suggestion for when doors are off

I know there is a kit you can buy .. seems a bit steep.. anyone ever made their own ? or does anyone have the quick release ones .... thoughts
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:20 PM   #2
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Go to a bicycle store and buy one of the mirrors that attaches to a bike handle bar and rig it to fit in the hinge. Or go to a motorcycle cycle store and do the same thing.

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Old 06-22-2013, 05:28 PM   #3
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I like the Lange one I bought. It has a quick disconnect, and it mounts on the lower windshield bracket. I only use one on the drivers side.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/13023_100.htm
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I bought a mirror at the Local O'Reillys for $8. It is a 3.5x2.5 rectangle with an arm. I threw out the mounting bracket that it came with and attached the bar to the mirror. To mount it to the Jeep, I went to Home Depot and got some stainless bolts (I believe a 2.5" bolt is what I got), washers, and Thread lock nuts. Hardware costs $8 (cheaper if you have everything at home and don't care how nice it is).
- Place the mirror with the arm on top of the hinge and put bolt with washer through hole on mirror and through hinge.
- Put washer on the bottom and tighten the nut.
- Bend the arm near the bolt up so that the mirror doesn't hang too far out from the Jeep.

And you have a mirror that can cost only $8 (if you have the other hardware) or $16 (if you buy hardware).
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Actually working on this project today. I ordered the mirrors from amazon and I'm following this link Jeep Doorless Budget Mirror Mount. Going to paint them matte black as well.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:38 PM   #6
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Rugged ridge quick release mirrors. $30
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:01 PM   #7
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I've been thinking about getting a set of these....
JustAddMud TJ JAMirror, JustAddMud Offroad Accessories
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:35 PM   #8
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Actually working on this project today. I ordered the mirrors from amazon and I'm following this link Jeep Doorless Budget Mirror Mount. Going to paint them matte black as well.
I followed this same guide and it worked out perfectly. Built a set for under $20 have yet to paint them but the mirror piece can be removed easily to paint. Great way to stay legal without dropping a lot of money on annoying relocation brackets or pre made set
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:38 PM   #9
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Just found a "schwinn bike mirror" for 6 bucks looks like if you remove the clamp the threads will fit all the way through the hinge hole. I'll update when it stops raining and the doors come off again
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:00 PM   #10
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I've been thinking about getting a set of these....
JustAddMud TJ JAMirror, JustAddMud Offroad Accessories
These are awesome. They're full size , easy off/on and stabilize by a magnet.
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I got the 'CJ retro' style that stay on all the time(bout $30 or so) what I like is the original mirrors are now off the doors which makes them a lot easier to handle/store w/o the factory mirrors hanging off of them.
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i have e bike mirrors on mine works great
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:56 AM   #13
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I like to run soft half doors so hinge mirrors are out for me.

I made these from a cheap pep boys mirror, muffler clamp, 6" bolt, tack welds, and cushioned clamps.

I replaced the hex nuts shown with wing nuts for tool-free installation/removal.







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