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).
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
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
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.