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Old 06-13-2010, 07:05 PM   #1
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relocating brackets for yj mirrors

Hi, I'm not sure if this topic was covered recently;but i just purchased mirror relocating bracketsfor my 94 YJ. They bolt to the lower windshield bracket. I can access the passenger side nuts from underneath the dash, but i can not get to the driver sides. Do I need to fod the winshield and take the dash out to get to them. Any insite to this situation would be appreciated.If so I'll send them back and get a different make;cause I already tried to get the passenger side nuts off and I stripped the torx bolt and got the nut stuck.

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The nuts should be welded into place.

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The nuts should be welded into place.
No they are not welded.
You may be able to get to the nuts if your arms are thin enough but it won't be easy to get them off.
Best bet is to remove the dash. use the torx bit to keep the bolt from spinning and remove the nut with an impact.
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:05 PM   #4
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When I did mine (actually took the mirror brackets off) all the nuts on the lower windshield hinge were welded in place...
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I did the same thing as you are doing. mine were not welded either. The driver side was a real b*tch to get to. I had to remove the instrument panel and use a long extention I dont remember the exact size but it was easier to do then completely tearing the dash apart.
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:18 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help. The nuts aren't welded.The nut that I got stuck has 2 threads left to spin and it locked up. I'm gonna grined it off and replace it. It's a 1/2 inch bolt and nut. I'm gonna try removing the inst.panel. Thanks again.
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:11 PM   #7
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Np buddy Good luck and buy some bandaids for those nuckles lol
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:00 AM   #8
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you are right kind of

the top screws in the windshield have a plate behind them with 2 tapped holes in them.

the bottom bracket screwws have loose nuts behind them and they are a real pain to get to
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:06 PM   #9
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Thanks for the reply. I folded the windshield down, took the dash off and drilled the four screws out. The screws had lockwasher nuts on them.Tried to free them up before I drilled them out.thanks for the help.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:47 AM   #10
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Dont forget the bottom door hinge under the brackets before they get as bad. I have been doing extensive rust control.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:27 AM   #11
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how do you get rid of the rust? i have it in spots espeacially in the drivers side floor panel. the hole that rusted out is alittle bigger than a basketball.i want to clean it up and herculine it.
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:45 AM   #12
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You can buy a floor panel to weld in or what i did was just weld in a steel panel and then redrill the drain hole. Got everything cleaned up the best i could and then covered the whole interior with bedliner. unfortunately its a never ending battle.

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