|08-30-2010 12:19 AM|
|Walkingstick||Here's when I got stuck a month ago. Been on that trail 8 plus times. The ground was flat and covered in sad. Went my usual route to the right side and then my Jeep slid to the right.|
|08-29-2010 11:54 PM|
Here is the link to the article in the local paper, along with a few more pics on their online article...
'Want to go draggin' Main?' | main, want, chucky - Latest Top News - Burlington Times News
|08-29-2010 11:10 PM|
|harwa004||OK--went draggin' last night. My 19 year old took pics while I drove the Jeep, but it was with his cell and we were rollin' as he took shots, in the dark. So they suck. But, here is what i got, for what its worth....one Jeep pic...THEY WERE EVERYWHERE LAST NIGHT!!|
|08-29-2010 10:50 PM|
Me? In Burlington? If so, then quite possibly....what were you in? Did you speak/wave? Come up to me next time and tell me who you are!!!
|08-29-2010 01:24 PM|
|Walkingstick||Go with HMMV mirrors.|
|08-29-2010 09:43 AM|
|08-29-2010 04:54 AM|
|08-29-2010 04:07 AM|
if you tourq them to 20 ft pound they wont go anywhere
|08-29-2010 04:06 AM|
|Shadeemry||here, i love these, dependable big sturdy adjustable and strong, cheap to. Cipa 44701 Jeep Cj Oe Style Black Manual Replacement Driver Side Mirror 27 bucks at autozone... And didnt i see you at food lion the other day?|
|08-29-2010 03:50 AM|
I found the link to the site I ordered my arms:
Jeep Door Off Mirror Bracket Arm
couple of the shots they have with 5 inch round mirrors:
These are a little pricey but they have held up through many hits and they don't vibrate with the mirrors that I have now. The cheap autozone mirrors vibrated due to their swivel joint on back.
|08-29-2010 03:38 AM|
|08-29-2010 03:09 AM|
|Walkingstick||But I can drive without a windshield... All they require is that if you have a windshield that is needs to have wiper blades|
|08-29-2010 03:07 AM|
|Walkingstick||Two yes. On review in cab and one on driver side door... However I can see everything with the top down and no doors.|
|08-29-2010 02:48 AM|
|08-29-2010 01:45 AM|
|Walkingstick||Yeah haha.... I go with no doors even in winter.|
|08-29-2010 01:18 AM|
Yeah, the lights-off thing is just cruisin' on the strip...creeping about 3 mph, streets lights everywhere. Ya know.
He was nice enough. Just stepped around and asked if I would turn on my headlights for him.
I think I will order some black CJ-style mirrors. I have been torn, because I hear they vibrate. But I hear using relocation brackets for my TJ mirrors is just as bad, because you can't see the passenger mirror with the skins on. ARGH.
So, I will just choose the ones I want without considering the negative points. I just love the look of the long-arm CJ Style black mirrors!
|08-29-2010 01:10 AM|
And yes be mindful around the cops
|08-29-2010 12:54 AM|
It was FREAKING amazing tonight. Had a bit of a "moment" with the law....but turns out he was just wanting me to turn my headlights (usually you turn them off as to not blind everyone). Not a word about the mirrors missing. :>
And they were after everyone left and right. So I think as long as I don't do anything stupid and get stopped for that, then they won't say anything about my MIA mirrors.
|08-28-2010 10:05 PM|
|Walkingstick||Well it should be fine since you have a rear view mirror|
|08-28-2010 06:20 PM|
But, I am now stuck with no options. So, I am going to take my chances. My Jeep mechanic says that he never runs mirrors and has never had an issue. I not only want to be street legal, but want them to be functional. I drive with my mirrors and do a ton of highway driving.
Oh well. I may be on here posting tomorrow about the ticket I got....I think as long as I give them no other reason to stop me, they will leave me alone.
|08-28-2010 05:40 PM|
|08-28-2010 12:54 PM|
|harwa004||Thanks! Maybe there is hope for me yet! Love to see pics....|
|08-28-2010 03:16 AM|
I got one of my mirrors on last night. The bolts in the mirror are too short to go through my arms and I only had one the right size. Got to hit the hardware store today. I used to use relocation brackets that mounted at the windshield hinges for my stock mirrors. Always hard to see out of passenger side if doors were on.
Now I have a set of 03-06 style mounted to my soft doors and this set I mount when doors are off (most of spring/summer). The arms I have I ordered a couple of years ago. They are sturdy and with the new mirrors I have now there is no vibration. I keep a ratcheting wrench in the jeep to remove them (~10 seconds) if I have to put doors back on quickly. I'll try to get pix up tonight if I have enough time. This is my work week (7 on/7off) and I do 12 hr shifts on Sat/Sun.
Got to get this finished, flares trimmed/painted, and install a puck to level the rear before Labor day trip to Uwharrie.
|08-27-2010 08:52 PM|
Thanks, Linda. Didn't even think about that! I will get someone to hold them up on each side and let me sit in the jeep and check it out before I start dismantling her.
I got them from a local guy -- what a steal. Both lights (in black, of course! No chrome, right??) and black windshield mounting brackets. The original wiring is in the original box. He mounted them but never ran the wires. Did it for "looks". All that for $35.
I was rather proud of my purchase.
I figured if I didn't want them located there, I could mount them on the front bumper and sell the brackets.
|08-27-2010 07:25 PM|
|08-27-2010 07:18 PM|
Thanks, Mike. I will check that out.
I just tried putting the ATV mirrors on. The threads on the end of the arm (that would slide into the door hinges) don't go down far enough to bolt in. And, they are a tad loose, so they have to be bolted. I know I can go to Lowe's or somewhere and get something to extend it, but...
When I sit in the Jeep and "look" at the mirrors as if I am using them, I am not satisfied. They look fine from the exterior, and would make me street legal, but I dont think they are going to be very functional. They are going back to the store in the morning.
This is why I want to find them locally so I can try them and take them back without the hassle of shipping stuff back and forth.
What about truck mirrors--you know, the kind like they use on the big Fords/Chevys, that have 2 arms. I know that would require drilling into the body of the Jeep. Anybody done this? Thoughts?
Also, when I take the doors off and laid them down in the kitchen floor, it seems like I can take out the mirror from the bracket attached to the door. Haven't done it yet, but it somehow looks like that may work to bolt them into the door hinges? Anybody tried that? Pipe dream?
|08-27-2010 05:36 PM|
|mikes05unlimited||if you have a carquest near you they have a cataolgue that they can order diferent heads and arms for whatever you want, decent price too|
|08-27-2010 02:58 PM|
I must have had a blonde moment on my first post. I started mentioning that I had looked at a Harley shop, but then my brain lost its train of thought...
The Harley mirrors I found were so small, they would not really do me much good as being functional. The ATV mirrors I found this afternoon are made like the Harley mirrors--they "look" like they will drop right into the door hinge thingies when I take the half-doors off.
Gonna try it out tonight and see!
|08-27-2010 02:51 PM|
|Gate53||Try a Harley shop some of their mirrors slide right into the hindge rings.|
|08-27-2010 02:36 PM|
Tarheel--I looked at the website for Agri Supply. Saw the ATV mirrors and thought, hmmmm.....
The store looked really similar to a Tractor Supply type of store. I ran over to my Tractor Supply, they only had 1 mirror. Not one type, ONE mirror. ARGH.
Walmart was next door, so I went in there and they had 2 black ATV mirrors with the arms. Gonna try to install them later this afternoon!
Also going to mount some new lights I bought from Craigslist with the windshield mounting brackets. Going to have to have help wiring them, but I am going to get them "on" the Jeep at least.
I will take pics when I get everything on tonight/tomorrow morning and post them for opinions.
THANKS! I would have NEVER thought to look into ATV mirrors without your response about that shop!
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