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Old 05-11-2015, 02:57 PM
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Side mirrors for doors off on the cheap

I stopped at Pep-Boys and bought a universal blind spot mirror (flat). They only had one.
I mounted it to see what it needed.
It shook in the breeze (the arm is pretty flimsy) and I wanted a more permanent mount process.

I stiffened the original bracket up by welding a piece of 1/4" key stock after bending it to get a little tighter to the body.
I also used a 5/16" carriage bolt welded to the bracket so I'd never loose the bolt and eventually (when I get to the hardware store) I can use a stainless wingnut and not need a wrench to back it up.

After a couple coats of Plasti-Dip I have a solid easy to mount mirror that holds up pretty good at 70mph.
Now I gotta make one for the other side.

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Old 06-12-2015, 11:55 AM
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Made the passenger side.
Now I have a working set for about 40 bucks.
The 1/4" keystock definitely helps stabilze them.
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How much were they?
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Shorten the arm that's on it. I had the same mirror on my TJ a few years ago. It shook a lot, until I took a hacksaw to the bracket and shortened it down almost to nothing. Worked great.
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