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Putting cj mirrors on a yj

Looking for good relocation ideas on putting cj mirrors on my 90yj ? I'm looking for a bolt on application to replace Oem mirrors.
Any all ideas would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Iíve got these. https://www.quadratec.com/products/13011_103_07.htm


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Do they vibrate?
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I have those mirrors on my '87. The '87 windshield hinges have drilled and tapped holes for the mirrors to bolt to. If your '90 has the same holes, you're golden.

I've been thinking of attempting to bolt the mirrors to the bottom half of the windshield hinges so that I can drive around town with my windshield folded forward. Right now the mirrors are bolted to the upper part of the hinge.

You have to look through the windshield to see the passenger side mirror. It's a little strange at first but I got accustomed to it quickly.

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No, theyíre solid. Like @Luckymac said, the passenger one is a little funky, but you get used to it. They can stay on when Iím doorless or using my canvas doors, which i think is nicer than the kind that mount in the door hinge.


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I run theses and u can reuse it OEM mirrors
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I run theses and u can reuse it OEM mirrors
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I have those mirrors on my '87. The '87 windshield hinges have drilled and tapped holes for the mirrors to bolt to. If your '90 has the same holes, you're golden.

I've been thinking of attempting to bolt the mirrors to the bottom half of the windshield hinges so that I can drive around town with my windshield folded forward. Right now the mirrors are bolted to the upper part of the hinge.

You have to look through the windshield to see the passenger side mirror. It's a little strange at first but I got accustomed to it quickly.

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Mac - do you have the factory half doors from 87? The 87 only mirrors always look cool.




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Another good shot of an 87 Wrangler in it's element.


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I run theses and u can reuse it OEM mirrors
https://www.quadratec.com/products/1...iABEgIKMfD_BwE


Those are pretty cool. I might prefer those over mine. It says only full doors for later models though. Any idea why that would be? Iíve got an 88 with full doors and I also use Bestop 2-piece fabric doors.


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The 87-93 YJs with full doors had these small little mirrors.




The 94 and 95 YJs with full doors and the 88-95 half doors all had the larger mirrors that these movers are meant to work with.




You can pick up a pair of the larger mirrors easily and use them with the mover brackets.

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The 87-93 YJs with full doors had these small little mirrors.









The 94 and 95 YJs with full doors and the 88-95 half doors all had the larger mirrors that these movers are meant to work with.









You can pick up a pair of the larger mirrors easily and use them with the mover brackets.





Oh ok. So itís not that they wonít fit, itís just that Iíve gotta deal with my dinky little mirrors if I decide to use the bigger ones instead.


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These were on my Jeep when I bought it. I'm unsure if any of the POs put these on or if they were originally installed when the vehicle was built. My build date is 04/11/86, so they could very well be leftover CJ mirrors.
My hinges have threaded holes on both the top half and the bottom half.

Pics 1&2 are the right (passenger) side.
Pics 3&4 are the left (drivers) side.
The little black dot under the drivers side mirror mount is the sensor for an aftermarket outside thermometer.

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You definitely have the original 87 hinges still with the lower three holes drilled and tapped. I think I recall reading that the original 87 half door mirrors were pretty problematic.
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Mac - do you have the factory half doors from 87? The 87 only mirrors always look cool.
When I bought my Jeep it had a ratty fabric top and half doors.
I bought a used hard top right away and ran half doors and a hard top for 2 1/2-3 years. I never could get the aftermarket fiberglass sliders to seal well, so I bought a set of full doors and rebuilt them and had them painted to match the current paint job.
As stated in my above post, my build date is 04/11/86...so a very early YJ.

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The 87s are pretty cool. Went for sale in 86. AMC made. Shiny black vinyl seats and top were normal (no black denim). Snaps. AMC logo on the glovebox. Decals a plenty.

I do take pleasure in seeing the AMC logo on the interior fuse panel in my 95. Nice call back to the OG YJ.
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The the fact that MacGyver drove an 87. Enough said.


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These were on my Jeep when I bought it. I'm unsure if any of the POs put these on or if they were originally installed when the vehicle was built. My build date is 04/11/86, so they could very well be leftover CJ mirrors.

My hinges have threaded holes on both the top half and the bottom half.



Pics 1&2 are the right (passenger) side.

Pics 3&4 are the left (drivers) side.

The little black dot under the drivers side mirror mount is the sensor for an aftermarket outside thermometer.



Good Luck, L.M.


Will these bolt on to my existence brackets? Using the existing bolts? My brackets have no extra holes drilled and tapped in them


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Probably not. If you really like the mirrors, it's not a big deal to drill and tap the necessary holes in your current hinges.
Simply use the new brackets as a template to mark and centerpunch where you want the mirrors to mount. The mirrors generally mount to the upper half of the windshield frame hinge, but if they're mounted to the lower half of the hinge you can drive around with your windshield folded forward.
Your big box lumber yard will have the necessary tools (centerpunch and correct sized drill bit & tap) and hardware (4 stainless steel bolts).
Put some masking tape over the area that the new mirrors will mount before centerpunching and drilling. Use a dab of clear silicone in the holes as a rust preventative before bolting the mirrors on.

If you proceed with the project, post some pics of the project. Those mirrors are popular and I expect other forum members would like to see how to mount early mirrors to late hinges.

If you haven't drilled and tapped mounting holes before, you can do a UTUBE search and will probably find a bunch of videos to instruct you on the process.

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Wait - 'LuckyMAC' drives an 87... so does MACgyver... hmmm. It's an honor to have you here.

mdgilbreath - I share the same last name just spelled differently. Apparently way back when (before things were written) the Scots who left our family clan just whipped up a last name that sounded like it. So that's how there are so many variants of the same last name.
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Wait - 'LuckyMAC' drives an 87... so does MACgyver... hmmm.
Another conspiracy! I have tin hats for sale.

My garage is lined with aluminum foil so that the government cant spy on my removing the emissions controls. I know nobody here is a government spy.

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Mine came with replacement bolts but, I didn't get stainless steel mirrors. They were black for about $30. Also, the brackets were for the upper side of the hinge not the upper front.


The passenger side bracket is worthless for viewing and since I run doorless anyway I just kept the glass and made my own, using galvanized pipe at the door hinge.



Rattlecan so it looks store bought.

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Putting cj mirrors on a yj

Iíve done similar things for mirrors on my tractor , bought mirrors and fabricated brackets with supplies from tsc.
My new black mirrors should be here on Thursday. Iím sure I will get an idea for what I want to do once I have mirrors in hand.


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Mine came with replacement bolts but, I didn't get stainless steel mirrors. They were black for about $30. Also, the brackets were for the upper side of the hinge not the upper front.


The passenger side bracket is worthless for viewing and since I run doorless anyway I just kept the glass and made my own, using galvanized pipe at the door hinge.
Nice work.

I, like many others, will attest that those bought mirrors are useless after a week. The plastic bushing wears fast and eventually after re-tightening the bolt daily - you happily throw those mirrors away.

Your re-purposed mirrors are fantastic.
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*sigh*, I had those sweet '87 half door mirrors on my YJ, but returning home from a camping trip, a big mercedes van merged into my lane and smacked the passenger mirror off, including the arm thing Fortunately, nobody was hurt, nor was my jeep and his mercedes.

That's all that is left. I still have the driver side, I was thinking maybe a metal fab shop can do something similar?

Anybody got a pair they'd like to sell?
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it would be cool to find an original set of those '87 mirrors. My '87 was a factory hard top so it had the crappy little door mirrors. Maybe I should build some clones of them out of the cheap Quadratec mirrors.... Hmmmm
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it would be cool to find an original set of those '87 mirrors. My '87 was a factory hard top so it had the crappy little door mirrors. Maybe I should build some clones of them out of the cheap Quadratec mirrors.... Hmmmm
I was thinking if maybe a metal fab shop would be able to make the mirror arms? The actual mirror itself was garbage, so I replaced them with some Ashtree(UK) mirrors from tractors I believe. Held up amazing in highway speed. Got them from eBay

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