I have been thinking about using a spare set of windshield dash brackets to make mirror mounts. I have the old style CJ hand screws for my windshield and easily have enough thread to bolt a second set of brackets over the existing ones. If trimmed down so the top half is fitted around the top bolts, and some square stock welded to the top of the bracket over the bolt head's, and a set of CJ style mirrors bolted to the square tube maybe 8" out from the bracket. Then all I need to do is to remove the hand knob, place the mirror and bracket over the original bracket, and reattach them with the hand knob. Being trimmed around the top bolts will make it so that they can be mounted without removal of the torx bolts at the windshield, while keeping them from moving.
I will try to add some photos when I make them, but hopefully that gives somebody another idea.
Moab Trails I've done: Onion Creek, Long Canyon, Dome Plateau, Top of The World (2), Fins-N-Things (2), Poison Spider,
Golden Spike, Gold Bar Rim, Hell's Revenge (2), Baby Lion Back, Cliff Hanger, Moab Rim, Kane Creek Canyon, Strike Ravine
Mirrors... What mirrors? When my doors come off, my mirrors come off.
Unfortunately, the OP lives in a state where they require at least one side mirror at all times.
Laybackman really did a nice job with his. I have safari mirrors for when I drop the windshield because I have to have at least one rear facing mirror. BTW, safari mirrors suck. They bounce all over the place and are basically there for looks.
1996 White ZJ
1987 Maroon YJ (sideways build)
1996 Forest Green XJ
The one on me jeep replaces the one I'm holding. It was just a flimsy tube that I bent. It came with the mirror and I got the set at pep boys. I'm not the best welder but it will hold just fine for my needs. Just cut some 1" flat stock from Lowes in half and bent/drilled as needed.
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I used the more modern Mopar sideview mirrors and adapted it to a Skid Row relocation bracket with a custom machined piece. I attached the detail drawing for the custom machined piece. I drilled a hole through the mirror arm and put a bolt right down the center. I kept the original spring in the mirror base so I could still tighten the bolt and get some preload from the spring to allow it to rotate but not move from wind resistance. The counterbore in the custom machined piece keeps the spring located.
93YJ 4.8L Vortec,AX15,Atlas 4.3:1, 4.56 Gears, Dana 30 w/ Posi-lok,Dana 44 Rear w/ Ox Locker + 99 Explorer Disk Brakes,Tom Woods D. Shafts,1" Body, 2.5" ED RE Lift, 33" BFG KM2 T/A's with MT Classic II Wheels, Herculined Inside, Electric Fan, 20 Gal Tank Conversion,Tuffy Center Console,Warn Front Bumper, Rockhard 4X4 Rear Bumper w/ Tire Carrier,Bushwacker Extended Flat Fender Flares,AMSoil/Redline In Everything and the List Goes On....
88YJ 4.2L: Interior and mechanical overhaul including engine replacement, nutter bypass, Weber 34 Carb, and work on a whole bunch of other things to get it back to fine running condition without the emissions control...evap cannister kept functional as well as PCV system, and manifold heater.