Showoff. That is so on my to-build list. 1 1/4" tube?
Originally Posted by Anticanman
Come on by! It's easy to network locally when you join a 4x4 club especially when all the clubs in your state are united and invited to each other's runs. You meet poor folk like me or run into guys that own some of the big companies you only aspire to order from and drool when you see their products. The great uniting factor is that we are all jeepers at heart and are willing to help each other out even if its just a little. That's what the jeep wave is all about: community. The wave is the tip of the iceberg.
Luck Favours The Prepared
I made a bracket that mirrors the windshield hinge and was going to ise the stock bolts. Since none of my windshield bracket bolts would come out, I lost my temper and drilled 2 holes through the hinge and then tapped the holes. Put a piece of duct tape on the back of the bracket and bolted it up. 3/8" piece of rod bent up and then out and one of the cheapo mirrors from Advanced on the end. Cost me about $12 for the whole setup.
Now, a State Trooper here in NC told me you must have at least 2 points of rear view (mirrors) and that even the little corner mirrors you stick on your actual mirrors will work. So for a long time I ran one of the square half moon stick-on mirrors mounted to the dash just below my speaker on the driver's side. Worked alot better than I expected! They do pretty goot when offroading too, gives you a great view of the tire as well as the rocker without having to crane your neck.
91 YJ, 350/700R4/231, 8.8/HPD30 with 3.73s, 6" SOA with 38" TSLs. If I ever see the previous owner again, I am going to curb stomp that meth-head brain dead crackpot.
Now I have these: http://www.quadratec.com/products/13025_05.htm
Along with factory half-door mirrors, I like them a lot better than the previous ones, although I did have to grind down the heads of the bolts a little on one side so they wouldn't prevent the doors from lifting off the hinge (the instructions say you can't use them with doors, but if you grind it down a little I have no problem with both half and full doors).
My only real complaint about them is that it's nearly impossible to see the passenger side mirror no matter where I have it set. Best I can do is set the mirror as far forward as it'll go and peek at it through the lower corner of the windshield, but it's not usually a huge problem since I only run those mirrors when I have the top off, and I can just do a head check instead.