I wanted a set of mirrors for my YJ when using my soft half doors. I do not have a whole bunch of stock just lying around and all sorts of bending tools to bend up a set of custom brackets to hold mirrors. In addition, at my age I usually seek maximum results while exerting minimum effort.
I decided to buy a pair of CJ style mirrors made for a YJ for about $30.00Today the UPS guy dropped off my mirrors and it was off to the garage with my new mirrors. The problem with them is I want them to mount to the two upper side windshield bolt holes. I had to figure out how I can mount them there. I want them mounted there because they will not get in the way of the soft half doors when you open them. I do not want them mounted to the front of the windshield either.
I mounted the brackets, plastic spacers and tubes in the windshield bolt holes I wanted to use. Next I removed the bolt that holds the tubing and spacers in place. I held the spacers in the bracket using a set of thin jawed vice grips.
After some thinking I decided all I had to do was pull the tubing and cut off the all the tubing up to the beginning of the impression in it that the bending process makes when they bend up the tubing. That tucks the mirrors up nice and close to the windshield. Next I inserted the tubes into the bracket holding the plastic spacers so I can figure out where to drill the new holes to secure the tubing to the bracket.
You have to decide how to position the flat ends where the mirror will bolt through. That was easy on the driverís side the flat spot that the mirror bolted to end up being vertical. So I drilled through everything there inserted the bolt to secure the tubing and then bolted the mirror to the tubing portion of the mirror asssembly. The passengerís side had to be tilted a bit past vertical. About 15 degrees Iíd say. Drilled that one out and bolted it up also.
Here is what they look like. They are tucked in tight and the half doors donít bother them when they are opened. I need to add a set of pimple mirrors to finish this little project to my satisfaction.