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post #1 of 15 Old 08-13-2011, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Side view mirror bracket opinions

Just curious which relocation bracket seems to work well at a fair price?I finally pulled the doors off and would like a set of brackets. Thanks brian

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post #2 of 15 Old 08-14-2011, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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I made my own and used an extra set of mirrors. They sit in the top door hinge. And only cost me about 60 bucks for the steel and the mirrors.
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don't remember where I got them, I think quadratec
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How do those from quadratec work? I dont need the mirriors to be legal in PA but I like how those look. Do they just bolt over the stock hinges or do they replace the stock hinges? I like them because they look like it would be very easy to mount lights to.

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Thanks for the pics.not illegal in al. But I find myself looking for them when I want to switch lanes.looks like alot to chose from online just wanted to get some that people have had good success with.thanks again
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They just use the same holes and go right over the windshield hinge. As far as seeing, the right side is hard to unless you use a mirror that sticks out further than stock, if use soft top upper doors forget seeing either at all.

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I don't remember who someone took a set of mirrors from a full size p/u from the JY and placed them in the top door opening with a nut seemed a pretty cheap fix

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I don't remember who someone took a set of mirrors from a full size p/u from the JY and placed them in the top door opening with a nut seemed a pretty cheap fix
might work, but what if, for some stupid reason, you want to put your doors back on?

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then I would say unscrew the nut remove mirror and re install doors

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don't remember where I got them, I think quadratec
I picked these up from quadratec, only like $30. But...I could not, on my 94, get those little torx screws to come out...as with EVERYTHING I do on the jeep, it aint so easy!! I broke the head off the first one of course, the next one just stripped out my bit....and I then I gave up. (and these had been treated with PB Blaster for a few days before hand, which is standard practice on everything for the old girl...) So I just went with the old "look over your shoulder" method all summer. I decided I'd go with motorcycle mirrors like a lot of guys do, just haven't done it yet, or the Dual Soft Door Mirror Sets from quadratec.
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How do those from quadratec work? I dont need the mirriors to be legal in PA but I like how those look. Do they just bolt over the stock hinges or do they replace the stock hinges? I like them because they look like it would be very easy to mount lights to.
I had a set of these. They are mounted using the lower bolts of the windshield hinge, which are semi-easy to remove (and reinstall).

The brackets seemed to be of poor quality. The powder coating peeled off after 3-4 years, and brackets because pretty rusty.

If you want to have mirrors for when you take the doors off, here are some other options.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f176/...rrors-1050836/

http://www.4x4xplor.com/doorless-mirror.html

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I went the permanent route with CJ mirrors I found off of eBay.

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I have a set of those from Quadra. They work well with one major flaw. If you try to use any regular mirror and have any doors including soft doors you will be constantly having to re-adjust your mirrors. They sit at just the right level that when the door opens it hits the mirror. When I switch between hard top/doors and the soft top/doors I don't want to keep switching mirrors too.
I just ended up ignoring the passenger side and rely on the rear view and the drivers side.
I'm planning a light bar and I want to mount the mirror high enough to clear the door when it opens yet still have a decent field of view. If I ever get it done I'll post pics.
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