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Unread 09-15-2011, 06:42 PM   #1
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ZJ Mirror Relocation Ideas

I'm thinking about trying to make some relocated mirrors for my ZJ so cops won't bother me when I take my doors off. I was wondering if anyone here has done this or has any ideas. I looked around here and on Google and can't find anything about it.

If I have to make them myself then I was looking at this style mirror off eBay here is the link to the drivers side mirror.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/New-M...#ht_2982wt_958

Its cheap and it looks like it would be easy to use, maybe bolt it onto some kind of bracket. The real challenge is actually connecting the whole thing to my Jeep. I don't want to modify my Jeep very much along the lines of drilling holes or cutting. Also I don't want them permanently attached. I only want them when my doors are off. Another idea I had was welding some kind of a mount holding the mirror to a shop clamp like the one in the picture. Do you think this could actually work?? Would it be strong enough?

What are your ideas??

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Unread 09-15-2011, 07:01 PM   #2
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I was just thinking about this when i was riding doorless today tho from what a local cop told me its legal here to have no side view mirrors. But i am gonna try to find some motorcycle mirrors with clamps and clamp it to the A pillar.
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Unread 09-15-2011, 07:07 PM   #3
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Unread 09-15-2011, 07:08 PM   #4
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How about just using mirrors from a Wrangler.
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Unread 09-15-2011, 07:13 PM   #5
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How about just using mirrors from a Wrangler.
my buddy had a set lying around that we were holding up on the side to see what they looked like. not bad at all. i;d definitely do that if i was going doorless.

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Unread 09-15-2011, 07:16 PM   #6
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I like the Wrangler mirror idea, but how would I connect them to my Jeep?
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Unread 09-15-2011, 07:17 PM   #7
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screw the bracket right to the front fender in front of the door
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Unread 09-15-2011, 07:21 PM   #8
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I will probably try that it seems easy enough. haha, but before I do are there any more ideas? And does any one have pictures of a door-less ZJ they are kind of hard to find. Thanks
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Unread 09-15-2011, 07:25 PM   #9
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I was just thinking about this when i was riding doorless today tho from what a local cop told me its legal here to have no side view mirrors. But i am gonna try to find some motorcycle mirrors with clamps and clamp it to the A pillar.
You live in Georgia? So its legal without mirrors here? I'm still going to try to find some though.
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Unread 09-15-2011, 07:33 PM   #10
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why not make a metal plate that bolts on, where the two bolts hold the upper hinges, then you can weld on that or just make the plate kind of long in a downward or upward direction or both and drill some holes in to to bolt a mirror to it.

I would try to find some of those truck mirrors that fold inward and then if you go trailing fold them in so you don't bust them off.

Edit: or just unbolt them when you hit the trails.

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Unread 09-15-2011, 08:21 PM   #11
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hmmm....wonder if someone could come up with something that fits into the door hinges? I like the clamp-on idea, but I have a roll cage in mine I'd attach them to instead of the a-pillar.

Haven't had any police issues driving without side mirrors yet, but I'd like to find something small to aid in crawlin'

here's a pic of my Jeep, BTW
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77...1/DSCN1765.jpg
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Unread 09-16-2011, 10:26 AM   #12
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That looks cool I think i'm going to take mine off for the week end because the weather looks good. Maybe even hit the trails.
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Unread 09-16-2011, 10:59 AM   #13
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i'm surprised you didn't get hassled for having the doors off. it's illegal pretty much everywhere except colorado. as colorado's only vehicle laws seem to involve speeding and application of snow chains.

afaik any vehicle that's doors are intended as significant structural members in a side impact may not have them removed for travel on road. which is basically every vehicle besides cj's, wranglers, sammi's, amigos, etc, all have the high rockers that are the structural member and were intended to be doorless from the factory and are therefore legal to drive doorless in most states.
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I've got a full cage inside and rock sliders on the bottom. I don't think mine's gonna fold in half in a collision 'cuz the doors are off, but I don't really wanna find out, LOL
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I've got a full cage inside and rock sliders on the bottom. I don't think mine's gonna fold in half in a collision 'cuz the doors are off, but I don't really wanna find out, LOL
i don't think who ever is writing the ticket or impounding your vehicles cares.

i guess off road you can do what ever you want to your jeep, and i am not trying to be rude or anything, but i really don't understand doorless (other than wranglers ect) on the street, it just looks like you took the door off going backwards into a mailbox, rather trashy.
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