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post #1 of 20 Old 08-27-2013, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Dumb question about side mirror mounting

I notice the windshield hinge has four holes for mounting the mirrors, but they don't look threaded. Is that true or am I just not noticing? What size screws are used to mount them originally?

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post #2 of 20 Old 08-27-2013, 09:02 AM
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I believe mine are threaded.
wonder how many new jeep owners took the mirror supports off and tried to straighten them so they match.

they do look kind of funny, but they work.

as you have to look through the windshield to see the right mirror,

one or two times over the years I let the windshield down then folded the mirrors up
but it was too much work for me and then you take the chance of messing up your windshield seal.
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Leave it to Keith to have a picture of about anything.

The hinges should be threaded and they require the bolt shown below.

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I believe mine are threaded.
wonder how many new jeep owners took the mirror supports off and tried to straighten them so they match.

they do look kind of funny, but they work.

as you have to look through the windshield to see the right mirror,

one or two times over the years I let the windshield down then folded the mirrors up
but it was too much work for me and then you take the chance of messing up your windshield seal.
I made mine Match on both sides. I hated the lopsided cactus look.

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I made mine Match on both sides. I hated the lopsided cactus look.

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interesting:

would like to see a picture of them:
how did you bend the support so you could see out of the right mirror with the hardtop on?????
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interesting:

would like to see a picture of them:
how did you bend the support so you could see out of the right mirror with the hardtop on?????
Dont have a hard top. Or soft top. Or doors really.
I could see it being a problem though. Ill post a Picture later.

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they do look kind of funny, but they work.

as you have to look through the windshield to see the right mirror,

Boy do I feel stupid.....no wonder I haven't been able to get it adjusted to where I can see anything out of it.

My mirror mounts didn't look threaded either, but the supplied bolts screwed right in.
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See If this works.

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See If this works.

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I drillllleda new hole at the very bottom of the stem about 90* from the other one. Then did a little adjusting of the top where the mirror mounts to.

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Anyone know a good source for just four? I searched eBay and they only seem to come with a mirror...
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post #13 of 20 Old 08-27-2013, 07:10 PM
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Sorry, but the passenger side mirror mounted to "match" ain't cuttin it - it's a Jeep thing. Anyone who knows CJs is gonna think "Ha, look at that @%#*... he's got his mirror mounted wrong" ;-)

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They probably say the Same thing about my TJ rear bumper also.;-)

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post #15 of 20 Old 08-27-2013, 09:55 PM
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skiz,
if I had a jeep as nice as yours, I would just drive it,

worry about changing the right mirror next winter.

great looking jeep,

Question:
do your tires roar?
I bought this set of tires used, but boy o boy do they roar,

I was running on blow pops, so I needed tires bad and this was the only set I could find in my used tire price range that was not completely worn out.
was told the reason PO traded them in, with this much tread, is because they roar so.
but I needed rubber, who really needs to listen to a radio when driving your jeep.
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