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Unread 04-23-2013, 08:53 AM   #1
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New KC windshield hinge mounts, now I cannot use my mirror.

I probably should have thought this through a little more. Anyone have experience fixing this issues. What would be the beat mount to keep the lights but move the mirror. I do take my doors off all summer, so the mirror would have to be mounted to the windshield somewhere.

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Unread 04-23-2013, 10:00 AM   #2
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Get the back of the light chromed?

TJ door mirrors mounted in CJ door hinge? Seen something like that someplace.
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Unread 04-23-2013, 11:04 AM   #3
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Surprisingly it took Yahoo answers

Yes there is. They are different so you can see out of the passenger side easier (or so they claim)
To use the passenger side mirror, you look through the windshield. They do not work very well. You can get another driver side mirror, disassemble it and put the mirror on the other side of the bracket and bolt it on.
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Unread 04-23-2013, 11:34 AM   #4
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It's difficult to use that mirror even with no light there! I have my lights mounted up higher, but not for that reason.
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make two windshield brackets for your lights, they mount up about 8" down from the top, or you can adjust to your liking.. the wiring goes down the window chanel, through the hold in the dash under the windshield when you lower you window.. making these, just cut the V out and bend so it goes up your windshield at the right angle, the next middle piece slants downward a little and the front lip for the light slants more.. these are what we used in the 70's to mount our Cibie running lights.. always put your fog lights down low, like the bumper... I'll add some pics of my older jeeps with the lights on them (or view in my profile pics).. have to get them off my laptop..
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make two windshield brackets for your lights, they mount up about 8" down from the top, or you can adjust to your liking.. the wiring goes down the window chanel, through the hold in the dash under the windshield when you lower you window.. making these, just cut the V out and bend so it goes up your windshield at the right angle, the next middle piece slants downward a little and the front lip for the light slants more.. these are what we used in the 70's to mount our Cibie running lights.. always put your fog lights down low, like the bumper... I'll add some pics of my older jeeps with the lights on them (or view in my profile pics).. have to get them off my laptop..
I like the drawings, and would love to see more pictures.
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I'll be making a set very shortly for my '84 CJ-7.. just got back to WA, and need to get organized again.. these are old photos that I scanned, if I can find better shots in my album, showing the actual mounts, I'll post, otherwise when I build this next set I'll take pic's along with degree angles and measurements.. they are simple to build..
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Cibie lights and Tru-tracs....... brings back memories.
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Cibie lights and Tru-tracs....... brings back memories.
those were the days for sure.. Gabriel Hi-Jackers, Burbank suspensions (with Teflon sheets), REAL roll cages, and a good ol CB was more important than a mega watt stereo system!... oh, a cow bell hanging under the front bumper.. had to have that cow bell..
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