Soft top mirror question - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 19 Old 01-07-2012, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
mytjtoy
CJ--my drug of choice!
 
mytjtoy's Avatar
1976 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: MI
Posts: 635
Soft top mirror question

OK as you all know who run soft tops 100% of the time, that right mirror is almost impossible to see anything out of. Any ideas anybody came up with to help this issue? None of the mirrors I see that I can buy would pull the mirrow back any father than what it is already.

mytjtoy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 Old 01-07-2012, 08:30 PM
Outnumbered
Registered User
1985 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Peoria, AZ
Posts: 759
It is supposed to be more forward and viewed through the windshield

1985 CJ7, 258, TF999, D300, D30, AMC20, 4.5" lift, 33" BFG's
Outnumbered is offline  
post #3 of 19 Old 01-07-2012, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
mytjtoy
CJ--my drug of choice!
 
mytjtoy's Avatar
1976 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: MI
Posts: 635
Still very hard with that windshield wiper blade at an angle right on that corner. I have looked at other CJ's and they were the same.
mytjtoy is offline  
post #4 of 19 Old 01-07-2012, 08:47 PM
243
Registered User
1978 FSJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,373
I do not like the awkward a-symmetrical CJ mirrors and plan to use YJ/TJ mirrors. Is that an option or do you have soft doors?

1978 Cherokee, TBI 360/T400/QT...6.0/6L80/NP241C in the works...
243 is offline  
post #5 of 19 Old 01-07-2012, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
mytjtoy
CJ--my drug of choice!
 
mytjtoy's Avatar
1976 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: MI
Posts: 635
I run soft doors
mytjtoy is offline  
post #6 of 19 Old 01-07-2012, 09:08 PM
twinstickd20
Registered User
1979 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: nashville
Posts: 1,898
Bestop makes a bracket that bolts on the soft doors and uses the tj mirrors, I put them on mine and love them.
twinstickd20 is offline  
post #7 of 19 Old 01-07-2012, 09:12 PM
WindKnot
Registered User
1977 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,743
I run soft doors too and look through the windshield. I don't even notice the wiper anymore. My mirror is positioned so that it appears to be right next to the post when I look through it.

I'd rather be lost on the trails than found at home!

Phoenix Rising- A Flame Off Restoration? http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/ph...ation-1807257/
WindKnot is offline  
post #8 of 19 Old 01-07-2012, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
mytjtoy
CJ--my drug of choice!
 
mytjtoy's Avatar
1976 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: MI
Posts: 635
Now I am thinking about moving my mirrors to the side like this so they might go back more.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/13011_020X_PG.htm
mytjtoy is offline  
post #9 of 19 Old 01-07-2012, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
mytjtoy
CJ--my drug of choice!
 
mytjtoy's Avatar
1976 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: MI
Posts: 635
Quote:
Originally Posted by twinstickd20 View Post
Bestop makes a bracket that bolts on the soft doors and uses the tj mirrors, I put them on mine and love them.

These:

http://www.bestop.com/bestop-product...nd-accessories

How much and how do they mount and do they shake while driving since the soft top door is flimsy?
mytjtoy is offline  
post #10 of 19 Old 01-07-2012, 09:27 PM
twinstickd20
Registered User
1979 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: nashville
Posts: 1,898
Quote:
Originally Posted by mytjtoy

These:

http://www.bestop.com/bestop-product...nd-accessories

How much and how do they mount and do they shake while driving since the soft top door is flimsy?
Yep that's them, I think I ordered mine off of amazon.com for around 30 bucks then 50 more for the mirrors too. They clamp onto the metal frame of the door and you have to poke 3 holes in the fabric for the screws. As far as vibrations go, they are way better than the windshield mounted mirrors. They do shake a little but are still way better than factory.
twinstickd20 is offline  
post #11 of 19 Old 01-07-2012, 09:45 PM
twinstickd20
Registered User
1979 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: nashville
Posts: 1,898
Check out page 31 of my build to see pics of them on my jeep.
twinstickd20 is offline  
post #12 of 19 Old 01-08-2012, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
mytjtoy
CJ--my drug of choice!
 
mytjtoy's Avatar
1976 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: MI
Posts: 635
Quote:
Originally Posted by twinstickd20 View Post
Check out page 31 of my build to see pics of them on my jeep.
Sweet, what do you do when you pull your doors off completely?
mytjtoy is offline  
post #13 of 19 Old 01-08-2012, 08:27 AM
twinstickd20
Registered User
1979 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: nashville
Posts: 1,898
Quote:
Originally Posted by mytjtoy

Sweet, what do you do when you pull your doors off completely?
I just lose my mirrors, I have an all view rear view mirror on the inside that has a wide viewing angle so it isn't bad.
twinstickd20 is offline  
post #14 of 19 Old 01-08-2012, 08:27 AM
lucdog
Web Wheeler
 
lucdog's Avatar
1980 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 8,781
Well, you could always run mirrors on the front fenders, like MG's back in the day.

1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ.
lucdog is offline  
post #15 of 19 Old 01-08-2012, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
mytjtoy
CJ--my drug of choice!
 
mytjtoy's Avatar
1976 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: MI
Posts: 635
Quote:
Originally Posted by twinstickd20 View Post
I just lose my mirrors, I have an all view rear view mirror on the inside that has a wide viewing angle so it isn't bad.
Fine for off road but on road is a must here (mirrors) in MI legally.
mytjtoy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Question about mirror adjustment ideal_trucks Jeep CJ Forum 4 06-27-2011 06:36 AM
Mirror question bhayz Jeep CJ Forum 3 02-23-2011 09:13 AM
crazy mirror question. the A-team tv show saylor240 Jeep CJ Forum 19 08-27-2010 12:12 PM
A very specific replacement side mirror question. Kryptae Jeep CJ Forum 4 01-08-2010 08:33 AM
Tail light and rearview mirror question gtrpup2 Jeep CJ Forum 11 03-09-2007 05:49 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome