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Unread 06-29-2010, 04:17 PM   #1
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made some Custom side mirrors

so i know you can just buy some relocation brackets but....

i like the satisfaction of making things myself.

and i saved 4 bucks!!! woo gas money!!!


i took my doors off yesterday, and on the way to work got pulled over for not having side mirrors. so i made up a good story and got away with it, but to prevent further lateness to work i decided to make some after work.



what i bought:

2> $2.99 "blind spot" mirrors from Auto Zone (these are the little stick on things that old people have on there factory mirrors)



1> 5' piece of 1/8" X 3" steel

1> 5' piece of 3/8" steel rod

2> 3/8" bolt with some nyloc nuts

so i cut the rod into 7 inch lengths and heated it and bent it at about 45*



then i cut the steel in to 2 4.5" piece's and the i lined them up how i wanted and welded em up.



i welded the bolt to the other end of the rod so i could attach it to the door hinge.

when i welded the plate to the rod i angled it back a little so it would be a little more driver friendly.

HINT: use a "blind spot" mirror so you dont have to worry about adjustment so much. because they are a bit fish eyed.

i ended up mounting them with some 3M exterior double sided tape. i opted not to used the tape that came with the mirror cause it looked crappy. and it said made in Taiwan lol.

so here it is all mounted up. i know its crooked but i just didn't care ill pull it off to prime and paint it at home and remount it straight.






hope this helps some people out.

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Unread 06-29-2010, 05:34 PM   #2
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Sweet! Cheap solution. I like.
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Unread 06-29-2010, 07:12 PM   #3
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thanks man! they are drying in the hot a$$ northern California sun right now. so ill post a pic of them done and painted in a while!!
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Unread 06-29-2010, 08:44 PM   #4
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nice. definate sense of accomplishment when you make things yourself!
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Unread 06-29-2010, 09:25 PM   #5
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Final Pictures

Heres the final pics of them.

dont judge my welding. it was my first time using an arc welder. its all we have at work. haha (excuses)











i ended up using a hammer finish charcoal color paint it was in my garage.

over all in very happy they are easy to adjust and i think they look pretty good!
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Unread 06-29-2010, 09:49 PM   #6
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That. Is. Awesome. Consider this bookmarked for a later date.
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Unread 06-29-2010, 09:56 PM   #7
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awesome, the final product turned out great.
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Unread 06-29-2010, 11:56 PM   #8
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thank guys!!!
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Unread 06-30-2010, 12:07 AM   #9
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Well if I hadn't already done the mirror movers on mine I would consider this Looks good man.
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Unread 06-30-2010, 04:24 AM   #10
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came out great.
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Unread 06-30-2010, 04:25 PM   #11
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thanks guys!
on my way to work was the real test and i loved em!!
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i like how small they are.
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Heres the final pics of them.

I like that picture



Same concept.
Nice job.
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I like that picture



Same concept.
Nice job.
haha ya man i like your mirrors good job.

good picture too
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Unread 07-02-2010, 12:16 AM   #15
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I ran over to my local bicycle shop and got the old fashion mirrors they carried. Worked awesome and cost about $17...total. Lol!

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