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post #1 of 7 Old 06-29-2020, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Rear View Mirror Location

My 1976 CJ just came back from the body shop after a repaint. Iím now having a new windshield installed later this week so Iím trying to find the definitive factory location for the rear view mirror pad. My old windshield is long gone so I canít use it as a guide. I conducted a search and came across this diagram but I canít confirm itís accuracy. It shows 5 3/4 inches from the top of the frame but that seems rather low. Any thoughts or reference material?

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post #2 of 7 Old 06-29-2020, 07:29 PM
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My 1985 CJ-7 mirror is adhered at about the same location. Mine is angled up from the mount location to put it higher where you would expect the mirror to be located. So, it seems to be correct for my CJ-7.
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post #3 of 7 Old 06-29-2020, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Axe, perhaps that diagram is correct!
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post #4 of 7 Old 06-29-2020, 08:35 PM
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Keep in mind you will need the correct button for the mirror you are using, they are not all the same, there are several types.
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post #5 of 7 Old 06-30-2020, 06:47 AM
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Mine are screwed to the windshield frame. The drop is only about 2". This is fine for bikini top, when I had the hard top on it was maybe a touch high.

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post #6 of 7 Old 06-30-2020, 03:49 PM
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Anytime I had to replace my windshield in my Jeep (which sadly, was not un-rare), I had them mount the base higher.

Granted, I'm taller, but I always hated having it smack in the middle of my field of view, so I always had them turned like Axhammer; moving the mount meant the dimmer was back on the 'right' side.

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post #7 of 7 Old 07-01-2020, 07:06 AM
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I mounted mine higher on the windshield. With the top off, it is fine to see behind me. However, with the hardtop on, I have to duck my head down to see out back.

On another vehicle, I inverted the mounting bracket. This allowed me more adjustment downward to see out the back.


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