Easy and cheap doorless mirrors

JJexp

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I don’t know why I didn’t come up with this when I had my JK, but better late than never I guess. All in, this cost me about 40 bucks. 20 of it was in mirrors, and the other 20 was from Home Depot. What makes this work are the 7/8 atv/ motorcycle handlebar mounts.

Update: I ended up removing the sockets to paint them with the epoxy paint. Even though the sockets appear to have a protective finish, they started to rust fairly quickly.

The parts list:
Mirrors and mounts https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HAXAYSM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1(You can also buy them separate, but this was the only package available via prime)
2 14mm sockets (They had the 14mm in black, and they fit the mounts the best)
2 8-1.25 30mm cap head screws
2 1/4 x 1-1/4 neoprene washers
2 1/4 x 1-1/4 stainless washers

The pictures show a split washer, but I omitted those during the install because I didn’t like the way that it fit, and opted to use loc-tite instead.

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The first thing I did was bore out the washers to fit the bolts, then I sprayed them black with some appliance epoxy. I used a 30-06 shell to punch out the neoprene washers.

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The assembly is pretty straight forward: put the bolt through the socket, then the two washers, making sure the neoprene is against the vehicle.

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Next, use the factory provided t40 to remove the cowl bolts, and screw the socket on in their place. Add a little loc-tite and you’re ready to clamp the mirrors on when you want to run doorless.

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Thank you for the compliment! The main advantage for me over the hinge mounted mirrors, is that these don’t fold in and become unusable at 80 miles an hour on the highway.
 

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I don’t know why I didn’t come up with this when I had my JK, but better late than never I guess. All in, this cost me about 40 bucks. 20 of it was in mirrors, and the other 20 was from Home Depot. What makes this work are the 7/8 atv/ motorcycle handlebar mounts.

The parts list:
Mirrors and mounts https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HAXAYSM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1(You can also buy them separate, but this was the only package available via prime)
2 14mm sockets (They had the 14mm in black, and they fit the mounts the best)
2 8-1.25 30mm cap head screws
2 1/4 x 1-1/4 neoprene washers
2 1/4 x 1-1/4 stainless washers

The pictures show a split washer, but I omitted those during the install because I didn’t like the way that it fit, and opted to use loc-tite instead.

2co0oy9.jpg


j5dqg6.jpg


29zexsk.jpg


The first thing I did was bore out the washers to fit the bolts, then I sprayed them black with some appliance epoxy. I used a 30-06 shell to punch out the neoprene washers.

15qx7c4.jpg


The assembly is pretty straight forward: put the bolt through the socket, then the two washers, making sure the neoprene is against the vehicle.

4hut6e.jpg


Next, use the factory provided t40 to remove the cowl bolts, and screw the socket on in their place. Add a little loc-tite and you’re ready to clamp the mirrors on when you want to run doorless.

295cw2c.jpg


ojqg00.jpg


161z79w.jpg


2i03lsl.jpg


2vmca4p.jpg


2e2111v.jpg
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You sir, are an engineering genius! Well done!
 
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Thanks guys, I updated the first post because I had to remove the sockets and paint them. Despite their finished appearance, they started to rust fairly quickly when it rained. Now, they’re good to go.

I’ll also add that these have been tested to 70+ mph without vibrating so much that they become unusable, or fold over.
 

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Do the sockets impede the doors when you open them?
 

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Hi JJexp, can you tell me how well you can see out of the Passenger Side mirror from the driver seat? Does the mirror have the flexibility to to pivot and tilt to be adjusted to necessary viewing angles?
 

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Just got the parts in to do this....FYI...Kobalt brand sockets from Lowes...is the 15mm....for a tight fit.
 
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