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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-07-2001, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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Are most that are running without doors using a mirror mount like the one that is avaiable from GotZook.com? I cut my hinges this past weekend and need to move my mirrors. Are those that are using the Gotzook mount happy with it and the way it looks -- it is difficult to tell how it would look. My first impression is that it is bigger than it needs to be -- not that this would deter me if others are satified with it. Also, has anyone tried a Jeep style mirror? I did a quick search and found a gazillion different types with different mounting arrangements (www.quadratec.com).

Just checking before I order. Any input/suggestions?

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I took a spare factory miror and enlarged the holes with a drill bit and removed the whole hinge from the body (which you'd have to do anyway). The two mirror holes will match up with the body and you can bolt your mirror directly onto the body without having to use a mount. It seemed pretty straight forward to me but other people have seen it and said, "Yeah, why didn't I think of that?"

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Yea thats what I did at first, worked fine you just need to look a little lower for the mirror.
I have a set of the gotzook style, they do work very nice, it's up where it should be and works well.

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Here is a link to the Izook article.I think they are a great idea. Jim
http://www.izook.com/tech/doors/gotzook/gotzuk.htm

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Yeah, we don't need no stinkin' brackets....[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]
Like Capn_Crunch and WildWeasel, I have just removed my mirror and drilled holes into the triangular shaped body panel just below the windshield, where the "brackets" would mount. Works great. Can only use two of the three screws, but it holds up just fine. I added a small bead of silicon to the front edge to keep water from collecting behind it. I'll try to get some pics soon.

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Search for an '86 and earlier SJ413/410. The old style mirrors mount up on the side of the cowl. They fit so perfectly that they look like they were designed to be there.

I covet these things. Never know when you might break one.

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Just go to your local autoparts and get a 5-panel safety mirror and mount it in your Sami.With one of these,you can see all the way around you without moving your head.Now I don't even need side mirrors.

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Right now I have a worthless bicycle mirror for the driver's side.

I dug up my old 4 panel Wink mirror and threw it in there. It really helps so much. The only blind spot I have is from my head. It's nice being able to see something coming up on the left in the mirror and just when you lose sight, you can see it out of the corner of your eye. I forgot how well those things worked.


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Tim is bang on with the mirrors. That other nice thing about using the early mirrors in this position is that you can swing them over the hood when in the bush so that they don't get hit with trees and such.



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And you know if we didnt figure that out (we would any way but...) they would still be riping us off with stuff like that!! I swear if you cant make your own parts then you are up for some finacial issues!!!!! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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