Custom rear view mirror bracket


Bionic_Scorpion

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One thing I have always hated about the TJ is the rear view mirror seems to be mounted way too low. It's like it's right in my eyeline and I'm always moving my head to look around it at intersections. I looked to see if a company made a mounting bracket that possibly attached in place of the footman loop but they do not. I then ran across a post on here where someone made a bracket for theirs so I figured I would do something similar.

I used a piece of 12 ga steel and cut it to shape, drilled the screw holes, broke it to match the slant of the windshield, sand blasted and painted it. I drilled a hole in the rear view mirror mount and tapped it 1/4x20 and did the same to the 3 holes in the upper windshield frame. I used a piece of foam drawer liner to fit between the bracket and the windshield frame and used blue Loctite on the screws. This raised the mirror up about 4" and put it in a much better location for me. I can't even tell a difference when looking through the mirror out the back but it made a huge difference looking out the windshield.

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One thing I have always hated about the TJ is the rear view mirror seems to be mounted way too low. It's like it's right in my eyeline and I'm always moving my head to look around it at intersections. I looked to see if a company made a mounting bracket that possibly attached in place of the footman loop but they do not. I then ran across a post on here where someone made a bracket for theirs so I figured I would do something similar.

I used a piece of 12 ga steel and cut it to shape, drilled the screw holes, broke it to match the slant of the windshield, sand blasted and painted it. I drilled a hole in the rear view mirror mount and tapped it 1/4x20 and did the same to the 3 holes in the upper windshield frame. I used a piece of foam drawer liner to fit between the bracket and the windshield frame and used blue Loctite on the screws. This raised the mirror up about 4" and put it in a much better location for me. I can't even tell a difference when looking through the mirror out the back but it made a huge difference looking out the windshield.

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And how much are you charging to make and ship me one of these :)
 
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Bionic_Scorpion

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Mmmm, since we cannot talk you into making and selling them, do you have any dimensions off-hand?
The flat base measures 3 1/4" x 1 1/2". The bent piece measures 2" x 1 1/4". I don't remember what degree angle its broke at but I broke it to follow the same angle as the windshield.

I forgot to mention, doing it again I would do it differently. I would put 4 holes in the mount instead of 3. The middle hole is right above the arm on the mirror and I had to cut down an allen wrench to shorten it enough to fit in there to tighten the screw. Using 4 holes would eliminate that problem.
 
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One thing I have always hated about the TJ is the rear view mirror seems to be mounted way too low. It's like it's right in my eyeline and I'm always moving my head to look around it at intersections. I looked to see if a company made a mounting bracket that possibly attached in place of the footman loop but they do not. I then ran across a post on here where someone made a bracket for theirs so I figured I would do something similar.

I used a piece of 12 ga steel and cut it to shape, drilled the screw holes, broke it to match the slant of the windshield, sand blasted and painted it. I drilled a hole in the rear view mirror mount and tapped it 1/4x20 and did the same to the 3 holes in the upper windshield frame. I used a piece of foam drawer liner to fit between the bracket and the windshield frame and used blue Loctite on the screws. This raised the mirror up about 4" and put it in a much better location for me. I can't even tell a difference when looking through the mirror out the back but it made a huge difference looking out the windshield.

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Nice job!
 
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