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Sideview Mirrors

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by ghost122488, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. Apr 16, 2007
    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member

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  2. Apr 16, 2007
    Rondog

    Rondog just hangin' out

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    As mentioned here several times before, be very wary of Jungle Jims.
     
  3. Apr 16, 2007
    jeepin22

    jeepin22 New Member

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    The sideview mirror (A-11850 - $42.50) on WillysJeepParts looks like the same HD version on Krage's (A2934K - $28.90), which I believe is the same one on Walck's (663642kho - $23.95). They all appear to be OD green.

    Speaking from experience, do not buy the cheaper round mirror. The mount is incorrect and the tube is very thin and cheaply made. I will be purchasing the HD version from Walck's to replace the garbage mirror that I purchased from Krage's and painting it black. I would rather have the one piece arm, but $62.50 is a little steep. It does appear to be NOS though. It would be nice if someone could reproduce this.

    On a side note, Phil, you might want to check out http://willysjeepparts.com/Mirrors.htm. They appear to have a 6" round replacement for you.
     
  4. Apr 16, 2007
    StraightToPlaid

    StraightToPlaid Ludicrous speed!!!!

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    I bought a cheap replacement mirror (square and it works ok). I still had the bracket mounted on my jeep so I really just needed the arm and the mirror.

    My only real complaint with the stupid thing is that it moves. If the jeep bounces it swings and the wind on the highway makes it push down enough that I can't use it.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2007
    Andycj5

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    Mine (Dec. 69) has the rectangular mirror. I don't know if it's original but it appears to be.
     
  6. Apr 20, 2007
    omix-ada

    omix-ada New Member

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    I went back and viewed factory ads and pamphlets. It seems that the round mirror was used thru 1967 and the rectangular mirrors were used 1968 and later for the US market.
     
  7. Apr 20, 2007
    Glenn

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member

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    My new '69 had a rectangular mirror from the factory.
     
  8. Apr 21, 2007
    66cj5

    66cj5 Jeep with no name

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    I guess I got lucky, my aftermarket driver's side bolted right up. Had to drill the pass side. I also changed out the metric bolts for standard. thought the standard bolts/threads with the metric heads were just to goofy.
     
  9. Apr 23, 2007
    1960willyscj5

    1960willyscj5 Well-Known Member

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    I don't believe passenger side mirrors are a requirement. Not for State or Feds any way. They are just an extra feature on cars now. And who came up with those stupid passenger side mirrors that don't tell you what the real size o what you are seeing is? Hate those things. I much prefer a regular mirror on that side. You can't use them to backup with, cause it distorts things, at least for me.
    As for round mirrors and strong arms, you might check out the ones for motorcycles. :beer:
    :coffee: My '60 came with one mounted to the windshield hinge, with a short arm and round head. And it vibrates at speed.
     
  10. Jul 30, 2017
    Wirework

    Wirework Navy_Jim

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    Hi, Glenn. My 1969 CJ5 also has a rectangular side mirror. I got new mirror glass for it and was able to save it. Have you ever seen a source for a matching rectangular windshield mount passenger side mirror kit. My wife wants one on her side :) and I'll do just about anything to encourage her to ride with me in the Jeep, but I'd like it to match my original! Thanks.
     
  11. Jul 30, 2017
    timgr

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    For the passenger side mirror, the driver looks through the windshield at the mirror to see to the rear. Won't be much use to the passenger if it's installed and adjusted properly.
     
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  12. Jul 30, 2017
    Wirework

    Wirework Navy_Jim

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    Thanks for the quick thoughts. I also have heard they are a bit tough to mount and align properly so the driver can see... but the way we use the Jeep most (without a top), I don't think the driver needs that third mirror.

    Besides, I get "points" at home just for trying. And if I do ever finish sewing my top, I'm pretty sure she"ll surrender the side mirror alignment without a fight. :)
     

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