pic of all the parts I collected to install my budget doorless mirrors
|Remove your doors using
a 13mm socket
|To prevent your dome
light from staying on, open your glove box and remove Fuse #4
|Place the mounting arm
in a bench vice and bend it a bit to give it an angel when installed
|Assemble your mounting
arm to the mirror using the hardware supplied
|Mount the mirror to
your upper door hinge as shown here. I placed nylon washers inbetween
the hardware and hinge to protect the hinge from damage
|Adjust your mirror to
the correct angel
Homemade Jeep Doorless Mirror Mounts
If you haven't
figured it out by now, Jeeps were made to be driven topless and doorless.
Going topless is easy enough to do but unfortunatly, going doorless
will also leave you mirrorless. This would otherwise be no big deal
except for the fact that most states will require you to have at least
a driver side external mirror.
Now, while there are a myriad of brackets and external mirrors available
to fix this problem, most of them cost in the neighborhood of $30-$80.
Needless to say, I wanted something cheaper, functional and easy to
install. After a quick trip to my local PepBoys, I found everything
I needed and all for about $14!!
What You Will Need
Fit System Blind Spot Mirror - CL062E
• 1 - 3/8" x 2" Bolt (per side)
• 1 - 3/8" Nut
• 1 - 3/8" Washer
• 2 - Nylon Washers
• 13mm Socket
• 12mm Wrench
• 9/16" Socket & Wrench
• Bench Vice
If you don't already have them off, remove your Jeep's doors by unbolting
the 2 - 13mm nuts securing them to your tub. Slip off the door restrictor
straps and then lift the doors off the hinges.
2. Open up your glove
box and pull out Fuse #4 from the fuse box to turn off your dome light.
Store your fuse somewhere you will remember and then close up your
3. Time to assemble
your new mirror (I bought a Fit System Wide Angle 4-1/2"x6"
Blind Spot Clamp-On Mirror by K-Source from my local PepBoys). Open
up your package and remove the mounting arm. The tube arm should be
flattened on either with a hole drilled into it. Take one end, place
it in a bench vice and carefully bend it back a bit to give it a taller
stance once mounted.
4. Assemble your mirror to the mounting arm using
the hardware supplied. Make sure that you mount the mirror to the
opposite end that you previously bent up.
5. Take your new 3/8" bolt, slide it through
the mirror mounting arm, slide on a nylon washer, insert the whole
thing into the upper hinge on your Jeep's tub, slide on another nylon
washer from below, slide on a regular 3/8" washer and then fasten
everything to the hinge using a 3/8" nut. You will need a 9/16"
Socket and Wrench to do this.
6. Climb into your Jeep and adjust your mirror as
7. Repeat steps 3-6 on the passenger side if you
choose to install a mirror there too.
That's it, your done! This project should cost no more than $14 in
materials and minutes of your time. Please let me know if you have