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MConstable
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:52 pm    Post subject: Side view mirrors? Reply with quote

Iím sorry if this has been covered, Iím searching but I canít find the answer.
My Thing is my daily driver, Iím 52, eyesight is good, but as far as my side mirrors go, I need bigger.
Are the bay window bus ones bigger than the stock Thing ones?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:24 am    Post subject: Re: Side view mirrors? Reply with quote

The "real" Thing passenger side mirror has a raised stalk to position the mirror higher on the car. This helps a lot, especially when the side windows are installed. I think the Bus mirrors have the same sized glass as Thing mirrors.

There are many Jeep aftermarket mirrors available (check Amazon, just as an example), which the creative fabricator could adapt to the upper door hinge mounts. The threaded hole mount might be too flimsy for something like this.

Just out of curiosity, I've seen many "P.R." photos of Things with the side mirrors oriented vertically. I have always had mine horizontal, assuming it would give a wider view.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:28 am    Post subject: Re: Side view mirrors? Reply with quote

Bus and Thing share the same mirror head and glass.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:29 am    Post subject: Re: Side view mirrors? Reply with quote

Thanks guys!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:16 am    Post subject: Re: Side view mirrors? Reply with quote

you could try to get a 74 passenger mirror, they have a bit longer arm, better to see with.
They are not easy to find. but come up every now and then.
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