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Need help finding collapsible side mirror for trooper. Need 1 that will stick out far enough I can use it with new full enclosure. Anyone know of anything? Thanks for any ideas,or help,have broke off 2 already!!

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Need help finding collapsible side mirror for trooper. Need 1 that will stick out far enough I can use it with new full enclosure. Anyone know of anything? Thanks for any ideas,or help,have broke off 2 already!!

I broke a few mirrors too. I finally ran across some good solid truck mirrors that are 6"x9". I'm sick of tiny mirrors. They are more like what you would find on an older truck, chromed metal housing and quite heavy built. They seem to take hits real well. I have them mounted more ridgid now but plan on making them able to rotate back, or forwqard for that matter. The current mount bracket has a tightenable ball joint at the mirror and goes from there with about a 5/8" diameter chrome tube extending to the front side roll bar tube. I plan on welding a round flat plate at the end of this tube. This plate will be about 3/16" thick and about 2" diameter with a hole in the center. A matching flat round plate will be welded to the roll bar tube except it will have a 3/8"-24 threaded hole in the center. These plates will be horzontially flat. Between the two plates I'll use a 2" diameter round piece of friction material, I have some 1/8" thick brake material I used for making my own mountain bike brake pads. I'll use a 3/8-24 bolt with a lock nut on the bottom side to clamp the two plated together with the brake pad material in between. The fine thread makes adjustment easier. I have used this before and find that I can tighten the bolt tight enough to keep the mirror in position with normal jarring around and yet allow the mirror to rotate should it get hit.

Lenny

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I broke a few mirrors too. I finally ran across some good solid truck mirrors that are 6"x9". I'm sick of tiny mirrors. They are more like what you would find on an older truck, chromed metal housing and quite heavy built. They seem to take hits real well. I have them mounted more ridgid now but plan on making them able to rotate back, or forwqard for that matter. The current mount bracket has a tightenable ball joint at the mirror and goes from there with about a 5/8" diameter chrome tube extending to the front side roll bar tube. I plan on welding a round flat plate at the end of this tube. This plate will be about 3/16" thick and about 2" diameter with a hole in the center. A matching flat round plate will be welded to the roll bar tube except it will have a 3/8"-24 threaded hole in the center. These plates will be horzontially flat. Between the two plates I'll use a 2" diameter round piece of friction material, I have some 1/8" thick brake material I used for making my own mountain bike brake pads. I'll use a 3/8-24 bolt with a lock nut on the bottom side to clamp the two plated together with the brake pad material in between. The fine thread makes adjustment easier. I have used this before and find that I can tighten the bolt tight enough to keep the mirror in position with normal jarring around and yet allow the mirror to rotate should it get hit.

Lenny

Sounds great, pretty much what I'm looking for, just wish I could buy 1. Might have to make it if can't find something close. Thanks,,,Quig

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I broke a few mirrors too. I finally ran across some good solid truck mirrors that are 6"x9". I'm sick of tiny mirrors. They are more like what you would find on an older truck, chromed metal housing and quite heavy built. They seem to take hits real well. I have them mounted more ridgid now but plan on making them able to rotate back, or forwqard for that matter. The current mount bracket has a tightenable ball joint at the mirror and goes from there with about a 5/8" diameter chrome tube extending to the front side roll bar tube. I plan on welding a round flat plate at the end of this tube. This plate will be about 3/16" thick and about 2" diameter with a hole in the center. A matching flat round plate will be welded to the roll bar tube except it will have a 3/8"-24 threaded hole in the center. These plates will be horzontially flat. Between the two plates I'll use a 2" diameter round piece of friction material, I have some 1/8" thick brake material I used for making my own mountain bike brake pads. I'll use a 3/8-24 bolt with a lock nut on the bottom side to clamp the two plated together with the brake pad material in between. The fine thread makes adjustment easier. I have used this before and find that I can tighten the bolt tight enough to keep the mirror in position with normal jarring around and yet allow the mirror to rotate should it get hit.

Lenny

Forgot to mention that the flat round pieces need to slightly dished to make the most stable mount. About 1/16" is enough then facse the dished shapes together. This will p ut the support at the outer edges and preclude any tendency to want to rock. Remember that flat pieces will want to slightly dish in when the bolt is tightened. LOL

Lenny

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Forgot to mention that the flat round pieces need to slightly dished to make the most stable mount. About 1/16" is enough then facse the dished shapes together. This will p ut the support at the outer edges and preclude any tendency to want to rock. Remember that flat pieces will want to slightly dish in when the bolt is tightened. LOL

Lenny

Sounds like you're talking belleville springs or washers

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Sounds like you're talking belleville springs or washers

Belleview washers would be ok with some design change. They can't be welded But you have the right idea. I have belleview washers but they are onl;y about 1" diameter.

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