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Old 04-19-2011, 07:25 AM   #1
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Has anyone relocated the rear view mirror to say on the dash?
I have a hard dog hard core roll bar and its annoying to look out the back to see part of in the mirror.
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:00 AM   #2
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Don't think the placement will be much better. Give and take relationship unless you have a cage and can get the wideview mirror. You get used to it over time.
I've given up even trying to look out the back anymore with this setup.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:48 AM   #3
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In an effort not only to avoid seeing the roll bar, but also to get the mirror our of my sight line (placement put the mirror just inside the right fender line), I used this:

http://www.cobranda.com/corevimi.html

You can see the results here:

http://www.bellengineering.net/artic...rticles_id=199

The biggest hazard has been pickup trucks at night. Their headlights are on the same plane as the mirror. So when an F-250 is sitting being me at a light, it can be a little problematic.

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I got a stupid question related to this - how do you get the mirror bracket off the glass?
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hahaha nice. No danger to glass?
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One of two ways.

Option-1, with a small allen wrench to loosen/remove the set screw, remove the mirror, then use a heat gun to soften the epoxy holding the mount in place, remove with a putty knife.

Option-2, have Hustler stare at it until it drops from sheer terror...

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Nice. Gotta get a heat gun.

You think a hair dryer gets hot enough? Every time I use a heat gun, I melt something I didn't intend to. (collateral damage)
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Hair dryer should be sufficient if you keep the mirror attached and use it for leverage. That glue is impressive stuff though. Won't hurt to try.
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I would love a dash-mounted auto-dimming mirror.
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