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Old 07-06-2020, 11:48 AM
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Something to consider with the mirrors you put on is that they can have a helluva blind spot behind them. I have full size west coast mirrors on my 69 Chev dually and have almost taken a broad side because of it. I am aware of the issue and still have come far too close to disaster than I care to think.
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Old 07-07-2020, 05:34 AM
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Something to consider with the mirrors you put on is that they can have a helluva blind spot behind them. I have full size west coast mirrors on my 69 Chev dually and have almost taken a broad side because of it. I am aware of the issue and still have come far too close to disaster than I care to think.
Thanks for the warning. I got as small as I could in this style, and even don't have the extra tube most have that goes around the outside blocking even more view. Always a balance with these things.
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Old 07-08-2020, 10:11 PM
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Nah!

Too truck like when your car isn't all that large.

Perhaps they would work with stacks as well.

Sorry feeling mean but honest.
I completely agree with you.
I've been watching Marcus' build from the get go and have been pleased, albeit surprised, that what and how he is building is so on point, bordering on perfect, until these mirrors.

Two things that I bear in mind are that sometimes form has to follow function and, most importantly, it's Marcus' build.
Therefore, Marcus is entitled to summarily dismiss my opinion.

...... they are very big and truck-like though 😉
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Old 07-09-2020, 10:25 PM
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Truck like ? But the Willys is very much a truck . And the style fits the era.West cost mirrors were the rage from the fifties on into the 70s . Real trucks used them .
The blind spot can be eliminated by leaning forward and then tilting your head back a bit as you look around the obstruction. Even the A pillar will create a blind spot .
I give the thumbs up , and what the heck you already have the beafed up mounting spots .
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Old 07-10-2020, 05:36 AM
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Thank you guys all for your input on this. I don't mind the negative views as I can easily overlook things sometimes as harder to see things when so close and involved with the project. I have made changes during the build just because others picked up on things I didn't think were important or missed, and I'm grateful or that.
I always have function over form, but try to combine both whenever I can.
This is a 1 ton rated 4wd truck, not a car.
I think they will also look better from a normal distance and perspective too.
I like that these will fold too if hit in the car park by others or offroad against branches etc.
If I see anything better before paint, I will still change them.

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Old 07-11-2020, 07:09 AM
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Just still doing little jobs before I get into the next part of the build.


I will be running the donor steering wheel, along with the rest of the interior, as it has all the stereo, satnav, information screen and cruise controls etc on it. Never been keen on the amount of beige on the Limited's steering wheel though.


Thought first to just dye the non-leather parts to match the dark slate colour that the top of the dash is etc. You can see a piece of it on the left spoke.


In the end I just went all satin black instead to match the top of the steering wheel. The beige was also really hard to clean as showed up everything, so might as well get rid of it all. I could have gone all dark slate grey too like my 2010 Jeep KK Cherokee, but went the black like some of the SRT versions. Black supposed to be slimming right!


Another thing that has always annoyed me was the exposed fan to steering box lines and hoses. I thought about shortening them but noticed it was on the Jeeps with the hydraulic fans as a way to isolate and vibration being transferred to the steering box. Not for cooling as one would think as it already has a separate cooler and would have been all done in hard line at the very least if so. Even though this is all the same as stock, having a shorter bumper than the donor makes it more obvious and vulnerable when off-roading.


I still had the damaged fuel tank skid plate where they had used a fork lift at the auction yard to move the Jeep around. Thought I could straighten what I need and make the guard from this.


I just used one section from it and flipped half of it over to make it long enough. Thought with the pressings like this it looked more 2008 OEM which the rest of the drivetrain is from.


Think that offers some good protection and looks better too. I left to area above the cross-member open as it is behind the bumper and want the airflow over the engine sump.
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Old 07-11-2020, 08:07 AM
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Good idea and it looks good too!
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Old 07-11-2020, 08:25 AM
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Marcus,


Am I seeing a kink in the pan, to the right, before the radiator grill?
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