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Old 02-03-2017, 08:49 AM   #21
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Hey, that's some good reconfiguring of the mirror! I think I'll steal that idea!
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Old 02-03-2017, 06:26 PM   #22
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I shortened my passenger mirror by cutting 2' out and rewelding it together. I now can look through side window to see and it works perfectly!
Yup...I'd thought about doing exactly the same thing. TIG welder would make it easy. I still think it would snag branches tho...
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Old 02-03-2017, 06:27 PM   #23
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This might be the "wide one"....



An A-pillar or door mount mirror like from a pickup truck is not going to work.

Actually looking at that existing mirror....what if you mounted the mirror with the upper mount on a hinge/pivot above the driver? Then when you get into the brush and bump into something, it would swing back to where the mirror would bottom out where the upper bracket is now?
Yes, that is my bus exactly. Or it was...until I bastardized the damn thing.
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Old 02-03-2017, 06:31 PM   #24
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This might be the "wide one"....



An A-pillar or door mount mirror like from a pickup truck is not going to work.

Actually looking at that existing mirror....what if you mounted the mirror with the upper mount on a hinge/pivot above the driver? Then when you get into the brush and bump into something, it would swing back to where the mirror would bottom out where the upper bracket is now?
yup...thats my bus
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Old 02-03-2017, 06:43 PM   #25
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An A-pillar or door mount mirror like from a pickup truck is not going to work.
This is an absurd statement for skoolie.net. While an a-pillar mounted mirror won't just buckle in, it can absolutely work. It would take very little fabrication and a bit if ingenuity.. That's all. I may convince my friend to go the route of shortening the big mirror mount, though, because it's less work on my part. I'm the fabricator, you see ☺️
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Old 02-03-2017, 07:34 PM   #26
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...An A-pillar or door mount mirror like from a pickup truck is not going to work....
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This is an absurd statement ... It would take ... fabrication and ... ingenuity....
I respectfully submit that the statement was meant gently for someone who is not all-in for fabrication, and meant, "...is not going to work without fabrication and ingenuity."

I'm guessing that you guys actually both agree but were writing for different audiences.
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Old 10-18-2019, 01:25 PM   #27
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Goatherder- what did you end up doing? I have the exact same mirror on my cutaway and while it works great I would love to get rid of it.
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Old 10-18-2019, 01:29 PM   #28
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My bus is a wide body and the standard mirror has never been an issue. It doesn't protrude much passed body.


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Old 10-18-2019, 01:45 PM   #29
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Shouldn't share this but 50 (yes fifty) years ago I had a brand new Suburban 4X4 that I camped out of. The scrawney factory outside rear view mirrors were OK with the brush I drove threw but I kept tearing the cowl mounted antenna off. Bright lad that I was, I installed a spring loaded antenna to prevent any further damage. The thing worked great until I found myself in a position where I had to back out of a thicket. The antenna was OK with that. It just had to move forward as I backed up--it did and once free of the brush it snapped back and






BROKE MY WINDSHIELD!


A cautionary tale. Jack





P.S. Tango, are you there? You aren't any spring chicken either--better get your bus done!


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