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I always find some driving without side mirrors on the highway is a bit of sketchy... after looking the fancy solution from EU, i decide to figure out an easier way by myself. Bought some quality motorcycle chrome mirrors and tap the windscreen mid hole into M10x1.25 thread. Here we go! I am pretty happy about the solution and it is completely reversible since the bolt goes to the mid hole doesn't use that threa d on stand at all!

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My Caterham came the way you have modified yours. Some only have side mirrors if the "doors" are in place, which seems pretty dangerous. I drove my street Caterham, door-less, most of the time. These little, low, nearly invisible cars are already compromised from a safety aspect, why make it worse? Glad you have remedied this on yours.

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54 minutes ago, Kitcat said:

My Caterham came the way you have modified yours. Some only have side mirrors if the "doors" are in place, which seems pretty dangerous. I drove my street Caterham, door-less, most of the time. These little, low, nearly invisible cars are already compromised from a safety aspect, why make it worse? Glad you have remedied this on yours.

 

Same. A few times I drove it without mirrors it felt incredible vulnerable. 

 

The only problem with this setup is that it doesn't work with doors. and I have to remount the mirrors on the rare occasions those are utilized. 

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1 minute ago, Black Hole said:

My car has the mirrors mounted to the doors. I added this solution and I highly recommend it. Available from https://www.mirrorsforsevens.com/index.htm. It just clips on to the windshield frame and it does not even interfere with the top.

 

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I actually have this mirror coming with my car. But I am never used to it.

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I love mine. The only issue is that when we're driving as a group in hilly terrain, I keep thinking to check for the person following at the top or the bottom of the hill. Can't see them then because that mirror really works best in the flat.

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I'm still trying to navigate this forum, sorry if this is the wrong spot. I think I replied to myself before this...smh:

 

I can honestly say after having driven over 1,000 miles so far, I love this car. I especially like driving with the doors off, it’s so much more comfortable. The only drawback of course is the wind buffeting that goes on inside the cabin above 65 mph. Well, I think I have solved a little of that. I bought a piece of gray tinted 1/4” thick plexiglass 36” x 18”. (I wish it was an inch longer it would have reached side to side) Made a cardboard template and traced it, jigsawed it out, drilled four holes to mount onto the roll bar holes and found some furniture hardware at True Value to attach with some rubber grommets to tighten onto the plexiglass without cracking it. Took her out for a test drive today hit 85 and I’d say it was a 30% reduction in wind, at 70 mph, you easily could hold a conversation with the person next to you. Doesn’t look half bad either. I hope it is not a taboo Caterham thing! I have a few pieces of plexiglass left over that I may try to make some side wind deflectors out of.

 

Also, really disliked the standard mirrors that came with the car, so I opted for the tiny Demon Tweeks Pitking mirrors and they are a phenomenal improvement. They are steady with no vibration. I mounted one up on the drivers side and one down on the passenger side, it seems to give me just the view I need. It looks odd, but I'm odd... and it works. :classic_wacko:

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Looks good! I would have bet $ that the windblocker would be useless:). Bigger side deflectors have been tried and also seem to work. Keep us posted on your progress.

 

Nice looking Caterham and very stout cage.

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