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  • #16
    After much searching for an inside rearview mirror and trying desperately to find the Allview I had in my last car, I somehow found Axia Alloys in the Phoenix area. I don't know how I found them. It was one of those Google searches in which I kept drilling down through overall results and images, etc.

    From the looks of its site, Axia specializes in side-by-sides and Jeeps, but the mirrors and brackets it makes are really trick. The clamps that hold them to the windshield header bar have a nice, low profile. I tried a 17-inch mirror, but it didn't fit between the cross bar and the triangulated brace on the right side, so I had to return it for a 12-inch mirror. Something in between would have been perfect, say a 15-inch mirror, but the 12 inch one I ended up with should do the trick.

    I tried the usual connecting-rod-looking brackets from the usual suspects, but they wouldn't let the hardtop sit flat on the front lip. The Axia clamps have a much lower profile all the way around the bar. The Nylock nuts also drop into hex-shape pockets so you don't have to use an Allen wrench and a box wrench. You can hold the clamp/mirror where you want it and tighten it with one hand.

    The prices aren't cheap, but the hardware is first rate.

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    • #17
      These are a little better.
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      • #18
        Here's the finished product, nearly ready for the track.



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        • #19
          Brett, I just read your article in Speed News re:Buy the ticket, take the ride.

          Were you referring to the NB? If so, glad you're alright.

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          • #20
            Serious work, serious car. . .

            Should be a real war horse.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Schmoe Money View Post
              Brett, I just read your article in Speed News re:Buy the ticket, take the ride.

              Were you referring to the NB? If so, glad you're alright.

              Unfortunately, yes. I'm fine and the car will be fixed, at no minor expense.
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              • #22
                That was a great piece of writing Brett, sorry it had to come from a such a dark place.
                99 Mazda Miata SuperMiata #515 - AKA Sparky SOLD
                '91 Mariner Blue Miata project AKA Napoleon

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                • #23
                  Yes, that was a great article.

                  But I would not know anything about crashing.... ;-)
                  To the right of The Sheriff. Isn't everyone?

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