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davidwhittaker



Member Since: 26 Jul 2013
Location: Cheshire
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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Santorini Black
Addition of blind spot mirror to standard mirrors

Having a 110 Utility (although not as bad as a HT) there are some sizeable blind spots, mostly on the passenger side, and i was wondering if anyone has come up with an elegant solution?

I've tried the stick-on halfords hobbies but they were too small and flimsy really, fell off in the rain too...

You see vans (transits in particular) with large rectangular convex mirrors built into the bottom third of the mirrors, it would be good if someone made a tidy equivalent for the defender! the mirror is more than tall enough to lose an inch or so at the bottom

different approach, has anyone fitted convex glass? does it help? does it make it 'weird' having it all over the mirror? David

Post #287964 5th Dec 2013 5:11pm
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Romadog



Member Since: 07 Jul 2011
Location: Warwickshire
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I went with the 'Halfords Jobbies'. Yes they fall off eventually, but I restuck with betterdouble sided tape and apart from maybe going for a round one instead of the rectangle one used I would stick with it. When driving a Transit I find the lower mirrors annoying.

Post #287970 5th Dec 2013 5:32pm
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davidwhittaker



Member Since: 26 Jul 2013
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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Santorini Black

Ok I might give them another go, will have a look to find ones that better fit maybe, got some rectangular ones last time and I think the round ones may be better... David

Post #287973 5th Dec 2013 5:39pm
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custom90steve



Member Since: 21 Jan 2010
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England 2007 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 SW Stornoway Grey

Super glue them on. Thumbs Up

Post #287974 5th Dec 2013 5:41pm
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VeeTee



Member Since: 06 Mar 2011
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Netherlands 1996 Defender 110 300 Tdi CSW Epsom Green

A guy on a Dutch LR forum here did a nice DIY solution:

https://plus.google.com/app/basic/photos/1...e=appredir Vincent | Defender 110 CSW 300Tdi | Freelander TD4 | 88 Series III V6

Post #287977 5th Dec 2013 5:49pm
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Why not change the standard mirrors for one of the larger ones available?




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Post #287994 5th Dec 2013 6:58pm
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davidwhittaker



Member Since: 26 Jul 2013
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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Santorini Black

Don't fancy bigger mirrors, they're more than big enough!

The mirrors are great themselves, most cars have much smaller ones, it's just the having no rear windows that makes it difficult

I'll try and find the best fitting & looking add-on ones I think David

Post #288001 5th Dec 2013 7:22pm
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davidwhittaker



Member Since: 26 Jul 2013
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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Santorini Black

VeeTee wrote:
A guy on a Dutch LR forum here did a nice DIY solution:

https://plus.google.com/app/basic/photos/1...e=appredir


Hmm that's interesting Smile David

Post #288002 5th Dec 2013 7:22pm
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noworries4x4



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I recon this should be standard fit, as for the n/s same mirror on top of the dash bottom left of the windscreen don't laugh I did when shmbo suggested the position but works really well. Having fun playing with full size Meccano and Lego everyday.

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Post #288008 5th Dec 2013 7:44pm
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ARC99



Member Since: 19 Feb 2013
Location: North Yorkshire
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United Kingdom 2008 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Cairns Blue

Those "fisheye" mirrors fitted to the Ford Vans are very good, I know I drove a Connect until December last year.
When I took delivery of the 110 I noticed that the wing mirrors were inadequate so I changed them for the larger heads and arms, they give an excellent rear view. Don't make old people mad.
We don't like being old in the first place,
so it doesn't take much to Censored us off.

Richard

Post #288010 5th Dec 2013 7:46pm
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SteveS



Member Since: 05 Oct 2010
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England 2009 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Santorini Black

I went for one of the round stick on types - been there 3 years - from Arctic to desert. I cleaned the glass first with some solvent to get the muck off.

Post #288375 7th Dec 2013 1:00pm
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BigWheels



Member Since: 21 Mar 2010
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United Kingdom 2008 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Tonga Green

ARC99 wrote:
Those "fisheye" mirrors fitted to the Ford Vans are very good, I know I drove a Connect until December last year.
When I took delivery of the 110 I noticed that the wing mirrors were inadequate so I changed them for the larger heads and arms, they give an excellent rear view.


I agree. Bought mine from Paddocks. http://www.paddockspares.com/pm752-door-mo...offer.html & have longer arms as well. The bigger heads should be provided as standard or at least made as an OE option. Land Rover Defenders. 65 years heritage, minimal appearance changes, still going strong all over the world. Not a fashion vehicle, but fashionable to own. Made for the needy, not the greedy.

Post #288381 7th Dec 2013 1:30pm
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Mo Murphy



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United Kingdom 1984 Defender 90 200 Tdi HT Orkney Grey

I tried the bigger mirrors that Paddocks sell but because they were bigger the wind kept tipping them back so all you get is a good view of the road surface beside you. I tried tightening them more to prevent this but over time it just rips the bottom out of the mirror casing. Certainly not recommended.
I'd like a wide view mirror thats maybe 40mm tall and the width of the mirror that you could stick to the bottom of the existing mirror.
Mo The Land Rover 90 - Many are called, few are chosen.

Post #288389 7th Dec 2013 2:18pm
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