Showing off my radar detector-instead-of-mirror mod
One small part of my project this past summer was to replace the mirror in my Exige with my Escort Max360.
Spent a long time thinking I needed to remove the mirror nub for ideal placement. It wasn't budging so instead of fighting it I decided to join forces...
I took the mounting bracket from the Escort windshield mount and managed to install it inside the oem mirror stalk:
I just popped the mirror off, separated the mounting arm from the mirror, cut off the mounting arm ball, dremel'd out the inside of the arm to create a fork that snugly fit around the Escort bracket and voila. It took some finishing and sanding work to clean it up (not pictured yet) but it came out well.
I will see how the hinge holds up to bumps. It is textured on the inside surface but doesn't hold like the original bracket. I may need to add a pistol grip screw washer inside the hinge for more bite.