Many racers mount their mirrors with brackets attached to the rollcage bar, but in the tight confines of a Miata cockpit that results in a mirror that's way too easy to smack your head/helmet into on the way in/out of the car.
Mounting arms attached to the windshield frame are the next obvious solution, but these are tricky to get right: they need to allow for adjustability, so they can't be single rigid pieces, but they need to be rigid enough to resist the shaking and vibration typical in a race car. And of course they need to be reasonably light.
Pictured is my first attempt, after a considerable amount of thought and prototyping. The main arms are hollow aluminum (I welded caps on the ends for added strength). The arms are unequal-length because the mirror needs to be angled, and the endlinks (of which I made several different lengths) are also asymmetric to level the mirror correctly. The next iteration will swap in L-shaped endlinks to move the mirror a bit forward/upward.
* - Okay well I don't technically live there.
** - Nor was I actually born there.
Also, fuck you, .
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