dash cam mount

by:Maction     2019-10-21
These are all my trials and tribulations and after the suction cup broke I came up with a way to install the cheap dash cam.
If you don\'t mind cranking your neck to see the map, I think you can do it with GPS as well.
My dash cam was found on a Wal-Mart clearance rack for $7. Cheap.
After about six months, the suction cup will naturally become completely invalid.
So I had to come up with a replacement or spring for a new Cam.
First of all, I did a test installation using a debit card and a spring clip.
This looks good, but actually the debit card board is shaking so badly that you get seasick from checking the movie files.
So \"test\" is named proof of concept --
Hey, that\'s what I want to do!
First, let\'s explore the concept.
You need a drill bit to drill holes in popular rivets.
This concept uses a dead debit card on the mounting board.
The other part you need is a photo frame spring clip that is used to fit the artwork in a metal frame.
Drill a hole in the board and a center hole in the spring clip (
A punch helps prevent your drill from skating when you drill into the metal).
Add a small pop rivet.
Drill two holes on the plastic base of the suction cup mounting base and drill the corresponding holes on the plate.
Connect these parts with rivets.
For this step, you need to pay attention to the direction of the Mount
In my case, the ball rack is facing the floor of the car, from the clip on the opposite side of the plate.
If you take it back, your video will turn into a rear view dashboard camera.
Test whether the installation is appropriate by mounting the dash cam onto the hacked mounting base, then pushing the spring clip onto the windshield, while gently stripping a part of the car hood.
Relax the clip so that it is securely secured between the headline and the windshield.
To prevent scratches on the glass, put some electricity or tape on the spring clip.
Not a good job, right?
Let\'s cut the rivets and reconsider.
After my brief test run and some self-nausea while watching the dash cam movie, I went back to the cabin and dug out a metal shelf stand.
These are easy to find in local thrift stores or hardware stores.
Find a thin one
Don\'t worry about one of the two sets of lugs mounted on the shelf rails.
The bracket end can have a flange and the bracket can be mounted on the track.
My just broke with pliers, but you may have to cut the end of the bracket from your rack holder.
Otherwise skip this part.
Next, mark the shape of the suction cup base roughly to the bracket with Sharpie, and then use the tool of the Sawzall type to cut the bracket.
Then drill a hole in the narrow end of the bracket and rivet the spring clip to the top.
Next drill holes at the wider end of the bracket and carry out the test installation.
I didn\'t have the rivets long enough to go through the OEM stand and the thick plate, so I tried a machine screw and nut.
It doesn\'t look as smooth as the rivets, but it works well and I didn\'t bother to drill another hole.
Insert the Assembly between the hood lip and the glass and do some wire management while fiddling.
Again, please pay attention to the tape on the spring clip to reduce the risk of scraping the glass when installing or removing the bracket.
Some of the windshields are embedded with antennas and you want to avoid damaging them.
The hard plate works well.
Unfortunately my prototype lost the cool Kia logo. :-)
Save money without buying a replacement dash cam, and maybe I\'ll buy a VR headset to see what this has to do with my motion sickness. . . .
Be sure to check out the direct wired GPS installation for @ wongman200 1.
If you have a small invention of the lens cover, you can attach your bracket to it and then connect your Cam hard wire to the wire there.
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