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Birdman2007 04-14-2007 10:04 AM

Camera Mount!
 
Ok so within the past few months I decided to make my own in-car camera mount for my Sony DV cam. After doing a little bit of research on the net I came up with my own unique blend of herbs and spices to create what I think is a solid(and safe) mount to use for Auto-x(or any other race type situation), with very little effort!
So without further delay I give you my Mount!

I started with a 3/4 square aluminum tube. Measured from pole center to pole center, I used 3/8" U clamps normally used to make loops in aircraft cable. they just happend to be the right inside diameter to fit around the poles. Found my center and began drilling.
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...829_3300_1.jpg

Turned out to have enough play to not wobble around any and still give a little. This is the one side.
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...165_3300_1.jpg

And the back side. 3/8" nuts and washers.
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...885_3300_1.jpg

Newly mounted bar.
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...629_3300_1.jpg

And of course finished product.
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...189_3300_1.jpg
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...693_3300_1.jpg
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...285_3300_1.jpg

I went first to a camera shop to buy an actual tripod top thingy, and bought one i thought would work for about 37 bucks, then after a trip to Sportsmans warehouse with Scott I discovered one that would work even better for about 30 bucks and thats the one you see in the pics. So I think all in all it cost me about 40 bucks to build and is as solid as they come. I plan on next cleaning it up sanding it a little and putting a "Hammered Finish" black spray paint that will match the interior nicely as to not look unsightly!

Let me know what you think!
Thanks for looking! [driving]

focus_guy_03 04-14-2007 12:13 PM

Wow, looks great Jay! Nice work!

Mike

Birdman2007 04-14-2007 04:53 PM

thanks mike.. I think it will work out nicely!

Klondike 04-14-2007 07:20 PM

wow thats really good, i may have to use this design

focus_guy_03 04-15-2007 01:30 AM

Jay, you should post the vid that you did over on FR.com up here, it works quite nice I'd say! [thumb]

Mike

Birdman2007 04-15-2007 08:51 PM

Here it is!
First Mount Video! ;D

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...NVECapture.jpg

Klondike 04-15-2007 09:06 PM

cool video jay, seems pretty sturdy, even when you fly out of a corner and squeal the tires lol

Birdman2007 04-16-2007 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Klondike (Post 1538537)
cool video jay, seems pretty sturdy, even when you fly out of a corner and squeal the tires lol

LMAO [clap] [thumb] [histerical]

Rudel 04-16-2007 04:28 PM

GAWD!!!! The blinker sound! [:p]

Birdman2007 04-16-2007 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rudel (Post 1539914)
GAWD!!!! The blinker sound! [:p]

haha I know.... next time i turn illegally! [driving]


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