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Old 10-31-2008, 08:25 AM   #1
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I'm doing a track day this weekend and wanted some way of mounting my digi video camera in my car securely with a reasonable view of the road and the steering wheel.
I took a 40cm long piece of Unistrut from work and I've attatched a 100mm Long piece of 6mm threaded bar to the end of it with nuts and washers, covered it all in white tape for apearance sake and then mounted the camera on top of that, it sits securley and won't fly off round corners but It is slightly wobbly on uneven bumps and dips in the road.
Please check my picture and video, I tried to find some bumpy road and tried to put some power down to test it, Do you think that it's too insecure and shouldn't be bouncing around so much? does it make you feel a bit sick watching.


How do these other headrest mounted camera mounts manage to keep so stable, surely the seats and headrests will wobble with the motion of the vehicle and throw off the filming???

anyway see if you can spot the squirrel in the video as well!

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Old 10-31-2008, 08:46 AM   #2
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WOW, that is an excellent DIY. thanks for sharing
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:18 AM   #3
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Old 10-31-2008, 01:14 PM   #4
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pics of the mount in detail when i get it out the car in daylight

I may have to test it with some night driving first thou!
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:12 PM   #5
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:17 PM   #6
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That's pretty sweet. I have to try this sometime
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:25 PM   #7
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still nobody spotted the squirrel in the road I scared!?
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still nobody spotted the squirrel in the road I scared!?
no, lol
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:58 PM   #9
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looks like what Southpaw did:

https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=620783

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Old 12-06-2008, 10:44 AM   #10
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I think I saw the squirrel at 34-35 seconds
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