A&P My exterior car mount rig

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  1. NOR*CAL

    NOR*CAL OT Supporter

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    Didn't want to thread jack Jcolman's thread.


    Parts list:
    $10 Harbor Fright 60lb suction cup handle
    $30 Bogen tripod head
    $5 dowel insert +screws and nuts


    I built/copied this setup from a guy who copied my work, which he(PNG from the SRO days) made better :mamoru:

    These pics are from 3 years ago

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    Please ignore all the boarders and other garbage.
     
  2. Jcolman

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  3. tek

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    very sexy and cost effective rig. makes me want to make one now.
     
  4. NOR*CAL

    NOR*CAL OT Supporter

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    Cheap and fun. The con about this setup is that the surface has to be very flat for the suction cups to be effective. But once they're stuck, you can put about ~40lbs of force and they wont budge. I'll see if I can snap some more shots with it tomorrow, since I buried it somewhere at work.
     
  5. xenon supra

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    cool shots, if I build one i want one that can get the full car :run:
     
  6. tek

    tek New Member

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    it beats the pos stickypod i picked up awhile back.maybe i sell it and make this instead.
     
  7. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    neat. an ultrawide and one of those bogen arms and u'll have a pretty cool rig.
     
  8. NOR*CAL

    NOR*CAL OT Supporter

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    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=46134
    suction mount $5.99(it was 4.99 several years ago :mamoru:)

    I went to Home Depot to stiffen up the handle so it doesn't compress when you tighten up the Bogen head. More pics in the AM.
     
  9. NOR*CAL

    NOR*CAL OT Supporter

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    Minimized aperture all the way, and used a CPL to get me down to 1/3 of a second.

    I thought I was able to mount my rig in more unique areas, but my car isn't as flat as I thought it was. Or maybe the rubber suction cups are getting a little dry with age, and isn't as flexible.
     
  10. OlafBeserka

    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

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    Id shit my pants if the camera fell off
     
  11. NOR*CAL

    NOR*CAL OT Supporter

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    Oh yeah hahaha. I would too. What you don't see is the camera mounted onto the rear window and the camera's strap is ran into the window which is shut.
     
  12. Reverend

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    You should try one mounted on the hood or roof.
     
  13. GregFarz78

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    s14 silvia :bowdown:

    pretty cool mount
     
  14. NOR*CAL

    NOR*CAL OT Supporter

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    Can't do any testing tonight, it's going to rain :(.

    My old car :hs:

    I'll wait and see what tomorrow brings.
     
  15. NOR*CAL

    NOR*CAL OT Supporter

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    It hasn't rained... so I gave it a shot. All shots were less than 1sec.

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  16. OlafBeserka

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    I just got a S13 coupe :hs:
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    No plans to purchase ND filters?
     
  19. NOR*CAL

    NOR*CAL OT Supporter

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    Ah, I had one of those too.

    I'm going out on a limb, but I'd say I had one of the cleanest coupes in CA at that time :hs:.

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    You're a genius, totally slipped my mind(also fairly new to using filters).
     
  20. 1992 240SX

    1992 240SX New Member

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    My brother and I are picking up a 1JZ tomorrow for the S13 fastback that's been in our backyard patiently waiting :noes:


    And to the thread starter: Where did you pick up all the supplies cause last time I tried a DIY thing I ended up spending more than if I had bought the actual thing (the DIY tutorial was from Finland)
     
  21. NOR*CAL

    NOR*CAL OT Supporter

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    The Bogen head was $30USD(probably cheaper now) off of ebay
    The suction grip is 5.99 at www.harborfreight.com link is up there
    Misc bolts and dowel can be found at a hardware store.
     
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  23. OlafBeserka

    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

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    Your cars WERE clean. I still dont know why you took the s13 apart
     
  24. mylegacy412

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    cool rig. i use this thing on the right

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    thing works wonders.

    and although i cant compare quality and stabilty of ur diy model and this one, i think the Cullman is a bit cheaper, or around the same price. and a lot smaller :mamoru:
     
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    :bowdown: Gonna make one of these soon!
     

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