Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum banner
1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,464 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·

I really want to capture some great in route imagery on the Continental Divide Expedition so I put together a little mount based on the excellent help from Photomark in Phoenix, on Mcdowell road. They have been super nice to this roving idiot who knows less than nothing.
I gave it a little test run last night and it works great with little vibration and it is completely adjustable.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
547 Posts
very cool! Im guessing you unmount it while drivin on the street cause that cant be legal, right? Id be very curious to see how it effects visibility on the trails. Ive been kickin around ideas for different camera mounts but havent come up with any I like yet, though this is a good one!! any chance of a how-to for those of use looking to make our own??
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,464 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
1) remove rear view mirror...can't see much anyway
2) take think flat metal stock from Home Depot and cut 4" bit
3) use mirror to mark holes...drill
4) use manfrotto mount to mark hole...drill
5) place in big vise and beat with hammer till you have the angle you want
6) paint
7) wait
8) bolt on manfrotto mount
9) place with mirror bolts
10) attach camera and giggle as you drive on the trail
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,464 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
i was thinking of something similar but using a helmet camera to cut down on bulk and weight, whinch in turn attaches to video camera.
I totally agree that for everyday or most folks a helmet cam would be great...
However we need HD video to document the Continental Divide Expedition that Overland Journal is sponsoring. Since this is a Disabled Explorers trip and we want to highlight the importance of access to the backcountry by the handicapped we need the best images possible for future use.

I plan to add frt & rear, side and under helmet cam's for action footage & spotting
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
599 Posts
Sounds cool. Nice mounting system.
Best of luck Lance, I'm keeping tabs.
 

·
FJ Expeditions R Us
Joined
·
4,084 Posts
Looks great Lance!

Enjoy the expedition!

cheers,

dale
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
333 Posts
Nice setup. I hope you post some video for us to see.
Is that a windscreen on the mic? Looks like some sort of critter laying on the dash.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,464 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Ha that is my Dead Cat!
No really the Aussie company that makes those mic covers has right on the package "Dead Cat"...and yes the mini version is called "Dead Kitten"....google it!
 

·
Emeritus Moderator
Joined
·
6,484 Posts
Nice setup Lance, I was thinking of making my own out of some stock steel I have laying around in my shop. I'll have to look into the mount that you have, very cool. Enjoy the Expedition. :cheers:

Mike
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
Top