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    Default Free Camera Mount Car door design

    Hi Guys


    I was tired of the crazy price some of the mounts are even though they are generally all straight forward. I designed my own mount bossed off the Eckla design. I have attached the images below as well as the designs and laser cutting files.


    I had it cut out of 2mm and 0.6mm mild steel and then just used general 6mm and 8mm nuts and bolts with washers.
    I then added some felt and 8mm foam on some section to protect the car door and metal on metal sections


    The suction cups I bought separately as well as the hinge used to mount it to the structure.


    I tested it on the weekend at Pilannesburg and it worked like a dream and even on the bumpy roads it stuck to the car with no issues. I was also able to close the windows when needed and did not have the remove the structure from the car.


    I will be happy to send further details if any one needs more details.


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    Default Re: Free Camera Mount Car door design

    wow! thank you, I was looking for something and was contemplating making something too, but you have saved me a ton of work! where did you procure the suction mounts ?
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    Thanks, my daughter will love this.
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    Default Re: Free Camera Mount Car door design

    Hi Guys

    I got the suction cups from Ardendoof, the link is below.

    https://www.adendorff.co.za/mac-afri...ller-tpumpv004

    Glad you guys will be able to use it. I might need to send you the dfxf files for laser cutting as i see they were not uploaded. The link to the file is below.

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...usp=drive_link

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Free Camera Mount Car door design

    Quote Originally Posted by DBussey View Post
    Hi Guys

    I got the suction cups from Ardendoof, the link is below.

    https://www.adendorff.co.za/mac-afri...ller-tpumpv004

    Glad you guys will be able to use it. I might need to send you the dfxf files for laser cutting as i see they were not uploaded. The link to the file is below.

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...usp=drive_link

    Cheers
    thank you !
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    Default Re: Free Camera Mount Car door design

    Thanks very much !!!!
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    Default Re: Free Camera Mount Car door design

    Thanks for posting your design and the cut list.
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    Default Re: Free Camera Mount Car door design

    Where did you have the laser cutting done?

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    Default Re: Free Camera Mount Car door design

    Good looking and clever use of glass suction cups. If you guys are stuck, I'll happily cut and bend a few (on permission and with the logo in place) if you allow me to nest this in as I work with material.

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    Default Re: Free Camera Mount Car door design

    Quote Originally Posted by Heinz Modricky View Post
    Good looking and clever use of glass suction cups. If you guys are stuck, I'll happily cut and bend a few (on permission and with the logo in place) if you allow me to nest this in as I work with material.
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    If all works out I would love to purchase one or maybe two.

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    Default Re: Free Camera Mount Car door design

    Quote Originally Posted by Wedwo View Post
    Heinz

    If all works out I would love to purchase one or maybe two.

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    Default Re: Free Camera Mount Car door design

    Quote Originally Posted by Brave Dave View Post
    Where did you have the laser cutting done?
    Hi Dave, i live in Gauteng and got it cut at a company in Jet Park called Dynamic laser.

    If i remember correct it worked out at about R280 to have 2 sets cut and bent has they had a minimum fee .

    Any laser cutting and bending company should be able to assist. The DXF files uses to cut the design is in a comment on this thread as the original one did not upload.

    Cheers
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    Default Re: Free Camera Mount Car door design

    Very nice! Thanks for posting!


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    Default Re: Free Camera Mount Car door design

    Very nice! I have been wanting to make one myself for a long time, so this might just save me a lot of time :-)

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    Default Re: Free Camera Mount Car door design

    Quote Originally Posted by DBussey View Post
    Hi Guys

    I got the suction cups from Ardendoof, the link is below.

    https://www.adendorff.co.za/mac-afri...ller-tpumpv004

    Glad you guys will be able to use it. I might need to send you the dfxf files for laser cutting as i see they were not uploaded. The link to the file is below.

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...usp=drive_link

    Cheers

    Thank You for sharing your project with us!!

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    Default Re: Free Camera Mount Car door design

    Hi Guys

    Just some further information regarding the mount that I have been asked about.


    1. The section that slides between the door and the window. I used a woollies fabric shopping bag and cut and glued a piece to the side that the window might touch. The prevents possible scratching of the window.
    2. To stop the nuts on the sections that need to be loosened for adjustment to come loose on bumpy roads I used a standard 20mm tap washing and made the hole 6mm big. I then used this as a washer that absorbs some of the vibration so as to not cause the nut to come loose. Another possibility could be to use a lock not.
    3. For the main mounting plate and the bottom section that acts as the large hinge I again used a 20mm tap washer however this time as a spacer between the 2 pieces of metal. You will see in the image below what I mean.
    4. I also glued felt onto the section of metal that pass over each other to allow for smooth movement and again assist with possible vibrations.
    5. For the sections that touch the door and window sill I used a 8mm high density foam just taken from a sleeping mat or yoga mat. This protects the paint work from scratching.



    Note : Before gluing the foam on, place your bolts into the slots and then cover them with the foam. This will keep the bolts in place and ensure you do not accidentally loose them.

    This design is free guys so please use it how you want to and you are welcome to make changes as you want. If you want to make for others as well please go ahead.

    All I ask is that you do not use my design for profit and go out and sell it to others
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    Default Re: Free Camera Mount Car door design

    Hi

    I did exactly the same as you about 18 months ago. But I found that in Mild steel it is quite heavy..The original is made from aluminium.

    I have explored this option, but have never actually made one in aluminium yet. think I need to pick up this project again.

    Thanks very much for your information.

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    Default Re: Free Camera Mount Car door design

    Quote Originally Posted by Heinz Modricky View Post
    I can't sell someone else's design. The offer is a free cut and bend of some parts - the rest you guys can put together on your own. And I need time to work it in to my program.
    Thanks Heinz

    However, I would be willing to pay for the material and cutting with a smile. Will also be interested in two units as Softness also does a lot of photographing on her side of the vehicle…

    Also a huge thank you to DBussy for sharing the design 👏🏻👏🏻

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    Default Re: Free Camera Mount Car door design

    Well done BUT..
    Not too clever to say where you got the design ideas from

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    @Deon.

    Around the gimble mounting hole there are two semi-circular slots. What are these slots intended for?

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