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Dashboard Camera Mounts for TJ

PCO6

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I made a pair of dashboard camera mounts so I thought I'd pass along how I did it. It was quite simple and the only material needed other than the cameras, parts, etc. was a couple of pieces of angle iron.

I started with 1.5" x 1.5" x 0.125" angle and cut 2 pieces about 12" long. I used angle iron with a radiused bend which suits the contours of where I mounted them on the dashboard. I cut them down in my band saw and drilled 2 holes in each piece to match dashboard mounting hardware. A 3rd hole was drilled later for the 1" RAM ball mounts that I used.

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Here are most of the parts after I primed the angle iron and painted them with rattle can bed liner. The RAM mounting hardware can be purchased through Amazon and other sources.

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The brackets are mounted by simply removing the 2 bolts at the ends of the dashboard and reinstalling them.

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And finally here is how things look in place.

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I made simple mounts for my kayaks and bikes as well so the cameras can be easily removed from the Jeep and taken with us.
 

chino1969

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I made a pair of dashboard camera mounts so I thought I'd pass along how I did it. It was quite simple and the only material needed other than the cameras, parts, etc. was a couple of pieces of angle iron.

I started with 1.5" x 1.5" x 0.125" angle and cut 2 pieces about 12" long. I used angle iron with a radiused bend which suits the contours of where I mounted them on the dashboard. I cut them down in my band saw and drilled 2 holes in each piece to match dashboard mounting hardware. A 3rd hole was drilled later for the 1" RAM ball mounts that I used.

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Here are most of the parts after I primed the angle iron and painted them with rattle can bed liner. The RAM mounting hardware can be purchased through Amazon and other sources.

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The brackets are mounted by simply removing the 2 bolts at the ends of the dashboard and reinstalling them.

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And finally here is how things look in place.

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I made simple mounts for my kayaks and bikes as well so the cameras can be easily removed from the Jeep and taken with us.

Nice job.
 

Kiwi TJ

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Clean and simple.(y)..I like that when you not using the cameras the bracket almost fades away into the dash.
 

moab

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That is a beautiful mount. Great job!

I would also consider cheap magic mounts and use a small piece of the supplied metal 3m taped to the bottom of your camera. They are small can be 3m taped anywhere. And will hold a camera in any conditions no problem. Unless your rolling your TJ for a stunt or something. lol. I just got one for my phone. And it's fantastic. Holds the phone rock solid. And you can take it off and on at will. Or turn it anyway you want.