↓ Advertise on Defender2 ↓

Home > Maintenance & Modifications > Rear camera location. Sticky out Bracket idea needed?
Post Reply  Down to end
Page 1 of 2 12>
Print this entire topic · 
PCM



Member Since: 25 Jan 2019
Location: North East
Posts: 222

United Kingdom 
Rear camera location. Sticky out Bracket idea needed?

Just installed a parking camera on my 110.
I’m impressed by the camera, but the view is somewhat useless.
View is obviously blocked by the water jet and wheel to within 3m of the rear. I wanted to see when I was near to crushing something and not when I was miles away.

I was thinking of extending the camera out a bit in a worklight bracket or the like and pointing it down a bit (lot) more.
Has anyone solved this issue with a cunning yet oem look accessory?
What have others done? Better than me..


Click image to enlarge

Post #764710 21st Mar 2019 8:11pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Bluest



Member Since: 23 Apr 2016
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 1689

United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Java Black

This might be a stupid idea, but that camera looks small enough to mount on the end of the washer jet. 2007 110 TDCi Station Wagon XS

Post #764711 21st Mar 2019 8:15pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
PCM



Member Since: 25 Jan 2019
Location: North East
Posts: 222

United Kingdom 

Not silly at all. I was thinking of this but if I wanted to stick it out a bit more as the spare tyre still gets in the way.

I was thinking I need to Clamp it into some kind of accessory I really ‘need’.
I was also thinking if a gutter mount to the side, but not sure on the clearance issue when opening the door.

Just wondered where people who have done the add in have installed theirs?


Click image to enlarge

Post #764716 21st Mar 2019 8:43pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
edo



Member Since: 20 Aug 2018
Location: Surrey
Posts: 315

United Kingdom 

Could you mount it on the wheel/one of the wheel bolt holes?

I just got one and plan to mount it using a hole from the rear light/plate guard I removed...

Post #764718 21st Mar 2019 8:51pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
PCM



Member Since: 25 Jan 2019
Location: North East
Posts: 222

United Kingdom 

Tried this and to be honest the view wasn't much better. Personal preference is i want to see the rear quarters so up high and out a bit is my ideal view. I can see big things in the mirror. I wast wanted to see I didn't crunch things when parking
I just dont want to extend it our on a tube /washer type idea. It'll look a bit stupid on a stalk. Maybe...

Post #764744 21st Mar 2019 10:01pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
LandRoverAnorak



Member Since: 17 Jul 2011
Location: Surrey
Posts: 6743

United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey

A common location is on the underside of the plastic plinth for the number plate light. That way, it can see under the spare and can be angled to give a reasonable view of the tow hitch.

If you really want it up at roof level, then off to one side will again give a better view around the spare. Darren

2013 Defender 110 USW XS
2013 Discovery 4 XS

"You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought!" - Princess Leia

MY 110 USW BUILD THREAD - MY 200tdi 90 BUILD THREAD - Instagram: @landroveranorak

Post #764746 21st Mar 2019 10:14pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Send e-mail Reply with quote
chopcat



Member Since: 11 Sep 2012
Location: Bucks
Posts: 243

United Kingdom 2000 Defender 90 Td5 CSW Java Black

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3039879

Mine is on a 3d printed. Magnetic box so you can move it around when you need to hook up the trailer

Might work

Post #764751 21st Mar 2019 10:28pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Roy5695



Member Since: 15 Feb 2014
Location: Cornwall
Posts: 797

United Kingdom 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS DCPU Indus Silver

Ive recently seen a mount that attaches via the spare wheel studs, looked pretty smart but can't remember where I've seen it now. Will try and find it for you. 2011 Defender DCPU 2.2 - https://www.defender2.net/forum/topic30623.html

Instagram - @rljprice

Roy

Post #764764 21st Mar 2019 11:43pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
smb



Member Since: 15 Jan 2013
Location: Cheshire
Posts: 1190

United Kingdom 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Santorini Black

Far Corners do a bracket that fits behind the number plate that can take a mounting for a camera or work light/reverse light. Don’t know what it’s like as I made a bracket that sits directly above the towing bracket so I can position a tow ball directly under a coupling. Will take photos tomorrow and show them.

Post #764765 21st Mar 2019 11:43pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Roy5695



Member Since: 15 Feb 2014
Location: Cornwall
Posts: 797

United Kingdom 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS DCPU Indus Silver

Heres a link to it, Its made to fit a J**P Shocked but could easily be fabricated to fit a Defender in the same manor Thumbs Up

https://www.quadratec.com/p/quadratec/rear...s-lighting 2011 Defender DCPU 2.2 - https://www.defender2.net/forum/topic30623.html

Instagram - @rljprice

Roy

Post #764766 21st Mar 2019 11:48pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
PCM



Member Since: 25 Jan 2019
Location: North East
Posts: 222

United Kingdom 

I love this forum, so many ideas and assistance.
What about trimming the spikes off this and mounting with a decent adhesive?
Might look like a wierd spoiler!

Click image to enlarge

Post #764771 22nd Mar 2019 12:54am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Mike_E



Member Since: 13 Apr 2017
Location: Aberdeenshire
Posts: 57

United Kingdom 2015 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Aintree Green

Roy, I like that solution in the spare.... very neat. Cable routing into rear door can be hidden too...

Post #764773 22nd Mar 2019 6:49am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Mike_E



Member Since: 13 Apr 2017
Location: Aberdeenshire
Posts: 57

United Kingdom 2015 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Aintree Green

Sorry.. double post but to PCM.. what camera is that as its tiny!

Post #764774 22nd Mar 2019 6:50am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
PCM



Member Since: 25 Jan 2019
Location: North East
Posts: 222

United Kingdom 

I'll find out what the exact camera is and let you know. It's image quality and field of view is amazing though for such a small thing.

I did remember seeing a post a while back with someone having the camera on the water jet and the view was what i was after. But can't find the post. Grr...

Post #764888 22nd Mar 2019 8:55pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
foggydave



Member Since: 29 Nov 2012
Location: Bedford
Posts: 154

United Kingdom 2014 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Bonatti Grey

I have fixed my reversing camera inside a housing which uses the same fixing as the rear screen washer and the wire goes through a slot cut into the hole IE think keyhole.
For power to the camera I use the rear heated screen wiring (I have the back window blanked off for security reasons) so no need for the demister. I then use the heater switch for the camera. I have mounted the screens on my sun visor so just flip it down to view. I will post more detailed pictures tomorrow

Click image to enlarge

https://www.defender2.net/gallery/albums/u...2113~0.JPG

Post #765063 23rd Mar 2019 9:18pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Send e-mail Reply with quote
Post Reply  Back to top
Page 1 of 2 12>
All times are GMT + 1 Hour

Jump to  
Previous Topic | Next Topic >
Posting Rules
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



Site Copyright © 2006-2019 Futuranet Ltd & Martin Lewis