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boustrophedon
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Rear facing Dashcam

Post by boustrophedon » Mon 07 Mar, 2016 18:09

I have bought a dashcam for the front of my Z3 convertible. Now I could have bought one with a second rear facing camera, but to be honest I did not like the spec of any I could find.

The biggest problem is; where to mount the rear facing camera so it has a good view? The rear window is not huge so a rear facing camera mounted on the windscreen is not going to show much. I really want one to show the registration of the tailgaters that I seem to be plagued by. I may have to modify one of the tail lights to put a bullet camera in.

That's the only problem with a Z3, they seem to be magnets for every small penis- big ego driver on the road who feels that they simply have to demonstrate how much faster they can go in their shopping trolley/crew-cab pickup/truck or whatever.

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Re: Rear facing Dashcam

Post by bertiejaffa » Mon 07 Mar, 2016 18:35

Pingu seems to have cameras fitted - might be worth pinging pingu :lol:
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Re: Rear facing Dashcam

Post by pingu » Mon 07 Mar, 2016 23:19

Pingu

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Re: Rear facing Dashcam

Post by Southernboy » Tue 08 Mar, 2016 06:11

A bumper sticker " Smile, you're on camera" should get the message through...Alternative is to fit one in the bumper perhaps??..... :D
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boustrophedon
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Re: Rear facing Dashcam

Post by boustrophedon » Tue 08 Mar, 2016 08:02

pingu wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dual-Lens-HD- ... SwG-1Wvcor

I use this type. I paid £31.
Looks good, where did you put the rear facing camera?

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Re: Rear facing Dashcam

Post by pingu » Tue 08 Mar, 2016 13:37

On my perspex wind deflector.

You could attach it to one of your roll hoops. If you did, you would need to make a flat surface to mount it to, or to secure it with tie-wraps.
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boustrophedon
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Re: Rear facing Dashcam

Post by boustrophedon » Tue 08 Mar, 2016 16:11

No roll hoops...

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Re: Rear facing Dashcam

Post by boustrophedon » Tue 08 Mar, 2016 22:09

Thanks for the tips, I'll post a pic of my eventual solution.

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