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    LCD mount with arm...

    Does anyone have any good ideas on what I can use to mount my LCD in my car? I want to have it on an arm that can swivel to be close to the steering wheel, or possibly for a passenger to use. I have to be able to disconnect the LCD easily, and it would be nice if I could hide the arm as well, but that's not mandatory. My biggest concern though is something that can hold that weight and that I can press on (it's a touchscreen) without moving it. Does anyone have any good ideas or good mounts that they've used?

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    An Idea I had 'back in the day' was to use a hand free kit used normally for cheap mobiles. I never went any further with this idea than a few diagrams and such. Howver my plan was to 'hold' the screen using slim line magents from any hardware store and plaec over the top of the magnet a thin peice of metal and use this as a conductive surface for the connections. So in short youd place the screen onto the 'holder' and the magnets would hold it and create the connections for the plug, I dropped the Idea cause I frowned on the idea of having a live 12v plate in the car, if you follow.
    Anyway Ive seen crazier things work from even stupider ideas.

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    I just mounted mine using a flex-arm. It's VERY durable and doesn't move/sway at all. Requires some force in order to flex it the way u want too:



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    beautiful nadir! now where do I get one?
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    Originally posted by Telek
    beautiful nadir! now where do I get one?

    Check crutchfield.com... to tell u the truth, they were the only one that sold a decent one for the lowest price! i think its a 15" flex arm for 20 bucks. That's the best deal u can probably find IMHO.
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    can you tell me the model #? I can't find anything like that
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    Originally posted by Telek
    can you tell me the model #? I can't find anything like that
    sorry it took me a while to reply to u... but here ya go:

    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-MSbHZYL...=&search=mount

    $20 for a 15" is the LOWEST i've seen.
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    thanks, but @#$(*.... they only ship to the US... b00.

    Anyone know of any international ones? :P

    Thanks anyway!

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    perhaps buy it, have it shipped to somebodies house (mine?), then give them the $$ to have to shipped to you.

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    thanks, I might take you up on that offer sometime :P

    What have other people done? I'm assuming that other people have done this, so what have you guys used for mounting not in-dash?
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