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    LCD mount

    For those of you who have your LCD mounted on the floor, or somewhere outside the dash, what do you use to mount it?

    I am looking for a mount that both swivles left-right, and moves up and down. It needs to move up and down in way that allows it to be pushed down, screen first, into the floor of my car. Are there any like this? By searchin the forums (yes, I allready did a search!) i found these http://www.pro-fit-intl.com/ but I am not sure It moves up and down how I would like it to.

    My first idea was a regular hinge from a hardware store, that would have worked great, but door hinges arent strong enough for the weight of an LCD. So, any ideas??

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    Actually, I just figured it out, so no worries!!

    thanks anyway!

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    > > My first idea was a regular hinge from a hardware store, that would have worked great, but door hinges arent strong enough for the weight of an LCD. So, any ideas??


    LOL...your LCD weighs more than a door? Are you sure it's not a CRT with an iron casing?

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    Originally posted by unrealer33
    Actually, I just figured it out, so no worries!!

    thanks anyway!
    Could you tell us what you did, maybe post pics....

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    Yep, that would be really useful, as I'm about to go for a similar thing here.
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    yes please tell us which mount you found to do this!!!! I have a Ford Ranger and am doing the same. I want the mount to mount on the floor and allows me to adjust the screen up/down, swivel right/left and all that good stuff.

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    Originally posted by Skraggy_uk
    Yep, that would be really useful, as I'm about to go for a similar thing here.
    Just noticed your signature, mate... you're not a regular on uk.rec.cars.modifications, are you? I've posted there a few times myself
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    I've been planning my computer for two years (as of this past february) and I'm finally starting to put it into my car... finally have all the parts and all.

    Any way, the point of this post was that I finally decided on a way to mount my lcd..its a 10.4 sharp (I'm ordering a touch screen kit for it for it next week). I decided to use hinges to fold the screen over my stereo and air conditioner and then it will fold down when not in use. I'm gonna use fiberglass to make it look nice...

    I don't think this is what you're talking about, but the hinges seem to hold the lcd up fine.

    I think the main limitations you would have with mounting would be a) How you attach it, (what adhesive you use, be it screws or glue, etc) and b) Where it's attached to (if it's screwed down, whatever it is screwed to would have to be able to hold the weight without breaking)

    If anyone wants to see my mount in progress (without the nice look to it, just the metal skeleton) I'll post pics.

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    yes, post pics

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    Door hinges aren't designed to hold somthing on a horizontal axis. This explaines why it couldnt support the weight of the LCD. But, I am sure if I looked harder I could have found a "heavy duty" one that would.

    Originally posted by SuperMatty
    > > My first idea was a regular hinge from a hardware store, that would have worked great, but door hinges arent strong enough for the weight of an LCD. So, any ideas??


    LOL...your LCD weighs more than a door? Are you sure it's not a CRT with an iron casing?

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