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Thread: 120 deg Wide-Angle Rear View Reverse Camera off Ebay - REVIEW

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbird2340
    Man... I took my license plate off and there is a hole right in the MIDDLE of where it goes.. It is an EXACT fit for the camera.. I would have to drill a hole through the license plate (which I dunno if that's legal or not) and that hole would sorta cut through part of the letters / numbers...
    Awesome! My opinion and common sense is that it's illegal to alter your license plate (though I'm not 100% sure). But, what the cops don't know or won't be able to tell won't hurt you.

    Also, just get another cheapo all black or chrome (i.e. no writing on the top)polastic license plate frame - if you hack up this one, it's going to look obvious with the missing letters.

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    The problem is they would be able to tell. I would have to cut a 3/4" hole right in the MIDDLE of the license plate.. I'm not sure if your idead of mounting it in the frame will work either.. I know the frame I have now is not wide enough for the cam to fit. Plus I would have to cut a hole because there is plastic and metal behind the frame..

    Keep the suggestions comin!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyNextDoor
    did you think of re-placing your licence plate? I don't really see a place to put it, but just an idea...
    Yea.. I did THINK of it.. But then realized just as you said.. There's really no place to move it to.
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    Why not drill a hole right below the handle for the tailgate? If you are careful and measure twice it can come out looking like a keyhole. Cover the area with masking tape before you drill and spray primer and then paint over the raw metal.

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    Why don't you make an insert to put in the trailer hitch? When you're towing something you won't need the camera, or you could just move it to the top of the tailgate or on the back of the trailer with an extension cable. It would be very easy to cut a piece of plastic (or metal if you have the tools) to fit in the opening with a rounded bolt or even your regular hitch pin to hold it in place, and you can mount the camera directly inside it.
    Also mounting it in the hitch will let you could countersink it in a small amount so that if you ever get bumped in a parking lot the camera won't be crushed, and the assembly will plug up the hitch to keep dirt out.
    Edit: Hell, if the dimensions are right you could use a piece of PVC to hold the camera and just drill a cross-hole through the PVC for the hitch pin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepguy
    Why not drill a hole right below the handle for the tailgate? If you are careful and measure twice it can come out looking like a keyhole. Cover the area with masking tape before you drill and spray primer and then paint over the raw metal.
    Um... I've cut into my truck before (to mount a door keypad) but I don't think I'll do that.. For a couple reasons... How would I run the wires??

    And the other reason.. I just won't do it..

    Good idea though.. I just don't have the guts to do it...
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    Any chance of drilling next to the rear handle? You can always just create a hole and mount it there. That way it would look super stock.

    You could also place it in the hitch and create some sort of flush cover that would cover up the excess space around the camera. Better yet, you could buy one of those decorative covers that goes over the opening of a hitch and drill a hole in it for your camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPI Geek
    Why don't you make an insert to put in the trailer hitch? When you're towing something you won't need the camera, or you could just move it to the top of the tailgate or on the back of the trailer with an extension cable. It would be very easy to cut a piece of plastic (or metal if you have the tools) to fit in the opening with a rounded bolt or even your regular hitch pin to hold it in place, and you can mount the camera directly inside it.
    Also mounting it in the hitch will let you could countersink it in a small amount so that if you ever get bumped in a parking lot the camera won't be crushed, and the assembly will plug up the hitch to keep dirt out.
    Edit: Hell, if the dimensions are right you could use a piece of PVC to hold the camera and just drill a cross-hole through the PVC for the hitch pin.
    That sounds like a pretty solid idea... What would I make it out of though and how??
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    Quote Originally Posted by hd54321
    Any chance of drilling next to the rear handle? You can always just create a hole and mount it there. That way it would look super stock.

    You could also place it in the hitch and create some sort of flush cover that would cover up the excess space around the camera. Better yet, you could buy one of those decorative covers that goes over the opening of a hitch and drill a hole in it for your camera.

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    Ideas are flowing like wine from Assspen... You got any links or pictures of a cover your thinking of?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RPI Geek
    Edit: Hell, if the dimensions are right you could use a piece of PVC to hold the camera and just drill a cross-hole through the PVC for the hitch pin.
    That sounds like a sweet idea but what would I do to make it not "stick out"..

    White PVC and a metal camera inside a black hitch...
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