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Where to mount a GoPro Camera on a Roadster?

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Fieldbuilder Kevin Hart
NC, USA   USA
1972 MG MGB "RAT"
1974 MG MGB "RED"
1977 MG MGB "BaLou"
The suction cup mount does not stay put. I don't have a roll bar.
I Autocross, so windshield area isn't a option.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-04-16 02:28 PM by Fieldbuilder.

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mowog1 Gold Member Rick Ingram
Saint Joseph, IL, USA   USA
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It surprises me that the suction cup does not work. Where are you mounting it?



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Sinewave T. Keith Vezina
Kenner, LA, USA   USA
On the passenger window maybe. Try a drop of vegetable oil on the suction cup, it will hold for months on glass.



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1976 MGB, 1976 MGB Trailer & 1967 MGB MK. I

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Fieldbuilder Kevin Hart
NC, USA   USA
1972 MG MGB "RAT"
1974 MG MGB "RED"
1977 MG MGB "BaLou"
Not wanting the camera in my sight if view, on the windshield glass.
I put the top down. Did not put the cover on. Attempted to put the suction cup mount
on the rear flat painted section, so the camera would shoot between the seats, thru the windshield.
The suction cup mount will stay put for maybe, a minute or two, with no camera mounted to it.
You can tap it, and it will fall over.
I'm looking for a method of a solid bracket type of mount.
Headrest bracket to the center metal slide piece could be an option. But I'm pretty sure the seat move's
left to right in the slaloms.
I'm looking for a solid bracket solution.

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Thurlowb Silver Member Brad Thurlow
Coquitlam, BC, Canada   CAN
I use two camera positions when I Autocross. I have a Hero 5

The first is a helmet mount on my right. The second is a mount between the seats attached to the tonneau bar.

Here is a view with the two views side by side.

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Thurlowb Silver Member Brad Thurlow
Coquitlam, BC, Canada   CAN
Oops.. sorry. That side by side appears to both be helmet mounted views...

Brad

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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
Mounted on the deck with the cup...just in front of the trunk lid.

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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
Mounted in front of the windshield on the right hand side...again with the suction cup.

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Cruisedon66 Pete W
St. Louis, MO, USA   USA
1976 MG MGB
If you want to show the front end and track. How about removing a Sunvisor and using the hinge pin hole for the camera mount?

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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
Mounted on the side of the car....again with the suction cup.

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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
In reply to # 3718171 by Thurlowb I use two camera positions when I Autocross. I have a Hero 5

The first is a helmet mount on my right. The second is a mount between the seats attached to the tonneau bar.

Here is a view with the two views side by side.

How did you do the split screen?

Tim Ursuliak Avatar
Lacombe, AB, Canada   CAN
1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite "Rita"
1970 MG MGB "Orson"
How about something like this clamped to the rear deck:

https://shop.gopro.com/mounts/jaws-flex-clamp/ACMPM-001.html

Or you could rig something out of a mafer clamp. That might be a little overkill, but it sure wouldn't be falling off.

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Thurlowb Silver Member Brad Thurlow
Coquitlam, BC, Canada   CAN
In reply to # 3718209 by LaVerne
How did you do the split screen?

Found a free online tool called "Dual Screen Video Maker" (I think it was free). Super easy to use. Since I only have 1 camera, that particular video is actually two different runs on the same course. Since those runs are within fractions of a second of each other, it is pretty easy to synchronize them.

Brad

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Thurlowb Silver Member Brad Thurlow
Coquitlam, BC, Canada   CAN
OK... here is a view from the tonneau bar...

Steve S Avatar
Abingdon West, So Cal, USA   USA
It won't be in your field of vision if you use a stick-on mount behind the rear view mirror. The suction cup mounts are huge but the stick-on mounts are tiny, with a quick release so you just leave the mount in place.

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