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73 Mach 1 rear window
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Ever since I got my 73 Mach 1 I have always noticed that the rear window doesn't offer too much viewing area. Just now I calculated it to be around 4.7 inches Undecided of viewing height. This is not what I would call a lot by many standards. I had a, what I think, cool idea. I want to get a flush mount rear view camera and recess/french it to mimic the trunk lock but right above it.

The red dot is where I would like to put the reverse cam

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Thanks for looking and any comments or question are appreciated.

Jayson
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73 Mach 1 Mustang
89 Dodge Shadow ES
94 Jeep Wrangler

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#2
Interesting idea. I've seen a rear view camera that attaches to the upper bold of the rear license plate.

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#3
Yeah I've seen those too. The way I'm thinking of doing it will make it look like it belongs there not just an after thought. I'm going for a nice clean look.

Thanks for the reply

Jayson
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73 Mach 1 Mustang
89 Dodge Shadow ES
94 Jeep Wrangler

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#4
great ideaSmile i know when i pull into a parking lot or changing lanes its a pain in the arse too see out of the bunker<~~ what i call all fast back mustangs of are years...seems like your looking out little slots in a pillbox..lol
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#5
yeah, I've noticed it more since I've been taking my Mach 1 for rides around my block.

Jayson
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73 Mach 1 Mustang
89 Dodge Shadow ES
94 Jeep Wrangler

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#6
The sport mirrors are a joke to.
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#7
I wouldn't know about that because they are off the car right now and that's how I've been driving it.

Jayson
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73 Mach 1 Mustang
89 Dodge Shadow ES
94 Jeep Wrangler

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#8
Lack of vision out the back and out the passenger side was the first thing I fixed when I got my car on the road. I put two cameras in with two screens mounted underneath the dash overhang.

I think putting camera's on these cars is kind of uncool, so I made sure mine were as unobtrusive as possible. The rear camera I placed in the corner of the license plate bumper cut-out, and it can hardly be seen because the black license plate behind it hides it fairly effectively:

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The second reversing cam I originally placed inside the car behind the top of the passenger seat belt roof anchor point, and pointing it on the correct angle to view the rear passenger quarter blind-spot. Two things made me change the position of it though; firstly the wide-angle lens in the reversing camera made everything far too small, and secondly when I put the wind down windows in I didn't want the camera to be seen from the outside when the side windows were down. So I bought a "spy-cam" instead and mounted it in the position shown in the photo below which is quite difficult to be seen from outside the car. I chose the "spy-cam" because it was small and also doesn't have the wide-angle distortion that the reversing cam does, and the lens of the cam looks like a phillips head screw so even if you do see it then it's not obvious that it is a camera. Whole cars can hide in the blind-spot (especially if they are pacing you there while checking out the Mustang), and this camera has made changing lanes in the fastback a dream. For me also there is the scenario of driving a left hand drive car in a right hand drive country, so basically when I merge onto a freeway I'm on the wrong side of the car to see what traffic is beside me as I merge.

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The pic below shows the screens. I picked black screens with chrome edging that suits the dash trim without looking too out of place. When I took this picture the car shown in the screen was completely invisible behind the C-pillar. I use this screen every single time that I change lanes on the highway - no more stress! The other screen which shows directly to the rear - I find I hardly look at this one except when backing out of my driveway so I don't run over any toddlers (or senior-citizens on low-rider scooters Big Grin ). The position of that cam sometimes means it gets fogged up in winter when driving at speed, but a reversing camera is useless at speed anyway so I'm not really concerned about that.

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Brett
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#9
That's cool I hadn't thought of a blindspot cam.

Jayson
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73 Mach 1 Mustang
89 Dodge Shadow ES
94 Jeep Wrangler

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#10
Thats something to think about.

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