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Can't see out the rear window? try this...
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Was reading a post and saw this rear view mirror video screen and thought I would share since this is a rant for most of us sportsroof owners.

Mister 4x4;62018 Wrote:I haven't tested my map light yet, but I'm tossing around the idea of replacing it with some kind of fold-down bracket for a back-up camera screen (that whole 'looking backward out of a gun-turret' effect kinda bugs me a bit). The wife found a rear-view mirror that has a screen with GPS and all sorts of other functionality built-in, but I don't want just a basic mirror with a small section for all that - I want the whole thing to be the screen since it's pretty much useless as a rear-view mirror as it is.

Pyle PLCM105 - Rear view mirror/video screen w 2 inputs

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#2
Thanks Don. I had seen this earlier, and is on my short-list - even if I have to zip-tie it to the stock rear-view mirror. LOL!

I'm still looking for an actual 'mirror-like' solution, which I'll post here as I find different items.

I've spent too much time putting the ass-end of my car back together to risk damaging it by simply backing up... ya know? Wink Big Grin

Eric

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#3
The PLCM102 version is a clip on video screen.
[Image: PLM102.jpg]

What I really want is it to be a three (3) video input video screen so I can eliminate both the side view mirrors. i would divide the screen to show 3 segments: driver's side of the car, rear view, and pass side of the car. Perhaps I could either mount the side camera in the existing door mirror housings or eliminate the door mirrors completely. It would probably take some getting used to to check the rear view mirror first to change lanes... i.e. look to the upper right to go left. lol

[Image: 386_07_10_13_5_58_42.jpeg]
My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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Mister 4x4;62024 Wrote:I'm still looking for an actual 'mirror-like' solution, which I'll post here as I find different items.

I've spent too much time putting the ass-end of my car back together to risk damaging it by simply backing up... ya know? Wink Big Grin


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This one helps and it snaps on and off of your stock mirror, I got it as a gift. Of course it doesn't give the 180 degree they advertised (you see a lot of the interior of your own car) but it's an improvement over the rear view mirror that came with the car, espcially since the optics on mine is kind of "milky" and not as clear as this one. The nice thing is it snaps on and off and can be adjusted higher to get a better view out of the rear window.

http://www.skymall.com/shopping/detail.h...=#moreinfo

This is the rear view mirror used by police officers and professional racecar drivers to eliminate blind spots. The patented, seamless mirror has a 180-degree field of view (standard mirrors offer only 52 degrees) that provides a distortion-free reflection of rear traffic across an entire five-lane highway, and it allows continuous monitoring of adjacent vehicles from the moment they begin to pass until they are visible in your peripheral vision.

The mirror automatically reduces the headlight glare of trailing vehicles by 50%, clamps to your existing rear view mirror without requiring the use of tools or adhesives, and is entirely shatterproof. 15-3/4" W x 2-3/4" H x 3/4" D. (10 oz.)




Jim

M code 71 Mach 1, 351 4V Cleveland, Ram Air (not factory), C6 Trans, 3.5 rear
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Jim and Jutta;62041 Wrote:
Mister 4x4;62024 Wrote:I'm still looking for an actual 'mirror-like' solution, which I'll post here as I find different items.

I've spent too much time putting the ass-end of my car back together to risk damaging it by simply backing up... ya know? Wink Big Grin


This one helps and it snaps on and off of your stock mirror, I got it as a gift. Of course it doesn't give the 180 degree they advertised (you see a lot of the interior of your own car) but it's an improvement over the rear view mirror that came with the car, espcially since the optics on mine is kind of "milky" and not as clear as this one. The nice thing is it snaps on and off and can be adjusted higher to get a better view out of the rear window.

http://www.skymall.com/shopping/detail.h...=#moreinfo

This is the rear view mirror used by police officers and professional racecar drivers to eliminate blind spots. The patented, seamless mirror has a 180-degree field of view (standard mirrors offer only 52 degrees) that provides a distortion-free reflection of rear traffic across an entire five-lane highway, and it allows continuous monitoring of adjacent vehicles from the moment they begin to pass until they are visible in your peripheral vision.

The mirror automatically reduces the headlight glare of trailing vehicles by 50%, clamps to your existing rear view mirror without requiring the use of tools or adhesives, and is entirely shatterproof. 15-3/4" W x 2-3/4" H x 3/4" D. (10 oz.)

By 'mirror-like,' I meant an LCD screen for a back-up camera that looks like a normal rear-view mirror. The ones I've found so far only have small sections dedicated to the camera image. I wouldn't mind having a 'clip-on' screen though, as long as it's full-screen and doesn't block out too much forward visibility.

The problem with a standard mirror (enhanced such as this or not), is that the perspective point still only allows minimal outward vision through the rear window, as there is only so much that can be afforded based on the 14-degree rake.

Thanks for posting it though - someone else might be able to use it.
Don65Stang;62026 Wrote:The PLCM102 version is a clip on video screen.
[Image: PLM102.jpg]

What I really want is it to be a three (3) video input video screen so I can eliminate both the side view mirrors. i would divide the screen to show 3 segments: driver's side of the car, rear view, and pass side of the car. Perhaps I could either mount the side camera in the existing door mirror housings or eliminate the door mirrors completely. It would probably take some getting used to to check the rear view mirror first to change lanes... i.e. look to the upper right to go left. lol

I'm right there with ya, Don.

I'm liking this unit more and more. I might even consider making a flip-down bracket right at the top of the windshield frame and going with no rear-view mirror altogether (if it's legal to do so). Hafta kick it around a bit.

Eric

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#6
Ive been thinking about doing this and putting a small enough LCD screen under to ash tray door on the console

"Do it once, do it right!"
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#7
I've posted these pics before on an earlier thread. I put in two cameras and two screens. One wide-aspect cam on the numberplate and one standard-aspect cam behind the top of the passenger-side windscreen pointing out at the blind spot. I use the reverse camera periodically to make sure I'm not going to back over a toddler, but I use the blind-spot cam ALL the time for changing lanes on the road. Whole cars disappear into the fastback blind-spot and being able to see them hiding in there has been invaluable to me.

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Brett
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#8
Good stuff guys!
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#9
I actually purchased that Pyle audio camera referenced at the top of the thread. It works like a champ!

Rather than clip it onto the existing mirror, I mounted it to the roof between the sun visors on a flip-down bracket that turned out to be a motorcycle tank bag GPS mounting bracket. When I need it, I flip it down... when I don't, I flip it back up just like the sun visors - it also blends into the headliner really well. Added bonus: When the sun shines through that area of no sun visor coverage, it works amazingly well as a third sun visor as well. The wiring runs through the interior windshield trim (just like the hands-free mic for the Bluetooth radio feature), so they're really a stealthy modern upgrade.

Rather than drill a hole or have camera hanging down under the bumper, I picked up a license plate frame add-on camera as well. But, the night-vision features would've been canceled out by the license plate light, so I also got some motorcycle LED license plate fasteners to illuminate the plate. They're mounted in such a manner to light the plate from two points (upper mounting holes), and still not blind the camera at night - power for the lights is tapped into the license plate light circuit, of course.

I'll try to get some pics of the whole thing soon.

Eric

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#10
Cant see out the back?? Get a Grandé.. Wink

Seriously though... Cool mod! Wonder how well it would work at night?
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