Axe/Shovel/Camera/Light holder

Submitted: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 20:53
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Hi, how are you?

I have just finished modifing my shovel and axe holder to include a rear light and camera. Thanks for the ideas from everyone the other day and to Sam for the drawings. I have now finished it. The shovel and axe just sit there, the light and the camera are both activated when in reverse and both them also have an independant switch.

I am very happy with the set up. The camera is displayed on a 7" wide screen dvd player on the dash.

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Reply By: Member - Jay Gee (WA) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 21:25

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 21:25
Now let me see - you've got a light and camera on your shovel and axe so you can see what you're digging and choping and even video it! That's really cool.

Sorry - I misread your message - you put them on your shovel and axe holder - silly me. Still really cool - but not as cool as the way I originally misread it.

(Hey - I've still got a week of leave left - so I feel happy)

Jeff
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 23:40

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 23:40
so could have said that earlier, before i mounted it to the metal pole... hahaha
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Follow Up By: derraux - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 15:01

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 15:01
Lucky you got the order right i could not emagine how people behind you would react if the shovel and axe activated when stuck the vehicle in reverse looks great hope it works well
derraux
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Reply By: Exploder - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 21:34

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 21:34
Axe, Shovel, Camera, light holder.

Yeah I thought it was for somthing else, Don't forget the bag of lime LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 23:40

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 23:40
hahaha

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Reply By: Russel & Mary - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 21:57

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 21:57
Hey, Crazie. You just gave me an idea. I will recess a nut into the end of my shovel that's the same thread as the bottom of cameras (you know, digital and video). I'll carry with me a short piece of rod threaded the same both ends and then I'll instantly have a "tripod". I'll do it tomorrow. Rus.
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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 22:00

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 22:00
sorry, forgot the photo

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Follow Up By: Nick R - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 22:41

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 22:41
Tell Kir the razors go well
Thanks,
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 22:42

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 22:42
FFS, how soft do you want to be? trade the Jack in on an escape will ya...
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 23:43

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 23:43
Hey Nick

No worries mate

Hey negative
why is it soft. I think if it saves me running over a child that I couldn't see, call me what you want...... and you must be refering to the camera, cause i know you have a light... I know how to park the truck, but we seem to spending more time with kids around, seems a great idea

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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 22:16

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 22:16
I would like to see how you mounted the screen to your dash...
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 22:45

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 22:45
Probably better in the Jackaroo Voxson as with the Nissan there are too many things you proably don't want covered. I have made up a slide that comes out from under the TX4400 UHF and sits out in front of all the radio controls. I reckon I need a remote operated radio now to cope better. Just velcro onto the aluminium slide face.

Adam has his velcroed over the heater /aircon controls on a vertical face. The passenger airbag front would be an option on a GU if you didn't want to see it too close.

We both have Medion branded DVDs that aren't as heavy as some, but heavier than some screen only devices.
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 23:45

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 23:45
Hi Voxon

What john said.

I have it over the aircon controls, like hinged, so it folds down. Usually have aircon on 1 and rarely change it. if it gets cold, turn the seat heaters on

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has never fallen off yet

maybe that needed a PS. haha
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Reply By: Jimbo - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 08:36

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 08:36
Bigfella,

Have you put that bloody thing over a weighbridge? You must be about a tonne over GVM by now.

"Hey Negative" LOLOLOL. Whatever made you say that?
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 08:36

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 08:36
Crazie,

With the light and camera mounted high on the steel pole I would be concerned about the vibration.

The light and camera could break the pole and fall off.

I would take the vehicle over a rough road and see what the image is like on the screen with the camera on. If it is blurred then the camera is vibrating and will not last long.

I have mounted my camera on the roof rack, which stays on the vehicle all the time, and there is no vibration or blurring on th screen.

Wayne.
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 10:37

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 10:37
HI Wayne

Thanks for the tip, I will give it a go.

This is the most practical place for the camera, on my Jack, and it is now wired in and staying there hahaha The pole is very study, although I am sure there is some movement in the rear door. The light and the camera arent really that high and they dont weigh that much, so i dont think the pole will break. I have made and re-enforce the brackets, so they are super strong.

cheers

Adam

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Reply By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 10:29

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 10:29
Looks good Adam! Glad the schematics helped!

cheers,
Sam.
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Reply By: S&N - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 14:36

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 14:36
hey ads,
is that led's around the outside of the camera? is it a night vision one? if not i can get them cheap for ya! they look about the same.
you could also make a metal shroud to go around it (like for your sat nav) to reduce sun glare! ive got some sheet aluminium if you want it!
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 22:58

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 22:58
Hi honey

yes LED, night vision ones. Love themn cheap, how much?
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 15:43

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 15:43
looks good ads, or should that be roachie junior LOL.....

mate you are going to need the alpine developments supercharger next just to keep the jack moving :-))))

and are they another type of rubber on the back of her ?? how many sets you running now?

BTW - saw the new ad in the mag yesterday, looks like you are going to be a busy boy at work !! looks good, now that i got a winch........

Have you got the fairleads as well, in a hawse style ? you know the solid ally plate style.

cheers Brad
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