$16 head rest screen mounts for portable DVD players

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 21:27
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Hi all,

We bought one of the $349 portable DVD players from Strathfield with two screens.

They came with strap on headrest mounts which didn't look like they were going to last and were a major pain to put on and take off.

So it was off to the shed for a solution, before Thursday.

As a result I've come up with a solution and like the other projects I've taken on it's on my website. Try this link

They're at the top item under "My Projects" with pictures and basic constructions.

They work really well. You can remove the screen with or without the bracket and they don't wobble at all, even over local train crossings which provided the test benchmark. Because I have two spare headrests I'll probably just swap the headsets out when we're not using them. Keep the thieves at bay.

Be really handy if the Forester has the same spacing on the head rests but I'll bet they don't so I guess I'll be making another pair sometime soon. Oh well. Another few bundys in the shed - christ, they'll cost more than the pair of mounts!

Hope someone finds it useful.

Dave
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Reply By: geocacher (djcache) - Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 21:29

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 21:29
Forgot I can put piccy's up on here.

Here they are. More pics on the site linked above.

Dave
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 18:50

Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 18:50
Good one Dave

Had a quick look at your pics and see that my EO sticker is still up on the Windy Corner sign.....LOL
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 20:26

Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 20:26
Ah, were you the culprit Willem,

It was still there last year. Don't know if it survived the summer.

How long ago was it put there?

Dave

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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 20:48

Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 20:48
Dave

I passed by there in late April 05.

Will be in the region again soon but not quite sure exactly where I am going yet or rather, which route I will take.

I like your fridge tilt idea. Our fridge is low down but we have recently bought a Twozone and this trip coming up next week will be the big test to see how well it works

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Reply By: STEVE069 - Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 21:33

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 21:33
Well done looks great.

Steve
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Reply By: Jo and Mark - Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 05:34

Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 05:34
Well we are more than just a pretty face!!!!!!!!!

It looks great, well done!

Cheers
Jo
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Reply By: Pajman Pete (SA) - Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 07:39

Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 07:39
Neat job, but what is a "step drill"

Thanks

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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 16:13

Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 16:13
A step drill is the single best thing there is for drilling round holes in thin sheet metal, aluminium, plastics and other things where big twist drills tend to grab and tear or drill triangular holes.

I have a set that does 4mm-12mm, 10mm-20mm and 20mm-30mm. They aren't cheap but they are worth their weight in gold. There's plenty available locally.

This is just the first pic I found - this one's imperial.


Dave
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Follow Up By: Pajman Pete (SA) - Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 17:38

Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 17:38
What a nasty looking tool - I must get myself a few for the toy box.

I could never work out how a round bit with two flutes could drill a triangular hole with three sides!

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Reply By: Grizzle - Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 10:01

Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 10:01
Very clever, like it!!

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Reply By: Patrol_Driver - Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 10:31

Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 10:31
What a great idea!

I also looked up your other projects, very impressive!

Where did you get the rollers for your drawer project from? I'd like to make a sliding shelf to make my life easer getting things in and out of the truck and the rollers might be the solution.

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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 16:10

Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 16:10
I made the track system myself using RHS and roller bearings. The details are in the pdf file you can download from the site.

Have a look and if you need more info let me know.

Dave
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