Author: Todd Marcucci
How Does This Work?
What You Need
OK, Now, How?
Line these holes up on the bar, then drill them with a 5/16" bit. Take care to line the holes up right (on both sides of the bar) since it's easy to misalign them and end up with crooked holes. Check the bar for fit in the deck; you should be able to thread the 8mm bolts through the bar to the holes below.
Now, in order to avoid damaging the rear deck, you need to get/make some spacers. You need something about .75" long that the 8mm bolts will ride through; these go between the bar and the deck, to raise the bar up off of the deck's surface. You can probably find these at the store, or do what the author did and cut them from a piece of round stock.
Now you'll need to cut the flat stock you bought to fit your camera; A Sony TR-940 needs about 5", you'll have to measure yours. The idea is to make sure that your camera can sit far enough forward to not bump into the third brake light (if you have it) or the top of the glass.
If you're lucky, you'll find a piece just the right size. If you're normal, like the rest of us, you'll need to use a hacksaw or Dremel to cut off a piece of the right length. Once you do this, you can bolt it to the square stock in the middle. Kind of like in this crappy picture (viewed from the top):
You're pretty much done; you just need to drill a hole where your camera mount is located, and maybe even line the new platform with stick-on neoprene or rubber to help keep the camera from moving. Bolt it up to the rear deck and you're ready to rock!
This should do ya... if you have any comments, corrections, or gripes, please email the author.
This page last updated 4/3/01.