Hey everyone. I made clip mount for my RD and would like to share how I went about making it. Itís really quite simple. I have seen a universal clip on type design on the internet before. So I thought I would integrate it in with my V1. However, given the right bracket, you could design this for other RD as well. Providing you have room to get to the top buttons. I have room to toggle my mirror for night use. Your rear view mirror must be able to accommodate the clip horizontally. Because the clip hides behind the mirror, it does not look that conspicuous. All you really see is the RD close to the mirror. Kind of looks like itís suspended. It is very stable and does not vibrate.
This is a great alternative to visor, suction mounts or if you have any tint band concerns. It also gives the V1 great rear and side view. I usually have mine on the visor or between the visors, but in my one car, Iím convinced the shade screen (dotted stuff) alters my laser and KA performance. I emailed V1 but they have not run any tests on the matrix pattern ďdotsĒ.
Below are the how to steps and pictures.
-Purchase an extra bracket (visor mount V1) $10.00
-Purchase a microphone (cloths pin type) Radio Shack
-Purchase a strong 2 part epoxy
-Purchase small rubber strips from a hardware, craft or electronics store (flat VCR belt)
I had some old VCR Junkers I got mine from.
1) Take the microphone clip and discard the threaded flange that comes with it. There is no room to use it or mount a nut underneath the bracket. The V1 would scrape as you slid it in the bracket.
You may want to trim a ľ inch off the clip to mount it closer to the mirror.
2) Sand the bottom part of the clip that will adhere to the bracket
3) Mix the epoxy and apply to the clip. Glue the clip and center to the rough area on the V1 bracket. Have the pinchers facing out. You can always reverse the clip later. Let dry
4) Glue the rubber strips to the inside of the pincher clips.
5) Mount when dry
6) Have the power come down from above for a clean appearance. Wire tie the wire to the shaft of the rear view mirror.
You can adjust the horizontal centering and vertical centering by the center shaft of the rear view mirror. Then adjust the clip for further leveling.
The whole bracket can easily be removed so that smart thieves donít see anything. The power cord can be hidden behind the mirror. It works great with the remote display.
These pictures are in a small car, Saturn SL, so in a Buick or SUV the RD looks even less conspicuous on the rear view mirror. -Techhead