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reverse cameras and dash cams.

Post by luigi » Wed 14 Oct, 2020 12:24 pm

Hi Fellas.
I need a reverse camera, but overwhelmed and confused by the options and specs and prices.
Can anyone give me some advice on what to buy and what to pay?
It is to go on a Falcon ute with a canopy.
Regards Wayne. :idea: A topic for tonights October zoom meeting?

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Post by BZOOK » Wed 14 Oct, 2020 2:23 pm

Hi Wayne I installed something like this in the cruiser. When I want to see what's behind me I select rear camera on the touch screen. I could have it come on when in reverse but I prefer to choose when myself. I bought a harness that connected the new stereo with the cruiser loom, another 60 odd from memory plug and play.
Alternativee is a stand alone unit that clips on to your rearview or is a separate screen. Needs power as well. You are right. There are a lot of choices and price points. Thats what I did anyway. Hope it helps.
https://www.repco.com.au/en/in-car-tech ... p/A5480642

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Post by luigi » Wed 14 Oct, 2020 5:27 pm

Hi Fellas.
Thanks Brent......looks awfully complicated :?
Regards. Wayne.

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Post by BZOOK » Wed 14 Oct, 2020 7:04 pm

luigi wrote:
Wed 14 Oct, 2020 5:27 pm
Hi Fellas.
Thanks Brent......looks awfully complicated :?
Regards. Wayne.
Hardest part is removing the existing stereo. I'm sure we could get it done at bills.

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Post by gwagensteve » Wed 14 Oct, 2020 8:13 pm

B series falcons have a integrated stereo and don’t have provision for a screen, so a rear view mirror mounted unit might be the best bet. There are some kits to run an android tablet in the B series dash, and they look quite good but that’s a lot of work and money for a reverse camera.

F series falcons have a screen that can be used to display video if you have a colour screen. Again, a bit of messing around too and I’d intended to do it on mine but haven’t got around to it.
michaelpiranha2000 wrote: The rear is in great condition. but has a broken crown wheel and pinon

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Post by South001 » Tue 27 Oct, 2020 9:47 pm

Hey all, has anyone done a front facing camera mounted on bullbar or similar? I know Chris Pajero had one, any good ideas?
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Chris.

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Post by gwagensteve » Wed 28 Oct, 2020 8:25 am

What would the purpose be?
michaelpiranha2000 wrote: The rear is in great condition. but has a broken crown wheel and pinon

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Post by South001 » Wed 28 Oct, 2020 8:16 pm

gwagensteve wrote:
Wed 28 Oct, 2020 8:25 am
What would the purpose be?
Mainly for offroad, when going up rocks etc to see what's in front or wheel placement, some guys have them as a front view it helps when can't see what's in front with no spotter.
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