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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-18-2003, 03:59 PM
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Has anyone used one of these to mount their monitors to their headrests? It seems like it would give more and better viewing angles.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-18-2003, 06:16 PM
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I wouldnt mess with that junk those are for mounting on your dash or a surface thats not flat.
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-18-2003, 07:11 PM
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If your screen has those mounting brackets just buy the quick release hook-ups. No cutting the headrest, the just hook-up to the post. seen them on ebay.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-18-2003, 08:29 PM
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Actually the swivel mount works pretty well in the RoadMaster. Since the headrests themselves recess into the seats it means that I would lose about 1" of viewing area if I use the recessed mounting bracket. With the swivels attached I can actually mount the moniters and have them angled to the best possible viewing area in the rear seats and not lose any picture. I've finished the drivers side, now if I could just get the passangers side headrest to unhook from the seat (I've been trying for the last hour- I think this is why they stopped building our cars.)!!!LOL. The other thing that's nice is my monitors are easily removeable if I want to park some place that I don't feel is really secure. Just unplug my monitor jacks and unscrew my monitors. I know you guys with Impalas don't have to worry about the recessed headrests but this sure solved my problems with the Buick seats.

post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-20-2003, 11:08 AM
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man 92RoadMonsterWagon, thats a damn good idea right there. i never woulda thought of mountin them like that. what did you use to keep the swivel mounts from movin around inside the head rest?(did you glue it to the back of the headrest inside?) i was thinkin bout gettin some roadmaster seats for my caprice, so this helps. what kinda screen did those swivel mounts come with? oh yeah, did you have to reupholster the headrests or how did you get it off in there so neat? thanks
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-20-2003, 02:30 PM
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When I do the passangers side (cars in the paint shop right now) I'll take some photos of how to do this. The swivel base comes with a big fan-like double-faced tape pad shaped just like the base of the swivel. I worked the metal fan base down between the leather and the foam (The leather unclips from the bottom no cutting) and pushed it up until I had enough clearance so it would still mount with my headrest in the down "unextended" position. I marked the two holes, for mounting the exterior swivel bracket to the leather, punched two small holes through, then screwed the bracket to the outside. Once that was done I wedged the opening as wide as possible applied the dbl faced tape to the metal bracket and then peeled the back and applied it to the foam. The metal bracket is easily fitted and shaped to the form of the headrest by just squeezing it to the shape once it is in the leather. Then just reclip the bottom leather closed and your done. It makes a very clean and very secure video mount. One other thing that was nice about mounting it this way is I was able to use 5.6" TFT monitors instead of 5" I could probably have used even larger, and if I decide to upgrade to a better quality screen I will go to 7". But I picked these up on eBay and paid only a small amount. We'll see how it goes, right now it's fine.
Here's a shot of them unmounted on the swivel fans.

post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-21-2003, 01:45 AM
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Wow, I love it.

Do those monitors accept any RCA style audio/video inputs or if not how do they work. My nephews have a playstation 2, that plays CD's and DVD's, at least I think it does. If so, then all I need is a monitor or two, and the cig.lighter plug for the playstation to hook everything up in the families new Windstar.
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-21-2003, 11:56 AM
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Monitors came with plug in RCA cable.
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