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Strider044 03-08-2012 10:00 AM

DIY - IPAD2 Dash Mount without center speaker
 
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This will be a DIY for mounting an ipad2 to your dash with out drilling or any modifications. I found a way to secure the ipad with the help of some other threads on this site. I want to do the DIY right and i will be updating it and adding photos over the next 2 days. I will start with the finished look of the mount.

This Mount uses the following materials
- 2 Large suction cups supporting 7 pounds each
- 3m Velcro
- gorilla super glue
- razor
- ipad2 shell case that supports smart cover
- iphone vent mount

I have been testing this mount for the last 2 days before i decided to post this DIY, The ipad hasn't moved and seems very sturdy over bumps and sharp turns and heat in the vehicle. Just wait for the full write up.

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Update-

Start by cutting the suction cups hook off with the razor to make a flat surface

apply gorilla glue to the suction cup and then apply one side of the 3m velcro let dry for up to 4 hours to get a secure bond
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Apply other side of Velcro to the ipad shell case

take the iPhone vent holder apart leaving just the vent clips and the base attached

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take the 3m Velcro and apply it to the flat side of the vent holder

put the vent holder and suction cups in place like shown in the photo.

mark the shell case to match where the Velcro should go

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apply all Velcro to case and stick together to see if the mount holds.

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add ipad and enjoy

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TuLe 03-09-2012 01:37 AM

nice ... that looks good ... but im thinking about the velcro ... is it gonna be enough? but look good ... need video of the ipad while driving ... how about turn on the front camera and record while driving, you will know how steady it is

Strider044 03-09-2012 02:37 PM

Tule,

I used the 3m Velcro. That sucker plus the gorilla glue really holds to the suction cups and the vent mount. Today is day 3 and its still on tight.Ill get a video up of it tomorrow.

ill take a video tonight on my way over to Disney to shoot pool.

PLuche 03-09-2012 07:04 PM

Will this also work for the first gen iPad and the "New iPad?"



:sm0: :yikes:

sene 03-10-2012 01:31 AM

Very cool, did you do anything to hide the cable running to your center console for the USB connection?

Strider044 03-10-2012 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PLuche (Post 4619306)
Will this also work for the first gen iPad and the "New iPad?"



:sm0: :yikes:

Yes it will work with any iPad, just make sure to buy a shell that is clear so when you need to see the stereo you can just pop the iPad out of the case.


Im using my Bluetooth connection right now because I want to controls the music manually.

Strider044 03-13-2012 04:43 PM

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Attachment 346881
at night with the ipad

Strider044 07-14-2012 11:48 PM

Update-

I have been using this mount for 4 months with no issues. The Velcro is fantastic and holds the iPad very steady at all times.

Evil-Bee-NH 07-24-2012 01:54 PM

Awesome love how your in Orlando so that we know the heat and humidity aren't affecting it.

ihaveacamaro 07-24-2012 10:40 PM

good idea, just seems like you're asking to get robbed though

Strider044 07-25-2012 01:49 AM

That's where the velcro comes in, you take it with you. I use my iPad more then my laptop. Trust me everyone who see's the mount loves it. I have requests for mounts. I also built one for my work car whichs is a 2011 jetta, the mount is super solid.

ihaveacamaro 07-25-2012 11:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Strider044 (Post 5340931)
That's where the velcro comes in, you take it with you. I use my iPad more then my laptop. Trust me everyone who see's the mount loves it. I have requests for mounts. I also built one for my work car whichs is a 2011 jetta, the mount is super solid.

Oh I bet I would love it too, I just know that I wouldn't take my iPad into the grocery store or movie theaters or mall or something, and then I would be worried the entire time if I got robbed.

But like I said, I love the idea, and if you take your iPad everytime you get out of your car, this mod is a great thing to do!

Strider044 01-10-2013 10:50 AM

Update - the GPS is sweet and the device is very stable.

*_ERIC_* 06-15-2013 12:56 PM

Looks good! You know for just the added peace of mind 3M also does a locking kind of velcro. It's called reclosable tape. It would secure better in my opinion but would make taking it off a little bit of a pain. Here's an example of what I'm talking about: http://www.misterart.com/adhesives/h...rabberProducts


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