STEALTH Rear camera Street Guardian SGZC12RC, Panorama X2 Custom made set-up for VW Passat B6 / 3C

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ACT ON YOUR OWN RISK !!!
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Panorama X2 rear camera ( 1080p ) is small in size and with factory bracket / mount can be installed quite discretely.
However, I wanted to get even more maximum stealth.

You can see below "before and after" set-up in my Volkswagen Passat B6 ( 3C )
P.S. - I am sure similar custom made set-up can be used on many other cars as well.

VW B6 Custom made X2 setup (1).jpg


This is step by step project.

1.

I took broken fridge freezer box flap and cut off "handle"-part which can "accommodate" 100% ( 1:1) Panorama X2 rear camera. It took me over 1 week to go trough test'n'try of different objects to find exact fit and shape what I needed, but finally found it and my project began :)

- cut needed length, which is matching the length of my VW B6 rear brake light, so after installation it will blend in and will be maximum stealth.

- filed down "ruff" edges.

- used fine grade sandpaper to remove gloss.

VW B6 Custom made X2 setup (2).jpg


2.

- removed original factory clear bracket / mount from camera housing ( for this you need to unscrew plastic "nut" on the side of camera body ).

- added small piece of paper hand-towel to the circle-cut electrical tape and "attached" it to the lens part to protect from scratches and other damage during rest steps of DIY.

VW B6 Custom made X2 setup (3).jpg


3.

- drilled centre hole
- using different file sizes / types I have achieved perfect fit of X2 rear camera into stealth custom housing.

VW B6 Custom made X2 setup (4).jpg


4.

- 1 layer of primer
- 2 layers of black matte paint

VW B6 Custom made X2 setup (5).jpg


5.

- painted

VW B6 Custom made X2 setup (6).jpg


6.

- ready for in-car installation.

VW B6 Custom made X2 setup (7).jpg


7.

Installed in-car

VW B6 Custom made X2 setup (8).jpg


VW B6 Custom made X2 setup (9).jpg


VW B6 Custom made X2 setup (10).jpg
 
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Amazing work! Love it!
 

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Brilliant!! You're amazing.
Gives me ideas to do something similar to cover my mobius. I'm afraid the wife will hate me after I have scavenged our kitchen appliances though.
 

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Wow! That's very impressive. I love it. Very creative and resourceful.
 

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Wow this is stunning you should manufacture this mount :D
 
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Wow this is stunning you should manufacture this mount :D
I can make exactly the same as pictured ( or shorter ) upon request ;)
 

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I would love to do this but I don't know where I'd get the weird little plastic piece you crafted. It looks great!
 
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I would love to do this but I don't know where I'd get the weird little plastic piece you crafted. It looks great!
Thanks. Its from old broken fridge fruit box / freezer flap. I believe if go and look around in some garage-sale or flea-market, or check your attic you will be able to find some similar "raw material" which will suit this project.
 

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First, thank you for allowing me to join. I would love to do the same thing but have a problem. The camera can't see through the limo tint on the back window. Can I trim out just enough for the camera lens to "see" out the back?
I have a 2006 Honda Element, Pioneer AVH 4100NEX and Clarion CC520 camera. The camera does not allow for adjustments. Any ideas appreciated.
 

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There is no EV adjustment on this model (Zoran chipset SDK limitation) but the Sony IMX322 sensor does ok with light tint. (but not through heavy dark limo tint)
 

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