Are you fed up with seeing this on your window

8 years 8 months ago #43627 by dusty mgf






Well i bet you were all thinking of Bird Poo !! :sick:



NO !! it's that horrible mark that is left by your Sat nav mount :rant:



Never fear :nonod: for the solution is the all new



Mgf/Mgtf satnav / phone holder thingyamagig. :omg:













Well i can hear you all asking where do i get one of those?? :-?



the simple answer is You make one !! :broon:



and here is how i made mine.

firstly i found an old fencing bracket and marked a section 60mm wide on both sides.








Next with my trusty tin snips i cut out the required size and shaped the corners,

to avoid any nasty cuts i cut round the edges and filed all of them.







Then to spuce it up a little i spayed it white






This is the first part of the bracket made now onto the section that will hold your suction mount.

i have thought of a couple of ideas on this one.



the first is to create a photo frame ( choosing your favorite photo of course)

heres how i made mine



using two front covers from some CD cases








i then marked out two identical squares 90mm x 90mm this is large enough for the suction mount






once again using my snips carefully i cut out the two squares and filed and sanded the edges down




i then applied super glue to three of the sides of the rear cover and placed the front cover on top ( make sure you only glue three sides this is to allow for placing and removing your picture)




i chose the Lovely picture of Sophie as an example

i kind of rushed this a little and taking a little more time the finnish could be improved



next using the super glue again i attatched the photo frame to the earlier prepared bracket



the second idea i had was to create my own Mg badge holder

which used only one piece of cd case cut to the same size as the mg badge






i bought the badge from these people www.Capricorn1.co.uk and chose a 90mm size one, this design matches the badges on my bonnet, boot and wheels.



Next its out to the car and carefully pull out the center air grills you do not have to completely remove them. just pull them forward far enough to slide your bracket under neath them, then push them both back into place together and this will secure your holder in place









my sat nav cable is routed behind the center consule down to a spare socket in the footwell



next attatch your suction mount to your chosen design and there you have the completed Mgf/Mgtf satnav / phone holder thingyamagig.




some more phots from different angles









This brings your sat nav closer to you to operate ( not recommended whilst driving of course ) the rear of the frame / badge also helps protect your sat nav from hot air from the grill.



as per all How to guides i take no responsibility for any lost or glued fingers damaged nails or other accidents that you may encouter whilst making your own bracket.



and would also like to add that no animals were harmed in the making of this how to guide.





though monty did try his best to help out but couldnt really get the idea of it



thank you very much and i wish you all sucess



joe

Live life for today and worry about tomorrow when it happens !!

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8 years 8 months ago #43628 by David Aiketgate
Nice one, Joe, Very ingenious...I like the MG badge one, especially. :yesnod:

David
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8 years 8 months ago #43629 by David Aiketgate
I took the lazy option.


David
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8 years 8 months ago - 8 years 8 months ago #43630 by Softly~Softly
No good for me, my dvd retractable screen covers that bit of the vents :(

Now if only I could figure out where mt satnav plugs into it, or how to make it do satnav I would be fine :unsure:

Great how too though Joe :broon:

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8 years 8 months ago #43657 by MGF MARK
nice idea but the pioneer dvd satnav retractable screen means i dont need a tom tom or other portable sat nav :)

you want to make some more and sell them on ebay :broon:

mad about cars and bikes :)
if it aint broke dont fix it :)

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8 years 8 months ago - 8 years 8 months ago #43671 by Humphrey
Thanks Joe..
Just a thought - could it be somehow slipped under the top part of the vent, thus clearing the vents and enabling a dvd retractable to be displayed and the vents still able to operate.
Great idea thanks!
John

'I started off with nuthin and still got most of it left!'

You know, I spent a fortune on deodorant before I realised
that people didn't like me anyway!
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8 years 8 months ago #43680 by mgfmad
Nice Idea :broon:

MG TF LE500 27 of 500

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8 years 8 months ago - 8 years 8 months ago #43737 by Leigh Ping
A great little mod at a great little price. :) Necessity, being the mother of invention works for me. I'll add this to the 'how to' guides section and put a few pics of my own satnav holding mod below too. It's not as 'pro' as Dustys' is. But it does a good job of keeping the screen clean like his mod. Don't forget the importance of that feature. As it tends to get your car broken into by thieves. :rant:

Does anybody else have any satnav mods, tips or advice that they'd like to show? Ideas are welcome too. Humphrey came up with a good idea. Now all we need is someone to follow it through. Great mod Dusty. :broon:













I put it in the alphabetical list under 'Satnavs'.

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