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Old 03-31-2024, 07:12 PM #1
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Front camera for aftermarket grille

I've been trying to find a place to mount a front camera on my 4runner, mainly for cresting hills when I'm offroading. Normally I have to park, get out, and check for rocks and holes that I can't see from the drivers seat. I was thinking about mounting it to the bottom of the bumper or the edge of the skid plate, but that seems too vulnerable. I like the look of the cameras on ebay that fit into the Toyota logo in the stock grille, but I've got one of the aftermarket grilles that looks like the Tacoma TRD grille. So, I designed a 3d-printed adapter for a cheap ebay backup camera that fits into the "O" in the TOYOTA logo on my aftermarket grille:
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I'm almost done designing a backplate to hold the camera in place, but I have a little problem... I'm thinking about removing the TOYOTA logo entirely and putting a 14" light bar there, using a 3d printed bracket. Not sure where the camera would go after that.

I'm planning on uploading the CAD files somewhere in a few days, so anyone can print their own if they want.
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I'm curious about the camera, does it invert things like a rear camera would?
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All of the aftermarket backup cameras I've seen let you mirror/invert the video by cutting a wire next to the camera, this one is no different.

Edit: Here's a screenshot of the ebay listing (since a link will eventually expire)... It's just a generic backup camera.
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Ah, interesting. I don't think mine does that.
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