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Bootleg Budget DIY Ram Mounting

Discussion in 'Canada' started by WestCoastMango, Feb 19, 2021.

  1. Feb 19, 2021 at 6:51 PM
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    WestCoastMango

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    Howdy!

    Made a cheap DIY ram track system that's been working extremely well. Most systems that are shipped to canada I found were to be $150+. No drilling required and seems to be able to withstand offroading.

    The 3M tape seems to be doing its job with no issues for 3 months now.

    Parts: RAM Mount 12 inch End-Loading Composite Tough-Track
    https://www.gpscity.ca/ram-mount-12-inch-end-loading-composite-tough-track

    : Scotch(R) Heavy Duty Mounting Tape, 1 Inch x 125 Inches
    https://www.amazon.ca/Scotch-Heavy-Duty-Mounting-Inches/dp/B00347A8GC

    Pretty straight forward Install. When adhering the mounting tape, I recommend using rubbing alcohol to clean the top surface for better adhesion as well as a c clamp or any type of clamp to hold down the tough track to the mounting tape.

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  2. Feb 20, 2021 at 10:07 AM
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    Good idea! I have a piece of the aluminum tough-track that I was going to mount in a similar position. Do you have your track mounted on the outer piece or in the space behind it? Any more pics?
     
  3. Feb 20, 2021 at 3:59 PM
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    Got it mounted to the outter lip. You planning to drill into the moulding or you plan to use the Scotch 3M tape?
     
  4. Feb 20, 2021 at 7:52 PM
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    I was planning on drilling the part behind the outer lip. I could do the tape and a few screws though. Is your setup strong enough you think to hold a tablet?
     
  5. Feb 20, 2021 at 8:03 PM
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    So far it held a phone and my baofeng radio. Tablet, I'd probably want to drill in.
     
  6. Feb 20, 2021 at 8:04 PM
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    Ok. Good to know. Thanks!
     
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