The camera that I am using is Rear View Safety's RVS-770
. This camera is bulky and weighs over a pound. On the upside, it has a 130 degree field of view, an IP69K waterproof rating, as well as a compliment of 18 Infrared LEDs that truly enable the ability to see in the dark (RVS advertises a 50 ft range)
This bracket is a culmination of over ten hours of effort. At it's core is a single piece of 16 gauge aluminum. The fasteners are all stainless steel and I have used nylon washers to hopefully curb galvanic corrosion. Finally, the black camera mounting brackets were cut off of the supplied bracket and fitted to my specific application.
Here is what it all looks like from the inside of the bumper.
And a view from inside of the car. The black wire in the bottom slightly left of center is the camera cable. Above that is my modified license plate light harness reinstalled into it's factory mountings.
Some final notes about this modification.
- I drilled two holes into the bumper to help support the bracket. They are hidden by the license plate and won't be visible.
- In the center hole where the camera is mounted, I had to trim away some non critical parts of the plastic (visible here) to make room to tilt the camera up.