16vCorey
16vCorey UberDork
7/16/12 10:44 a.m.

They seemed to be most popular in late 80's to early 90's european luxury type cars. I'm looking for the style with a plate with a ball that usually bolted to the tunnel, an arm about 12" long, and another plate with a ball on it that the cell phone mount fastened to. I'm sure someone here has an E30, 944, or Audi Quattro that they've parted or turned into a race car that had one in it, right? I'd like to have four of them. Oh, and I'm cheap, so don't expect to get a lot of money out of it!

Grtechguy
Grtechguy PowerDork
7/16/12 10:47 a.m.

a RAM mount?

16vCorey
16vCorey UberDork
7/16/12 10:54 a.m.
Grtechguy wrote: a RAM mount?

I had to look it up to find out what that was, but no, I don't think so. Here's a super-crappy picture of one that I just found online, not that you can actually see much of it. http://www.flickr.com/photos/k0re/4158482357/

Grtechguy
Grtechguy PowerDork
7/16/12 11:47 a.m.

that does look a lot like this...with a bracket for the phone.

dculberson
dculberson Dork
7/16/12 12:29 p.m.

I know exactly what you're talking about, and I have used those in the past for various projects. They're great and a usually more adjustable than the RAM mount; they're very similar to it but without the long center section. I doubt I have any unused ones on hand right now but will check. All of them I had, I got out of cars I owned, so maybe the junk yard would yield up a few. I checked the usual suspects of electronics suppliers and didn't see any yet. Good luck, I'll let you know if I come up with any.

Cone_Junky
Cone_Junky Dork
7/16/12 1:25 p.m.

I've thrown dozens of those away

I used to do all the used car reconditioning at my shop, removing old car phone stuff was very common a decade ago.

16vCorey
16vCorey UberDork
7/16/12 2:31 p.m.
Cone_Junky wrote: I've thrown dozens of those away I used to do all the used car reconditioning at my shop, removing old car phone stuff was very common a decade ago.

Exactly. Ten years ago you could go to the u-pull yard and look into just about any old Audi and there would be one in it. I'm pretty sure I have one in my garage somewhere, but even if I find it I need at least two more.

16vCorey
16vCorey UberDork
7/18/12 8:38 a.m.

No one?

Treb
Treb Reader
7/18/12 9:18 a.m.

Hey, I pulled a bunch of phone hardware out of my Audi when I got it. And for some reason I chucked it in the attic. Let me look and see what I've got.

Matt

16vCorey
16vCorey UberDork
7/18/12 2:49 p.m.

Sweet! It seems like Audi's almost always had the ones I'm thinking of!

Treb
Treb Reader
7/30/12 1:56 p.m.

Sorry ... dug the pieces out yesterday and no mounting arm. Phone cradle was attached directly to the lower dash.

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