Obviously as there isn’t anywhere to mount it in a 1990 Mini, I got thinking of how to utilise the ashtray aperture. I searched and searched but couldn’t find what I was looking for, but then came across this blanking plate on ebay.
So I ordered one and then my Dad helped me come up with a way to mount the MPOW into the blanking plate. It did come with a rubber O ring, but it was obviously not designed for what I wanted to use the plate for.
We drilled a 20mm hole in the middle for rubber vent mount to sit in and used a steel pin to lock it in place. Then made counter sunk holes for 2 x M5 bolts, had to fill with a dab of glue, as the 3D print was hollow in places. Then fabricated the little U shaped clamps. We thought about using similar tabs like the ashtray, but there is very little material top and bottom, and so decided that side clamps would be more robust. Please note the brass nut is just there for photography purposes and isn't used in the mounting.
It all works surprisingly well and takes the weight of a smartphone with no issues, so far!
UPDATE: I’ve been in touch with Sam Aka “Chillibong”, and notified him of what I’ve been up to, and per his post below he is up for 3D printing bespoke versions and I recommended that the holes for the M5 bolts are reinforced, in any new printed versions.
Edited by beardylondon, 24 November 2020 - 11:31 PM.