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Kamakaze
Hey everyone. Im known as Jay Kamakaze I started JM Exclusive tricking out cars and my lab rat of a 97 Celica ST has taken so much beating from me with tons of installs ive done to learn fabrication and custom installs. Ive installed, removed, installed, removed. Ive even posted previous installs on this site. Now Ive reached as place where Im comfortable with my fabrication and my skills to do one complete build. The car is near finished already but i chose 6GC to start my build log of everything i did and how i got there.

This log includes sooo much custom (even down to the wiring), I guarantee this is a one of a kind Celica.

Some highlights I will get to:

-Dual CarPCs
-RFID Keyless Ignition (my own design, don't bother asking for diagram)
-Modded XBOX360
-PC Controlled Lighting
-Touchscreen Speedo
-Centerconsole Build
-Dashboard Build
-Trunk build


Kamakaze
Here's a total list of what all the gizmos i got in

Audio:
Kicker ZX700.5 Amp
Evolution 1500W Amp
2-Kicker 6.5CVT Subs
1-Kicker 12L5 Sub
2-Kicker KS650 Components
2-Pioneer 4ways

Video:
4-Pyle 7" inch Monitors
1-10in Touchscreen Monitor
1-7in touchscreen Monitor
Custom Video Switching
2-Video Secu. VGA to RCA

Car PC (Hardware):
MSI E350IA-E45 Mini ATX Motherboard
Gigabyte X79-UD3 Motherboard
32GB Solid State Drive
160GB HHD
100GB HHD
2-Video Secu. VGA to RCA
WIFI Adaoter
USB GPS
NZXT LCD Fan Controller
Elmscan5 OBDII Controller
MJS USB LED Controller

Car PC (Software):
Centrafuse Frontend
Playstation Emulator
SNES Emulator
DashCommand
MJS LED Control

Other:
RFID PushStart Ignition (JM Exclusive Design)
Modded XBOX360
Multicolor LEDs
Fitzall 220 Alternator
Kinetic 800 Battery
Stinger Battery Isolator
Smoked Tailights/Corners
Relocated Everything
Fiberglassed Everything

Previous Forum Posts (So I dont have to completely repeat myself)-

Touchscreen Speedometer - http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=81736&hl=

RFID Keyless Ignition Conversion - http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=80937&hl=


You can check out the whole video playlist of the build also : Musashi Video Playlist
rave2n
Very interesting items here.

My plans are mirrored to this for quite some time. Once I finish my swap my direction is close. Certainly have answered some of the CarPC questions, though I might be going another route on the OS.
Kamakaze
Figure I show you where i started so you can appreciate where Im going with this build.

((My original NEWBBBBB setup when i was first interested in customizing lol smh))



((Then as I got a little better i upgraded and did my first Car PC/XBOX Install))




So first things first…I needed a plan. I could probably estimate about
13913042040 hours in just staring at the already customized dash,
thinking to myself how I could step this up a notch. I was already set
on learning to fiberglass door panels and building a center console,
but the dash need to go from Toyota to Exclusive.

Now originally I was only going revamp the touchscreen I already had
installed with some type of enclosure and fix it to the dashboard.
When I went to order the touchscreen glass, I guessed the size and
thought it was a 10in, only to get it in the mail from China, put it
against my monitor and realize it was an 8in screen. No sense in going
backward now.




Kamakaze
Dashboard:
I cut the dash out to remove the awkward contour and was left with a
largeeee gap to fill. If was going to position the screen where I
wanted the ac vents would have to be moved. I made a rerouted pathway
that the monitor could mount on.





I removed all the factory vinyl off the dashboard,


then put the dash
back in the car. Using plastics bags and realllllyy cheap masking tape
I masked the gap, made a mold of the gap, then use resin and dowels to
hold the rear of the monitor on.



zero07
Cant wait to see more...looks like your heading in the right direction!
Dennisthe10
this is going to be epic!
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Kamakaze
Once that dried I could put the hood on over the monitor housing which
replaced the contour I was trying to get rid of and also hold the
H.U.D. monitor.




I stretched fleece from the hood to the dash to cover
any more gaps and create more shape.



Planning from my drawings I figured this was probably the best time to try and mount my DVD drive real quick.





Now all that is left on the dash board was to wrap entire thing in
fleece, I did this so it gives entire dash a uniform flow, rather than
trying to fill in massive dips trying to get everything even. Also
prevents factory foam from soaking up too much resin. (dont have a pics of the fleece wrap)




I broke the original bezel i had for the monitor so i was forced to make a new one kindasad.gif






After everything
hardened I could cut and trim as needed to fit all my insert pieces
(monitor, & vents)






Xander_X
Seems like it's gonna look pretty good as long as you spend the time getting the glass work nice and smooth. What's the monitor on top of the dash for, HUD? And it looks like that center monitor is pretty recessed for a touch screen. That's lots of leaning and not paying attention to the road confused.gif
Kamakaze
QUOTE (Xander_X @ Nov 10, 2012 - 10:46 AM) *
Seems like it's gonna look pretty good as long as you spend the time getting the glass work nice and smooth. What's the monitor on top of the dash for, HUD? And it looks like that center monitor is pretty recessed for a touch screen. That's lots of leaning and not paying attention to the road confused.gif


No lean at all. Its recessed exactly 2.5inches, if i remember ill post a pic when i put it back in the car and yeah the monitor on top will be for HUD
Kamakaze
Sorry guys the Video Playlist link I posted was bad ----UPDATED---
Kamakaze
Everything fit good so its sand sand sand sand sand time! Prepping for later upholstery, I still have to finish all the other pieces and fit them correctly before I go and get that done.
I will get back to the under dash part because theres alotttt that
goes into fitting these pieces and Im still working on it





Kamakaze
Trunk/Wiring:
No as i said before, mycar has been a labrat for me learning to install. So opening it up completely the wiring looked Spidermans home. (HAVE A LOOK)



Starting the build on the trunk involved having to rewire the car
beforehand since I was going to hide a large majority in the spare
tire well. Every line that I planned to modify on relocated had to be
done at this ground stage. I have main junction points throughout the
car. This makes it easier to troubleshoot lines without tearing
everything apart or guessing what’s what if something were to happen.
My RFID Keyless Ignition relay bank and fuse box are all located in
this area along with my Kinetik Battery. Since Im trying to save max
trunk space I planned to put one of my amps in here as well (oh not to
mention the crossovers for my front speakers)








rave2n
Nice work.

Question, Do you have access to the power supply on that screen? They often blow caps on the power board, so just making sure you are able to get in there to solder on a new one.

That Dymo labler...I have at work..I hate it! Are you using vinyl carts? They purchased a bunch of the clear plastic type here, and they just fall off the wires unless you do flag wraps.
Kamakaze
QUOTE (rave2n @ Nov 14, 2012 - 2:26 PM) *
Nice work.

Question, Do you have access to the power supply on that screen? They often blow caps on the power board, so just making sure you are able to get in there to solder on a new one.

That Dymo labler...I have at work..I hate it! Are you using vinyl carts? They purchased a bunch of the clear plastic type here, and they just fall off the wires unless you do flag wraps.



Yeah if that were to happen i could still swap the board.


And the Labeler does blow!! But I wrap it and use clear heatshrink over it (shouldnt have to tho)
Kamakaze
Now I def wanted to get rid of the box that the Kicker L5 sub came in and
do my own fiberglass box (save more room). I already had a previously
installed Xbox 360 on the left side so it was only natural to take up
the opposite corner.

Masked that corner off and laid down my resin/fiberglass to make the
mold. From the mold I built the frame for my kicker. Took me awhile to
figure the best position but I chose it to face the xbox enclosure to
keep a solid flow between all the pieces.



Wrapped the frame with fleece and soaked in resin and applied a couple of layers of fiberglass





RabidTRD
Very nice!
Kamakaze
Now to turn my attention to the xbox enclosure……(sigh) well looking at
the original outrageous NOOB fiberglass setup I had before, well it
was time to trash the entire thing and start fresh. It had no frame
and the shape of it was ridiculous looking. But it worked and had some
elements that I really did want to save.

Old Install XBOX Pics years ago (Dont laugh i was learning, just not afraid to show my progess):








Kamakaze
Ok so now on to the new stuff..... now before i did say that i wanted to save some old of the features i did like....

For one, I made the fiberglass foundation for it right next to the
rollover vent, I glued a LARGE 4-5” PC Fan that points directly to the
vent and out the car through the rear bumper (didn’t want to lose
that, worked amazing for keeping the XBOX ventilated and cool even in
hot summers).







I also had a see thru DVD drive that I made myself out
of plexiglass, that was hard as hell to get right the first time so I
didnt want to lose that.



The idea of modding my xbox for disc-less play also came to mind, but
thought it would be a lot of work/testing. If I wanted to do that, I
can choose to mod it later after the car is done. I probably changed
ideas on the enclosure 4-5 times so im not even gonna bore you with
the ones that didn’t make the cut. Definitely wanted the guts shown,
wanted to keep the PC Fan and had to be easily removable.

So I came up with this enclosure and the plexiglass window can slide
out for easy unscrewing, then a cover piece to install/remove the
whole thing.












The xbox itself is a Regular xbox motherboard with Elite heatsinks on
the CPU and GPU. I added a purple LED fan to the top of the heatsinks
to aid the stock exhaust fans with cooling and air flow direction
towards the Rollover vent fan. I soldered wires to extend for a
pushbutton switch to turn on/eject the XBOX discs and extended both
cables to the disc drive to put the disc drive up front where I can
actually reach it.






ricochet1490
Truly disgusting!! I LOVE IT. Do you have a current shot of the interior as it sits now?
Kamakaze
Now as for the trunk I had to remaining issues to handle. Originally I
made this weird looking amp rack that would sit on the floor of the
trunk and hold my remaining Evolution amp and a headrest LCD I had
sitting in the attic. After building and mounting everything, I felt
it looked stupid and confusing. So I SCRAPPED it (more fiberglass
sacrificed for the sake of learning).





EWWWWWWWWW frown.gif
Kamakaze
I thought long and hard and thought it would be more beneficial if I
went “simple”. I decided to hide the second amp as well and make a
small ramp.

The floor of the trunk would be two pieces. The rear piece
that ramped down would be stationary and the front piece, because of
chance, fell right over the tire well, so that piece can be unscrewed
and removed for QUICK ACCESS to Kicker AMP, fuseboxes and all the
other wiring. I was in love.

Customized and functions great for daily
driver, doing it this way gave me a trunk, something I haven’t had in
years since I purchased my hugeee box from Kicker.







Kamakaze
QUOTE (ricochet1490 @ Nov 19, 2012 - 9:36 PM) *
Truly disgusting!! I LOVE IT. Do you have a current shot of the interior as it sits now?


Im not gonna post em on here but you can check the FB page, http://www.facebook.com/JMExclusive i have all the up to date stuff
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