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Post by taoworm2323 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:35 pm

Very interested also Jeremy. I PM'd you as well.
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Post by krkitt1 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:55 pm

Here is a few pictures of my Mustang. I started installing the ORB and the under dashpad lights. ImageImageImage

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Post by Slade » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:34 pm

Thats nice :good:

Are the Dash pad lights hard to install?The blue ones right?
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Post by krkitt1 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:47 pm

Well, the hardest part was taking out the Pass Airbag. The cluster panel cover just pulls off. I took 1" painters tape and put it where I wanted to cut and then I took a dremal cutoff tool and cut around the tape. I then cleaned up the edges and put my light strip in and then glued a light defuser in. I still havn't wired the lights up, I don't know where I'm going to put the switch at. It's -3 tonight so I will not be working on the driver side tonight. I still have to finish the ORB, it's not completed in the dash and I still have to get a CAR PC.

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Post by taoworm2323 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:16 am

Ted that looks terrific! I can't wait until your KI3T is online.
I love the dash lights too. Very professional looking!
We need iphil to chime in here with what he did with his blue dash lights and compare notes.
I am dreading doing that part myself. :lol:

There is some software that I am working on that will tie into all of our Interactive Voice Orbs that will have VoIP chat video chat through the center LCD screen via a camera in the bezel. That way we can all talk to each other video conference style on the go.
Among some of the other K3000 Orb updates and functions we talked about on the phone today. :D
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Post by tamatt27 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:40 am

Looks great guys!
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Post by lphill01 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:08 am

I pretty much did the same thing, used tape, removed the passenger side airbag, and the gauge bezel, and cut around the tape. I used 3M grey foam tape to stick the lights in the dash, and to secure the diffusers. The diffuser is from a florescent light fixture, and I used Street Glow OPTX thin ultrabright tubes. I actually need to remove them and put in longer ones. The only complication I ran into was the steel structural brace in the passenger side that keeps the airbag from blowing the dash lip up if it deploys. But you can barely see it. I'm thinking of adding a second set in red with a hidden switch.

KRKitt- Your setup looks sweet! What did you do to clean up the holes? Mine still look pretty rough, and I'd like to get good straight burr-free edges.

I would totally get the KARR orb, but I already allocated that dash space for "something" else. :D

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Post by Slade » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:22 am

Wow :shock: ,I may just ask you guys to do the work for me when I start my car,lol,I dont trust myself when it comes to stuff like this.

Love the work :good:
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Post by Pierre » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:00 pm

the finish af the orb is awsome can't wait to get mine ^^

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Post by krkitt1 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:46 pm

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KRKitt- Your setup looks sweet! What did you do to clean up the holes? Mine still look pretty rough, and I'd like to get good straight burr-free edges.


I used my Ryobi with a sanding disc and lightly went across the edges. I also used a razor blade. I have to get a Dremal for the driverside because the Ryobi is too big or I will have to drop the 4 bolts on the steering to clear for the Ryobi. It's another night of cold temp so I will wait til this weekend to do the driverside and finish the ORB. Thanks everyone for the comments.

If you want to see more pictures, go to Cardomain.com and go to member TTSRACINGWORLD If you have an account there, rate my car and I'll do the same for you. Thanks Ted

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Post by krkitt1 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:54 pm

Slade wrote:Wow :shock: ,I may just ask you guys to do the work for me when I start my car,lol,I dont trust myself when it comes to stuff like this.

Love the work :good:



Thanks Slade, What state are you in? I'm near Springfield, ILL I would help you if your near. I like doing this kind of stuff. I was nerves at first but I know how I am about my car, so I just take my time and do it right. Also, taoworm is a big help! He has walked me threw the install all the way. Thanks taoworm

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Post by Pct1theory » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:28 pm

Wow! These all look so damn good! Freaking amazing and awesome!

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Post by Slade » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:33 pm

krkitt1 wrote:Thanks Slade, What state are you in? I'm near Springfield, ILL I would help you if your near. I like doing this kind of stuff. I was nerves at first but I know how I am about my car, so I just take my time and do it right. Also, taoworm is a big help! He has walked me threw the install all the way. Thanks taoworm


Im in california lol,Ive done some car work here and there and Ive customized some of my Transformer Toys but never anything this big,heck I dont even have the a Mustang to start yet,altho I have been eyeing this used one,all in good time I suppose :)
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Post by krkitt1 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:51 pm

Update: The ORB and Under Dash Pad lights are installed!!! All I have to do now is get a Car PC to run KITT. I still have to put in a few switches for the lights and ORB but I left the wires where I could get to them without taking the dash back apart. Then it's back to getting the exterior work done.ImageImageImageImage

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Post by krkitt1 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:54 pm

The first pictures are without flash and the second are with flash. They are brite in the car. I also took it for a ride in the daylight with them on and they are brite.

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Looks great :good:
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Post by Pierre » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:52 am

you should put a dimmer switch for night driving

It look really cool

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Post by krkitt1 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:47 pm

I was thinking of a dimmer switch. I still have to take it for a ride at night to see how brite it is.

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Post by taoworm2323 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:39 am

Hey Ted, you have the silver at the top of the dash like mine. It makes the blue LED lights seem much brighter because of the more reflective surface.

It's hard for me to tell from the photos how bright it really seems to the naked eye. The flash one looks perfect but the one without the flash seem MUCH too bright for me. (I'm afraid it would be distracting for me as the driver.)
Is it too bright in your opinion?

Also is anyone going to put the smaller strip of blue LEDs over the airvents on each side of the dash like in the show? Or are you only doing the two under the dash? (I plan on doing all 4.)
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Post by tamatt27 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:49 am

Those pics look great krkitt1! That's an awesome car you've got there! Looks like another satisfied owner for you Josh! :good:
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Post by krkitt1 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:48 pm

The lights are not as brite as the picture. When I go the lights from Pierre Hoffmann at autoi.com. I hooked them to the battery and they didn't look brite at all, so I called Pierre and he told me that a camera would make them look briter then they are, he was right. They are between the picture with flash and the one without flash. They are brite in the garage with everything else off. Time to start selling my Nascar diecast and Batman stuff to get going on the outside of the car.

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Post by taoworm2323 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:25 am

tamatt27 wrote:Looks like another satisfied owner for you Josh! :good:

Thanks Matt!
I'm glad everyone likes the Orbs and scanners. :D

Hey Ted did the blue LED dash strips you got from autoi look waterproof to you?
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Post by Tiger Warrior » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:04 am

Hey TaoWorm:

You will send the first payment this weekend, just to give you a heads' up. Looking forward to see how both items will look like. Looking forward to the final product of Shadow KARR. Take care.

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