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JJCRU23R - NISSAN CUBE3

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Nothing keeping it in place from behind..

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kill switch and 7.5 meters of wire

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gauges vs shelf.. I used cable ties to keep guages in place in the back

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2 will be come one..

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3 positive wires joined to one.. then crimped and will connect to the kill switch

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masked off and marked out.. no actual measurement, line of sight mostly.

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drilled the holes, then joined the dots

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after some fine tuning with a stanley knife and woohoo!

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switch perfectly positioned next to where the gauges will be!

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electrical tape helps keep wires together

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A-ha moment as I realised my guages needed one of these to keep in place.. 1DIN radio bracket/holder.

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Realised the bracket was mm's too wide.. needed to cut the bracket in half and rejoin it, cable ties keeping it in place.

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Tabs on the sides of the bracket brilliantly keep the guages from falling back

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Switch installed and (+) wires connected

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1 of 3 connected!

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dont know what happened with this pic...

but the sensor wires for the fuel/air gauge and the water temp guage.. all the other wiring is in place which means I shouldnt have to remove the dash for any reason. the guages are grounded and powered. these 2 wires are all that needs to be connected to complete the install. Poked these wires through the firewall with an old metal coat hanger.

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stock photo of how the radiator sensor will be installed.

currently waiting for the blue radiator sensor adaptor from ebay through the mail.. ordered it 31st Dec 2013.

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Had to connect the fuel/air gauge to the O2 sensor.. was a case of guessing which 1 of the 4 wires coming out of the sensor should I tap into? Turns out it was the black wire... 1st wire I tried.

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I was hoping to have all 3 working before my holidays end but the radiator sensor adaptor is still in the mail, which sucks because the temp gauge is the one I needed most out of all three gauges. The cube only has a blue light and a red light to indicate the temp of the engine so the temp gauge is important.

It has been very interesting to see what drains the battery when I use things like the lights, auto windows etc.

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Over a yr later... time for an update!?

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Gettin annoyed royally in traffic and not satisfied with the Nissan sport horns my Cube came with... so the Yankee horns get to blow out a 3rd car!

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IT TWERKS!!!

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As for the Gauges... all are functional... but I can see why they were the cheapest on ebay. The LEDs fitted in them arent reliable. All 3 of them have at least 1 of the LEDs malfunctioning.. in daytime its hard to see but at night, the LEDs that do work make it possible to see the temp at night.

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The horn was the last mod... done last month.

I scored some satin black vinyl wrap and put it to good use on my dash..

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Removed all the bits off the stereso surrounds

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Came off nicey

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After much wasted wrap.. even when done well, when the car got hot inside, it tended to wrinkle up. Will respray it eventually when Im bothered.

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Noticed the climate controls arent wrapped in that pic...

From far away it looks good, but not close up

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Before the wrap job... was the DRIFT CUBE RC project...

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Got it completed and was lucky enough to show this bloke @ the end of yr JDMST meet @ Eastern Creek

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Based on a legendary cube from Thailand, I contacted the owner via FB and gained his permission to replicate his car in RC 1:10. top bloke!

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Started off with a awd Tamiya TT01D with skyline shell... too big to use as is.. but there exists a conversion kit which I bought quick smart to get the cube going.

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3 racing conversion kit

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I used most of the existing bits from the TT01D and substituted some with the bits in the conversion kit for a smaller wheelbase

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Colour sample... pretty happy with that!20140923_123757_zpsyiurf0ck.jpg

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Canards.. needs cutting and gluing to fit.20140923_212103_zpsxby426rh.jpg

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