Ron Tonkin contacted Kingpin Car and Marine Audio for a 2017 Ferrari California radar detector and backup camera system installation. The client that purchased the vehicle wanted a backup camera system installed to make parking the car easier. He was specific in his desire for the camera system to be fully integrated into the interior and not look like an afterthought. No problem, custom integration is our specialty!
Custom Rear View Mirror Fabrication
We started the project with a plan to combine the factory mirror with an aftermarket mirror from Brandmotion. The Brandmotion mirror features an LCD screen to display the image from a backup camera. We disassembled both mirrors to merge their parts. The ball socket from the factory mirror is now epoxied into the Brandmotion mirror. Once the epoxy had set, we smoothed everything and refinished the assembly for a factory look.
As you can see, once the new mirror was back in the car, you really can’t tell it did not come from Italy that way. As soon as reverse is selected, the camera image appears on the left side of the mirror.
Rear Vision Camera Installation
We mounted a Fit BUCAM from Automotive Integration Solutions into the factory location above the license plate bracket on the rear bumper. All of the wiring for the camera is protected with cloth tesa tape as it runs through the vehicle. We take great care to ensure any wiring we add looks as though it came from the factory. We make sure it is properly secured not to cause any buzzes or rattles.
Ferrari California Radar Detector Solution
The vehicle owner asked that we provide a radar detector. We mounted a K40 RLS2 radar and laser detector on the windshield. This highly customizable radar and laser detector includes GPS to mark speed traps, school zones, and red light cameras. The GPS system can also be set to ignore known false alarm locations. We ran a dedicated power harness for the detector to keep the installation neat and tidy.
Kingpin is Your Radar and Backup Safety Experts
The project turned out exactly the way we envisioned it. The Ferrari California radar and laser detector are easy to use, and the backup camera system works without having to give it a second thought. If you are interested in upgrading the features or technology in your exotic car, give Kingpin Car and Marine Audio in Wilsonville a call at 503-582-1315. We would be happy to schedule a one-on-one consultation with you to discuss your needs and develop a solution. You can reach us by e-mail using our on-line CONTACT page.