Toyota Celica Design
Radio Face Plate
Radio Face Plate
Toyota Shaft-Style Radio Face Plate
3D-printable faceplates to "hide the crimes" when your original dash has been molested.
If you can't be bothered with all this "making", you can just order one from my Shapeways shop.
See the git repo here: https://gitlab.com/retrojdm/toyota-radio-plate
I've provided two variants for the first-gen Celica ready to go: early (A21/A22//A25/A27) and late (A28/A29/A35). The only real difference is the power symbol in the RA28 labels.
Annoyingly, the shafts aren't vertically centered with the nose like they are on some other old Toyotas (like the RN41 Hilux).
Note: The font used is Inter Bold, which is a free and open-source alternative to Helvetica on Google Fonts.
The STL files are the ones you probably want:
You can modify the FreeCAD files to fit any other shaft-style radio or car.
I've made all of the dimensions editable via the "parameters" spreadsheet in the FreeCAD projects. That should cover most cases. If you want to get fancier than that you're on your own ;)
Also, if you modify the FreeCAD project and want to export your changes to an STL file for printing, you'll have to use the "Mesh" workbench. Again, YouTube videos will be your best learning resource for this stuff.
If you're curious, here are the dimensions used:
|Depth||3 mm||Thickness of plate is actually 2mm because of the cavity|
|Plate Rear Cavity||1 mm||To clear the original embossed labels|
|Nose Width||85.5 mm||Nose = big rectangular center hole|
|Nose Height||32 mm|
|Text/Rim Depth||0.75 mm||emboss protrusion|
|Shaft Spacing||123 mm||center-to-center|
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This all got started when I purchased a couple of JDM brochures for my RA28 Celica. I'm now completely obsessed with old Japanese cars. Basically, if it's Japanese and had chrome bumpers, I love it!
You may have noticed there's no longer an online store. I've made all the sticker source files available for download. Feel free to print your own, make T-Shirts or whatever :)