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lightbar and controller installed

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by sparky8370, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. sparky8370

    sparky8370 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    I just installed my new to me whelen edge 9000. It's a 6 strobe unit with 2 more available. It has alleys and takedowns, as well as 4 flashing halogens. Four of the strobes are in the corners and two are in the centers. I will be adding the two other twist ins in the spaces available on the back of the bar.
    I bought this bar used on ebay. It was a filthy mess with only the two lenses that are on the takedowns and the front flashers. There was some for the center strobes too, but I replaced them. I would have replaced it all, but I didn't buy enough lens.
    I meant to take pictures during the install too, but I forgot. I installed a four conductor trailer hitch for a disconnect. I mounted it on the trac-rack for now, until I get the right mounts for the roof. That's why the cable is so long.
    I mounted the controller in the overhead console in my 01 Chevy 2500HD. I just need to make a small filler panel for it now. It fit perfectly. It was a nice tight fit. I cut the brackets that came with it, and pushed them into a small pocket on either side and then bolted it to the controller so it can't come out.
    The pictures are from when I got it, took it apart, cleaned it, assembled it, and then after it was installed.
    Oh, I also painted the dividers white with Krylon fusion paint.





  2. sparky8370

    sparky8370 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    More pictures





  3. sparky8370

    sparky8370 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    More pictures added





  4. sparky8370

    sparky8370 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    here's the last one

  5. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,736

    Wow that looks like it was a pain in the ass to do all that. But I gotta say it looks great! [​IMG]

    Could you post some pics of how you attach it to the roof when you get that far?
  6. jkiser96

    jkiser96 Senior Member
    Messages: 401


    That is the same bar I have. I am looking for amber lenses and also the stinger in the front is not working so I want to do something different with that.
  7. sparky8370

    sparky8370 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    I may just fab something up for that. I was thinking about making the pieces for the gutter with two rectangular slots. And then making the piece for the bar with two tabs to go into them. That way I can easily remove it when I need to.
  8. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    Looks good! I like were the controls are mounted!
  9. sparky8370

    sparky8370 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    Thanks, yeah I love them there too. They almost look factory, should look really good once I get the filler plate made.

    The first picture of my second post you can kinda see the difference after cleaning/polishing it. The picture doesn't do it justice as far as the difference in how it looked in person. The right side is done in that picture.
  10. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    I came out great, definately worth the time.... :drinkup:

    KATTRANSPORT Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Did you drill a hole in the cab of the truck for the harness?
  12. sparky8370

    sparky8370 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    Yes, I drilled a hole in the back near the third brake light and installed a 4-pin trailer connector for a quick connect. I also ended up drilling my own hole in the firewall to run the power wire. It only came with so much, and I didn't want to wait. So I just drilled one on that side and put in a grommet. When I drilled the hole in the back of the cab, I made sure it lined up with a hole that's in the pocket so I would have clearance for the wires.
  13. somm

    somm Senior Member
    Messages: 200

    a much better strobe setup than ours.
    Thanks for the ideas and know-how.
  14. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Wow that looks like alot of work but looks great!
  15. Wicked500R

    Wicked500R Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    I dunno... Nice setup except for that hole you put in the top of the cab.. :nono:
  16. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    good bar .. good setup ... just outta curiousty why paint the edge lens dividers white ??
  17. yamaguy

    yamaguy Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    Yep, going thru the third brake light is always cleaner looking down the road.
  18. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    sweet lightbar
  19. sparky8370

    sparky8370 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    I may just get myself into trouble with this, LOL. My headlights are pointed down for some reason. Someone left his high beams on so he got the take downs.:gunsfiring: Didn't take him long to shut em off.:p
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 26, 2007