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old whelen super strobe bar and other strobe ?

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by sweetk30, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    i have a almost brand new old full size whelen super strobe 8000 light bar. its got clear outer lenses and colored inners. i have no idea how to test it to see if it works.

    then i have brand new in the box a pair of pipe thread mount red lens strobes with everything.

    my father use to build fire trucks at a local factory years ago. he was in the electric / wiring dept. so he got all sorts of things over the years. i found this stuff stashed away up in the raftors of the house with all his other stuff he had over the years.

    my question is whats it worth / or does anyone know were i can find out and if anyone wants these for a old resto project.

    thanks guys. :nod:
     
  2. massfirefighter

    massfirefighter Senior Member
    from mass.
    Messages: 128

    #1 join this site and ask what they are worth under this Forum: Visual Equipment Questions, Info, Technical Data and Projects www.elightbars.org. You might want to take pics. A mint 8000 is a collector's dream!
    #2 put them up on Ebay.
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    thanks forthe info.

    and fyi the light bar has been in storage since the mid to late 70's Thumbs Up

    searched ebay and didnt find any thing close or even completed lisstings on ebay.

    rather save the deal and sell to 1 person on a forum.
     
  4. 7d9_z28

    7d9_z28 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    love to see a pic of that 8000
     
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    will get some for here and the other site. Thumbs Up
     
  6. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
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  7. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    nothin like good old electronics makin noise. Thumbs Up

    lets you know the stuff works . :laughing:

    ya mine has clear domes and colored inners.
     
  8. 7d9_z28

    7d9_z28 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    if you find out what ya want for the 8000 let me know
     
  9. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    the Super strobes are not bad are they contained to have p/s post some pics
     
  10. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
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  11. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    pics of the stuff i have

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  12. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    and new 2 light strobe kit. plus used power box and single little light.

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  13. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
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    wow :eek: those guys went crazy over there for my old stuff.

    thanks man. :salute:
     
  14. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    Yup elightbars are mostly fire & ems so they love the red as us plowers need the amber, I've been dealing with a few really good guys over there, bought a few new items over the past few weeks. Someone there should be able to give you a value and probably sell it to. Good luck and you got some neat lights there.
     
  15. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    2 guys in less than 2 min and a third 1hr later.

    from what i have read sofar that all 3 have told me its a vary special bar.

    clear domes not comon.

    has clear top funny shaped domes in the 2 main strobe bodys wraped in red filter ultra rare as solid red filter 98% more comon. this makes it first early design. 1 guy said 20+ years he has only seen 1-2 of them.

    nicest set of clear domes for that old of a bar thay have basicly ever seen unless new back in the day.

    guess it pay's payup to store it in the rafters. :mechanic:
     
  16. massfirefighter

    massfirefighter Senior Member
    from mass.
    Messages: 128

    I knew they would! That IS a very rare bar. Wish I had the extra coin because I would love to have the whole lot.
     
  17. 7d9_z28

    7d9_z28 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    would LOVE to get my hands on that lightbar.. but it sounds WAY outta my price range
     
  18. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    will keep everyone updated on the deal when it starts.
     
  19. justgeorge

    justgeorge Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    I was a little confused by one guy's comment over there that he would pay $300 for it. From all their excitement it sounded like it would be worth a LOT more than that.

    Good luck!
     
  20. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    ya 300 to start. he sent me a pm said if i didnt like it make counter offer.

    and i think i will try and power it up to see if it work's . as we know working means more cash in hand payup