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Recent siren/equipment swap. (kinda pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by RBRONKEMA GHTFD, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Hey guy, not this past weekend but the weekend before I spent my time doing a siren swap. The truck was a 04 Chevy 2500HD. The owner of the truck owns a landscaping company and plows snow in the winter time. He is also a local fire fighter. When he first got his old setup he had to remove his cup holders since the equipment console he bought wouldn't fit without them being taken out. Last year he purchased a new back blade for his truck and his controller for that plow mounts to his center console. well because of the size of the controller and how it mounted it would hit the equipment console. He would just move it over to the passenger side a little when the controller was in but in doing so that would cause the equipment console to tip over as it wasn't secured by anything. He had asked if I knew any alternatives and I gave him what I thought would be a few good ideas, and showed him the custom console I made for the 03 Sierra I did. He liked the console and the idea of having his cup holders back. All my ideas revolved around taking out the old set up and starting over. I told him about the handheld sirens that they have out and the built in light controls they have and he loved the idea of it and said do it.

    Equipment

    The siren: SVP LCS880
    Strobe power supply: Sound off 8 outlet 150 watt NOVA.
    Console: Custom made by me.

    Lighting

    8 strobes. 1 in each high beam (clear). 1 in each fog light (clear). 1 in each day time running light (clear), and 2 box type strobes behind the grille. (red)
    Sho-me mini bar on the roof.
    4 strobes in the tail lights.
    12 strobes total for this truck.

    The strobes in the fog lights and the strobes in the reverse lights have their own water proof power supply and those are mount outside the vehical.

    I didn't have to mess with any of the strobes or any of the lights on the outside this was just strickly a siren/equipment swap.

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    The inside of this old box was a disaster!

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  2. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Continuing on...

    I took the seats out and center console to put the cup holders back in. There was a lot of crumbs and old cheetos and pens and chapstick under the seats.

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    Cup holders are back in.

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    Test fit the new console that holds the siren box and strobe power supply.

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  3. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Continuing on again...

    In this one, in the upper right hand corner of the new console you can see where the controller will plug in.

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    Starting to come together. The 3 switch switch panel is for changing the pattern on the strobes.

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    Its tight inside the box, but its a lot more organized than before.

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    I labeled the backside the of the cover for the console should someone take the cover off they know whats what.

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  4. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Last one...

    All finished.

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    Top view. See the improvement.

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    Yes you can see the wires, but ony at this angle.

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    Total time involved in this one was about 9 hours. Not hard constant rushing to get it done. It took me about 3 hours to get the seats out, and take the old equipment console out and remove all the old wiring. I labeled all his strobe cables also. I ran a new power and ground wire as whoever did the first install had 3 running inside the truck. and 3 different grounds. The only thing I would have done different if the owner wanted it done was run color coded wires to the different power supplies for the fog and reverse strobes and his aux back up lights. The 2 coming from the rear of the truck are black, (typically ground) and the one coming from the front is red. I labeled them for future reference, but its just a pet peeve of mine.
     
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  5. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    Nice work. Can I have one?
     
  6. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Haha I can certainly make you something Pat if your interested.