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Strobes n more E4 install

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by blueline38, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    grill lights installed using weatherproof connectors.:mechanic:

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  2. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
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  3. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
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    I like that! clean and simple, Nice job!!
     
  4. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    Nice looking truck and installation. I do have one question though. Do you use that truck to plow? (Understanding that blue lights are for volunteer fire fighters in NY.) The reason I ask is that the bra Ford provides for covering the entire grill while plowing would completely hide those bad boys. Bummer.
     
  5. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    I haven't bought a plow for this truck yet and after this season, I'm glad I didn't! As far as the bra, it's a gasser, so I don't think I'll need one!
     
  6. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    AND, thanks for the props on the install. LED's are SOOOO much easier then strobes! I can't give enough props to Ford for the upfitter switches either.
     
  7. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    E44

    mounts in. Just waiting for the arrival of my E44!

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  8. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    E44

    E44 installed and custom flash shield attached

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  9. mike6256

    mike6256 Senior Member
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    Looks good!! Is your FD in Pulaski??
     
  10. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    As a matter of fact it is!
     
  11. mike6256

    mike6256 Senior Member
    Messages: 286

    Thought thats what I saw on the trucks. We come up every Oct. for three weekends salmon/steelhead fishing.
     
  12. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
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  13. csi.northcoast

    csi.northcoast Senior Member
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    just curious.... doesn't the law state that emergency lighting must be visible 360 degrees....not trying to cause any crap just asking ....that what ohio law is
     
  14. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    Yes it does. I have strobes in the parking lamps front and rear that can be seen from the side and rear. With that said, no one cares! The police have better things to do then harass vol. firefighters! Plus, driving to the fire department only requires people in front of me to see the light........Thumbs Up
     
  15. csi.northcoast

    csi.northcoast Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    very true.... but being both a vol and paid ff for 20 years, i know and i am sure you do about morons trying to sue your @@#$$ off because they were texting/drunk/putting on make up when they slammed in the side of you.....
     
  16. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    blue lights are just for members. Red lights are chief vehicles. If they run into the side of me it's because they ran a red light or a stop sign since I have to obey them! If I were a chief I would have more side visible lights. I've been a police officer for 9 years so I know about law suits! Thumbs Up
     
  17. AG09

    AG09 Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    Do you have any close up pictures without the strobes on? I just purchased the E4's and I am trying to get some ideas on how to instal them in the grill of my f350.
     
  18. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    No close ups but if you look at the first picture, you can see how they are mounted. I used a metal plate, behind the grill, to basically clamp it to the grill.

    Actually, photograph three and five show close ups of behind the grill. The front is just against the grill since they are waterproof.
     
  19. AG09

    AG09 Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    Does the e4 stick out far being that it is mounted in the front? Did you use the black pad they give you when you installed it? Also what did you use to make your plug? Where did you buy it?
     
  20. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    E4

    I'll post some pics here in a minute to show their depth. They do not stick out past the chrome. I left the black foam on. My plugs are weather pack which I got from a local emergency light install shop. They can be found at http://www.diyautotune.com/catalog/weather-pack-kits-c-74.html fairly cheap. They work good and make for a professional "looking" installation!