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Whelen Vertex Install Pictures Part 1

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Joe Snow, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Joe Snow

    Joe Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Thought I'd snap a couple pictures as I install these. Not difficult at all, just time consuming as you want to make sure you do it right. Biggest PIA is getting shavings from drilling out of the sealed composite headlight. I've discovered putting a shop vac hose on one end and blowing with a compresser in the other works pretty good.
    Anyhoo, I'm not a professional photographer or installer, nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, so don't expect perfection on either count.

    1st picture is the mess you get when you remove both headlights from your 3rd generation Ram.

    2nd picture is of the right left headlight housing. The turn signal screws into the hole on the left. I'm putting my lightheads in the turn, next to the bulb opening.

    Continued next post

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  2. Joe Snow

    Joe Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Whelen Vertex Install Pictures Part 2

    Here's the other right light with the vertex installed. This is a two-layer situation here, so the first hole had to be mad bigger to accomodate the larger mounting flange.

    Next photo is a before of the turn signal area and last photo shows the lighthead installed.

    I'll keep plugging away here and try to remember to take taillight pictures, but that might be tomorrow.:dizzy:

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    Last edited: Nov 16, 2008
  3. High Voltage

    High Voltage Member
    from MI
    Messages: 47

    Where is the picture? I just ordered the same lights. I think they will be here Friday.
     
  4. Joe Snow

    Joe Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Pictures show up OK here...
     
  5. High Voltage

    High Voltage Member
    from MI
    Messages: 47

    Ya I see them now. I don't know why, but the first time they did not appear in the second post.
     
  6. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    Looking to do the exact same thing to my 04 Dodge Ram. Is it possible for you to get some video so we can see how they look?
     
  7. Joe Snow

    Joe Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    I'll see if I can get my hands on a camera when the install is done. Fronts installed and wiring routed but not connected. Rears tomorrow.
     
  8. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    Joe is your dodge color a two tone color blue and silver on bottom? and where you get it, and did you get it new or used ?
     
  9. c.schulz

    c.schulz Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    Keep me posted
     
  10. Joe Snow

    Joe Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    It's a solid blue (Atlantic Blue Pearl).
    It's an '05 that I bought new in December of '04. I got a better deal on an '05. Was going to get an '04.5 but they made me a better deal on this '05.
    Got it from then Baxter Dodge which is now Performance Dodge in Omaha.

    Bought it because of the Cummins. I love the truck!

    :waving:
     
  11. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    Just was wondering I traded my 05' in june and it's the was the alantic blue and silver though ,Had 5' turbo back exhaust on it, I seen your profile said western Iowa and I traded it back in at Woodhouse in Blair and was just see if that 's where you got it ( guess not)

    thanks
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2008
  12. Joe Snow

    Joe Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    That's kinda what I figured. I bought it new and also paid for the extended warranty. Never had a single issue with the truck at all. Took that cat off this summer and that opened up the exhaust and added a bit of oomph and mpg.