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wiring in sander and light bar today

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by daninline, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    So I'll take some photos as I go along.
    I'm going to start off with # power wires right from the battery and try to find a good place to enter the cab with all the wiring.
    ... more to follow later maybe I should setup a web cam LOL
     
  2. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Make sure you fuse those # power wires. :)
     
  3. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    all ready in place 30 amp and I took the fuse out while wiring :)
    I better get back out there
     
  4. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    Also make sure you have rubber grommets or equivalent to protect the wires where they come through the firewall. Cut wires are no fun. It is also worth it in my experience to solder the joints (you can crimp then solder) as they won't corrode if they are soldered. Not important for the connections in the cab, but the connections out in the weather (especially with salt) will suffer if they are just crimped.
     
  5. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    Well got done around 5 today and I always use the rubber grommets, I also didn't do any splicing of any wires outside of the cab.

    lots of fun :D

    I mounted the switch box by using 2 longer screws for the little hook thing the F250 has on the lower dash.

    I also sealed the grommets with some sealer and painted any place that I moved the grommets at all.

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  6. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    Here's some more

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  7. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    Here's a video of the bar with all the lights on and tested :)
    I got the back rack for free from a dealership I help out sometimes it was from a Dodge pickup so it's a little short on the F250 but I like how it looks on the truck, lets me keep the lightbar nice and low on the truck.
    I also made some mounts for the lightbar and the stake mounts for the back rack.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqN3ymHN618

    now it's time to get ready for the storm I'll have to post some pics with everything on
     
  8. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    Looks good-you do nice work.
     
  9. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    Thanks I like having wiring nice and clean, even the wiring under the rug I might redo, I like all the wires to be inline don't ask it just bugs me.
    One time I wired one of my drag cars and you could follow the wire front to back they were all layed out and color coded :dizzy:

    I know I used a lot of red wire but being laid off I used what wire I had so it cost me about $20 to do the install :drinkup: just in time for a big storm
     
  10. doo-man

    doo-man Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    Looks good ! Oh and was the scratch off a winner?? hahahaha