Code 3 XL 9k (some assembly required)

LineSpotter

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Well my project finally made it home, a brand new still in the box XL 9000....completely gutted :eek:
Not entirely gutted but close enough anyway, 49 incher with solid red domes.
I'm starting to scrounge parts and thought I would try to document my progress here.

It has the 8.5 inch, 10 row speaker cover, does anyone happen to know if C3 ever made a clear center dome/cover in this size? I know they made one for the larger center section and wouldn't mind swapping the speaker section out for a Stinger.


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Stampeed Valkyrie

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I think that is a short speaker cover.. similar to this.


In my video I have it labeled as a Mid, but after doing some research I think its a short.


Is another.

I don't think they made an all light conversion for these bars, the XL5000s replaced the XL9000s and they started making them all light.

You could cut down a dome and make one.. but then the trick is what do you put in the center? a Stinger?
 
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LineSpotter

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I really do have too many projects going all at once.
Started piddling with this in early November and its almost the new year.....yikes!

You could cut down a dome and make one.. but then the trick is what do you put in the center? a Stinger?
What I thought about doing was maybe cut out a used speaker grill section (just the perforated portion), then fab up a clear 'lens' flush on the inside, and mount a Stinger behind it. I would end up with one on each side in the normal position under the red domes, plus a clear one in the center. Haven't decided though as it looks so good just as it is, stock.

I picked up two used Stingers in Nov that I planned to mount, but have since managed to come up with a pair of brand new Stingers from someone up in Wisconsin along with a pair of brand new gearbox/drive motors. It took a while to make it happen but they finally came the week before last, he thinks he also has some other NIB parts but Ive got to wait until he has time to dig through stuff.

Now what I need are rotators, with the plan being to make all four 3-bulb units.

Does anyone know if C3 ever actually produced 3-bulb units standard or as an option? From pictures its clear the 120deg units were set up to accommodate a third frame and bulb so I would assume they did, but I've never seen images of a bar set-up that way in actual use, just a couple collectors on YT videos.

Also, if anyone happens to have solid red domes with just the clear Stinger sections....I may be interested in a trade or purchase.
 

Stampeed Valkyrie

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Does anyone know if C3 ever actually produced 3-bulb units standard or as an option?
Code 3 did just about anything you wanted. So yes they did. Select a lert feature bars usually had this option.
 
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LineSpotter

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Forgot unboxing pix.....

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Still has instructions stapled to cord
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Kind of sad & lonely looking

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But spotless inside and out


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Mounted the brand new motors and stingers

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Now were talking

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Its alive! :cool:


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I have some leads on sealed beam rotators, but in the meantime if anyone has any please PM me.

I might consider trading out the domes if anyone happens to have solid red with just the singer cutouts.

Also, does anyone happen to know the production window for these?
 

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