How many light bars do you have in your collection?

CrownVic97

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#81
Those Aeros turned out great, MSP1989SSP:2thumbs:! I especially like the other one on the '67 Jeep! Do the front/rear endlamps flash on both bars?
 
#82
CrownVic97 said:
Those Aeros turned out great, MSP1989SSP:2thumbs:! I especially like the other one on the '67 Jeep! Do the front/rear endlamps flash on both bars?
Thanks! No, the 3 end lamps on both bars are steady burn. The bars came with a pair of Federal Signal flashers, so those may have been hooked up to the front and rear end lights (the alley lights are behind a clear window on the ends).
 

toon80

Veteran Member
#83
MSP1989SSP said:
Thanks! No, the 3 end lamps on both bars are steady burn. The bars came with a pair of Federal Signal flashers, so those may have been hooked up to the front and rear end lights (the alley lights are behind a clear window on the ends).
The FA3 flashers I remember from your first post about these bars looks to be the older one without ground wire. If you want to hook up the flasher, it's very easy. The FA3 will have 3 terminals:


-X


-L1


-L2


X is the +12Volts, and L1/L2 are the 2 flashing outputs. Hook the "X" end of the flasher socket wire to the contact of the terminal strip you want to flash. Blue one, usually. Then, hook the L1/L2 wires to the two (2) blue/white wire leads. And there you go


The front lights were often steady burn, but could be made to flash as well. You can hook both front and rear light to one FA3 flasher, It will handle it. :thumbsup:


These bars are beautiful and we'd all like a video of them :)
 
#84
toon80 said:
The FA3 flashers I remember from your first post about these bars looks to be the older one without ground wire. If you want to hook up the flasher, it's very easy. The FA3 will have 3 terminals:

-X


-L1


-L2


X is the +12Volts, and L1/L2 are the 2 flashing outputs. Hook the "X" end of the flasher socket wire to the contact of the terminal strip you want to flash. Blue one, usually. Then, hook the L1/L2 wires to the two (2) blue/white wire leads. And there you go


The front lights were often steady burn, but could be made to flash as well. You can hook both front and rear light to one FA3 flasher, It will handle it. :thumbsup:


These bars are beautiful and we'd all like a video of them :)
Thanks for the idea to use one of the FA3 flashers. I did not want to take the bar off the wall and rewire the internal distribution block (I used a 4 conductor dryer harness to wire it to a 12 v battery, with one wire for all rotator lights, one wire for the 2 end/alley lights, one wire for the 2 front facing end lights, and the ground wire), so I used the flasher to turn on/off the end lights and alley lights (I did not hook up the rear facing end lights, as they are up against the wall). It worked great, the front facing end lights (1 red, 1 blue) flash on when the 2 alley lights flash off (I know the alley lights would normally be used as steady burn units only). It looks really nice and I'll post a movie the next time I have my movie camera with me.
 

toon80

Veteran Member
#85
Flashing alleys on AeroDynics were brought up here somewhere as a custom job attempt to improve side warning.


We'll be waiting for that video!
 
#89
toon80 said:
Flashing alleys on AeroDynics were brought up here somewhere as a custom job attempt to improve side warning.

We'll be waiting for that video!
The wait is over.

 
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CrownVic97

Veteran Member
#91
That's pretty cool! I like the flashing alleys. That would be decent intersection warning if it was in service.
 

kadetklapp

Veteran Member
#92
I always considered myself a seller before but now I'm more of a collector. What I have are as follows-


1970 TwinSonic 12X- Heirloom item, was on my dad's squad car in the 1980s.


Federal VisiBar/Twin Beacon Ray- True model 11, bought it last spring in a Craigslist deal. Love it to pieces. Reminds me of a bar my dad had on another squad car in the early 80s. Hangs in my office.


Early production MX-7000 w/ chrome speaker grill- Weird setup internally. Requires lots of work to take it apart. The early ones must have been put together differently. Rear flashers, front sweeps and takedowns. Four rotators and alleys. This was mounted on a 1992 Caprice 9C1 I bought at auction. The bar was removed before sale and it wasn't until I got a job working for the police department five years later that I ended up with it. Currently this bar is my liquor shelf behind my basement bar.


MX-7000 all-light. Six lamp arrowstik, rear flashers, front flashers, sweeps, five rotators, alleys. In pieces. Had it for years and keep cannibalizing it for parts for other bars. Eventually I'd like to make it like new and hang it on the wall.
 
#93
I have 13 Full Size lightbars. All of which are in red and blue.


Federal Signal:


Twinsonic


Aerodynic all Light LAPD


Jetsonic


Jetstrobe


Streethawk


Vista


Code 3:


XL5000


LP6000


MX7000


Excalibur


Smith and Wesson Bar


Star Interceptor


Whelen Edge 9000
 
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fedsig7

Veteran Member
#95
Here's my updated collection:


1 Smart Vector


1 Vector


1 LAPD AeroDynic


1 AeroTwinSonic


1 AeroDynic model 25


1 Streethawk


2 Whelen Edge's


4 MX7000's


2 JetStreams


4 JetSonic's


1 SVP-202


1 Signal-Stat Dual-Comm, NYPD


1 Whelen Liberty


1 Rontan Winglux


7 Federal Signal Vista's


2 Lectric Lights's Ranger bars


2 California TwinSonic's


1 Unity rack light bar, with Beacon Ray M17, 2 front steady reds, and 2 rear ambers.


1 Custom shop made CA light bar. Unity beacon, 2 front steady reds, 1 rear amber
 
#96
aerodynics, 1 model 25 all light 10 rotator


4 mini's 22i candy cane


1 Model 25RQL-FAST


4 highlighters


2 viewpoint mini bars 6 rotators and 2 tlc


1 code 3 mx-7000


2 whelen edge 9000 8 strobes, one with peicer


1 pair show me flashers


1 streethawk all light/6 flashers


1 off brand led mini bar


1 speed tech lights slim 8 led dash bar


just added code 3 xl5000 r/b
 
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dmathieu said:
138 beacons.
125 after thinning out is complete.


Dan
Wow! I can't believe I see a siren in the midst of all those lights, Dan. Nice looking little VL. I have a VL that I need a replacement lens for and haven't found one. Nice.
 
Well.....I only have two lightbars to my name: a Federal VisiBar and a Streethawk. But I do have several vintage beacons: two 15A juniors and a 15 junior; three 175Ds, one 174D, and two 17s. I also have a Dietz 711 and three teardrop lights of various manufacture. Also have a Darley Champion labeled 174 with the old-style small dome and short skirt. Very unusual.
 

dmathieu

Premium Member
Skip Goulet said:
Wow! I can't believe I see a siren in the midst of all those lights, Dan. Nice looking little VL. I have a VL that I need a replacement lens for and haven't found one. Nice.
That's an old picture Skip. The collection has changed since then.
 

farmboy

Junior Member
3 code 3 mx7000


2 fs jet stream rotator


1 fs Jetstream mini strobe


1 fs highliter mini


2 fs street hawk


3 whelen liberty led


2 whelen 9000


1 whelen edge


6 whelen mini 9m


1 911ep glaxy led


15 whelen domonator 8


1 fs fire hawk


2 fs twinsonic


about 45 becon/strobes


39 bars


45 becons


30 grill led lights
 

tsquale

Site Minion
Platinum Supporter
I am up to 73 total pieces with an estimated value of $26000 (staying on the conservative side). Mostly beacons and around 15 fullsize and mini lightbars.





Highlights include:


Mars Aurora Borealis


Federal Signal CTS


Loaded Whelen Advantedge


Restored Federal Signal FireHawk


Loaded and Restored Federal Signal StreetHawk


Glass Dome Federal Signal Junior Beacon Ray


Federal Signal PA Light CJ184


New Technology Lightstorm Mini


and 14 Cunanan Five-0 lights
 

shues

Lifetime VIP Supporter
tsquale said:
I am up to 73 total pieces with an estimated value of $26000 (staying on the conservative side). Mostly beacons and around 15 fullsize and mini lightbars.



Highlights include:


Mars Aurora Borealis


Federal Signal CTS


Loaded Whelen Advantedge


Restored Federal Signal FireHawk


Loaded and Restored Federal Signal StreetHawk


Glass Dome Federal Signal Junior Beacon Ray


Federal Signal PA Light CJ184


New Technology Lightstorm Mini


and 14 Cunanan Five-0 lights
With a total value that high, your insurance agency must enjoy hearing about your new additions on a regular basis.
 

tsquale

Site Minion
Platinum Supporter
shues said:
With a total value that high, your insurance agency must enjoy hearing about your new additions on a regular basis.
Hahaha! While I thoroughly document each addition, I only update them every 6 months. :thumbsup: Otherwise, they would probably need a rep just to deal with me. :haha:





I have slowly dwindled the collection down. I am trying to focus on the more uncommon pieces and selling things I have that are "dime a dozen". I was once over 100 pieces! Reclaiming the space for other things has been quite satisfying. And now that I have my holy grail Mars AB...I have settled down quite a bit.



 
Full size:


Whelen Loaded Delta NOS


Whelen 9m


Whelen Edge 9000


Whelen Patriot


Whelen Val U Bar


Whelen Advantedge OSC


Whelen Advantedge


Federal Signal Vector


Federal Signal Aerodynic Model 24 with crossfire


Federal Signal Aero Twinsonic


Federal Signal Vista


Federal Signal Jetstream


Code 3 MX7000 Loaded


Code 3 Lp6000


Mini Bars:


Whelen Responder DX


Federal Signal Jet


Federal Signal Aerodynic


Federal Signal Highlighter


Federal Signal Vector


Federal Signal/ Turbo Tech Priority One


Code 3 420


Code 3 XL


Sho Me Light force
 
tsquale said:
I am up to 73 total pieces with an estimated value of $26000 (staying on the conservative side). Mostly beacons and around 15 fullsize and mini lightbars.



Highlights include:


Mars Aurora Borealis


Federal Signal CTS


Loaded Whelen Advantedge


Restored Federal Signal FireHawk


Loaded and Restored Federal Signal StreetHawk


Glass Dome Federal Signal Junior Beacon Ray


Federal Signal PA Light CJ184


New Technology Lightstorm Mini


and 14 Cunanan Five-0 lights
What a collection, Tony! Years ago I had a collection of mostly classic sirens: several doubletones, a single Q, a 6-volt B&M, a C4B and a C5GB. But one of my most valued pieces was an old Mars DL8 light that I had had for many years that had made its rounds on a number of our ambulances over the years. It was stolen, along with a decent PA15A Director, from my house, but was then recovered. Almost all of my collection was sitting in the back of my 1970 high top Suburban ambulance, because the truck had been down for several months because we just couldn't afford the repairs at the time. I ended up with an extended stay in the hospital about that time, and when I got out, the Suburban with all its equipment and my collection were gone. And they've not been seen since. For all the good it does, I still have the title to the truck!
 
2


1 jet sonic red / blue real clean found it in a junk yard


1 street hawk blue / yellow with i just started to play around with this one , it has tir 6's mounted where the take downs , alley and flashers are front and rear
 
Gonna try and keep this simple.


Crapload of Aerodynics.


several twinsonics


2 184s


several mini aerodynics


2 edge bars


1 mini edge bar


Vector bar


Mini Vector bar


Jetstrobe


Jetstream


2 Jetsonics


Mars 888


Rotabeam


Flashball


Dietz 7-11


7-41


god knows whatever else thats sitting in my parts bins
 

tsquale

Site Minion
Platinum Supporter
Skip Goulet said:
What a collection, Tony! Years ago I had a collection of mostly classic sirens: several doubletones, a single Q, a 6-volt B&M, a C4B and a C5GB. But one of my most valued pieces was an old Mars DL8 light that I had had for many years that had made its rounds on a number of our ambulances over the years. It was stolen, along with a decent PA15A Director, from my house, but was then recovered. Almost all of my collection was sitting in the back of my 1970 high top Suburban ambulance, because the truck had been down for several months because we just couldn't afford the repairs at the time. I ended up with an extended stay in the hospital about that time, and when I got out, the Suburban with all its equipment and my collection were gone. And they've not been seen since. For all the good it does, I still have the title to the truck!

Thank you for the compliment Skip. That is a tragic story about the Suburban and lights...hopefully someday that title will come in handy for you.
 
tsquale said:
Thank you for the compliment Skip. That is a tragic story about the Suburban and lights...hopefully someday that title will come in handy for you.
Well, it's been more than 20 years since it all disappeared. None of the equipment has turned up except an old Plectron receiver and a Federal Director that ended up at a radio shop in Lubbock. I bought the Director off Ebay for $15 and made the trip to Lubbock rather than having it shipped. When I got to the radio shop I saw the Plectron and bought it, too. I could've pitched a fit and called the cops, etc., but it wasn't the guy's fault. He had simply bought the stuff from someone who had dropped by with a few things for sale. I suspect the guy, whose name was Tony, who was supposed to have kept the Suburban for me while I was hospitalized was the culprit all along, but the cops questioned him and couldn't prove anything. Interestingly, none of the big sirens have turned up, nor has the truck. I have two theories on what happened to the truck: (1) He stripped the truck and had it scrapped. The wrecking yards back then were notorious for not requiring titles for such sales, or (2) He sold the truck to someone who took it to Mexico, where a title wouldn't have been required. Needless to say, I made my rounds of the wrecking yeards around Lubbock with which I was familiar, and nothing turned up. But the truck could've well been crushed by then or sold. I've always had the idea rattling around that it could well be sitting in someone's backyard somewhere.
 
1 code 3 mx7000 red/clear/red 48" with 3 rotators and cascade mirrors, rear traffic advisor and intersection sweeps with ally and take downs


2 code 3 excaliburs 1 all red, 1 red/clear/red, r/c/r has 5 fast rotators and rear traffic advisor, all red has 4 strobes and 3 rotators


3 code 3 360's red/clear/blue 3 rotator 4 strobe


10 code 3 xl5000 mini bars setup in different styles


1 code 3 xl5000 56" 2 rotator with cascade mirrors and center oscilaser red/clear/red


1 code 3 xl5000 74'' 8 rotator r/c/c/r


1 code 3 xl5000 74'' soon to be 56'' all clear with 2 rotators on each end and oscilaser in middle


1 code 3 lp6000 mini clear dome with red or amber filters


1 code 3 lp6000 46'' with clear domes and amber filters, or can be done in red also


1 code 3 xs8000 48" i think in blue with clear ends and 4 strobes and 2 center lights


6-8 code 3 550 beacons in red


2 code 3 550 beacons in amber


1 federal signal streethawk red/clear/blue going to be made amber/clear/amber or red/clear/red


1 federal signal streethawk red/clear/red


2 federal signal twinsonic 12x's


1 federal signal vista in red/red/blue, can be all blue, going to do 2 rotators and 6 strobes in it, and try to add more leds to the bottom so it will have more


1 federal signal sentry blue beacon


1 whelen roto beam rb6


1 whelen cadet red


1 whelen 9m smart edge with 2 controlers and traffic advisor


8 whelen dashking 2000 single strobes in blue self contained


3-4 whelen dashking 2000 single strobe in red self contained


10-15 whelen dashmiser single strobes in blue, 2 or 3 in red


whelen dashking 2000 dual strobe in red/white self contained


2 dietz red beacons


1 target tech amber strobe beacon like used in dot


1 signal stat amber strobe beacon


1 turbo tech blue strobe


1 turbo tech red strobe


1 southern vp red strobe


2 sho-me micro thin red bumper/grill strobes


1 custom star lightbar i built, clear domes with 6 amber strobes out of vista and a center mx rotator with amber filter


and some sort of tear drop light in red


dunno what else, got a box of spare parts for lp/mx/xl lightbars, still getting started


soon my friend is going to have me a amber/clear turbo tech 8 strobe mini bar, and hopefully a amber code 3 2100 led bar too


here is my youtube, tacomabanga1986 - YouTube


i try to take videos of everything that i can
 
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Mars Light said:
A small but fine an mine collection:

1x all clear Streethawk NYPD


1x AeroDynic 22H


1x Aerodynic SEAH


1x MX7000 with TA


1x LAPD AERODYNIC 25


1x Jetsonic


3x Mars Skybolt SW-2 in red, blue and clear


Update August 2011:


1x Jetstream JSL
added:


2x FS Mod 14 A3


1x FS Mod 14 A2


1x MX7000 LAPD


1x FS Mod.14M


1x all red Streethawk SHL


1x AeroDynic 24EH


1x SVP 1166 Teardrop


1x Sho-Me Typ 01.500


2x Mini Jetstream


1x Jetstream with Cal. config.
 

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