Johnson County CFD #2 2010 Ford F150

factorone33

Member
Jun 13, 2010
492
Merriam, KS
For 911 Custom install shop, Olathe, KS.


This was an interesting install, especially on the back side. Just a heads up, Ford is now making its headlights and taillights with double-wall housings (so hideaways are a pain in the ass).


Specs:


2010 Ford F150 w/camper shell & custom fiberglass shelves (in the sides)


Lights (all Whelen):


Liberty Duo-color LED bar (red/blue, amber traffic advisor)


Dominator Plus 8-head amber traffic advisor (in the shell)


Dominator Plus 6-head red/blue light stick (behind the grill)


Dominator Plus 2-head red/blue light sticks (on the sides near the running boards)


LINZ6 red/blue split lightheads (front quarter panel and rear license plate bracket)


LAW LED clear hide-a-ways (front fog lights)


Vertex super-LED red lightheads (rear taillights, one pair each)


Noise (all Whelen):


CenCom Gold (primary)


Alpha 12m (secondary)


Howler (testicles)


SA315 dual speakers


Misc:


MNStar Enforcer wiring harness


Havis 22" vehicle-specific console


And now for the eye-candy


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With this one, note that you can't see ANY of the wiring added for the harness and power center.


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And now for some HDR fun!


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chono

Member
Jun 5, 2010
496
Midwest
looks great


curious as to why the duo lightbar if there is an arrow stick to the rear.. seems kind of like a waste of money to me
 

Fast LT1

Member
May 24, 2010
2,018
Sedgwick County, KS
What's yall's labor rate per hour? Im thinking about having some equipment installed on a car that i don't want to deal with!
 

nerdly_dood

Member
Jun 15, 2010
2,312
Georgia
Not bad at all. I like the photo effect on the last few pix with the lights turned off.


Also, I'm curious - did you turn the lights all to steady-burn to take the pictures?\
 

factorone33

Member
Jun 13, 2010
492
Merriam, KS
tarheel3559 said:
He's referring to the lightbar being the Liberty Duo that can change colors.

Yep.

Fast LT1 said:
What's yall's labor rate per hour? I'm thinking about having some equipment installed on a car that i don't want to deal with!

I'll send you a PM with that info.

Alovebaby41 said:
Could you do some inside pics please i would love to see inside.

I can't find them! :S I do believe we have to swing up to their station sometime soon to get something fixed with the console, so I'll get some then as soon as possible. I do have other projects with interior shots as well, so you can gawk at those for the time being. ;)

philyumpshus said:
Great install and nice choice of lighting. I'm not a fan of split lightheads or R/B on fire trucks.

I'm not a fan of red/blue on fire apparatus either, but that's what Johnson County goes with (and that goes for all of the departments in the county, including Overland Park, Lenexa, Olathe, Leawood, etc.).

nerdly_dood said:
Not bad at all. I like the photo effect on the last few pix with the lights turned off. Also, I'm curious - did you turn the lights all to steady-burn to take the pictures?

Actually, that's just a combination of having a really fast camera and Photoshop. I take about 20 consecutive pics to get at least one shot with each head firing on each part of the bar, front lights, etc., and then I just combine them with Photoshop.


The three HDR shots are actually three photos taken at different exposure levels and then combined with PhotoMatix to get the effects you see there. Pretty awesome stuff.
 

factorone33

Member
Jun 13, 2010
492
Merriam, KS
RL1 said:
What did you use to wrap all the wiring with?

The wiring is actually pre-wrapped by MNStar. It's a nylon-plastic composite braid, and it's tough as hell. Makes for keeping things organized really easy, especially during the install.
 

rescue52

Member
May 23, 2010
386
New York
factorone33 said:
The wiring is actually pre-wrapped by MNStar. It's a nylon-plastic composite braid, and it's tough as hell. Makes for keeping things organized really easy, especially during the install.

How much do they go for ?? Any vehicle ?? website ??
 

Wailer

Member
May 24, 2010
2,292
Canada
factorone33 said:
Noise (all Whelen):


CenCom Gold (primary)


Alpha 12m (secondary)


Howler (testicles)


SA315 dual speakers

If you really wanted to make a lot of noise you could put a mechanical Q siren on that truck instead. :lol:
 

factorone33

Member
Jun 13, 2010
492
Merriam, KS
rescue52 said:
How much do they go for ?? Any vehicle ?? website ??


http://www.mnstarenforcer.com/


They typically run $200-$400 each depending on what you get, and what options you get with them (hint: get the ones with bare-wire ends...the pre-fab connectors aren't worth the money). We are a factory dealer for them, so if you're interested, shoot us a holler (preferably if you're in the Kansas/Missouri/Nebraska/Oklahoma area).

If you really wanted to make a lot of noise you could put a mechanical Q siren on that truck instead. :lol:

We're not allowed to touch Federal stuff. ;P
 

chris.dewar

New Member
Mar 20, 2011
2
Dawson Creek
I am unable to see the pictures.... I am currently trying to put together a quote for a customer and would like to be able to see them.


What am I doing wrong? :confused:
 

RL1

Member
May 20, 2010
1,649
Ga
chris.dewar said:
I am unable to see the pictures.... I am currently trying to put together a quote for a customer and would like to be able to see them.

What am I doing wrong? :confused:

I can't see them anymore either. He may have taken them down.
 

factorone33

Member
Jun 13, 2010
492
Merriam, KS
RL1 said:
I can't see them anymore either. He may have taken them down.

Actually, I need to just move them to a new folder. Thanks for the heads up. They'll be up tomorrow.


On a side note, if you check the new Whelen Fire/EMS catalog, this vehicle was placed on the fourth page I believe.
 

factorone33

Member
Jun 13, 2010
492
Merriam, KS
cory y said:
UMMMMM ok?

That was humor. The Howler is a low-frequency siren that has a tendency to induce vibrations in smaller vehicles without much sound padding. Hence the "testicles" part. ;P
 

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