Making your own 2100 bar

deputychief301

New Member
May 21, 2010
884
Snow Belt, Michigan
Its very easy to make your own 2100 series 2100 bar.


depending on full size or a mini, even a 36 inch.


All starts with a code3 excaliber bar, first strip the bar of the domes


then the rotators. This will leave you will an empty bottom excaliber


housing. You then have to decide what kind of led units your going


to use, such as pods, whelen 500 ect,.Easiest way to attach the led


unit to the bottom of the housing is using the 3m two way tap.


This tape works excellent as it with stands the the heat from the


sun after your bar is cmpelted and is mounted to your vehicle,


Once your leds are mounted insdie of the frame you have a couple


way of changing the flsh patterns, wither by using the self contained


pattern or you can set your leds to steady burn pattern and used a


aftermarket flasher. once your leds and mounted and set to flash


its time to get a set of flat top cover and attach.I used the mounting


feet that cam with my excaliber bars. Making your harness is very easy


and this light bar car be operated off using a cigarette plug.


On mini bars I highly suggest you use at least 6 95lb magnets


Hers is s list of places to get your stuff needed


excaliber bar full size or if you want a 36 inch, remove the middle.


mini excaliber , you cab wither use a regular mini excaliber bar


Sarah from Priority1 can get empty mini housings, flat domes


for your project.


Charger lighting is a very good source for the mini excaliber


frame.


Clear , brand new bottom housing and flat top for a mini


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making a mini with a new housing, which is on snipers truck


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below is pictures our the process of making you own 2100 bars


This was my first min excaliber with rotators and leds


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This is what the mini looks like once stripped of rotators and domes


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here are pictures of a 26 inch 2100 bar


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Many thanks to Sarah from priority1


and Mike (Charger Lighting).


Burt Green (Pimp)


Any one needing help with making one of these bar, please feel


free as I have no problem guiding you thru the project.


The best and least expensive leds to use was pods


Some videos available by request.


Jim Rogers


Northern Lights/Sirens


deputychief301


Pods are the future :mrgreen:
 
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May 21, 2010
1,030
LKN, NC
I assume this would work the same way if you use the lower section from an MX7k? Are the top covers the same?
 

fireman57

Member
May 23, 2010
90
Buffalo, NY
I had my excalibur setup with LX4s and cameleons on bottom. The bottom level leds were 10x's brighter than the rotators. I also used double sided tape and it worked well.
 

deputychief301

New Member
May 21, 2010
884
Snow Belt, Michigan
What alot of people want to do is just throw one together, well I took my


good old time trading stuff for the leds in the bar,so if you have the cash


the process is quicker. I then contacted Mike (chargerlighting) and had


him to cut me a frame from a excaliber bar, once I received the frame


I ordered the bottom housing and the two flat tops from Sarah from


priority1, then started to put the bar together. I mount the leds in the


bar with two side 3m tape, good thing about leds I used a large size


extention cord with a cigarette plug on the end of the extention cord.


I really like the idea of running led bar, either full size or mini bar


off of a cigarette plug. So as far as the price its hard to tell as I traded


for most of the leds, so my cost for the housing and cost and 3 m tape.


Contact Sarah and Chargerlighting for their prices


What I can tell you is that Its nice to make your bar one of a kind and'


no others have no light bars like mine, just thinking I have half of the cost


that a distributor could charge me. I know here is several out there that looks


like my bar I built, but its does'nt matter, cause its custom and I made it


Jim Rogers
 
May 21, 2010
1,591
Berlin, MI, 48002
Just to add here...if you use the Code 3 LED-X lights, you can order the stock-type of LED mounting brackets from Code 3 (or Sarah) for not much money. I think you could mount quite a few different (similar size) LEDs to those brackets rather than use the tape.


The tape works great but its' not so easy to move stuff around, etc. if you ever needed to.
 

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