Please help, quick question for the Code3 people

Pete L.

Member
May 21, 2010
2,572
Virginia (south/central)
One of my customers asked me today if the MX7000 and the Excalibur use the same extruded


alum. frame. I have alot of MX stuff but never tore apart an Excalibur, so I told him I would find out.


Anyone :?


Pete
 
May 21, 2010
1,591
Berlin, MI, 48002
Not a problem- Here's a picture too if it helps-


I think anymore they use nearly the same (3 channel) frame for the Excalibur, Code 360, LEDX 2100, & MX7000.


Most newer MX's I've run into have the 3 channel frame.

frames1.JPG
 

nerdly_dood

Member
Jun 15, 2010
2,312
Georgia
I don't know as much as some, but I do know that the MX7000 has a taller lower level than the Excalibur. The MX has sloped domes on the underside; the Excalibur has flat lower domes. They both use the same type of upper domes.


As for the Code 360... Its takedowns and front and rear flashers are the same size as the Excalibur, and I think the center top domes are the same as with the MX7000 and excalibur as well; in the center section its lower level is the same, but on the sides it's got wings with two lower levels that are most unlike anything else.
 

Pete L.

Member
May 21, 2010
2,572
Virginia (south/central)
Thanks for the pics, Mike


Thanks for your input, dood


Here's the deal. I sold this guy (tow truck co.) a fully loaded mx7000 a couple of years ago. He wants to


take that frame and add excalibur lowers and flat top domes and make it an LED bar.


I told him I could get the lower domes here, the flat top domes from Sarah at priority1 and the LED


stuff from Burt (PIMP). He said that was way too much :shock: :shock: :shock:


I told him to try getting it cheaper elsewhere.


Sometimes, you have to draw a line in the sand :roll:


Thanks for all the help,


Pete
 
May 21, 2010
1,591
Berlin, MI, 48002
I just looked at list price on an empty 47" Excalibur shell (3 lower domes, 3 flat uppers & frame) & thats' $615 :shock:


Totally understand what you mean, Pete.


I don't know where he thinks he'll find a cheaper price unless he goes the knockoff route; I can only imagine how long one of those things would last under wrecker use.

Pete L. said:
Thanks for the pics, Mike
Thanks for your input, dood


Here's the deal. I sold this guy (tow truck co.) a fully loaded mx7000 a couple of years ago. He wants to


take that frame and add excalibur lowers and flat top domes and make it an LED bar.


I told him I could get the lower domes here, the flat top domes from Sarah at priority1 and the LED


stuff from Burt (PIMP). He said that was way too much :shock: :shock: :shock:


I told him to try getting it cheaper elsewhere.


Sometimes, you have to draw a line in the sand :roll:


Thanks for all the help,


Pete
 

Pete L.

Member
May 21, 2010
2,572
Virginia (south/central)
Had a wrecker owner bring me one of those knock-off led bars a while back.


It was one that tried to look like the code3 2100 but the flat tops were screwed


on instead of clips. He had it flashing for a 4 hour run on a real hot sunny day.


It was toast. Circuit boards melted, wires crisp and 1/2 the leds blown.


I built him a nice all-light StreetHawk, which is still working for him ;)
 

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