ok guys here is a thing......
if i see right it is CA special for me,so why?
it has options:
-outer basic rotators
-CA red and blue steady burn par36 on driver and pass. inner side
-center (on both sides) multifunction rotators ''stingrays'' they were used for front clear center oscilate to clear traffic or in this time flashing takedowns,rotate for 360'' and rear oscilate for front cut off signal when vehicle is stoping the traffic.......and have all front light off and are working just rear side...
-and on the end the rear amber stinger instead of basic rear flasher on driver side and on pass.basic rear flasher so effect is great pass.side rear flasher is flashing and on opisite side stinger gives you special rear meteor signal in amber so amber/blue california effect for rear view like CHP and sheriff
department is using still today.
MUST SAY VERY INTERESTING BAR YOU HAVE THERE! WHERE DID YOU FIND IT???? CAN YOU POST A VIDEO FROM ALL OPTIONS MAYBE VERY CURIOUS?
What about a North Dakota agency? Don’t they have a thing for a single rear amber light?
Can you pm me a pic of the dome. I’m interestedI have that exact same drivers side dome here in my barn. I have no idea how I came to have it (I’ve never owned a Force 4 bar) and I always wondered about the configuration. Now I know. If anyone wants to try to replicate this bar I’d be happy to turn loose of the dome. It’s doing me no good here.
Stingrays. I was not sure what exactly they were called. I have not tackled this bar yet, but i will definitely clean the contacts per your suggestions along with everything else. I need to get them all opened up and see which on to start with.Those Stingrays (NOT Select Alert) look like they need their contacts cleaned so they work better. Super simple fix, you just unclip the two Y-shaped wires from either side of the rotator shaft gear, give them a good wipe down, and clip them back on. Always works for me. Stingrays are really cool to own, and their three functions make for some really interesting lightbar configurations. The rear-facing Stinger is bizarre, but I've seen weirder stuff (like a Stinger hooked up to a flasher, barf) so I'm guessing it suited the department's needs for whatever their function was.
That would make a lot more sense. What would have made more sense is totally clear domes and colored filtesr and bulbs on everything. Cool bar, mostly because its is so odd.I'll have to clean the lens, but i do believe that the cutout is clear. I think it's just yellowed from age and dirt. I think that is why the stingray on that side has the red filter.
I'm guessing that California did not use clear domes due to how quickly they can haze and yellow in the intense, southern California sun. Otherwise, yes, clear domes with colored filters or bulbs would have been simpler and eliminated the need for special order cut-out lenses.That would make a lot more sense. What would have made more sense is totally clear domes and colored filtesr and bulbs on everything. Cool bar, mostly because its is so odd.
".......i have 4 total. They are all in varying condition. None of them have steady red to the front, and don't appear to have been modified. That makes me think Cal-spec is a no-go."I'm guessing that California did not use clear domes due to how quickly they can haze and yellow in the intense, southern California sun. Otherwise, yes, clear domes with colored filters or bulbs would have been simpler and eliminated the need for special order cut-out lenses.
Not necessarily. Once Code 3 started coming out with all their features and options in the 80s, they'd cram nearly anything you wanted into a lightbar, if you specified it. The likelihood of it being factory isn't high, but I wouldn't say it's zero percent.Clearly, something homemade...
Bernie, collector since 1973
I've just come across one of these.....being that we're both in IL I'd hazard to guess these are from IN as I've never seen these on any IL car.
The only difference I have in this vs yours is the window cutouts are smaller. Everything else is the same, the red stingray on the driver side sticks just like the one in your video, it turns facing inboard and holds steady.
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The plot thickens. I've done some googling on it. Didn't come up with much. I will google Indiana agencies.That is a very common point in the "orbit' for stingers to get stuck, so I'm not surprised that they both are hanging up in the same position. The setup is so odd I feel like we could track the dept. down with enough googling.