Milady was out with a friend today, looking at another friends house, and supervising the move of a piano. That friend-of-a-friend had mentioned that he had a light bar from a police car that he had found in a dumpster and asked if she wanted it. Friend-of-a-friend knows that I'm a cop, so Milady brought home a lightbar for me to play with. He saved it from a dumpster and she bought it at a great price.
It's an Impulse 2000 lightbar, state of the art when I was a rookie, and orginally marketed by Southern Vehicle Products of Clearwater, Florida. The best part of the whole exercise is that the damned thing works. I've been going through the wiring harness for the past half-hour and the rotators work, the front and rear wig-wags work and the takedowns work. This particular bar doesn't have alley lights and there are some spare wires in the harness, probably for accessories that this one doesn't have. Police and fire professionals have much better light bars these days, what with the technology available to us. LED lights are magnificent, but they cost a lot of money. These old mechanical light bars are simple to work on and simple to maintain. They don't have the WOW factor of the newer lights, but they still work.
Elyas was with me in the garage when we lit it up, and he seemed suitably impressed, even if it was sitting on the freezer at the time.
All I need is a fuzed switch box, probably with four switches. One each for rotators, takedowns, and front and rear wigwags. I think it'll look good on the Mule. Don't y'all? I'll be the only guy on the lease with his own lightbar. It'll also come in handy when I use the Mule at football games, homecoming parades, and civic events.