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Old 07-18-2012, 12:53 AM
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Default Help with mounting a Q2

I would like to ask all the ambulance experts on the board for your input on mounting a Q2......

#1 What if any additional support would be needed to mount it on a 72 Superior hightop ??

#2 Do I need a mounting base or can it sit on top of the fiberglass ??

Those would be the most important questions I guess but if there are any issues that I should know please advise.....

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The fiberglass roof isn't strong enough to hold the weight of the Q, and the roof was reinforced on the inside when a external siren was specified on the order. They can be retrofitted with a steel support, however, it isn't an easy job. Check the roof to see if there is already the support installed by the factory. Sometimes you get lucky. If you are looking for a Q, I know someone that has one, but it needs a few dents removed.
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I think that the siren support plate was standard in Superior's roof construction.

Assuming that there is no zipper access, you will have to somehow open-up the headliner and look. If your car is set-up the same as the 67 & 69, the easiest spot to do this is where the headliner meets the windshield. You just need to remove the inner windshield trim, take the staples holding the headliner in place out and look in.

I can send you pictures of the set-up from my 67 if you want.
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I think that the siren support plate was standard in Superior's roof construction.

Assuming that there is no zipper access, you will have to somehow open-up the headliner and look. If your car is set-up the same as the 67 & 69, the easiest spot to do this is where the headliner meets the windshield. You just need to remove the inner windshield trim, take the staples holding the headliner in place out and look in.

I can send you pictures of the set-up from my 67 if you want.
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I will get out and look as you say....I do have zipper access so hopefully that helps....I would appreciate the pictures if you get a chance to send them.....
Thanks again....
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Once you get it mounted be sure to mount the soleniod in the engine compartment. When I mounted the "Q" on the Lifeliner the soleniod was mounted under the dash so when hitting the button I hear this major click. Not too bad since it is only used during parades and such.

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If you decide to not go with a roof mount, a Q2 can fit behind the grill easier than you think...

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If you decide to not go with a roof mount, a Q2 can fit behind the grill easier than you think...

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Thanks,I have been told that also.....HOWEVER......If I am going to go with the expense of what a Q costs now days.....its going to get mounted where it will be seen !!
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These pics are from my 69.

This is obviously not a Q, but the principle is the same...


If you have the zipper, you just unzip the flap, and there you have access to the mounting plate for the siren. If not, you need to remove the inside upper windshield trim and carefully detach the headliner.


Here is the plate that support the siren. You can see where the four bolts that hold the siren in place are located along with the speaker wires..


Hope this helps.
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Jean-Marc;
Thank you for the pictures and the pointers...I will now have some idea of what to look for.....
So the Q can be mounted directly onto the fiberglass (with gasket) ??
The other question is where would I get a solenoid ??
Would the one I have for the current siren (Federal 666) work ??
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the Q can be bolted threw the support. the support will be lining the roof on the inside. so as long as you have the support you may mount it with no othere modifications to the outer skin of the car.
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