In the coming weeks, I will be committing to a build of the "rig" I will be using for the foreseeable future. This build will feature multiple technologies, from ancient to current, and this thread will be laid out in an informative and instructional manner. There will be lots of photos, and potentially some videos. Like my Radio Communications thread, it's meant primarily to teach the newest among us how to do this sort of thing, and can offer a view to those established and familiar with their own methods that there are other potential options out there. A bit about the car itself: The base of this build will be a 2013 Ford Taurus SEL AWD. It's a civilian-model (retail) Taurus, that has some features of the police model, and by some features, I mean the intelligent all-wheel-drive system, slightly beefier electrical system, and the body style. That's about all that crosses over, even though this same model is still used by some police agencies for detective purposes. Basically, this is not a police car, and is never intended to appear as such, even though there are some similarities. Secondly, I have long since served in various capacities in the fire & EMS services. When I first acquired this vehicle last summer, I was a lot more heavily involved in volunteer fire than I am now. As such, it was previously outfitted with warning lighting, a siren, and public safety communications. All of the visual and audible warning equipment was removed from the vehicle several months ago. Accordingly, some installation groundwork has already been done, and a switch panel still needs to be removed. I will provide photos of the existing power supply system for those unfamiliar, but will not bother with showing removal of existing wiring, as it will clutter the experience, and likely prove to be confusing. For those wondering, I will not be installing nor using any form of amber lighting apparatus, and this thread will not cover them. At all. In any way. I hope this thread proves informative and inspirational. We are nearing the end of winter, and like a lot of you, I have been cooped up inside too long. Major Thread Restructuring The site I was using for image hosting decided to throw a bunch of wrenches in the works, so I had to switch to Google Photos. I will be adding a build-up portion to the current end of the thread to showcase the process up until now.