Today was very interesting and a shock when we heard that we were installing a Dixie horn on a Dodge Ram for a customer. It was a shock because well frankly we don’t get too many orders like this. The cool part about this install was that we got to use some creativity on how we were going to make this work for our customer. So lets dive in and see how CATO installs a Dixie horn.
Laying everything out on a flat surface gives us a good idea of what we are dealing with and to start brainstorming how exactly we are going to make this work. The customer wants this horn to be out of sight under the hood of the truck, but this horn has to be mounted in an area where the sound is not muffled. The main issue here, is that these horns are longer than expected, and under the hood is a lot of parts, tubing, wires, anything and everything that will get in our way. This is where our creativity comes into play.
Now that the horns are bolted together it was time to mount them into the truck. Before we started on the truck we decided to look for better options on where to mount these horns and get the best quality out of them. We found that under the front bumper was the best place and not under the hood.
To mount the Dixie horn under the truck we had to use two more straight brackets to extend out to the frame of the truck. This will give us a great place to drill and bolt down the horn ensuring us that it will not fall off.
After the Dixie horn was mounted we ran the wiring to the battery, and to the on/off switch in the cab of the truck. This was a fun job to do and something that will not do often. The customer was very pleased with the result and is now a lifetime customer.