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APX7000XE to APX7000 conversion

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APX7000XE to APX7000 conversion

Postby NorcalFF » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:37 pm

I am attempting to rebuild an APX7000XE and I am wondering if it is possible to convert it to a APX7000? Is it as simple as placing the internals into a non XE chassis, with the proper top control assembly, and a non XE case? or is it much more involved than that? Thanks for any info you can provide.

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Re: APX7000XE to APX7000 conversion

Postby tvsjr » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:13 am

Front case, speaker, and control top assembly. I don't know what the control top costs for a non-XE... the XE version is nearly $600.

I just can't imagine wanting to convert an XE to a non-XE. The XEs are teh hawtness :lol:

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Re: APX7000XE to APX7000 conversion

Postby com501 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:43 am

Currently on eBay a seller has several frames with control tops for less than the price of one new one. Might be worth looking at.

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Re: APX7000XE to APX7000 conversion

Postby spectragod » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:33 pm

Don't forget the specific tools needed for the assembly/disassembly, the chassis is the same, but you will need all the plastic parts.

I have the tools, I can do the changeover and align your radio on my 3920.
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Re: APX7000XE to APX7000 conversion

Postby NorcalFF » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:42 pm

com501 wrote:Currently on eBay a seller has several frames with control tops for less than the price of one new one. Might be worth looking at.


I have seen those and am seriously considering them. Thanks


spectragod wrote:Don't forget the specific tools needed for the assembly/disassembly, the chassis is the same, but you will need all the plastic parts.

I have the tools, I can do the changeover and align your radio on my 3920.


I might take you up on that offer. I have found 2 different part numbers for the chassis, which made me think that they were actually different. That would be great if they are the same. One less part to buy.
0100930420 for the XE
01009304001 for Non-XE.

What I would really like to find is just the top bezel in black instead of a whole new assembly. The control assembly I have is in good shape, except for the bezel. I have been able to find the Non-XE bezel by itself but not for the XE. And I cant seem to find a part number for it. Any idea if it is available by itself or where I might be able to find one?

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Re: APX7000XE to APX7000 conversion

Postby NSPD » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:58 pm

NorcalFF wrote:
spectragod wrote:Don't forget the specific tools needed for the assembly/disassembly, the chassis is the same, but you will need all the plastic parts.

I have the tools, I can do the changeover and align your radio on my 3920.


I might take you up on that offer. I have found 2 different part numbers for the chassis, which made me think that they were actually different. That would be great if they are the same. One less part to buy.
0100930420 for the XE
01009304001 for Non-XE.

What I would really like to find is just the top bezel in black instead of a whole new assembly. The control assembly I have is in good shape, except for the bezel. I have been able to find the Non-XE bezel by itself but not for the XE. And I cant seem to find a part number for it. Any idea if it is available by itself or where I might be able to find one?


+1 for Darren.. He's a great guy and converted mine. The XE is great but it's really overkill and klunky unless you are a fireman.

FWIW, the fat channel knob makes a world of difference in the non-XE models.
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