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    Post  Marx3 on Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:10 am

    My 79 Caprice looks a lot like an unmarked FBI vehicle, and I thought it would be fun to have an oldschool blue light to slap on the roof, or maybe one of those that can hang from the rearview mirror ( I have seen them do that in moveis )
    I am unsure of what these things are called in english, so it makes it hard for me to find one on ebay and such...

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    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:45 am

    I googled - blue flashing emergency lights

    https://www.google.com/search?q=blue+flashing+emergency+lights

    I hope this helps.


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    Post  Marx3 on Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:36 am

    Yeah, after some googling around it seems that revolving light, or emergency lights is what I am looking for.
    Do you know of any sites that specialize in these kinds of retro lights?
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    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:31 pm

    Nah, no clue. Volunteer fire fighters use blue lights on their vehicles around here. Maybe check some fire fighter apparatus sites?


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    Post  Marx3 on Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:10 pm

    Found an old used on eBay, actually I think it came from a volunteer firefighter or something :-)
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    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:14 pm

    Excellent! I find all kinds of goodies on ebay too, lol!


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    Re: undercover cop car lights.

    Post  Myloth on Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:23 am

    That's a plan that has some potential would love to see some pictures. One thing I find odd not to veer to far off

    the subject is Caprices and Cops. Have you ever heard how many people get stopped driving Caprices all over?

    I wouldn't put much into that except I got stopped twice in my car and I rarely get stopped before that I

    had only been stopped once in 15 years and it was a speed trap. A Maybe some old school resentment for people driving

    what they see as Old Police cars or is it a drug thing because of the Donk thing? Weird? Either way it won't stop me but

    is this some deep seated bat $#^T crazy profiling?
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    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:04 am

    Myloth wrote:That's a plan that has some potential would love to see some pictures. One thing I find odd not to veer to far off

    the subject is Caprices and Cops. Have you ever heard how many people get stopped driving Caprices all over?

    I wouldn't put much into that except I got stopped twice in my car and I rarely get stopped before that I

    had only been stopped once in 15 years and it was a speed trap. A  Maybe some old school resentment for people driving

    what they see as Old Police cars or is it a drug thing  because of the Donk thing? Weird? Either way it won't stop me but

    is this some deep seated bat $#^T crazy profiling?

    I bet they just want to check out your car Very Happy


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    Post  Marx3 on Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:59 pm

    Beats me why Caprice's get pulled over more.
    I am not particularly into policecars and/or police as a concept, I have just always loved 77-90 Caprice/Impala and especially all the unmarked vehicles with black steel rims and dog dishes.
    I recently came across a really nice unmolested 79 Caprice in really really good condition and it has a typical "unmarked vehicle" color. I´ll be sure to post pictures once I receive the oldschool rotation magnetic light I found on Ebay :-)
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    Re: undercover cop car lights.

    Post  Gooched78Caprice on Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:27 pm

    I noticed a late 70's bbody car awhile back online that was redone and had the police front push bars on their car. I thought it gave it a interesting look. It was a really basic push bar that looked almost like stock just extended a few more inches.

    Here's an 80's one I found on google to give you an idea of the look:


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    Post  Marx3 on Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:15 pm

    Finding original push-bars would be awesome! Everything to complete the look. What features could I also add to get the FBI-clone look?
    I guess the unmarked vehicles also must have had CB-radios. Would they have had a gunrack? conceiled emergency lights, like behind the front grille ?

    I havent spent an awful lot of time searching, but so far, I have come up with something like this


    the setup on this Dodge would be impossible to get approved in Denmark. Rules specify that any vehicle mus tnot have sharp edges, that can harm bicyclist, if hitting them with your car. These bars can really take down a person on a bycicle, huh :-)
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    Re: undercover cop car lights.

    Post  Gooched78Caprice on Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:03 pm

    Marx3 wrote:
    the setup on this Dodge would be impossible to get approved in Denmark. Rules specify that any vehicle mus tnot have sharp edges, that can harm bicyclist, if hitting them with your car. These bars can really take down a person on a bycicle, huh :-)

    "..if hitting them with your car." Are the Politiet know for regularly hitting bicyclist with their cars now? Razz

    You're in Denmark?! I would definitely understand the no sharp parts idea then. During my travels while in my early 20's I spent about a month in Copenhagen cycling all around there myself, but no one seemingly TRIED to run me over. Laughing  

    Amazing Country, the best bakeries I've ever been to! Glad to see you are providing some B-Body love on your side of the ocean! *side note: The first and only time I ever drove a European car was to get from Denmark to Sweden.


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    Post  Marx3 on Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:19 pm

    Oh really! yeah, Copenhagen is the bicycle capitol of Europe. Altmost no hills anywere.
    We are a few guys in Denmark who love B-body's. In denmark peope consider a Caprice a bit of a beater. Everybody has had one and they are almost always worn out and beat up. Me and a couple of good friends ( who live in Copenhagen, actually ) are some of the "leaders" when it comes to B-body's in DK.

    Small country, about 5 mill inhabitants, and everybody knows everybody in this hobby.

    My friend has a 78 Coupe in real nice condition that he put a 454 in and he is going to throw a 4-71 on it this fall.
    I know of 3 Coupes in DK.

    So what european car did you drive to Sweden? A bettle :-) no offense, dont know how old you are :-)
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    Post  Gooched78Caprice on Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:41 pm

    I was there in 2002, I'm now 35. It was an early 80's SAAB that looked like a beater but ran like a dream. My friends uncle used it mostly as a work car. It was a fun car to drive around and not stick out as an American tourist outside the larger cities.

    She still lives in Copenhagen but her family is in Höganäs, SE. Hence the drive.


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    Post  Marx3 on Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:48 pm

    oh, we are about the same age, then.
    Those olds SAAB's are considered vitnage by now...

    btw I really dig the color combo of your car. The white B-pillar looks really great. Almost makes it look like a Monte Carlo. Sharp!

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