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What car was used in the 1987 dragnet movie

Is there a model of this car?

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#1 richcrabman

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 08:29 AM

Hi guys & gelz.

Just want to say a very merry Christmas🎄to you all,from me here in the UK.🇬🇧

Ok could any please tell me what car was it in the 1987 movie dragnet.
I know it's a ford,but don't know the model type.
Also is there a kit version available of this car.

Thanks 👍

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:15 AM

Actually by '87 it was called a Crown Victoria. Alas no kit has yet to be produced plastic or resin.

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 02:24 PM

Don't forget the Escort and Yugo, :P

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 02:38 PM

Bad news- the '78-'91 Crown Victoria LTD is the one big Ford that hasn't been kitted, in plastic or resin.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 12:27 AM

Ah thanks fellas,disappointed that there is no kit of this car.its aust have for me!!

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 02:57 AM

Bad news- the '78-'91 Crown Victoria LTD is the one big Ford that hasn't been kitted, in plastic or resin.



My wife's daily driver for the last two years is a white 89 Crown Victoria four door sedan - they are a nice car and hopefully, someone will cast that body style - even if it is just a plain police version without the vinyl top trim like our car has. They are still commonly seen and ours has been a totally reliable, trouble free vehicle despite being a high mileage car, except for replacing an alternator earlier this year. I'd love to have a couple to build - one as an RCMP police cruiser and the other as a replica of our car. :) That's a hint by the way, to any resin casters who bother to read this post.. :D

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 04:27 AM

My wife's daily driver for the last two years is a white 89 Crown Victoria four door sedan - they are a nice car and hopefully, someone will cast that body style - even if it is just a plain police version without the vinyl top trim like our car has. They are still commonly seen and ours has been a totally reliable, trouble free vehicle despite being a high mileage car, except for replacing an alternator earlier this year. I'd love to have a couple to build - one as an RCMP police cruiser and the other as a replica of our car. :) That's a hint by the way, to any resin casters who bother to read this post.. :D


Im in the cue for a few of these if they become cast or kit form.��

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 04:33 AM

Same here. You can get the body style before that (Missing Link Resin) and after (Lindberg '97 Police Interceptor). Now that I think of it, nobody does the '98-up style either, so I guess that's two fullsize Fords not in kit form, though the 98 style is available in diecast.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 06:43 AM

IIRC, someone offered one in resin back in the '90s..never saw one built up, though. The only diecast 1:64th ones I can think of were by Matchbox (pretty toy-like) and Johnny Lightning..

There is a clean 1:1 around here in dark gray..plain, no vinyl top..has the look of an unmarked police car from 20+ years ago.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 06:53 AM

For indentification of cars in movies, you can always refer to the Internet Movie Car Database at http://www.imcdb.org

I also encourage everyone in this forum to sign up to the site and help identify unidentifed vehicles.

There is a '78 LTD resin kit out there somewhere, but who makes it only Dr. Alzheimer knows atm.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 06:55 AM

There is a '78 LTD resin kit out there somewhere, but who makes it only Dr. Alzheimer knows atm.

Missing Link Resin does the '75-78 style.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 07:00 AM

Missing Link Resin does the '75-78 style.


Afaik MLR does the '71 Galaxie 500.
A 78 LTD is available from Blue Oval ResinWorks, as well as a 88-91 Crown Vic.

http://blue-oval-resinworks.com

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 07:02 AM

I seem to have shed some light on a interesting car.im so glad there are other folks that want to see this car in kit form.
I'm thinking the men in black version,or a US milatery police car version.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 07:05 AM

I heard Blue Oval Resin casters was out of business? I'll have to seek out one of those '88/91 kits, though, regardless.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 07:06 AM

Afaik MLR does the '71 Galaxie 500.

Missing Link has a '71 Galaxie 500 and a '78 LTD.

http://www.missinglinkrc.com/Ford.html

Iv'e seen the pic on Blue Oval Resin Works site of the '87-91.. looks a bit off, IMO

Edited by Rob Hall, 25 December 2011 - 07:09 AM.


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Posted 25 December 2011 - 08:52 AM

Well get busy and make an '83 so richie can build it. :P

�� jacen im thinking taxi's,police cars,bangers ect it's just a great looking car.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 09:49 AM

If I can find that Blue Oval kit, I'm turning it into a Mercury Colony Park, just because. :lol:

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:45 AM

I seem to have shed some light on a interesting car.im so glad there are other folks that want to see this car in kit form.
I'm thinking the men in black version,or a US milatery police car version.

Rich


Show me one full sized car that shouldn't be kitted. With the Fords we are actually lucky, very few are missing, if you count in the resins.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:49 AM

Missing Link has a '71 Galaxie 500 and a '78 LTD.

http://www.missinglinkrc.com/Ford.html


I stand corrected. It's on my 'buy next' list.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 06:57 PM

We had '83 and '84 Crown Vickies in Traffic. During inclement weather, or winter, I drove a slicktop white CV. The MSHP had the Mercury Marquis at that time which was the same car with different sheet metal. The Mercs held there own on the freeway, but the Fords were slooooow.

Big and comfy they were though.

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