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Chevrolet Caprice police car (with lights)


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#1 Clemi

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:55 AM

Hi guys,

 

today I start to show you how I build my Chevrolet Caprice as a police car. I want to install lighting like the original has.

 

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The interior:

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I have modified the grille so that led-flashers can shine from behind.

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Here is the third brake light

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Finished the interior

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Please forgive me if i make mistakes in writing. I'm from germany and I learned english just in school and by watching american films and by reading american magazines. Show me my mistakes so that I learn it right  :)



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:02 AM

Here is the lightbar with red and blue smd-leds. I will etch a pcb to drive the leds to simulate the rotating like at the original.

 

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(Sorry for the bad quality of the last 4 pics, anyhow the camera had a fail...)

 

 

This is the actual stand, at the moment I don't have much time. Also I are waiting for a lot of tools and paints I ordered and next week I would build a new spray booth and I can't spray the paints before the spray booth is finished.

 

 

I hope that you are interested  ^_^


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:19 AM

Looks good to me and as for your english it is very good. hope you can post a video of the lights rotating . Michael

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:23 AM

I wish my German was as good as your English!

 

The build is looking fantastic. Great detail in the interior and the lights look fantastic. I'd be interested to see a step-by-step with product details on how you are doing the lights. I did head lights and tail lights for my "Christine" Plymouth Fury just using 4 LEDs, and it was a nightmare. 



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:56 AM

Thanks for your comments  :)

 

 

 

 

I'd be interested to see a step-by-step with product details on how you are doing the lights. I did head lights and tail lights for my "Christine" Plymouth Fury just using 4 LEDs, and it was a nightmare. 

 

Sure, I will do it. In the last time I'm experimenting with etching and I do photos of every step. I will show them if I have good results. 



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:05 AM

Looking very cool....I like the grill and how your doing lights that work.  Keep posting!



#7 English Jules

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:39 PM

super arbiet und eine schoen und sauber auto :-)



#8 Johnny1973

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:50 PM

Looking good to me.Your English is fine.



#9 mikemopar70

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:31 AM

Wow, cool project!

These Caprices were very popular police cars at the time!!

 

Nice job on it, keep it going!

 

Mike.. :)



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 05:29 AM

NICE!

 

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:16 AM

Great job so far and keep the pictures coming! Your English and spelling is better than many here who were taught it as a first language in our schools!



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 07:30 AM

Hello,

 

today I painted the car. First spraying white, then masking, then spraying black.

 

I used Gunze Mr. Color with Mr. Color Leveling Thinner.

 

I know, it is not the best result but I'm very happy, it's the best result I ever get.  :)

 

The next step is clearcoating, then I apply Decals and then clearcoating again, then polish and wax.  ;)

 

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:31 AM

Looking good so far. I'm thinking that if you wet sand your paint job a bit you can get the grainyness out and have a nice smooth surface for decals and clear coat.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 11:21 AM

Clemens,

 

Nice you make it a black and white and the paint job , it's like what Christopher said "wet sand and some polish will do the trick.

Like to see the lightsworking on a video.

Maybe a little tut how you made the lights ?

 

will follow this one.

 

Und in Holland wir sagen Auf Wiedersehen  (in Holland we say see you)

by the way your English is ferry good .

 

Gr

Dirk