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I got laid of work on Thursday.. kinda still in shock. but I have a job interview this morning.

Started working on this to clear my mind.

this is the revel snap kit caprice. I got it for 3 bucks.. The body was already painted not the greatest paint job but it will work for this.

I am building a training chase car.. The interior will be stripped of the usual police stuff. It will only have a light bar and siren for chase training.

I have most of that parts painted in the last few days. should go together pretty quick now.

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Thanks for looking. all comments welcomed.

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Cool project, nice start.

Goodluck at your interview, hope it all works out.

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Looking a good start, love the Caprice. I'm late, but Good luck with your job interview!

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Did a bit if work on the car today.. Chassis waiting for the wheels and touch ups

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Thanks for looking.

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Good luck with the job!

The car's looking good. A couple of tips if I may?

EVOC cars were usually rotated from the street fleet to the academy training fleet. Dents dings and not so shiny paint are the norm.

No wheel covers. Aggressive driving tossed them off anyway.

Quite often we took off the door decals. About the only thing on these that said "POLICE" were the license plates.

Engines and drivetrains were meticulously maintained as were brakes, shocks and tires.

Certain cars were "modified" so much they were marked "For track use only". I'll leave that to your imagination......................

About 1 in 3 had some form of lights/siren combo for instructional purposes.

Hope that helps!

G

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Looks good, hope the back ground check goes well...............LOL

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I wonder if the back ground check will reveal that you're a model builder!

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I wonder if the back ground check will reveal that you're a model builder!

Lol I told them that I pay attention to detail. I'm a model builder.

They liked it.

Thanks agentG I was thinking of steelies. But I'm not sure if I have any.

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For a real eye catcher paint the right side steelies half white and half black. It was a way for the trainers standing trackside to observe how well the trainees reacted to hard braking. Pre ABS days you had to have a sensitive foot to prevent lock up.

If you dont have steel wheels, just use the full wheel covers. No hard and fast rules for these!

I might be prejudiced but, I'll take any model builder, home craftsman or shop tinkerer any day. Sometimes, attention to detail keeps my people alive.

G

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Did a Little bit of work after job hunting.

Interior almost completed. Will add a roll bar. Working on Rear Glass. And mock up.

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Thanks for looking.

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I'm looking over your shoulder ;) Is the front bench installed already? Maybe you can take a little attention to the gap of the two parts. Some glue between them, let it dry and paint it over could help here it you don't want to fill and sand it ;)

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Thanks Christian.

Took the bench seat out.. glued it. and later after my interview I will fill the seems with putty. Filled the holes in the dash.

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Thanks for looking.

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Sorry to hear about the layoff. I've been there and I know it's not fun, but I did get a lot of building done (and, the house was really clean!). Good luck with your job search- something good will come along when you least expect it.

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Hello .

Had a few interviews this week.. not getting much done.. but interior almost completed.. Front seat still bugging me time for putty.

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Hope you guys like it so far,

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Waiting for the 32 window coup to take me there. Interview in a hour.

You go to job interviews in a '32 Ford? That should help! I wish for a nice job for you!!

Nice project too....

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You go to job interviews in a '32 Ford? That should help! I wish for a nice job for you!!

Nice project too....

Nope 32 window coupe public transportation. I think the bus has 32 windows.

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I should of taken some pics. BMF trim almost done on the right side. Then I have to paint the iner window trim black. Slowly but surely. I will try to post the pics later tonight.

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Interesting model topic, reminds me that there are variants of such 1:1 vehicles right here in the Valley of the Fierce Sun where you yourself can enroll in police driving tactics school: Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, Tactical Mobility

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