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1 hour ago, Mike999 said:

The (bad!) photo below shows that "Recollections" embossing powder on the interior of a Maisto die-cast '55 Buick California Highway Patrol car.  I had to work around the accelerator pedal, which is molded in place.

Here's a Bonus Tip in that photo: the quarter-panel upholstery was made with HO-scale corrugated metal. (Armrests/ash trays are made from Evergreen rod and the window cranks are from the parts stash.)

Wouldn't the rear window cranks be removed in a cop car?

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1 hour ago, NOBLNG said:

Wouldn't the rear window cranks be removed in a cop car?

Good question and I don't know for sure. Maybe I could have saved myself some work! 

I read all the articles I could find on these CHP Buicks and didn't see the rear window cranks mentioned.  I even looked at the first season of "Highway Patrol," which used those Buicks, and thought I saw window cranks.  Though there aren't many shots inside the Buicks on that show. 

I decided to leave them in because a couple of articles mentioned what I did above: in 1955 the CHP didn't transport prisoners (except an occasional DUI). Their job was pursuit and interception.  And I figured it would be pretty hard for a perp to escape from the back seat of a 2-door sedan. 

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