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1991 FHP Caprice

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Thought it was high time to post some of my meager efforts here! This is Revell's wonderful Caprice Snap Kit. The lightbar was liberated from an AMT/Ertl Taurus police car kit. Finish is a combination of PlastiKote and Duplicolor with old Chimneyville decals and Duplicolor clear coats. Basic plumbing and wiring under the hood, scratched antennas from piano wire stock and turned sprue bases, and a pinned and repositioned kit spotlight round it out.

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I remember seeing those in my rearview quite regularly (back when I was in Gods Waiting Room!). Great build of an all-to-familiar and, believe it or not, wanting to see again subject (Ohio snow, cold, and taxes are driving me back home to Florida).

What color did you use for the Creme on this build? I know Florida had this color spec'd for them. I am building (term used loosely of course) a 1991 Mustang LX FHP SSP right now, and have the original color codes in my stash of info somewhere. If dupli-color or Plasti-cote has something close, I could use that instead. Thanks in advance.

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Love those cop cars!...not sure if I've seen this before Kurt, very nice! :D

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Super clean build! Saw lots of those while living in Florida (and working as a deputy down there) and your's is spot on.

@whale - You might find this site helpful: SSP Mustangs

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I frequent that site Chris......love the FHP SSP's. I do greatly thank you for the link, just in case I didn't know about it. Maybe we should transfer the link to the 1:1 references for others to use in their builds.

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Very cool Caprice!

The paint is smooth, and your build is very clean, it's good to see a Caprice kit!!

I like it a lot..

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That's a great looking police car....I remember when those first came out.....Most of us were like, "What the heck is that??"...Definitely, resembled a boat more than a police car..... After they did away with the rear wheel well covers, they started to get some respect, though.......Nice trip down memory lane, for me.....Thanks, Man...

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Very nice. Did these cars use the same engine as the Impala SS btw ?

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Revell actually made the 5.7L old TBI setup. The SS kit had the correct LT1 motor

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Very nice. Did these cars use the same engine as the Impala SS btw ?

Starting in '94 the LT 1 was available as an option in the Caprice 9C1 package. That was a great copcar.

This topic was originally posted before I came onto this site. Great build!

G

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