Chevrolet Caprice police car (with lights)

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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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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 · Report post

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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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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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 · Report post

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

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Posted · Report post

super arbiet und eine schoen und sauber auto :-)

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Posted · Report post

Looking good to me.Your English is fine.

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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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NICE!

G

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Posted · Report post

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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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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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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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

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