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Nevada Highway Patrol Mustang

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While waiting for the clear lenses to arrive for my Missouri Highway Patrol Mustang, I began the second in my series of builds.

Nevada used a German Silver over Arctic Blue color for the cars for many years.

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The cars had the gray interior.

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They used the low profile Jetsonic lightbar in '92-'93. I modified a lightbar from a diecast Crown Vic., I added the speaker housing.

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Here's the real deal. Downloaded from the internet for discussion purposes only.

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G

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That's a very good start. I bought 2 of these and want to build one as an RCMP car that I remember from back in the day but have no idea where to get decals

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Here's the scratchbuilt radio I forgot to post.

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Compare it to the photo of the real radio. I think it came out ok.

G

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Very nice i like your last one . this one is cool also

Michael

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Thanks guys.

Michael I am seriously waiting for those lenses to finish the other build. I so want to see that completed as it has been a dream of mine to build that car for years now.

G

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Nice, my cousin drove both a Mustang and Camaro for the NHP...I'll be watching this closely....here's a possibly helpful link.

www.nhpcars.com

Don's Mustang was restored and is in the POV car section, his was the 90' with the small lightbar.

Jeff

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Wow Jeff thanks for the link!

I did a NHP '53 Ford using the Lindberg kit years ago before I moved to Nevada. Little did I know I'd be living in Henderson after I retired and working in the state office building along side Troopers and other DPS folks.

G

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Awesome kinda cool to see something from my home state being built lol :lol:

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Guest Johnny

I can remember them in the 1:1 form back when I was OTR driving. I was running about 85 when I saw it coming up behind me and he blew by me like I was up on jacks! Never did see where he was headed but it was about 3am! Coffee break perhaps? :lol:

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I can remember them in the 1:1 form back when I was OTR driving. I was running about 85 when I saw it coming up behind me and he blew by me like I was up on jacks! Never did see where he was headed but it was about 3am! Coffee break perhaps? :lol:

More likely rushing to save someone's life.

Coffee breaks don't warrant high speed driving.

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Those are some nice pics

G, what shade did you use for the blue?, did you color match and use Arctic Blue?

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Jonathan that's straight out of a Testors little square bottle, bought at Hobby Lobby. The top is MM German Silver from the bigger bottle.

I used MM thinner and my new Paasche Talon with the medium needle.

Thank you John!

G

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Agent G, do you have plans to build a CHP mustang as well? I know they used those beautiful little notchbacks as well in the 90's and early 2000's. that would be a sweet little addition to your HP collection. That is if you haven't already built one.

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Oh Jeremy you sir have read my mind!

#3 will indeed be a CHP 'stang.

Then I may do a USAF chase car......................decisions decisions.

G

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When I lived in Cali I loved seeing those ever so rare CHP notchbacks. Some seriously b.a. Equipment. I will say that your NHP notchback looks most cool. I have only seen a few of those in person and those too are some awesome machines.

Nice work so far sir.

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Thank you sir!

This was the end of my work week so I sat down and assembled all those little things I've been working on.

I assembled the dash. Notice I added the upper level to the radio.

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Gotsta have radar out the back too.

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I worked on the light bar legs as well.

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G

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Very nice. I do know that NHP and CHP were the pioneers of rear facing radar. That comes in handy especially for NHP seeing as how they are one of only a couple of states that are allowed to hide while shooting tailpipes. I don't know what the other state(s) are but I know there is more than one.

All those tedious little wires on the dash turned out great. Looking good so far sir.

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What's funny is CHP didn't use radar until the early 90's. Until then state law prevented it's use. Rear facing antenna were more of a safety factor for the officer than anything else. The front antenna was on the push bumper of the 'stangs successor, the 9c1 Caprice.

What's also funny is the fact NHP can "hide" while conducting speed enforcement. Have you travelled out here? In southern Nevada the visibility is mostly measured in tens of miles at ground level. Can you say hide in plain sight?

Missouri makes no distinction on covert enforcement either. We parked on the shoulder, side street, alleys and hid. Of course urban police traffic divisions are quite a bit different from HPs.

G

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