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Force 440 Police car

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This was one of my favorite kits as a kid. I remember getting it for Christmas from my Uncle. A few years ago I tracked one down and recently got to work on it.

I built this one box stock. The only addition was the antenna on the trunk. It's hiding a nasty mark on the decal.

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Thanks for looking!

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Oh man does that bring back memories. I had this one also displayed on my shelf with Semi's as a teen.

Very nice work you have done and a great idea to hide the decal flaw. I would of never suspected any different. I like the extra large First-Aid kit so they can patch up the "bad guy" after the pursuit and shoot out ! :lol:

Is this kit available again ?

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Fantastic build Ron. Super nice interior, looks good with all the guns in there...

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Never seen this kit built as the cop car version. Pretty cool. And very nice job.

Scott

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Oh man does that bring back memories. I had this one also displayed on my shelf with Semi's as a teen.

Very nice work you have done and a great idea to hide the decal flaw. I would of never suspected any different. I like the extra large First-Aid kit so they can patch up the "bad guy" after the pursuit and shoot out ! :lol:

Is this kit available again ?

Thanks everyone! This was a fun trip down memory lane!

Sean this kit was converted into a four door and released as Roscoe's police car. I doubt we'll ever see the two door version again.

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it's an awesome build. don't see many of the 2 door versions built

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Nice little Dodge, good looking oldie, i like it!!

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Perfect!

You're the first one i see from this really rare and cool kit that is built.

I've built it as a retired 440...

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Well done!

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One cool police car,very nicely done. I have one build up or gluebomb if you want who need to be restored.

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Fresh or weathered, both look real cool. I love Cop Monaco's

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Ron and Dominik, I love your builds of this kit. I just bought a "Force 440" Dodge Monaco today from one of my favorite guys I but models from. It was a little glue-bombed, but unpainted, and 99% of the Police goodies are in it. It came apart easily, and aside from filling the holes for the roof light bar, and side whip antenna, it cleaned up well. I have to get a hood and some glass, but that is not a problem. I have 3 of the 4-doors, T.J Hooker Car, A Joker/Goon Car, and a Dukes of Hazard Car, and a extra partial 4 door I bought  The county where I live (Prince George's County, MD) used these cars for patrol vehicles, and I intend to build one of them as such, as well as Hunter's Green Sedan, as well as a either a CHP or Los Angeles Police Cruiser. This kit as been a grail of mine for years, and I plan to build it as a civilian car, as it is bizarrely equipped to be a Police Cruiser as kitted. A friend of mine was going to purchase a one to one in 1978 in black, with a gold landau roof, and gold interior. I happen to like that combo, or else I can do it as an undercover car. I may do it up like I did my '73 Road Runner, using the detailed chassis and running gear from the excellent AMT '71 Dodge Charger R/T. I am doing my research on how the car is going to be detailed for my build.

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Very nice:
I have also liked the Force 440 kit since my youth but I never had one, I got me an unbuilt model recently tho'.

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I've seen photos of two-door hardtop Monaco and / or Gran Fury Pursuit vehicles with the "A38" Police Conversion ( but not having seen the V.I.N. , I couldn't tell if the 2nd character is an "L" or a "K" ) . These had the top-engine-for-two-door-B-bodies : the 'P' Code 400-HP ; all were automatics .

I don't remember which agencies ordered these cars --- I'm leaning toward Washington State , Montana , and / or Idaho . Of course , I can't find the images now ...

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Nebraska State Patrol ran 2 door coupes...

Jeff

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