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Old 06-29-2007, 08:16 AM   #21
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Yes indeed, Adam 12, an often overlooked and very underrated show, and of course the subject of a plethora of Generation X put downs. They're so good at putting down everything that took place before 1980, except of course, Woodstock.
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Old 06-29-2007, 09:06 AM   #22
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huh? thats the first time ive ever heard that, must be a regional thing.

i turned out ok, i have a couple big block b-body's and think cops are cool.
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Old 06-29-2007, 10:10 AM   #23
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I used to drive a radio cab, and the company had purchased a bunch of Plymouth Furies from (IIRC) the Florida State Police highway patrol. These things had been comprehensively stomped upon, and (being the rookie) I always drew the worst of the lot. I had to chuck at least a qt. of oil into it per shift.

All that said, if you punched the gas, there was a satisfying involuntary expulsion of air as you slammed into the seat back, and the world began to go by very quickly.
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Old 06-29-2007, 12:01 PM   #24
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One-Adam-12.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062539/

A "Police Procedural" from Jack Webb, of Dragnet faime.

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Who was young and impressionable, and noted Martin Milner's 6" .38 S&W Special.
Who also noted that poor kid was a Rookie for seven years...not much promotion in the LAPD.
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Old 06-29-2007, 12:37 PM   #25
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Those old MOPARs would get out and move, but to do so very much it helped to own a gasoline pump like the police department did. Those were the days.

I managed to find some old radio gear from that era, virtually unused, and an old Federal Interceptor siren, intact, online and bought them hoping to recreate the good old days if I could ever find one of those old Furys, which was the toughest part (never did).
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Old 06-29-2007, 01:41 PM   #26
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you could still pick up a 66 or 67 4door coronett or belvedog and make your own. it sounds like you have the right fixens, or you sell that stuff to me.
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Old 06-29-2007, 11:32 PM   #27
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I think instead of fireworks for July 4th, I'll jumper the Federal to a spare car battery, hook up one of the drivers I've got and see if I can quiet things down sooner than 0200 this year....
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Old 07-02-2007, 06:39 PM   #28
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ok deal, a case of mortars and a fishing trip for the radio stuff for my cop car project.
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:40 AM   #29
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When I was a police officer, I worked 7p-7a, the dispatcher and I would have a bit of fun, sometimes I would hear the following blare out of the radio:

"One Adam 12, One Adam 12, See the lady, see the lady..." followed by the address.

Or "LA 15, Seven Mary 3..."

The good ole days!

If I were a Chief of Police, I'd have to get the cars painted Black and White and maybe get some old school uniform desgins.
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Old 08-23-2007, 03:04 PM   #30
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  • Texas' Highway Patrol used both Camaros and Mustang GTs for a short while. They found the Camaros unsafe at speed.
My first issued Secret Service car (in 1965) was a 1962 Studebaker Lark with the largest Studebaker engine they could install in it. I think it was the V8 GT Hawk. If you floorboarded it from a standing start you went nowhere because the wheels would just spin.

I don't know what the top speed was because it undoubtedly would go faster than I would. (I got antsy at 125.) It was too light weight for high speeds.

I also don't know why the Service equipped the Larks with the big engines. We didn't chase people on the highway. The down side of all that power was that I kept breaking motor mounts.

I was much happier a year later when I was moved into a brand new Ford Crown Vic - to me the ideal police car.

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Old 08-23-2007, 03:08 PM   #31
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When I was a police officer, I worked 7p-7a, ........

We had a saying at the Sheriff's Office where I worked - "REAL COPS work nights."

(That's where the action is.)


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Old 08-31-2007, 04:41 PM   #32
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Ain't that the truth!

I got all the cool fights, B&E's, Warrant services at 3am

No better shift than the night shift!

The dispatcher would sometimes announce "The Prince of Darkness has begun his shift!"
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Old 11-11-2007, 06:00 AM   #33
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We had a saying at the Sheriff's Office where I worked - "REAL COPS work nights."
And, all of the admin bosses were home asleep!

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Old 11-11-2007, 06:58 AM   #34
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  • Texas' Highway Patrol used both Camaros and Mustang GTs for a short while. They found the Camaros unsafe at speed.
Never heard any complaints about the Camaros. The original late 80's Mustangs on the other hand were not popular. The taller troopers (and you know DPS likes big troopers) had difficulty getting in and out of them. It was reported they tended to float at speeds over about 90.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:33 PM   #35
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Re: Cool Cop Cars

to all:

my favorite of all the cars i had wasn't a car but rather a BRIGHT RED (with gold trim) Jeep Cherokee Chief, that was seized from a drug-runner.

the motor pool sergeant called me early one AM in the spring of 1994 and asked me if i wanted "a new ride".

i said, "YES!" (fyi, my "current ride" was a "beat to pieces" 1989 Dodge Diplomat w/318 & it was RUSTED-OUT in several places. i think, but am not sure, that they junked it the day after i turned it in.)


he said, "Come & get it at 1400; i need a little bit of time to install the radios,gunrack & stuff."

fwiw,with 4WD it was a GRAND vehicle for rural work.

be careful out there,sw
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:41 PM   #36
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Besides, everyone thought it was the Fire Chief instead of the police coming down the road....
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Old 03-06-2008, 06:51 PM   #37
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markw76,

probably so, though it was an unmarked supervisor's vehicle, as i never worked "traffic" unless there was no other choice. (we of the "detective force" were told to call a "traffic unit" or a "prowl car", if we observed a traffic infraction that was NOT an IMMEDIATE threat to life/limb.)
in 30+ years behind the badge, i MAY have written as many as four or five traffic offenses = DUI and/or DUID.

be careful out there,sw
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:58 AM   #38
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I have seen some snazzy Patrol Cars Since i came on the job in 1971. I worked 3rd shift for the first 9 years and we were allowed to make suggestions about the patrol cars, which were issued to take home for Sergeants and above. The 3rd shift Lieutenant and myself experimented and looked at several clors and layouts and soon realied that a Dove grey car was nearly invisible at night. Red is also hard to see, but we didn't want sombody complaining that a "Fireman stopped and arrested me"...
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:14 AM   #39
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. . . The 3rd shift Lieutenant and myself . . . soon realized that a Dove gray car was nearly invisible at night. Red is also hard to see, . . .
A really good reason for ordinary citizens NOT to get Gray, or other colors difficult to see at night. Part of defensive driving is helping other drivers to see you. For detectives (and other folks) hoping not to be seen, it may be a good, fatally good, choice.
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:15 AM   #40
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