Post by dabluesgarage on Dec 21, 2018 19:17:13 GMT -5
My official stance is vehicle exempt over ten years old.
A closer look will show this is a True Canadian odometer and speedometer cluster(Unique to Canada).
Most US police vics 0-140mph On #43 0-180 kph upper, lower 0-100mph. Odometer reads in kilometers. Hope 2fab keeps car a long time, if not this cluster probably worth a lot to box Ford nuts down here if pulled.
If 2fab would like a 140 version they are still probably out there on e bay.
The certified 220 does seem to be a rare speedo, for sure. I went through several pages of Crown Vic's here just to find that example and that one was in a 1987 model. The previous owner of #43 I believe was Huey who is a member here, so maybe he swapped it out. ?
Post by dabluesgarage on Dec 23, 2018 1:35:46 GMT -5
I can't say for sure..... I have not viewed the build sheet on this one. Typically build sheets are under or inside driver seats. P72 p73 p74 are trim option packages. On a build sheet it would specify if "POLICE" followed by any other interesting details, such as gauge package, spot lamp, map light, stop lights on rear dash etc. Most p72s were the fleet models, some just a p72 trim with out POLICE extras. I noted on ad SL on frame and not HD as found on US police packages.
the POLICE option can be independent of a p72 trim level. Also p73 sedans had vinyl roofs and lower wide trim pieces along doors. They were mid level not basic fleet models, but not top shelf luxury ones either.
Post by dabluesgarage on Dec 26, 2018 13:55:07 GMT -5
I have a flyer provided with 66 that says something to that, but having owned a number of these over the years, I do not necessary believe it. In general one would look for a few points. Rear sway bar (option) Oil, power steering and transmission coolers, 100 amp alternator, certified speedometer, extras like map light, gauge package, p225 70/R15 tires, spot lamp, faded graphics.
The movie cars have some of these options #43 specifically still have rear sway bar, map light. It was a fleet model. On a side note I find of interest movie car #42 had a vin ending in 1938(from July 2008 ebay ad)and #43 vin ends in 1937.
Here is a ink to a BB2k replica out side the US appears to be a P74 package with trim, corner lights, alloys.
Together with my dad, I've been making good progress and thought it was about time to post something. See pics below.
When I got the car, it was missing the following things, but it has them now: -- original front bumper with "43" painted on it -- push bars (perfect replicas made thanks to "dabluesgarage") -- twin 6" Unity spotlights -- steel wheels -- wheel lip moldings -- "Keep Away Police Dog" on rear side windows (painted by me) -- door shields (inspired by "Blues Brothers Next Generation" in New Hampshire, these are decals using a photo of the 1:64 Johnny Lightning)
The doors are again black & white, and the door panels are blue ... trunk paint and graphics soon.