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Viper Guy
Posted 2017-06-15 10:19 PM (#542229)
Subject: Forwardlook Police Car



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While cruising through Branson this evening, I saw a parking lot full of police vehicles they were preparing for a parade . One is a 1959 Dodge Missouri Highway Patrol car. Looks really sharp in blue and white - far different from today's standards. In the photo with the license plate frame, you will see CON JOB. This car was actually restored by inmates at the state prison in Jefferson City, MO - hence CON JOB.

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56D500boy
Posted 2017-06-15 10:54 PM (#542232 - in reply to #542229)
Subject: RE: Forwardlook Police Car



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Nice restoration.

I wonder how much that siren affected top speed. LOL.

And it is a colour combo match (sort of) for the 2dr D500 in this thread:

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=64960&...





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61_Imperial
Posted 2017-06-19 5:49 PM (#542473 - in reply to #542229)
Subject: RE: Forwardlook Police Car



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Viper Guy - 2017-06-15 10:19 PM

While cruising through Branson this evening, I saw a parking lot full of police vehicles they were preparing for a parade . One is a 1959 Dodge Missouri Highway Patrol car. Looks really sharp in blue and white - far different from today's standards. In the photo with the license plate frame, you will see CON JOB. This car was actually restored by inmates at the state prison in Jefferson City, MO - hence CON JOB.




Yes, It is a 59 Coronet Police car. under the hood is the 383 D-500 engine. Someone added an alternator, and the seats aren't correct.. but overall it seems to be a nicely restored car. I have become friends with one of the troopers there, that drove that car recently, Terry.
He sent me a slew of pictures of it for my restoration on my '57.




The 57 Posted is my MHP car. It is a 57 D-500 two door sedan.




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Powerflite
Posted 2022-05-24 12:24 PM (#621704 - in reply to #542473)
Subject: Re: Forwardlook Police Car



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I had forgotten about this thread. Good place to post a collection of vintage cop cars.



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Powerflite
Posted 2022-05-24 12:27 PM (#621705 - in reply to #542229)
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60 Dodge Ad

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AceS
Posted 2022-05-31 12:18 PM (#621822 - in reply to #542229)
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I am surprised to see a 2-door hardtop police car. Neato! I assume that must be highly unusual.
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57chizler
Posted 2022-05-31 12:36 PM (#621825 - in reply to #621822)
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In retrospect, it's puzzling that any law enforcement agency used 2-doors. Not a good design for carrying prisoners.
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Powerflite
Posted 2022-05-31 12:44 PM (#621827 - in reply to #542229)
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It's harder to load and unload them, but much easier to control. They have no separate exit available to them. When they switched to 4drs, they had to remove the inner door handles & window cranks.
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Powerflite
Posted 2022-07-09 1:14 PM (#622745 - in reply to #542229)
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This is Mr. Fay's '61 Polara police car. He has '56 Dodge caps on his. Not sure if this is what it originally came with. But he pointed out that the Polara in the old photo above is likely a movie car because it is using Polara side trim. The police cars used Dart side trim on them. So that's a good point. Nevertheless, the Dart above that picture is using the Plymouth caps too, not the Dodge caps.

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Powerflite
Posted 2022-07-09 2:08 PM (#622748 - in reply to #542229)
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'61 Polara CHP police car sporting '56 Dodge caps and Dart trim.

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mstrug
Posted 2022-07-09 6:54 PM (#622763 - in reply to #542229)
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Another interesting thread: http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=24387&...
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Powerflite
Posted 2022-07-09 7:14 PM (#622764 - in reply to #542229)
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Turns out that the Polara police car with Polara trim is pulled directly from the Orange County Sheriff's Department website. So that's a real car shown there. Here is another picture from it. So it looks like the '61 Dodge could have come with either cap.



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Powerflite
Posted 2022-07-09 7:18 PM (#622765 - in reply to #542229)
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'62 Newport police cars from Orange County.
And this is a thread discussing a '62 Newport pursuit car that came up for sale recently.
http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=77196&...


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Powerflite
Posted 2022-07-09 7:21 PM (#622766 - in reply to #542229)
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59 Plymouth Orange County police (patrol?) car sporting standard '59 Plymouth dog dish caps, not the '54 clip on version.



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Powerflite
Posted 2022-08-27 12:24 AM (#623839 - in reply to #542229)
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This '60 Matador has full wheel covers on it.



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Powerflite
Posted 2022-09-06 11:27 PM (#624061 - in reply to #542229)
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More Misouri police car images. Looks like that department liked full wheel covers.



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frwl
Posted 2022-09-07 1:58 PM (#624073 - in reply to #542229)
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They did not like full wheel covers



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1960fury
Posted 2022-09-07 9:11 PM (#624081 - in reply to #624073)
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They did not like full wheel covers


AFAIK there were no full wheel covers for 15" wheels. All cop cars had 15" wheels.
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ABloch
Posted 2022-09-07 11:33 PM (#624088 - in reply to #542229)
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I've had this pict for a while...



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Powerflite
Posted 2022-09-09 11:09 AM (#624116 - in reply to #624088)
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Do you know which department these are from? It's interesting that they painted the hoods white and it looks like they are using Plymouth poverty caps.
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1961plymouthfury
Posted 2022-09-28 2:27 PM (#624563 - in reply to #542229)
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TN Highway patrol had the '61 plymouth
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Powerflite
Posted 2023-01-23 11:06 PM (#627215 - in reply to #542229)
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I think this is the only picture I've seen of a '56 Dodge using the later, larger dog dish caps. The parts book is cryptic about it, saying that they were only used on 6-cylinder cars, which doesn't make much sense to me.



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Powerflite
Posted 2023-01-23 11:10 PM (#627216 - in reply to #542229)
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A '57 Dodge police car ad wearing the standard car dog dishes.



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56D500boy
Posted 2023-01-24 2:15 AM (#627217 - in reply to #627215)
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Powerflite - 2023-01-23 8:06 PM
I think this is the only picture I've seen of a '56 Dodge using the later, larger dog dish caps. The parts book is cryptic about it, saying that they were only used on 6-cylinder cars, which doesn't make much sense to me.


Here is a better image of a 56 Dodge Pursuit advert plus some 56 Dodge cop cars with dog dishes.

Note the rear fender logo = Dodge, not Coronet.



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Powerflite
Posted 2023-01-24 3:35 AM (#627218 - in reply to #542229)
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Thanks a lot for the high-resolution pictures, Dave. Now I can see that they look like the standard, early dog dish cap, but there is a painted ring around them on the rim for some reason.

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Powerflite
Posted 2024-06-13 4:04 PM (#635676 - in reply to #627218)
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This picture from Hopewell, NJ belongs here, using std. '60 Plymouth dog dish caps; not the older 15" rim versions.

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JedRhule
Posted 2024-06-13 5:07 PM (#635680 - in reply to #542229)
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Broderick Crawford in a 55 dodge

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Powerflite
Posted 2024-07-19 10:10 AM (#636220 - in reply to #542229)
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Posted by Dave, another '58 Dodge with full hubcaps on it. I'm not sure which department this is.



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