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    remember these running around the street
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    " if you talk in your sleep, don't mention my name....
    " if you walk in your sleep, forget where you came....

  • #2
    jeez you're old......








    I keeeeeed

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    • #3
      Originally posted by PDlife4ME View Post
      jeez you're old......
      I keeeeeed
      I remember these you whipper snapper

      horse-vi.jpg

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      • #4
        Originally posted by PDlife4ME View Post
        jeez you're old......








        I keeeeeed
        lmao

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        • #5
          We had these when I came on. I do remember those wagons, though. I thought they had mostly Internationals for wagons in the 60's/70's..



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          • #6
            i remember the internationals for sure outta gresham, i think they ran
            3 per shift, my ole buddy dennis was a wagon man and did 27 or so yrs,
            lives in jensen beach and is around 70 now.
            " if you talk in your sleep, don't mention my name....
            " if you walk in your sleep, forget where you came....

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            • #7
              we still drive those.lol

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              • #8
                Is there a special reason why they put the beat # on a placard on top of the car? just wondering

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                • #9
                  Makes the beat tag readily visible. It's removable as the same car may not necessarily be used on a certain beat all the time. Back when the cars had the one "Mars" light on the roof, the beat tag went in the upper, inside windshield, then upper, inside back window.

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                  • #10
                    We still have one or two of those patty wagons. I know when there are big events downtown they have one staged down there.
                    "Rollin and Patrollin the Wild Wild West of Bham"

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ChiTownDet View Post
                      We had these when I came on. I do remember those wagons, though. I thought they had mostly Internationals for wagons in the 60's/70's..



                      As I said before, the 1987-89 Chevrolet Caprice was the best cop car, ever...
                      and the Ford LTD (before the Crown Vic) comes in a close 2nd, in my opinion. That, and the old Dodge Monaco.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ChiTownDet View Post
                        Makes the beat tag readily visible. It's removable as the same car may not necessarily be used on a certain beat all the time. Back when the cars had the one "Mars" light on the roof, the beat tag went in the upper, inside windshield, then upper, inside back window.
                        So, what's gonna happen with the new police cars with the LED display beat tag, the ones that are on the President's detail? CPD is supposed to stop the detail.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ccsd0601 View Post
                          So, what's gonna happen with the new police cars with the LED display beat tag, the ones that are on the President's detail? CPD is supposed to stop the detail.
                          Another "bright" idea by those that never worked a beat car. You can't turn them off, so nothing like trying to run "blacked out" on side streets or alleys with an always lit beacon on your car. I guess it sounded good to some 35th St Cubicle Commando, but not very practical to those working the streets.

                          BTW, CCSD601, there was a major "flaw" with those 82-83 Fords. They had some computer module that would overheat and just go out, causing your car to stall, just as if you turned the key off, even if you're going 60 mph to a call. And the horn button was on the turn directional stalk. I had to get mine towed more than once when I was "dead in the water." You are entirely correct about the "box" Chevys. They were quick and could take a lickin' and keep on tickin'.

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                          • #14
                            Way back then the tac cars had all of the licence plate with a ZA prefix and were held in place with washers on the grill. Nuthin but wigwags and there was no doubt it was the police. None at all.
                            You cant arrest me...I know my Commandments!!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ChiTownDet View Post
                              Another "bright" idea by those that never worked a beat car. You can't turn them off, so nothing like trying to run "blacked out" on side streets or alleys with an always lit beacon on your car. I guess it sounded good to some 35th St Cubicle Commando, but not very practical to those working the streets.

                              BTW, CCSD601, there was a major "flaw" with those 82-83 Fords. They had some computer module that would overheat and just go out, causing your car to stall, just as if you turned the key off, even if you're going 60 mph to a call. And the horn button was on the turn directional stalk. I had to get mine towed more than once when I was "dead in the water." You are entirely correct about the "box" Chevys. They were quick and could take a lickin' and keep on tickin'.
                              Damn... I always thought that the car looked okay, body-style wise. But with that little bit of inside info, I see that it was a chunk of crap. Did you get a chance to drive the Dodge Monaco? Also, I was reading on how the current Crown Victorias have the potential of blowing up on rear-end impact (e.g. a full-size pinto), and how some have a fire suppression system. There was a huge class-action lawsuit on this issue. But I personally like the newer model Crown Vics.

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