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Has anybody noticed the large enthusiasm with 9c1 owners generating the "cop" image? It's like a new style out there and im' part of the movement. Headlight flasher, strobes, rear deck lights, police wheels give it that authoritive unmarked look. This movement is contributed with people that have pride, power, and responsibility. Screwing around with a copped out ride can get you in trouble if you' ain't smart. The fun is getting the right of way, authority to speed, attention grabber and motorist pants pisser. Parking up at the local convenience store alone gets enoough attraction. a sure conversation starter at parties and weddings.

Just wondering are there any people out there reading this that are part of the movement? Show me your colors, what you got hooked up to your beast? I've got two radio antennas, tall trunk CB, cell phone anetnna, rear reflective tape job, front wig-wags, rear brake reverse wig-wags, rear deck lights, alternating white deck lights, alternating front signals, police console with switches and flashlight.
 
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My car was stolen ... while I slept.
Partially as a theft deterrent (?), my girlfriend is adding options 6J6, T53, and a cornucopia of mods (lights, sirens, antennae, tinted windows, etc.) so that her car CAN do a perfect impersonation of a police car responding to an emergency. We have each guaranteed one another that the only way we will actually use this "POWER" is if there is an actual EMERGENCY (blood, or something like that).
Her car is a retired Vermont State Police Car, and she decided that it will live out its retirement proudly, as a 9C1 in FULL 9C1 DRESS. Twenty years from now, people will look at her car and say, "That's what Caprice Classic police cars looked like, before Chevy killed the Caprice."
Pimpin' black 15" N97 rims for life. :cool:
 
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how you guys doin?
My 94 9c1 is a retired unmarked highway patrol car that I have left just as I got it: Takedown light, antennae on the roof, stock wheels, etc. When I bought the car, the Police dept. insisted on removing the lighting and sirens :( but I really don't mind. I don't mess with people on the road
(that much) but I do love the respect I garner on the highway. :D
 
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I have a stock 96 SS. Just driving down the fast lane (daylight hours) at an accessive amount of speed with the headlights on seems to move people right out of the way! Here in CA the highway patrol used black and white 9c1's and still have a very few left in service. You gotta check the frustrated quick glance of the driver your going by when he realizes its not chp but a BBB SS. I think wig wags would command more respect but I dont even wanna know what the penalties for that are!

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I picked up a 95 9CI
The one thing I hate is TAILGATERS!!!
Problem solved!!
 
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Just don't get too carried away impersonating a police officer.. In Michigan its a FELONY with a 3 year prison sentence.

Sure you can have your fun impersonating one for a while.. Then when your in prison your butt cheeks will be impersonating BuBBA's girfriend. :eek:


Its legal to have the stuff on the car. SOME OF IT. But its not legal to use it on the public roadways.
 
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Exactly man. Have your fun but have it responsibly!! It's not worth getting into trouble with the law so play it smart, safe and conservitive, keep your hands off the wig-wag switches!! Especially after a lowered honda civic pumping dance beats desrespectfully cuts in front of your authoritve 9c1 without any concern. Just drive gently, calmly and enjoy your ride while other maniacs risk there insurance and vehicle.
 
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I've got older freinds 32-42yr olds with 93' and 94 caprice. Ones got a white 93 9c1 with orange-white rear deck strobes, reverse light and front corner strobes, rear deck arrow stick between two orange dashlasers, black front pushbumper, 3 trunk antennas. He uses his vehicle for voluntary roadside help and rescue for a towing company. He can actually put his lights to use!

My other freinds got a golden 93 9c1 with the 94-96 Cap wheel covers, high beam wig-wags, red and orange rear deck lights and tall trunk antenna. He's also got a white 94 with the same rear deck setup, 2 mini roof antennas and trunk antenna. He works for security. These guys are very kind, carefull, and responsible with thier machines. Very good role models. If you go out there driving like a maniac, squeeling tires and hitting speeds you are endangering yourself, licence, and your ride. Trying to pull people over is too much of risky charge and you got no life trying to do that stuff.

I know of only five people including myself in Toronto that are police 9c1 enthusiasts. It would be definatly cool to start a club between us. Just one of my 9c1 fantasies. I'm a freak!!
 
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my 94 caprice is almost the exact color of the minnesota state trooper cars...maroon..i have the cop style rims with centercaps and trim rings on it, a CB antenna on the trunk, and pushbars coming soon.....nobody likes to pass me and at night i sometimes get a nice pack of cars doing exactly the speed limit behind me...
 
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Well, now, ain't this a surprise. Finally got some people freakin' out on their 9C1's. I bought mine last September, and I have put 38,000 fun and interesting miles on it. I've been pulled over a few times. One time for no reason at all, the cop asked me if I had ever pulled anyone over. I said, "Only my friends". He laughed and said get the hell out of here. My car was a South Saint Paul squad from Minnesota. I took it back and talked to an older cop. He remembered driving it! He said he wishes they still had them instead of those gutless Fords. :rolleyes: So anyway, my car came with just rear flashers and a lot holes. I installed wig-wags, a push bumper, PA-300 siren with 100 watt speaker, VHF and UHF antennas on the trunk and brake light delete(used at night when passing a speeder- they always look for brake lights in the rearview). Other mods include a Z-28 cluster and soon to be installed T-56 six speed. Other than that, my posi is shot and the engine overheats once in awhile. But it's a blast-I wouldn't want anything else! Al
 
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9c1Cruiser: Last weekend on the holiday Monday, I was cruising home on the 401 westbound in the passing lane(as usual).
Suddenly in my mirror is a 9c1 with 2 spotlights on, coming up fast(faster than my 135 kph).
This BeaSSt had a red colored hood & trunk lid, and still all the other folks on the road were pulling over :)
Since I recognized that this was a 9C1 filled with a fellow and his family; not an OPP officer, I proceeded to show him that MY LT1 could also travel down the highway :)
Ah, the joys of summer....
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I think that impersonating a police cruiser on any level is plain stupid.
 
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In a small neighboring town here (Doraville, for you georgians) they actually use REAL DEAL SS's as police cars. They have recently put light bars on them all, but before they did that I had some fun...
 
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Hey Jim that was pretty wild! I've never seen that 9c1 before! At jane and finch last may I saw a dcm 96' 9c1 with the police wheel covers, white-red front windshield strobe box, tall trunk antenna, and A fat guy who appeared to be an officer had a mountie hat on!! Possibly unmarked R.C.M.P?? Serious stuff man, i'd take it he'd had to be a cop atleast to have red lights in front of that vehicle.

I belive the only ontario force cruising caprices still is PEEL REGION!! Those guys are serious! The've got a grey 95 9c1 unmarked with tints, a 91' red 9c1 unmarked with red-orange alternating lolipops.

I'm planning on getting a 4 strobe system in my front corners, and reverse lights. they will double alternate on each side. Approximate price is $500!! which is not bad but for a 18yr old like me, mah *** gotz to do sum savin bro!!
 
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UltraZone:
Impersonating a police OFFICER is stupid.
In NYC, it is perfectly legal to HAVE just about everything ... except forward reds, flashing blues, or any marking or adornment that could be construed at a distance as an impersonation (Chevy's 9C1 badges-big NONO). Use of them is where one must be EXTREMELY careful.
If a Lexus with strobe lights is strobing on a street corner, he can be cited for distracting, or dazzling. Obviously, strobing with a Caprice while disobeying vehicle and traffic laws can raise the stakes.
It is legal to own a 12" ... butcher knife ... ;)
 
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well, I just think that giving people the slightest impression that your car could be a cruiser, the obvious follows that you are an officer. Now the reason I think that is that some people out there hate cops, so you never know what they could do to you... cops have protection, but most likely none of us here have protection on our cars. Besides some people on the highway when they think they see a cruiser get nervous, slowdown, mess up traffic etc.
 
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Hey WannabeSS, did you ever get my old pushbar installed, how did it come out?

I'm the opposite of you guys, I can't wait to make it less police like.
 
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I can make my car alarm panic whille Im driving so sometimes at night I'll ride up on a car if there swervin a bit, and set it off. They drive slower and straighter. Till they see 3 teens in the car...Funny still
 
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Mike, I installed the pushbar and it looks great. I sandblasted it and finished it with black enamel. Should have it powdercoated again someday. But it looks great. I have to update my profile photo. Thanks again, Mike!
CapalaSS, you need a real siren! Get a PA300 by Federal Signal Corp. They are becoming obsolete now, but they sound the same as modern sirens. 100 watt volume controlled PA, WAIL, YELP,HI-LO and AIR HORN. Very nice. Very scary. You can pick one up off Ebay. They're alot of fun. You'll also need a 100 watt driver to handle it. You can get those on Ebay, too. Give it a thought, they're alot of fun and easy to install.
 
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i dont use my car to pull people over...i just like the looks and comments it gets, and owning the road around me....i love the look of police cars

plus i can use my pushbar to push my buddies rustang home when he finnaly blows his clutch
 
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