1968 Plymouth Fury

383 powered, original police package from the Albuquerque, NM PD. Purchased and restored in 2002

  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 9 months ago
    17 October 2004- All 3 cars together
    Is that an old TrippLite on the first Chicago cruiser?

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    Actually, it's a brand-new TrippLite. They haven't changed in 40 years.

    Greg
    copcar dot com
  • Sam D. (Private)
    8 years 10 months ago
     All 3 cars together for the first time
    On the Mars lightbar,could the blue can lights flash without the main rotor lights being on ??
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    No. All the lights came on at once. You could not have one on without the other.

    Greg
    copcar dot com
    and builder of all three cars in the photo
  • vatroop539 (Private)
    8 years 10 months ago
    17 October 2004- All 3 cars together
    hey Greg,
    Great job on the cars i love to see the history come alive i have only been a trooper a year now but i grew up in a family of troopers an i like everything you have done thanks from the va state troopers
  • Joe A (Private)
    9 years ago
    CPD's 170th Anniversary Celebration
    Very proud, and rightfully so. And I can all too well relate to bored females riding shotgun. How long before we see a fourth in this line up?
  • JoeK (Private)
    9 years 5 months ago
    June 24, 2005 WGN Morning News segment
    Hi Greg, I caught the segment, wish I could have recorded it. Question: What is the license plate on the Ford? Does it have to do with the C.P.D. Memorial Park Foundation?

    Also, I noticed here in Streamwood a few months ago the Police cars have been replated with new "MP" license plates(Municpal Police?) Will this affect Chicago too? or only smaller cites.

    Thanks,

    Joe
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    Joe-

    The plate is one of those 90-day ceremonial fund-raising plates offered by the SOS. The CPD Memorial Organization sold 500 sets of them. One was put on this car for the segment. I guess it didn't go unnoticed. Good eye.

    The State has also recently updated their municipal plates for police vehicles. Those are the plates you've been seeing in Streamwood and other suburbs. At this point, each PD has the option of updating to the new style plates, but it's not mandatory---YET.

    Greg
    CPD and
    copcar dot com
  • Mitch (Private)
    9 years 7 months ago
     All 3 cars together for the first time
    When'd the CPD switch from blue to white cars?
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    The first of the white cars hit the street in April of 1975.

    Greg
    CPD and
    copcar dot com
  • Charles (Private)
    9 years 8 months ago
    1968 traffic cop ?
    Questions about the old stlye patch you got on there i know it was last used in 83 and the district numbers were in the center, but i have seen 2 letter center patches like OS or SO and TF what would those have ment and what other center patches were there
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    Every unit (and there are HUNDREDS) in the CPD has their own letter or numbered designator. There are way too many to list, but here are the ones you mentioned:

    OS- Operational Services
    SO- Special Operations
    TF- Task Force

    The unit designators are now part of the officer's name tag.

    Greg Reynolds
    CPD and
    copcar dot com
  • Steve Wren (Private)
    9 years 8 months ago
    Restored 1968 FuryI
    FABULOUS photo of your Plymouth! Suitable for framing!!!!!
  • Jimmy (Private)
    8 years 5 months ago
    Chicago PD traffic division pursuit sedans
    Greg, did you have to have the CPD decals for the 68' specially made or is there a company that makes decals for classic police cars?
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    "M-Squad" makes the vintage police decals.
    www.msquadvpd.com

    Greg
    CPD and copcar dot com
  • Joe A (Private)
    10 years ago
     All 3 cars together for the first time
    I agree with Greg, and I also was told by a ISP Trooper that when wig-wags first came into use the headlight cover motors did not open automatically when wig-wags were activated during daytime use. It was easier to open the light covers, then disconnect them.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    10 years ago
     All 3 cars together for the first time
    Why are the headlamp covers open if the lights aren't on?
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    The headlamp cover motors in these cars were prone to failure so they were often disconnected after they were opened. That way the lights were always visible.

    Greg
    Restorer of all three cars in the photo
  • JoeK (Private)
    9 years 1 month ago
    17 October 2004- All 3 cars together
    Greg that looks like the fountain / falls in Rosemont at Higgins & River Rd. But what church is that shown in some of the other pics, looks familiar.

    Joe K
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    I think the church was called Zion Evangelical at 8600 W Lawrence. Those are the Rosemont fountains.

    Greg
  • Joe A (Private)
    10 years 1 month ago
    17 October 2004- All 3 cars together
    That's a great line up of CPD history. And a credit to your resto work. Too bad you couldn't get a current marked car to show up for a quick photo op.
  • Joe A (Private)
    10 years 3 months ago
    My 1968 Fury as I found it in a Missouri field in April 2001
    Bill, maybe Greg hasn't told you everything about his copcar restorations? I bet he dropped much more than a couple of thousand $$$. But, I leave that discussion to you folks, it'll be nice conversation around the Thanksgiving table.
  • Bill (Private)
    10 years 3 months ago
    My 1968 Fury as I found it in a Missouri field in April 2001
    If you hadn't been visiting your old man you never would have found this car.......probably would have saved you a couple thousand dollars.

    Dad