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Lindberg FHP Charger

Postby jimb on Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:29 pm

So, I recently picked up the Lindberg Florida Highway Patrol Dodge Charger from Police Car Models. I was looking over the kit, and it seems really nice. Well molded, good detail (much better that the Dodge L700, but that's another story). When I got to the decal sheet I noticed that there seems to be some decals missing. The car on the box, and cars that I've seen during Internet research missions, have a small blue shield on the front fender behind the wheel opening. The decal sheet does not have this shield. Does anyone know what it is? Does anyone know where I can get them?

I'm looking forward to this build, and I want to get it right. I'm also thinking of getting the Lindberg Ford Crown Victoria, and doing in up in Miami-Dade Police colors.
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Re: Lindberg FHP Charger

Postby traumahawk05 on Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:01 am

The missing decal is the CALEA decal, as can be seen here in this photo:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31491939@N05/7652921094/sizes/o/in/photolist-cEgdPq-cEgdFq-cEgdXh-cEgef3-cAvix5-7CEbUu-cAKbaG-cAKcpL-cAvpU9-7CAnaR-cAvoqj-cAvmAY-cAvj39-cAKdDU-a14itx-7CEbTA-cAvqGW-cAkUWb-7CEbRm-cAvs3d-cAKg2f-cAvjHq-cAKa7S-cAKgXW-8LdLp9-98CcZd-a1cRwz-a1fHA9-aU2k8x-9jgzQm-cEgJC1-cEgJmj-cEgFUs-cEgJub-cEgem9-cEgJe1-cB9FTb-9Z416k-bAWjy5-bXqoDE-bAWjSq-9Xjr7J-bAWj6d-cAvm7o-cAvnbq-cAxWhw-7CEbVq-cAxWGE-cAKcSo-cnyFz5-cAKaM1/

These have been off and on FHP cruisers since early 97, FHP was originally accredited on Nov. 23, 1996. I'm not aware of these decals being commercially available for dark colored cars, though Bill Bozo does have a few sets available for white colored cars. The best option would be to print a small decal with a black background for your cruiser using a web image, such as that available from the Wikipedia page for CALEA.
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Re: Lindberg FHP Charger

Postby jimb on Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:58 am

Thanks. That sure was a close up!
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Re: Lindberg FHP Charger

Postby GLMFAA1 on Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:02 am

Now that's why I like this site, Good research job! Don't forget the Revell Mustang (Chatted with Revell reps at Toledo last week about the light bar goof). have fun with the charger.
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Re: Lindberg FHP Charger

Postby jimb on Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:18 am

Thanks, Greg. In addition to the Crown Vic, I was actually thinking about the 1957 Ford Custom. Should make an interesting police car or Chief's car, or both. :D
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Re: Lindberg FHP Charger

Postby hookandladderno1 on Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:49 am

For anyone wanting to give it a try, you could probably get a nice decal by printing it on white decal paper with either an ALPS or an inkjet...


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Re: Lindberg FHP Charger

Postby jimb on Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:33 pm

Just a quick update ion this car: for the most part the car is going together well except for the engine. It seems like every time I touch it some part falls off. I'm about ready to make it a curb side!
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Re: Lindberg FHP Charger

Postby hookandladderno1 on Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:41 am

Jim,
Not sure what type of adhesive you are using, but Gator Grip glue is great for areas like this. It looks like Elmers glue, but dries clear AND is FLEXIBLE! The great thing about it is the flexible characteristics allow you to work in the small confines of the engine without knocking other pieces off. As always, prep(washing in soap and water) will aid in the adhesion process no matter what you are using. This stuff produces a pretty tough bond once dry. HTH.


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Re: Lindberg FHP Charger

Postby jimb on Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:44 am

Thanks, David. I do have some Gator Glue, but I haven't used it on this model yet. I was getting so frustrated that I went straight for the epoxy!
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Re: Lindberg FHP Charger

Postby jimb on Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:32 am

Progress is moving along nicely. I'll post pics one of these days. Anyway, I have a copy of the June 2011 * the magazine that won't allow mentioning other sites * that has a review id this model, and in that review the author states that he will have an "expanded review" in the next issue. Well, I don't have that issue, does anyone have that review?
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Re: Lindberg FHP Charger

Postby jimb on Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:30 pm

Ok, it's been a while, and I'll post some pictures soon (I promise). I have a line on a CALEA decal, but the maker wants to know how big the decal is. Well, does anyone know how big the CALEA decal is?
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Re: Lindberg FHP Charger

Postby hooknladderno1 on Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:55 pm

Pursuit Plastics used to have some. I want to say they were on their New Castle County, Delaware sheets are in storage, so I can't tell you for sure at the moment. I believe that the Pursuit Plastics ones were a little larger than the ones depicted on the FHP car.


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Re: Lindberg FHP Charger

Postby jimb on Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:11 am

Here is where I found them: http://stores.ebay.com/policedecalshopandgeneralstore/ Has anyone used Police Decals & Deals before? He has Squad 51 decals, too.
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Re: Lindberg FHP Charger

Postby oldrangerbob on Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:13 pm

I have used his Squad-51 decals. They look...ok. And while I was checking the e-bay site to make sure, I noticed that his FHP decal sheet has the CALEA accreditation decals. FHP rotates messages in the back of their vehicles, You can usually tell how old the car is by the back decals. I have yet to see any "www.beatrooper.com" decals as the new cars have the anti-collision decals. They had the "turn around - don't drown" decals for the longest time. There isn't much room in the back of the Chargers. A couple of years ago they stopped the troopers from adding extra lights or custom license plates to the front although several troopers have the "thin blue line" stickers n their back windows.
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Re: Lindberg FHP Charger

Postby jimb on Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:41 pm

Thanks for the info. I had a paint disaster with this, so it took a dip into brake cleaner. Now it's back in the rotation to be painted again. One of these days I'll get it finished!
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Re: Lindberg FHP Charger

Postby jimb on Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:31 pm

Ok, so it's been a long time since I've updated this, but I am missing the two metal tips for the exhaust (Parts 71 & 72). Does anyone have a set of these that they are willing to part with? Does anyone have a set that they are not willing to part with that they would be willing to give me the dimensions from?

Oddly enough, they are called out for in the instructions, but they do not show up in the parts layout. :?
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Re: Lindberg FHP Charger

Postby EdselDan on Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:00 am

I don't have the Florida Charger, but do have North Carolina & Generic versions
as well as 2 of the SRT8 Super Bee version of the same Charger kit

I can Look to see if those parts are in either kit
Most likely K&S Aluminum Tubing is the item!!!
Not sure if anyone offers Steel in Scale sizes!!!

I did not realize anyone outside of Revell/Rev-Germany
included Actual Metal/Aluminum tubing for exhaust pipe ends

Round2 did start doing this on some Modern Tooled kits, but before buying Lindberg & Hawk brands.
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Re: Lindberg FHP Charger

Postby jimb on Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:09 am

Thanks, Dan. I appreciate the help.
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Re: Lindberg FHP Charger

Postby EdselDan on Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:45 am

Will be tomorrow before I can post my findings
I am at the Library, therefore, NO kits with me!!!!
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Re: Lindberg FHP Charger

Postby jimb on Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:28 pm

No problem. The body is still in the paint shop.
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Re: Lindberg FHP Charger

Postby EdselDan on Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:52 am

OK, Opened the New sealed SRT* Super Bee kit--Other buried at the moment!

Exhaust tips are NOT Metal, but Chrome!!!!! (First tree out of the box no less!!)

Parts 70 & 71 are on the Chrome tree Above the 4 Interior Door handles
Across from the Left Headlight Bucket

I will compare the 2 Police kits I have, but believe they should be Identical!!
They are after all the SAME Kit with only Minor parts differences!!!

The tips DO need to be drilled out though as the open end looks to only beHald as open as they need to be

I did take a couple pic's of the chrome tree, but, need to upload them to photobucket before I can post them here
(Got to transfer them OFF the camera FIRST!!)
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Re: Lindberg FHP Charger

Postby jimb on Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:17 pm

Thanks! I didn't even think to look on the chrome tree as I just assumed that they were metal. :oops: I have them now.

Thanks again! :D
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Re: Lindberg FHP Charger

Postby EdselDan on Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:34 pm

No problem!!

Glad to be of help

And don't we all overlook parts right in front of our eyes!!??!!
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Re: Lindberg FHP Charger

Postby chariots of fire on Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:53 pm

Jimb: If you are interested in that Law Enforcement Accreditation decal I might be able to help. ;)
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Re: Lindberg FHP Charger

Postby jimb on Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:02 pm

Thanks, Charlie. I actually tracked them down at the Police Decal Shop already. Got the decals fro Squad 51, too.
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