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Old 10-08-2011, 02:54 PM
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Default 1982 CHP Mustang Bought on Ebay 02/02 2011

For those of you who may be wondering what happened to the 1982 CHP Mustang (1FABP10F7CF213064) listed on ebay back in February 02, 2011, well I am glad to tell you all I purchased this car on ebay with intentions of restoring this vehicle back into its service condition. The car was purchased in Van Nuys California and is now permanently located in my hometown of Bakersfield California. In the short time that I have owned this historical vehicle I have stayed focused on just acquiring the hard to find period correct equipment this vehicle once had.Here is a short recap of this vehicles progress and whats been going on with it. I was fortunate to get in contact with Robert Reed not long after my ebay purchase and with his help I was able to acquire most of the equipment I was looking for."C L" has also been a valuable site for me on two caissons in acquiring some of this vehicles other hard to find equipment. I posted a listing in "Auto Parts" category in Sacramento and the header said this "Wanted CHIP Ford Mustang Wheels".I went a far to paste a picture of what style wheels and hubcaps I was looking for in my listing. Then one day approximately five weeks later and out of the blue an older gentleman responded to my listing. The first thing he said," is this Eric,I have what you are looking for". I almost hung up on him and not realizing he was responding to my Wanted Posting.(I am glad I did not hang up on him)The gentleman informed me he once owned a retired 1982 CHIP Mustang that he purchased after its retirement from state service and that he believed he had a set of wheels and tires that I was looking for.The gentleman also informed prior to selling his Mustang several years ago he had removed its wheels tires and hubcaps and replaced them with a set of aftermarket wheels and tires. When the kind gentleman proceeds to tell me that after all these years he still had the CHP Mustang wheels tires and hubcaps from his Mustang in his storage building, the phone almost fell out of my hand.Then when the gentleman informs me he wanted one hundred and fifty dollars for the whole set and that he would send pictures later on that afternoon.Needless to say a text message appeared on my phone with three pictures of the wheels and tires my heart stopped. I thought to myself how cool how this transpired To make a long story short,two weeks later the kind gentleman was driving into Bakersfield California on his way to vacation in Arizona.In the back of his truck was the complete set of CHP wheels tires and hubcaps for my Mustang. Just recently I listed a "Wanted Federal Signal CC1" along with a picture in the Los Angeles "C L" Auto Parts category and I get a call with in two weeks from a gentleman living in the Orange County area and he tells me he had an extra CC1 available for sale.Well needless to say after 2 1/2 hour drive up to Orange County from Bakersfield I bought a working Federal Signal CC1.I am looking forward to moving on with this project.Unfortunately my Mustangs unit number and E plate umber is unknown at this time as the driver side door was replaced at one time and Mr Reed has not been able to find my Service Card for this car at CHP Motor Transport. I recently attended the 2011 Ripon Car show and was fortunate to meet "mac88chp" and got to see his beautiful restored CHP Mustang. His encouragement for me to keep moving forward with my project has refueled my motivation to attend the 2012 Ripon event with my CHP Mustang in its finished or unfinished states.
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:34 PM
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Congrats on the purchase and good luck finding those other, hard-to-find parts. Sounds like you're off to a great start already.


'82 SSP (Marketing Order)
'83 Colorado State Patrol #202
'83 Texas DPS
'85 Florida Highway Patrol #1422
'93 Florida Highway Patrol #1187
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:38 PM
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welcome and congratulations on your purchase !!!

the remaining three.

1984 Oregon SP unmarked
1986 Idaho SP
1993 FHP unit 1363
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:46 PM
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Can you post up some pics of your '82?

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Old 10-08-2011, 04:03 PM
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That's great progress...keep it up.

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1993 Wisconsin State Patrol SSP Mustang
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:07 PM
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:26 PM
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Welcome aboard!! Thanks for keeping us informed. Good luck on your project and make sure you take pictures!
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:50 PM
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Welcome! and congrats on the 82-CHP and equip findings.

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Old 10-08-2011, 08:21 PM
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Wow! Nice catch on those difficult to find parts... congrats on the purchase.
Michael J nicknamed as "MJ"
Owned 6 Fox Mustangs since 1998.
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1989 Ocala FL SSP (unverified)
1989 Mustang GT (5 speed conversion)
1990 FHP unit - SOLD
1991 Davie, FL SSP #142 - SOLD
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:34 AM
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Welcome to the forum!

Please post any pictures, and don't be afraid to ask any questions. We're here to help you.
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To everyone out there, wherever you are. Remember, the light at the end of the tunnel may be the police chasing you down in their own Mustang!
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