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W9WSS

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Updated Photos 2001 CVPI

I wasn't going to say this before posting my updated pix, but I better anyway. I am a retired police officer, now working full-time for a company that markets and sells communications equipment, emergency lights, sirens, and accessories. The car is a mobile showroom of sorts, plus it's my primary mode of transportation. All of the lights are amber and white, except for the tail and back-up lights, which of course are red. I use my car for demonstrating our products, so before you start labeling my CVPI a "W-word," re-read the previous explanation. Thank you for your courtesy.

The equipment is as follows:

Kenwood TM-D700 UHF/VHF/APRS ham radio
Yaesu FT-857D all-band all-mode ham radio
Uniden BCD996T Astro 25 digital scanner
Motorola CM300 VHF commercial radio
Motorola M1225 UHF commercial radio
Motorola LCS2000 900 Mhz amateur radio
Code 3 light control, air horn (only), and PA
Code 3 Narro-Stik light control

Various PSE Amber (an amber light division of Code 3) XT3's, strobes, dash & visor lights, "flash-back" tail, back-up, and headlight light flasher systems.

This is not an emergency vehicle, however, I carry a letter from the manufacturer which legally allows me to operate this conveyance on the public hiways. The State of Illinois has a section in the Vehicle Code that permits representatives of companies that sell this equipment authorization to have it for demonstration purposes.

I am not a police officer, I did that for 35 years. I am a manufacturer's rep and work full-time for the Company.
 
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Astro25

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I've seen (and even rode) in the car many times - that's a sweet ride!


Will definitely isn't "riding *****" on this one!





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KC9LDB

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I am surprised I have never seen you around, im in Woodridge, hope to catch up with you some time, Nice ride and shack by the way!
 

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Great Setup!

Your mobile setup makes mine look like it was installed by an amateur!


Wait a minute...
 

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Your mobile setup makes mine look like it was installed by an amateur!

Wait a minute...
Mine was done by a pro, and I paid dearly, but it was worth every penny. In my younger days, I would have done it, but with newer cars' computers, airbags, and intricate wiring, I'll leave it to the pros. These guys do it for a living, and know the in's and out's of most CVPI's, Tahoe's, Expedition's, Charger's, Impala's, etc.
 

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Mine was done by a pro, and I paid dearly, but it was worth every penny. In my younger days, I would have done it, but with newer cars' computers, airbags, and intricate wiring, I'll leave it to the pros. These guys do it for a living, and know the in's and out's of most CVPI's, Tahoe's, Expedition's, Charger's, Impala's, etc.
Thats a great install. Who does your work???? Dan-o?
 

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I was searching out pics of "motorola apx 8000 in a ham shack", seriously Google Image search that and these pics pop up not that far down, no idea this was your old car Will. Anyways very nice ride and mobile shack as well,
73's
AC9KV
 

W9WSS

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Romie,

Yup, that's CVPI #2, a 2001 model. It was totaled when I was struck sitting at a red light in Westmont. Two cars collided in the middle of the intersection, and one bounced off my L/F bumper and 1/4 panel. Because of the model year, and extent of damage, the insurance company totaled it. I got my current silver 2009 CVPI to replace it, and it will be the last CVPI that I'll own. My first one was a 1994, very old body style.
 

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94's were very nice, back in the late eighties early nineties, I wanted my mother to buy a Crown in the worst way, I especially like the I believe 88-91 version, boxy with the "around the corner" taillights and somewhat more aerodynamic features
 
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