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"cop style" spotlights?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dubl_t, Mar 14, 2003.

  1. dubl_t

    dubl_t 1/2 ton status

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    \"cop style\" spotlights?

    can a guy still buy the spotlights that cops and taxis use? if so, where? Thanks, Tom.
     
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    Re: \"cop style\" spotlights?

    I got a really old one...off of a 55 Ford police car. Got it from my father-in-law before he passed away.

    I have no clue where you'd get something like that new though

    rene
     
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    Re: \"cop style\" spotlights?

    Like this one?

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    Kinda hard to see in the pic. NAPA still sells them. It may be a special order item though. GALLS also has them listed as well as tons of other nifty stuff...
     
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    Re: \"cop style\" spotlights?

    ah just go "BORROW" one from a cop car. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I don't think they will mind too much.
     
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    Re: \"cop style\" spotlights?

    I have a couple of them. I have a junk yard near me that has a bunch of them. 50.00 each. you can buy new one, there about 120 new. The install kit can still be gotton from napa for 12.00. I have 2 for my big truck and 1 goin on my work/plow truck.
     
  6. Kyle89K5

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    Re: \"cop style\" spotlights?

    BTW, if you want, pay me a little shipping and I'll send you some of the one's I've got. Can't guaruntee they work, but I think I've got an extra.

    Friend of mind had a bunch and gave them to me. Mine came on the truck when I bought it from PSO
     
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    Re: \"cop style\" spotlights?

    I got mine from JC Whitney. They need to know the vehicle info so that they send the correct mounting hardware. It came with a template for where to mount it and a bushing that fit inside the mounting collar that holds the drill bit in exactly the right position for drilling through the A-pillar. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Re: \"cop style\" spotlights?

    Hey, Definatly like the truck /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif... and I've been wanting to do this also for a long time, do you have any pics of what it looks like on the inside?

    Thanx /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: \"cop style\" spotlights?

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    Kinda hard to see in the pic...

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    haha bs, i see no light, you just wanted to show off your truck lol ... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif jk
     
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    Re: \"cop style\" spotlights?

    I don't think I have any interior pics, but I'll check and see. It's hard to notice it in the interior, I mean, it's there and all but... It's actually a pretty good arm rest /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
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    Re: \"cop style\" spotlights?

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    Kinda hard to see in the pic...

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    haha bs, i see no light, you just wanted to show off your truck lol ... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif jk

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    And......... I Could have posted this pic, but it's much more embarrasing /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
    [​IMG]
     
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    Re: \"cop style\" spotlights?

    Yea Kyle, good lookin truck /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif Thanks everybody for the sugg's, I'm gonna try Whitney's and maybe Napa.
    PS: howd u "black out" the chrome?
     
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    Re: \"cop style\" spotlights?

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    howd u "black out" the chrome?

    [/ QUOTE ] Check the JC Whitney catalog. I'm pretty sure that they offer them from the factory in black, so you won't have to worry about how to paint over chrome. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: \"cop style\" spotlights?

    Harry's right. They are now available in black. On mine, as with the mirrors and misc other stuff, I scuffed everything up REAL good with some sand paper, then applied several coats of a flat primer, then went to a couple of coats of gloss. That lasted for about a year, but it's starting the chip a little.
     

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