Dave Arnold's 73 Fury

I purchased this 1973 Plymouth Fury II in May, 2004. I picked it up in NY and drove it all the way to Dallas without a problem.

The car equipped to represent an Illinois State Police unit. All electrical equipment was installed by Bill Myers on the way to the car's debut at the NYC Police museum show in June, 2005. Graphics by Dave Sechrest were applied by Greg Reynolds at the onset of the NYC show.

The car was shown at all three of the big shows: NYC, Chicago and Ripon. After the Ripon show in October, 2006, the car was sold while I returned home. It now resides near Yosemite in California.

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  • Joe A (Private)
    10 years 3 months ago
    01. At pickup in NY
    And in the folder on the seat is the braodcast sheet among other documents.
  • T.Beamer (Private)
    10 years 4 months ago
    24. At ISP District 2 HQ, Elgin, IL, August 2006
    Cool picture with the trooper posing next to the Plymouth. He looks as though he would have appreciated driving one of these back in the day but he was probably not on the job just yet. My first ex cop car was a '73 Fury I got back in the winter of 1977. It was an ex Perry Township P.D. car #205. At least I still have the original owners manual and tire / stopping distance spec. sheet.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    10 years 7 months ago
    19. New graphics on and ready for the NYC Police Museum show
    If you're doing an unmarked car, why would you want to paint it blue with a white stripe?
  • Jeff (Private)
    10 years 7 months ago
    19. New graphics on and ready for the NYC Police Museum show
    He wants to make a 2 door with INTERCEPTOR on the trunk? This is a joke, right? Where do these people come from?
  • walter (Private)
    10 years 7 months ago
    19. New graphics on and ready for the NYC Police Museum show
    Dave ; nice picture ,but i have a question for you and was wondering if you can help me.I am currently doing up a 1973 plymouth fury 3,2 door as an unmarked N.Y.C police interceptor . I had plans on doing it the blue with white stripe paint design with interceptor on the back of the trunk lid.my question is this 1.what style of headlights did the use to produce the red glow or is that just a red light and also what style of spotlight should i be using.As far as the other things I already have the 7 inch stock rims with police centers heavy duty suspension and 440 engine.I also need to know if there is a place where they sell looka like police radios(1973 style) I want this to look as original as possible as I will be taking this vechicle to car shows as soon as it is completed .Thanks for the help

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    First off, let me say that your car, as a 2 door, will be totally incorrect. We in this hobby strive to make the cars as close to actual as possible. Secondly, for the information you are looking for, consider joining the copcar dot com forum. There are people there who can answer your questions as to color codes, spot lights, red lamps, etc. But as a warning, they will be totally against the idea of making an NYPD car as you are describing. You will catch flack. I just want you to be aware of that before you join.

    Dave

    Dave
  • jw (Private)
    10 years 10 months ago
    23. Chicagoland, cruise
    Great restoration Dave. Everything looks very authentic.
  • Chris (Private)
    11 years 11 months ago
    02. Pre-restoration mock-ups
    VERY nice! I am doing something similar with my brothers old car. He has a 1983 Gran Fury, which he gave to me. If you would like, I can keep you updated of the progress!

    Chris

  • Joe A (Private)
    12 years ago
    18. New Jersey, installing the ISP graphics
    I did not have anything to do with the first comment. Someone trying to stir the pot.
  • Undercover Spit Team (Private)
    12 years ago
    18. New Jersey, installing the ISP graphics
    Greg,

    Make sure you measure it as well as you did my Chevy..
  • yeah right (Private)
    12 years 1 month ago
    14. Wheels painted body color
    I agree Joe. I should have kept that car. But I am so glad for Dave because he is such a nice person. He really deserves this car.
  • Joe A (Private)
    12 years 1 month ago
    14. Wheels painted body color
    Should've kept this car! Should've kept this car! Should've kept this car!
  • Joe A (Private)
    12 years 1 month ago
    14. Wheels painted body color
    Looks great, Dave. Who took the pic? And tell us about the wheel color, real or photo shop magic?

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    nope, no photoshop here... the real deal. Bon (the photog) and I did them the other night to stop the crybabies from whining about my black wheels. Now I am happier than sh%t that everybody is pleased.
  • Vaden (Private)
    12 years 1 month ago
    12. ISP mock-up graphics
    Look over here! The wheels are black.

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    I don't know what you are talking about. My wheels are beige
  • James M. Toli (Private)
    12 years 4 months ago
    03. Dismantling for paint
    To: Dave Arnold
    From James M. Toli
    Re: 1973 Plymouth Fury cop car project
    Dear Dave:
    I was very interested in viewing your rebuild of the 1973 Plymouth Fury police car. After viewing the progress and results, I can honestly say that you have done a remarkable job! I took a special interest in this particular year, make and model police car because when I first got my drivers license, my father gave me his car: A 1973 Plymouth Fury with 178,540 miles and still running strong! Of course, as a beginning driver, it took my poor driving skills to "kill" it, when I took down a traffic light with the "poor" car, rendering it "undriveable."

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    Unfortunately, the 73 Fury pretty much remains in this condition still today for one reason or another. Hoping to finish it soon.

    Dave
    copcar dot com
  • Joe A (Private)
    12 years 11 months ago
    03. Dismantling for paint
    Any further progress to report?? (7-25-04)