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CA - California Hwy Patrol

2003 Ford Expedition

Taken: February 16, 2004
Uploaded: April 02, 2004
2000 8
Captured with:
Sony CyberShot


  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    12 years 9 months ago
    The CHP probably needs the 4-wheel drive such as the Ford Expedition as police officers require to drive for emergency reasons during Winter. I do not know who drives the Ford Expedition police trucks. However, a police officer, who knows the snowy and icy area, drives the Ford Expedition.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    12 years 10 months ago
    Jack I tried to reply to your email (twice) and they got bounced back. I dont know if its your ISP or what.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    12 years 10 months ago
    I was trying to help someone out in getting their bar painted correctly, if you are a model builder, you should know how some people try to get everything right to the smallest detail. If he is using LED lights or other ligthing to make it look REAL I was providing him information on how to make it look REAL if he dosen't have it already. If you don't care about it, why bother writing a comment, just go on to the next photo, maybe someone else besides Jack could use the information. Excuse me for living in California, being in Law Enforcement and taking pride in our State's Police Officers, and know about their equipment. Oh Another Model Builder, you can actually find the information about their oil if you search the web, there is actually information, and they change their oil about every 6,000 miles.

    Side note to Jack or anyone else, the dome and filter colors were supposed to be in the shape of the Vision/Vector.
    Pods 1 and 7 - R front, B rear
    Pods 2 and 6 - B front, R rear
    Pods 3 and 5 - Clear front, blue rear
    Pod 4 Red Dome, no filters.

  • 12 years 10 months ago
    Jason, how many pounds of air do they run in their tires and what weight of motor oil do they use? One more quick question: do the CHP wig-wag headlights blink L-R-L-R or R-L-R-L?
    Thanks in advance
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    12 years 10 months ago
    Very Cool Jack,
    I hope the model comes out good. One thing to notice is, I don't know if you have it set exactly to CHP specs, but CHP uses a rear filter set-up on their Vision Lightbars, I will try to post it like you are looking at the top of the bar:

    RED Dome
    C/B C/B
    B/R B/R
    R/B B/B

    1/2 In order, First color is the front filter, second color is the rear filter. Jack, If you are from CA I am sure you have noticed that when CHP responds code-3 the center pod, pod 4, is Steady Burn RED with a red dome, all other colors are filters with clear domes. Pods 3 and 5 are take down / alley lights, and when they are on a traffic stop, they use pods 1 and 7 as the rear jog lights, flashing blue to the rear in 180* sweeps.

    I just decided to fill you in on the colors and how they use them, incase you are making a working model using flashing LEDs, as I plan to do with a Torrence or Hungington Beach PD unit pretty soon. If you would like any other info, including more flashing patterns feel free to email me. I will start looking around for your model on here too.
  • Jack (Private)
    12 years 10 months ago
    I'm the one who originally posted this comment under AV. Thats a nickname I stopped using. Anyway, thanks for pointing that out. I actually saw one of these in downtown Los Angeles on May 1 during the immigrant march/rallies and you're right, the back arrowstick is an all amber and mounted on top. Anyways, I'm just about finished with my model and will try to submit it to this site soon.
  • PTR-Jason (Private)
    12 years 10 months ago
    I know this is a year old, but the bar is mounted on the rear top of the roof. You can make it out in the above photo and if you look at the bottom left of the bar, you can seen an amber lens. I am assuming that the R/B rear flashers are mounted to the rear headliner, but the vehicle is probably short enough that the Vision bar rear 180* Jog lights would be enough for the flashers. Also I think that there is also a traffic advisor on the bar as well, but it is probably not hooked up.
  • AV (Private)
    13 years 4 months ago
    I'm working on a 1:24 scale chp expedition and I need to know where the directional bar is on the expedition. Also, does anyone know if the cage is located behind the driver and passenger seats? Any help is appreciated.