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Sgt. Friday's Dragnet Police car

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Sgt. Friday's Dragnet Police car
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 1:33 AM
Anyone ever done the model? You can get AMT's '66 Fairlane, paint it a gold color, add a radio, and there is Sgt. Friday's LAPD undercovercar.Cool
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Posted by flahotrod on Thursday, September 16, 2004 7:21 PM
Well...not exactly. The Fairlane used by Friday & Gannon in "Dragnet" had four doors, not two. In addition to the obvious problem of the number of doors, the rear roof line is not the same, either. I am far from an expert on '66 Ford Fairlanes, but I would venture to say that there are even more differences in trim levels, seats, etc.

Other than these things, though, at least you do have a good foundation for a conversion.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, September 17, 2004 4:32 AM
Didn't they use a Galaxie, and not a Fairlane?
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Posted by hct728 on Friday, September 17, 2004 7:46 AM
http://www.lovefords.org/archives/kbf/images/1967%20Ford%20Fairlane%20500%204dr%20Sedan%20Dragnet%20Car.JPG
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 17, 2004 12:13 PM
Thanks for that picture link, hct728. The Galaxie was used as Barney Fife's patrol car.
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Posted by mangodart on Friday, September 17, 2004 1:30 PM
Somebody produce it in resin ( the 4 door) but I don't remember who !! Maybe ModelhausEvilEvilEvil
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 18, 2004 8:38 PM
I think it is the Modelhaus.
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Posted by Dnlgtr on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 8:16 AM
Was the Dragnet Fairlane a 66 or 67??
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Posted by LAzyPD on Sunday, January 15, 2017 10:41 AM

This is now a b/o link.

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 3:39 AM

As usual, the movie car database is invaluable

1967 Ford Fairlane 500 [54B] in Dragnet 1967, TV Series, 1967-1970

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