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2011 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 9:24 AM

The Build

Another project and the return of McNally, Boston PI in a story called Deadly Reclamation. This is another refugee from the model shelves and I am not sure when I got it.  It took me about 5 minutes taking this apart and now it is ready for a good bath!  I am calling this a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor which, in my opinion, has not changed at all that much in the last ten years of its life.  There may have been changes, but those are very small and few in between.  I am going to strip this car and repaint and reassemble it as a retired Police car that was sold to the public.

The Story 

He scours the country looking for old Police cars to fix up and resell them to the public.  He latest find is a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor that had belonged to the California Highway Patrol.  The car is a 2011 Crown Vic that the CHP was using as an executive vehicle and even though it had reached the end of its service life, it was retired from the fleet and sold through auction.  The car that replaced it was a Ford Explorer SUV. 

Ron Bisson runs a small shop that deals with the restoration of these old Police cars.  Mechanical, electrical, body work and repainting, Ron does it all with a four man crew that consists of Bobby Hull, Ricky Demers, Frank Kowalski and Jimmy Dickers.  Ron has been running his business for over 30 years and his current crew has been with him for a minimum of 6 years.  Bobby and Ricky were asked to come in to work on a Saturday morning for 5 hours of overtime.  When they got there, the garage door was open and Ron was lying on the floor…dead.

 

More Crown Vic to come...

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:08 PM

The Story

      Ricky runs to the office to grab the phone and call the Police and the office has been turned upside down.

           “Bobby!  The office has been ransacked!”

      Bobby pulls out his cellphone from his pocket and he calls the Police to report the death and the office being ransacked. 

            “Emergency 9-1-1.  What is the nature of your emergency?”

“My name is Robert Hull.  The owner of my company is dead!  He’s been killed!  Please send some help!”

            “Sir, are you injured?”

            “No.  The other man with me and I are not injured.  Please send some help!”

“I am sending help right away.  Please do not touch anything and wait outside the business for the Police to arrive.”   

“Ok.  We’ll wait outside.”

“Very good.  Please stay on the line with me until the Police arrive.”

“We will.”

“Ricky, let’s wait outside,” yells Bobby and the two men run outside.

     The sound of sirens can be heard in the distance and they are getting closer.  Ricky leans on the hood of his truck worried about what just happened.  Bobby watches the street for the Police.

 The Build 

I have removed the decals except for the Ford logos and the Police Interceptor logo on the rear panel.  Then everything got a good bath!

McNally will return...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, August 14, 2020 9:14 AM

The Story

Lt. Det. Adam Troy of Boston Police Department Homicide Unit arrives to take charge of the scene.  The Coroner, Dr. Elizabeth Crocker arrives a short while after with her assistant, Sean Daigle.

            “Dr. Crocker,” says Lt. Troy.

            “Lt. Troy, a wonderful Saturday morning ruined.  I had planned on sleeping in this morning,” she says.

            “So did I, but those plans were quickly dashed.”

            “So, the only constants in the Universe are still death and taxes.”

            “Yep.  I’m afraid so,” says Adam as the Coroner unloads the body bag and gurney from her van.

     Dr. Crocker moves her gurney over to the body lying on the floor inside the garage and she starts her preliminary examination.  After ten minutes, with pictures taken, measurements taken and the exam concluded, she fills out a multi-part sheet on a clipboard and then presents it to Lt. Troy.  Lt. Troy reads the sheet and signs it and hands the clipboard back to Dr. Crocker who removes a pink copy of the sheet and hands it back to Adam.  A new detective was working for Lt. Troy today.  His name is Detective Paul Torino and he has just recently transferred over from Patrol.  This is his first murder case and he was asking questions of the two men like who found the body, who called 9-1-1 and did they touch anything.

The Build

I removed the siren/speaker from the grille guard.  When I removed the rear seat screen and the front seats, the backs were hollow.  Out came my sheet of styrene and I cut out two backings and glued them on.  Now to paint them to match.

McNally will return...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 8:44 AM

The Story

     The 2011 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor turns down Dardenvale St. and stops in front of number 157.  The home of McNally, Boston PI.  Mrs. Constance Bisson gets out of the Crown Vic and walks up to the front door and rings the doorbell.  McNally opens the door and a he greets his visitor and lets her into the house.  He escorts her to his office and shows her to a visitors chair in front of his desk.

     Constance wants to hire the Boston PI to find her some answers regarding her ex-husband's death.  She tells him of her lack of expectation of the Boston Police Homicide Unit to find her the answers she seeks.  They had stayed friends during and after their divorce for the sake of their 2 children.   Ronnie was working long hours so he could be able to pay his alimony and child support.  McNally tells Constance that he may not find Ronnie's killer before the Police do and he informs her of his fee and what to expect from him.   

     Constance Bisson agrees with McNally and she  gets up from the visitors chair and she shakes McNally’s hand and he escorts her to the front door and out of the house.  The Crown Victoria she gets into could use a wash which it may not have had since she got the car. 

The Build

I have been filling the 2 holes in the Crown vic's roof.  This is the third time with some Bondo Spot and Glazing Putty.  I filled the hole in the dash with some parts sprue.  I removed the siren/speaker from the grille guard and painted the lights with Tamiya X-26 Clear Orange.

McNally will return...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

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Posted by spencer1984 on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 10:39 AM
Enjoying both the build and the story so far, these Crown Vics are always fun to mess around with.
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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 7:11 AM

Yes, they are!  Fun to mess with, fun to hot rod!  The engine alone is worth rodding with all the aftermarket parts available for it!  Mercury was on the right track when it built the Mercury Marauder in 2004!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, August 22, 2020 11:22 AM

The Story

McNally stops at Boston Police Headquarters and he gets his Visitors Pass and he runs upstairs to the fourth floor and the Homicide Squad Room to see Lt. Det. Troy.  He asks about the Bisson Murder Case and Adam shows him the file.  Ron Bisson died of a wound in the chest from a 12 inch long screwdriver.  The cops had determined that the screwdriver had come from Ron's toolchest. The screwdriver went deep into Ron's chest indicating that the killer was rather strong and possibly had great upper body strength.  All the fingerprints were smudges and not identifiable. 

The Build

I got the Crown Vic into a coat of primer.  Now to see if I need to perform and extra work on the body.

McNally will return...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, September 6, 2020 4:23 PM

The Story

McNally stops at Bisson Automotive and he talks to Ricky, Bobby, Jimmy and Frank about Ron and the people he knew.  They recall a heavy man who had stopped by recently and he didn't look happy when he left the shop.  McNally asks what his name was and they told him that the person was named Jackie Koepka and he drove around in a '69 Lincoln Mark III, a car that is in excellent condition.  He knows who Jackie is and he wonders if Jackie is trying to move in on Bisson Automotive.

The Build

I got the Crown Victoria into several coats of Testors Icy Blue One Coat Lacquer.

McNally will return...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by rickr442 on Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:20 PM

Neat story, Mike!

I have a couple of close friends on the CHP, one a Deputy Commander, the other a Luitenant. They loved those Crown Vics. The chassis had been changed and improved in the final decade of production to make the cars more nimble at high speeds but otherwise everything remained the same.

Funny, the Explorers proved unworthy of CHP use because the rear unibody structures were too flexible under loads. The weight of the emergency equipment carried by the Patrol was causing breakage and a couple of control-loss accidents. Back to V6 Chargers they went for freeway use, a few Hemis for high speed.  

That's a great color! Most decommissioned resales by the CHP shops used solid color, cheapo paint in drab colors and many of the cars retired to taxi use. The old FBTF CV you saw that evening in Boston got the best cop car paint job EVER, by one of my hot rod shop friends in SoCal. All these years later it still looks killer, now displayed at the LASD station in Burbank.

Story element: How did the car end up in Boston in the first place?

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, September 7, 2020 8:19 AM

Thanks Rick!  The car ended up in Boston after auction.  Ron Bisson paid a good price for the car and he won the auction bid.  I have seen a couple of used Police cruisers with a decent repaint and a few were metallic.  Many of them have the old Police paint job and no graphics and no wheel covers or hub caps. 

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, September 11, 2020 8:41 PM

The Story

McNally leaves Bisson Automtive and he drives over to see Jackie Koepka.  As he pulls into the curb in front of Jackie's residencein downtown Boston, he sees Jackie's pride and joy...the dark blue 1969 Lincoln Mark III sitting at the curb.  McNally goes inside the foyer of Jackie's "home" and Jackie is in the kitchen making a pot of tomato sauce at the stove and he has no body guards around. 

"Jackie, just as I thought I would find you, getting ready to feed your face."

"McNally, A living PI who should be dead.  Whataya want?"

"What's your interest in Bisson Automotive?"

"Ronnie owes me some money.  That's all," says Jackie.

"A lot of money?  What's his colateral?"

"He owes me some money which I may not get back.  Now get out," says Jackie picking up a shotgun next to his stove.

"I'm leaving Jackie!  See ya," and McNally leaves Jackie's "home".

The Build

I did some detailing before I reassemble the Crown Vic.

McNally will return...

  

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:46 AM

The Story

McNally leaves Jackie's "home" and he comes up with a way to draw Jackie and company out into the open.  McNally suspects Jackie had Ronny killed and he was trying to muscle his way into Ronny's successful business.  Now to pull him out.  He calls his Confidential Informant Zachy and he asks if Zachy would be willing to set himself up as an informant and Zachy replies that he is willing just as long as McNally can guarantee his safety.  McNally replies that he can and he wants Zachy to approach Jackie out at Ronny's business and offer him some info against Ronny and McNally.

Zachy waits in the shadows of Bisson Automotive for Jackie to show.  It's 11:00 PM and Jackie arrives in his Lincoln Mark III and he gets out if the Mark III and he sees Zachy standing by the side of the garage and he walks over to him.

"You Zachy?"
"Yep!  Thanks for meeting me.  You looking to take out McNally and take over this business?"

"Ya.  I'll give you $200 for that info," replies Jackie.

"Ronny didn't have a will, so taking over his business will be easy.  His lawyer is Jacob Durgen.  If you talk with him, he'll put you into a will for Ronny."

"What about McNally?"

"Kill him and everything he is investigating, goes away."

"Even the death of Ronny Bisson?"

"Yep!"

"Good.  My taking Ronny out is advantage for me!"

The Build 

Detailing is complete and some assembly has been finished.

McNally will return...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, September 18, 2020 7:54 AM

The Story

"You had Ronny killed," asks Zachy?

"Yep.  He owed me money and he started to fight me because he was late with a payment and I took him out.  Now, his business is mine!"

Suddenly, cops and detectives come out of hiding and they arrest Jackie and Zachy.  Zachy will be released away from Jackie without charges.  The evidence was good and the District Attorney was happy with the result.  After spending the rest of the night at Boston Police Headquarters, McNally takes Zachy and drops him off at home.  In the morning, he stops at the home of Constance Bisson and he tells her what was accomplished and that Jackie Koepka will be in jail.  Another case closed.

The Build

I have finished my rebuild of the 2011 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor.  I would like to thank all those who have viewed and commented on my WIP.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, September 18, 2020 8:03 AM

A few more...

 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

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