Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Monroe Center, IL
Re: Wanted: P-71 style push bar.
Actually, the push bar could serve two different purposes. First, it would kind of give the impression of a cop car, but second, it would probably help if she ever hit a deer. I'm considering getting a 'grille guard' for the front of my semi, for the same reason. People have saved their trucks front end from severe damage, with one of those. And, I'm not going all out, making it look like a cop car! I just have some P71 rims, with the small hupcaps on it, and, if I can find one cheap, a push bar. Like I said, she wanted a spotlight, and I refused, as I'm not putting a hole in the A pillar. But, the look is enough for people to slow down, when they're considering passing us! It's actually funny, watching people fly up from behind you on the expressway, doing like 90, and when they come up to the car, you can actually see the front end dip, as they slam on the brakes! All she wants, is for people to give her some space. And with that look, they do!
And "bajarider", there is a place in Chicago, that sells USED police cars! Complete with EVERYTHING! Push bars, spotlights, etc. My wife was actually interested in an '05 Charger they had, and it was reasonably priced, way below NADA value. But, it had the 5.7 Hemi in it, and I knew that would be way to much engine for her! Plus, it would probably suck much more gas, than the puny 4.6 in the GM. She's getting around 26 mpg's with it, so I'm not planning on getting rid of it!
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1977 Ford LTD Landau (with fender skirts!) 400 M CI