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    Custom die cast police cars

    I'd like a custom made replica die cast squad car from my department, and am wondering if anyone knows of a dependable site or business that I could look at. I found 2 websites online, but want to see what else is out there before making a decision. Specifically, if any of you have done business with a company like this and can vouch for them, I'd like to hear about it. Thanks!
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    I know of one. A retired officer does it. I'm on my iPhone out of the area. When I get home I will look it up for you

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    I knew a guy from a neighboring Sheriff's office while at my old department that does it. If I can manage to find his card after the 1600 mile move I'll give you his info.
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    yes post it! I once ordered one from someone on here and when i got it, it was in pieces. Looked pretty ghetto missing tires, broken antenna, ect... I would like to have one from someone who knows what they are doing. The person who made mine made many promises to send me a new one that was not a busted up. Never got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reca View Post
    yes post it! I once ordered one from someone on here and when i got it, it was in pieces. Looked pretty ghetto missing tires, broken antenna, ect... I would like to have one from someone who knows what they are doing. The person who made mine made many promises to send me a new one that was not a busted up. Never got it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reca View Post
    yes post it! I once ordered one from someone on here and when i got it, it was in pieces. Looked pretty ghetto missing tires, broken antenna, ect... I would like to have one from someone who knows what they are doing. The person who made mine made many promises to send me a new one that was not a busted up. Never got it.
    Did you at least ban him?
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    He left with his head down. He came back with another name Tells a bunch of lies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    Did you at least ban him?
    what reca said.

    very two faced and dishonest.
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    We have someone doing large models with our numbers on them and even our plate numbers for $90. Ill get the info and send it to you, they are supposed to make one for me with my K-9 markings on it too.
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    BigDawg I would love to have that information as well.
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    Sent you a PM of the company that the town I live in uses when they buy scale model police cars for town employees.

    Also ask Term about the other guy I sent you and see what he says

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    Ill ask around Friday when I go into the office and let you guys know.
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    sweet!
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    Here is the one I was talking about. Carorama Customs USA
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    Sweet pgg........going to fill out my request this weekend....................
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    The person I needed to see today wasnt in (par for the course). But Ive sent an email to get the contact info. As soon as I know something Ill let everyone know.
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    I had a guy on Crownvic.net make one for me. He did an AWESOME job. I believe he charged me $50, but that was 5 years ago. He does outstanding work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gopherpuckfan View Post
    I had a guy on Crownvic.net make one for me. He did an AWESOME job. I believe he charged me $50, but that was 5 years ago. He does outstanding work.

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    Pretty nice job

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    Here's the web site of the local cop I was telling you about, who I bought a couple of cars from - Finally remembered it with the help of Google.

    Notice that his web site compares his work with the actual car - very good quality. Click on "City Police", then look at his Dallas car compared to the real car's photo, for example:
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    He can be a little absent-minded when it comes to keeping track of hiis orders, but he's completely above board.

    (I'm not 100% sure if he's still making them, because his eBay store is empty right now. He used to have several always up for sale on eBay).

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    I just got a PM back from the guy who did my squad and he said he's got time to do a few. If you're interested, I'll need good quality pictures of all 4 sides of the squad (preferably Crown Vics) and the roof (if any decals are on there). I'll also need at least one close up of the graphics so he can get the correct color/font/scale. He does the cars in the 1/24 scale model. He's also done some with working emergency lights, but they cost almost double.

    If interested, let me know and send me the pics. I'll get you a quote. Like I said, mine were around $50/each 5 years ago.
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