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  • 1991 LoJack FHP 432

    Wanted to start a thread to update our slow progress on getting FHP 432 accurately equipped as seen in Real Stories of the Highway Patrol. We'll start on one project then have to wait for a part or something to come in, so we'll move to something else to keep the flow going. When we acquired the car, there were numerous incorrect items, i.e. roof numbers, fender badges, Jetsonic feet, etc. that we've wanted to correct.

    In talking with Trooper Brown recently about how the car was equipped, he stated his car was never used for patrol, that he worked robbery and typically escorted the University of Miami football team; which he still does today. He added that his car was never equipped with a radar or VASCAR. He remembers it having a "tan" Motorola radio as well on the dash. He recounted when the LoJack system was installed. He was informed it was going to be and they were going to be on a TV show with it. When he arrived the next day, they took the car and installed it. I couldn't get the best screenshots from the RSHP episode, but you will notice the LoJack display panel mounted to the far right of the dash, fairly high up, as Trooper Brown remembers. It is much, much clearer as the video is rolling and the camera focuses better. As the car is driving away, you get a good shot showing the radio speaker mounted below that.



    I thought it was strange for the LoJack display to be mounted that far from the driver, but low and behold, the mounting bracket holes for the LoJack and speaker lined right up with the existing screw holes. You can also see where the hole was drilled in the dash for the wiring. Based on the other mounting holes there, I would assume this is where the Micor unit was mounted with the JSS controller.



    Roof numbers are also gone and correct LoJack antennas have been reinstalled. Original holes were simply filled in when car was painted by a previous owner, so we were able to drill them out. Not pictured is the Jetsonic cable hole that was redrilled and the other hole for the roof antenna.



    I'm trying to determine what type of radio antennas were installed (roof and trunk lid). The roof antenna appears to have a black base, which is different than most I have seen and the trunk antenna appears to be something like a dual band with a spiral in the middle.



    Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated.
    2005 Mustang GT - DD - few bolt-ons (325 RWHP)
    2001 Mustang Bullitt (#1609)
    1993 TX DPS SSP
    1988 AL DPS SSP

  • #2
    Cool info, Jonathon, is the black one on the roof an Elevated Feed Antenna for Cellular? Based on how it was used in service, I wouldn't be particularly surprised if they might have used a Cellular.
    Mike

    1992 Michigan State Police SSP Mustang #5114
    1993 Wisconsin State Patrol SSP Mustang
    1993 Missouri State Highway Patrol SSP Mustang P641
    1993 Missouri State Highway Patrol SSP Mustang P993

    http://members.fotki.com/MOstang/

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MOstang View Post
      Cool info, Jonathon, is the black one on the roof an Elevated Feed Antenna for Cellular? Based on how it was used in service, I wouldn't be particularly surprised if they might have used a Cellular.
      Thanks Mike! I had not thought about that. The roof antenna didn't look like a typical Micor or 800MHz antenna to me, so I was unsure what it could be.
      2005 Mustang GT - DD - few bolt-ons (325 RWHP)
      2001 Mustang Bullitt (#1609)
      1993 TX DPS SSP
      1988 AL DPS SSP

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      • #4
        Do some Cellular Elevated Feed Antenna searches...it's worth checking to see if you find a matching style.
        Mike

        1992 Michigan State Police SSP Mustang #5114
        1993 Wisconsin State Patrol SSP Mustang
        1993 Missouri State Highway Patrol SSP Mustang P641
        1993 Missouri State Highway Patrol SSP Mustang P993

        http://members.fotki.com/MOstang/

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        • #5
          Received a care package from Trooper Brown. Original front and rear 432 plates and his LoJack Certificate. I can't express how ecstatic and appreciative I am!

          2005 Mustang GT - DD - few bolt-ons (325 RWHP)
          2001 Mustang Bullitt (#1609)
          1993 TX DPS SSP
          1988 AL DPS SSP

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          • #6
            Congrats on the plates, great score!! Really unusual that they had the LoJack reader that far from the driver's seat. In the Crown Victoria I drive it's right up on the headliner in front of the dome light. Good FHP stuff!!

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            • #7
              Wow! Very cool! Congrats & thank you Trooper Brown.

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              • #8
                I wish one of the trooper's who drove my cars saved their plates! Nice score!
                1988 Tribute SSP (original FHP)
                1988 MA State Police SSP #2702
                1987 MA State Police Mustang GT #1451
                1996 MA State Police Bronco #1644
                2003 US Park Ranger Expedition SSV (California)
                Personal Site: http://www.5pt0joe.com
                Owner, ShowCarCustoms.com
                MA State Police Collection at MSP Restorations
                ...and several other Mustangs

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                • #9
                  Mike

                  1992 Michigan State Police SSP Mustang #5114
                  1993 Wisconsin State Patrol SSP Mustang
                  1993 Missouri State Highway Patrol SSP Mustang P641
                  1993 Missouri State Highway Patrol SSP Mustang P993

                  http://members.fotki.com/MOstang/

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                  • #10
                    Great score Jonathon! Another cool SSP to check out when I come down to visit the museum next year.
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                    1979 2.3 Turbo Pace Car
                    1993 5.0 LX SSP (Nevada Highway Patrol)
                    1989 5.0 LX Convertible (Summer daily driver)
                    2001 5.4 F-150 XLT 4X4 Supercab (Winter daily driver)

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