Florida Highway Patrol upfitters in the 80s-90's

SparkSVT

Member
May 24, 2010
19
PHILADELPHIA PA
Does anyone know who did the upfitting of FHP cars in the 80's and early 90's? Im desperately looking for a federal signal JSS lightbar controll box that they used in that era for a restoration project.


Thanks
 

Pimp

Member
May 16, 2010
1,872
Louisiana
I have a personal friend and former co-worker that did installations for them during that time period. He was a radio tech but did sirens and lights some, too. He used to be on the board but his health has been deteriorating lately and he hasn't made it to this version of ELB.
 

03crownvic

Member
May 8, 2010
1,033
Louisiana
Those JSS controllers pop on on eBay occasionally, and the bidding usually gets pricey. Maybe someone here on the board has an extra one in a collection they would part with. Can anybody help him out???
 

luckyducky

Member
May 22, 2010
262
NorCal
SparkSVT said:
Im DESPERATE at this point. If anyone has any leads please let me know. If anyone knows who did FHP's upfitting in the 80s and 90s that may help too!

Maybe Ford-Dealer has one. He has everything great.
 

drb

Member
May 23, 2010
107
Southern California
Give Unitrol a call. Maybe they have one laying around or could find one:


Unitrol Factory


1108 Raymond Way, Anaheim, CA 92801


Tel.: (800) 854-3375 • Fax: (714) 871-3418
 

03crownvic

Member
May 8, 2010
1,033
Louisiana
Call Unitrol? Umm, if I recall correctly, wasn't that JSS unit a Federal Signal product and often sold in combination with the original chain drive Jetsonics?
 

drb

Member
May 23, 2010
107
Southern California
03crownvic said:
Call Unitrol? Umm, if I recall correctly, wasn't that JSS unit a Federal Signal product and often sold in combination with the original chain drive Jetsonics?

Unitrol is owned by Federal Signal. As an authorized repair facility, they may have worked on these units in the past or have an old one laying around. If nothing else, it's one more place to look. The more people you can spread the word to, the better your odds of finding something specific.
 

Respondcode3

Member
May 23, 2010
1,936
Northen Il USA
FEDERAL SIGNAL CORPORATION has acquired the UNITROL product line of DUNBAR-NUNN CORPORATION.


Jan 1, 1996


FEDERAL SIGNAL CORPORATION has acquired the UNITROL product line of DUNBAR-NUNN CORPORATION. Unitrol manufactures electronic siren and switch control systems for the emergency vehicle market. Federal makes and supplies public safety, signaling, and communications equipment. Customer inquiries and orders will continue to be handled at Unitrol`s Anaheim, California, office.


From FireEngineering.com
 

twobravo

New Member
Oct 24, 2010
12
USA, Oklahoma
I grew up in Naples, Florida. My dad's shop was just a few buildings down from the factory that made "The Light from Mars". I always thought that place was cool. Emergency Vehicles from all over Collier County would get their upfitting done there. After Mars went out of business, the sheriff's office took over operations there. I did see FHP cars there from time to time. That's all I can tell you for now.
 

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