This was more about the parts that were acquired before getting the car. Throughout the restoration I was constantly searching for parts that were more correct or in better condition. In the end I manage to get some very difficult parts most from being persistent. A little more later as the parts are introduced.
Parts and Accessories
First up was an antenna mount, at the time I had only see the Motorola mount on a car and grabbed one I saw on eBay only to learn later the CHP used an Antenna Specialist model.
Two sets of chrome lights were acquired figuring I'd strip the chrome if needed and paint them. Doing research I learned that the Dietz company was absorbed into the Truck-Lite company, looking through their catalog I saw that they still sold a work light of the same style. With plan-b in place I set the chrome ones aside for sale.
The first item that Ron referred me to was outside radio speaker for under the hood, it was quickly scooped up.
Knowing now what the correct antenna mount should look like one was located and acquired, still need the spring. At this time I seemed to find many of the parts I was looking for including a pair of light mounts that I thought would be difficult because of a hard way do ID and describe (I found them looking for lights).
With all that taken care of I was pretty darn close to having it all. A pair of correct vintage Dietz lights was acquired along the way.
The greatest find has to be the correct Motorola control head made specifically for the California Highway Patrol and getting it far less that one might have expected.
With the list of parts pretty much taken care of all that was needed was a real car.