Plymouth Prowler: Old and New Hot Rod Mixture

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I am starting the Revell Plymouth Prowler and I have a couple of options. First, I could go with moon dish wheels, a chevy small block, and log manifold as pictured

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The manifold I would do

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The other option is a modern hot rod with the kit supplied v-6 and some kind of fancy induction, as well as the wheels pictured.

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I would probably also do some kind of a body treatment like this.

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The paint color is not decided yet for either but I am eyeing my bottle of Plum Crazy purple.

STewart

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Go with the moons in some bigs and littles, and a newer powerplant. Also look at something other than purple for a color. Go with something that complimentes the wheels. Just my narrow minded pin headed opinion.

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"Rat Rod" it....

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What trips YOUR trigger the most?

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Moon wheels and V8 definitely. I think Plymouth should have found a way to stuff a V8 in the Prowler in the first place.

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First option.

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Loose the front bumpers.

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Wheel and tire combo. Its going to be slicks with steel wheels and dog dish hubcaps. Still not sure about color theme. Have to think about that one a little more.

http://s969.beta.photobucket.com/user/Hemifan22/media/Plymouth%20Prowler/SAM_0486_zps1f83c722.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

Large engine components in place. Time for detailing.

http://s969.beta.photobucket.com/user/Hemifan22/media/Plymouth%20Prowler/SAM_0484_zpscb74991d.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1

PS. Photobucket IMG links are not copying for some reason and the links won't copy into the photo poster.

For now you will have to click on the link to go to the page.

STewart

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i like the second option. i would go with a brighter color too. my opinion. not to steal anything, but here is a link to one i have been doing for years. 392 blown hemi, big-n-littles. street rod flavor.....you may have to scroll down a few picts to get there.....

have fun with it, i will be watching.....

http://s700.photobucket.com/albums/ww10/tubbs1969/

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Well... I have one in the works that will be powered by a Plymouth flathead six, so I can't suggest that. :lol:

I'd go with a variation on option 1- but I'd flush the small block Chevy down the nearest toilet and put that log manifold on a more deserving engine- something like a 392 Chrysler Hemi. Or if you really want to get kinky, an Ardun-equipped Flathead. It would be cool to keep the stock V6- maybe hop it up with a Paxton blower, or make up a manifold with mechanical injector stacks.

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I like the rat rod idea; I may "borrow" it for my build. Have you considered a 340 6 bbl from the Ertl Duster kit? Small block Chevy headers should fit that w/little if any problems...

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