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Well I took a look at your site. I luv custom cars, any thing Mopar especially with a Hemi and like many of the V6 guys always wanted to make it a bit faster.

So I thought I stop by an share my story. Here is a build video from Carlisle when I was on the Dodge showcase
2012 Chrysler Nationals 6.1 Hemi Prowler reveal interview Dodge- SRT Showcase - YouTube
and thought I share my story here too!
Just to provide some context this is the worlds first and only 6.1 SRT Hemi Prowler

Think a SRT 6.1 at about 2850Lbs

My car was featured at this years Chrysler nationals and Modern mopar. so you may have seen it.
My site is

I had a Prowler for over 12 Years. Back in the day the 3.5 was pretty nice but also wanted it to be a bit more of a modern hot rod. With the modern day Hemi decided to make a move.

Now doing this swap in a Prowler is no easy task. Its pretty much a custom build took over 12 months and involves a ton of fabication, electronics and patience to make it all work. The heart of the Hemi has a bolt on Trans and the prowler Tran set up is in the rear.

The build is pretty detailed and the great folks over at Allpar put a nice article together below that walks through all of the key details of the project.
click below

SRT Prowler Project: Plymouth with 6.1 Hemi V8 Engine

I will put some of the key build picts below and look foward to seeing my fellow mopars on the street.

You can see all of the videos and details also on
Original Car before build

Last picture the car as a V6

V6 pulled

First ever engine drop in of new 6.1 hemi

This is a big motor

Come to papa

Drop it in

It's in there and yes it fits

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Pictured here is our custom bell-housing engine adapter to adapt the 6.1 Hemi engine to accept the prowler style drive shaft an rear trans. The rear engine mount is also integrated into the bell-housing.

Modified pan

Handbuilt headers and exhaust

Custom shaker hood from a Challenger

The first step was a custom trim ring.
On the picture below you will see a aluminum ring around the shaker. This set the positioning and build up area that the shaker with come through from the engine.

Then using tape the team laid out the build up outline design form the custom aluminum piece to be built, formed and attached to the hood. As you can see its slopes only leaving the top of the shaker sticking through. Very creative. See side view

Hand built to match the shaker

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That is a beautiful car! The Hemi Shaker looks right at home on your car.

A good friend of mine used to make the smc body panels for the prowler in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Shaker is purpose built think about this the cars engine bay is about 40% smaller than the SRT its designed for. the grill, side panels and shaker all work together to reduce temps and allow this car to work. All functional performance. Every single mod you see has a purpose. Trying to keep a car this small cool is not easy task. We reduced temps over 25% with the shaker and there is no room for much more under the hood. Pulls cold air direct to the engine. AFR version required no air box! In person it also looks way cool!! 370 Hemi in your face. This is much less about looks its functional performance! There is little room under the hood and your doubling the performance and prowler. Note there car also weighs 1200lbs less with the same engine. Lots of enginering to make this all work
dare to compare


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This car is both Amazing and Beautiful! I recall another V8 Prowler by another top tier shop, but it didn't look this good! This car is phenomenal!
Thanks there is nothing easy, cheap or simple going fast in a limited production
Car with no aftermarket, but we took the risk and loving the final result.

A real like modern mopar custom hot rod.
Updates daily at

here is a close up walk through video from Ne rod and custom nationals
Check out this video on YouTube:

6.1 Hemi SRT Hemi Plymouth Prowler walkthrough- NE Rod Custom Car Show - YouTube

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Wanted to take the time to thank everyone on here for your feedback and wish you a happy new year!

2013 was an epic year for the Hemi prowler.
We went from a mere total idea/concept (top) to a proven street machine bottom. From the race track to 100+ car shows events we made the dream a reality!

To recap the journey We created a 2013 year end recap blog on the prowler site.
Look forward to catching up with everyone in the new year! Feel free to Check it out below!!!

2013- A Hemi Prowler adventure year in review. Special thanks 4 the support! - ProwlerOnline, Plymouth/Chrysler Prowler Discussion Forum

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