Thanks for the compliments, guys
Yeah, I wasn't thrilled about writing PROWL on the door either. I also hated not having HIGHWAY PATROL written in the white part on the top of the door. But as you guessed, they said if I did that I'd be "impersonating an officer of the law."
I wasn't permitted to plug the lightrack into the battery either. For that matter, I couldn't find one that'd fit a Datsun/Nissan, and on top of that, the guys at the fire department gave me a catalogue where I could order lightracks, and they cost as much as the car did. Luckily one of them was retiring so he sold me his for cheap. I had to take it to an Industrial Welding Shop though. They cut a section out of the middle, then butted the ends together and welded it back together. Because it originally had a chain going from one end to the other, making both sides turn, the chain had been cut through, and the lights never turned after that. Also a bummer.
MAACO also screwed up the paint job several ways. One was they painted one door handle white, but not the other.
Despite all these things though, I'm very attached to Prowl, and hate to see him go. In recent years though my health has been going downhill. So I know I'm never going to get out in the garage to do what needs done to get him running again. Better to sell him to someone who will fix him up, than hang on to him while the scraplets eat him.
-Christopher Kent Sr.