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#1 spkgibson

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 06:53 AM

This started out as an old built up I won off e-bay,Well the body was trashed so I used the Bandit Resin kit,Excellent quality mind you,The rest is all of the original parts from the MPC kit!The paint came from www.automotivetouchup.com ,I made the correct front markerlights by foil casting them from the LA Dart Body.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 07:14 AM

Hard to beleive I was seling those cars when they were brand new too........... Ed Shaver

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 12:51 PM

My uncle owned a Dodge dealership along with half of Marshall co. My mom got a 71 Dodge Demon from him. I can just barely remember running around the dealership when I was a kid. That car was Plumb Crazy Purple with a black interior, a 318, auto, with 8 3/4 rear axle. Wished we still had it today.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 04:40 PM

I was thinking about making one that color combo,I need to finish this one,a White one and a B2 Light Blue Metallic one I have painted,My next 71 I'll probably make in that color combo,This one will have the 318 in it.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 05:24 PM

I finished polishing it today,And mocked it up to see how it looks,Almost time for Bare Metal,And the real fun part,All the details on it.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 07:49 PM

Funny how MoPars have become so hip in recent years.

When I first moved to Orange County in the late 80s I started doing striping for car dealers in the area and continued my long-standing practice of buying cheap/cool cars. I went with one of my customers to a small car dealer auction and found a beat '71 Demon, base coupe, no options except a radio and a Pep Boys square accessory door mirror, but clean and not too beat up... $270 plus fees... I had it a few months, slant 6, TF, 100k miles. I hated the slow steering and cardboard seats, put maybe 5000 miles on it & sold it to someone who wanted it and had a grand...

Forward to two years ago, Hot Rod Magazine runs a piece on a salvage yard that specializes in MoPars and there in a photo is my old white, nearly forgotten Demon, square door mirror, fender crease and all. I called the yard, they wanted $4000 for the body, 'since it was so nice...'

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 05:39 AM

Looking real nice, Steve. Are you adding the stripe package?

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 07:00 AM

Looking real nice, Steve. Are you adding the stripe package?

That is something I need to think about,I haven't decided yet,I have the Black Stripes for it,I like the looks of this color with the black,But i'm not putting the scoops or spoiler on the back,I personally think they look better without,On the 340 Demons,I would love to find the white stripes for this,But the Cady tail panel decal is to small.

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 07:12 AM

That is something I need to think about,I haven't decided yet,I have the Black Stripes for it,I like the looks of this color with the black,But i'm not putting the scoops or spoiler on the back,I personally think they look better without,On the 340 Demons,I would love to find the white stripes for this,But the Cady tail panel decal is to small.


Let me know if you build that purple one. I'd love to see it. It would look good solid, but the black stripes would look good too I think. I like them better without the wing and scoop. The only scoop I liked on them was the dual snorkel one piece job. Those looked nice. I don't think anyone makes them. Wished they did. My moms Demon was solid purple with no stripes or scoops and it looked good. I had a 70 Challenger Plumb Crazy and it has white stripes and it looked good with the stripes on it too, but that's another car though.

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 07:28 AM

Let me know if you build that purple one. I'd love to see it. It would look good solid, but the black stripes would look good too I think. I like them better without the wing and scoop. The only scoop I liked on them was the dual snorkel one piece job. Those looked nice. I don't think anyone makes them. Wished they did. My moms Demon was solid purple with no stripes or scoops and it looked good. I had a 70 Challenger Plumb Crazy and it has white stripes and it looked good with the stripes on it too, but that's another car though. Bandit Resin makes that 72 style hood scoop your talking about.I will be making a plm crazy one soon,that car sounds like a good idea to build,I need to finish the others also!



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Posted 21 August 2010 - 07:31 AM

Thanks for the heads up on that scoop. I'll check that out. I need to find one of these bodies myself. Did you get it from Bandit too? If so, I'll have to put in a order soon.

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 08:18 AM

Thanks for the heads up on that scoop. I'll check that out. I need to find one of these bodies myself. Did you get it from Bandit too? If so, I'll have to put in a order soon.

Yes they come with the body,hood,rollpan front and rear bumpers,They have the look and feel of a plastic body to me,Anyone looking to build a 71 Demon,I recommend this kit to everyone,I just wish the bumpers were plated in their products!

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 08:20 AM

Yes they come with the body,hood,rollpan front and rear bumpers,They have the look and feel of a plastic body to me,Anyone looking to build a 71 Demon,I recommend this kit to everyone,I just wish the bumpers were plated in their products!


Thanks, I was checking out the site when this popped up. They have some stuff I can use. I'll have to get an order out soon. Thanks. Good looking build too. Look forward to seeing the others.

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 09:26 AM

Here's a sneek peek at what coming next!

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 10:09 AM

Looking good Steve!

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 11:34 AM

Here's a sneek peek at what coming next!


Sweet!! Need some bigger pics with some engine shots though. :D

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 11:37 AM

Speaking of Demon hoods, I just sent Bandit a master for a six pack Demon hood. :D

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 11:39 AM

Speaking of Demon hoods, I just sent Bandit a master for a six pack Demon hood. :D


I need one of those to make a replica of the 74 Duster I have.

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 12:12 PM

Yes they come with the body,hood,rollpan front and rear bumpers,They have the look and feel of a plastic body to me,Anyone looking to build a 71 Demon,I recommend this kit to everyone,I just wish the bumpers were plated in their products!

Bandit Resins does make some quality product. Plated bumpers would be nice, but it makes the kit more affordable and you have options with Alclad or sending the parts yourself for plating. If you have never sent parts out to be plated, you are missing out and if you send a whole rack of parts to be plated, your cost per part is very reasonable.

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 04:26 PM

Bandit Resins does make some quality product. Plated bumpers would be nice, but it makes the kit more affordable and you have options with Alclad or sending the parts yourself for plating. If you have never sent parts out to be plated, you are missing out and if you send a whole rack of parts to be plated, your cost per part is very reasonable.

I agree 100%,After My wife and I move,I plan on sending alot of stuff to be plated,Six Pack hood?I'll make sure I get one of those!