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#1 caine440

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:14 AM

Got a little more done on the Demon.
 Opened up the bottom valance and drilled out the headlights.
 I have had an awful time getting this one to fit up nice. It seems to be fighting me every step I make.
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Still along way to go.
Thanks for looking!


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#2 phantomw

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:25 AM

Nice

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:34 AM

Looking good!

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:34 AM

Looks great so far



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

I agree, looks great so far.



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Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

looks like you got the fitting part pretty well whipped, looks great Roger



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:22 AM

Lookin nice and musclely!  Roger, where do you source your pro stock motor stuff - in particular the high rise manifolds and carbs?  Are they parts box or after market goodies?  Thanks, KB



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

It may be fighting you but it looks like your winning. Looking forward to seeing more pics of the build. Cheers

 



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:06 AM

Most of the intake and carbs are from the Johan Sox & Martin Cuda. I just drill out the carbs.

This has a Ross Gibson Hemi in it as I am running out of motors in the ole parts box.

The intake seems to be a resin copy of the John Cuda parts.

I would like to find a source for early Pro Stock intakes and carbs.



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

Thanks for the info Roger.  Considering the popularity of both the muscle car and drag racing genres in auto modeling, I'm a little surprised there are not more kits readily available covering the first few years ('70-'72) of the pro stock class.  How cool would it be if Revell had some kits along the same line as their '68 Dart and '41 Willys of cars such as the S&M Cuda, the MM Challenger, or Grumpy's Vega?



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:29 AM

Does this have the proper trunk with the body line down the center? looks like a nice resin kit to add to my Demon collection!



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:39 AM

Lookin' Good! I'm a sucker for A body Mopars.



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:10 AM

Does this have the proper trunk with the body line down the center? looks like a nice resin kit to add to my Demon collection!

Speaking of which , do you still have a spare Missing Link '72 Demon transkit ?



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

That is a good catch Steve. Neither of the resin Demons I have have the trunk ridge.

I am trying to find a set of clear head light lens for this one.



#15 Marty "Hatchet"

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:55 PM

Hey Roger! I remember you from Fast Eddies!  That's a good lookin' build you got goin!

 

Looks like you nailed the stance too!



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:33 AM

Thanks Marty.

Hoping to have a few new photos up tonight.



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:12 AM

That is a good catch Steve. Neither of the resin Demons I have have the trunk ridge.

 

 

 

The original MPC kit doesn't have the ridge on thr trunk lid either



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:12 AM

That would make sense as most of castings I have seen seem to be copies of the MPC kit.

Thanks.



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:14 PM

Just a little progress.

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Getting ready for paint and foil.



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

That is a good catch Steve. Neither of the resin Demons I have have the trunk ridge.
I am trying to find a set of clear head light lens for this one.

The trunk lid center "ridge" was a mid-'71 change. Cars newly constructed for the '72 season would probably have it, while teams stretching '71 cars into the '72 season might overlook the change.
The MPC kit parts don't fit all that well, so it's not surprising that resin kits based on it are also tough to get together. MPC didn't get the front wheel openings right either. I found out about the poor fit while reworking a '76 Dart body to accept some resin front end parts copied from the MPC Demon kit. From a resin kit that I bought second-hand (don't know who made it), as of now all I'm using is the taillight panel (cut from the body) and the front bumper/grille (and I might set that aside in favor of a Modelhaus part, as I did with the hood and front pan).