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1985 Dodge Daytona V-6Z

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Here is an MPC 1985 Dodge Dayton Turbo Z turned into a V-6Z because it's not a turbo and it has a V-6. The V-6 just happens to be 6/10s of a Dodge Viper V-10, so it ends up being a 4.8 liter V-6. It was modeled after the Daytona Z in the old TV show "Hunter", but I was unable to keep the engine under the stock hood, so I modified the kit supplied ugly hood and made a still ugly but as closer looking to stock hood.

 

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...and here is what happened when we took it out for a test ride...

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Very cool build. I dig that engine work. I'm a big Daytona/Laser fan

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Looks great! Nice work on the V6 conversion!

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Oh that's sweet!! Back in the late 80's as a teen I owned a silver '85 Turbo Z and an '84 Lazer (Plymouth's version, it was a turbo too but it didn't work) and mid 90's I owned an '86 CS Z almost identical to Dee Dee's '84 from the show (dang near like this model except for hood, wheels, and that V6), thank you for the memories! :D 

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Man alive ! That is a sweet G-Bod ! Excellent work on that V10-come-V6 , too ---- looks factory ! That bonnet is awesome , too ! 

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Impressive build!  Interior and engine bay looks amazing too.I like the light washing effect on the alternator too.

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This is a fantastic build, I love it. I really liked these cars back in the day. The V6 is sweet!  Thanks for sharing.

Steve

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8 hours ago, Erik Smith said:

Here is an MPC 1985 Dodge Dayton Turbo Z turned into a V-6Z because it's not a turbo and it has a V-6. The V-6 just happens to be 6/10s of a Dodge Viper V-10, so it ends up being a 4.8 liter V-6. It was modeled after the Daytona Z in the old TV show "Hunter", but I was unable to keep the engine under the stock hood, so I modified the kit supplied ugly hood and made a still ugly but as closer looking to stock hood.

 

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...and here is what happened when we took it out for a test ride...

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As I don't usually like cars of that vintage, you hit a hot spot..The first car my son got looked just like yours only with out the V-6..Excellent executation and a quality build in something you don't too often see..Very nicely done and super clean job..

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Great to see, it looks really good. I have no experience of the 1:1 version whatsoever, but the V6 engine conversion certainly looks effective.

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9 hours ago, Erik Smith said:

Here is an MPC 1985 Dodge Dayton Turbo Z turned into a V-6Z because it's not a turbo and it has a V-6. The V-6 just happens to be 6/10s of a Dodge Viper V-10, so it ends up being a 4.8 liter V-6. It was modeled after the Daytona Z in the old TV show "Hunter", but I was unable to keep the engine under the stock hood, so I modified the kit supplied ugly hood and made a still ugly but as closer looking to stock hood.

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I skipped over the description at first and looked at the pictures, did think "that looks like a Viper engine" and now I know.  Looks great!

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As a kid I always had a crush on these little Daytonas. My kid sister had one with the turbo 4 cylinder when she first got her license. She totaled it and a vintage, survivor ‘57 TBird when the dude in the Tbird ran a stop sign. Fantastic build!

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Very cool!  Love the V6 conversion, very clean and tidy work under that hood.  My parents watched Hunter, and I was a kid at the time, but I loved that Daytona in the show.  This brings back those memories.  Again great work and thanks for sharing.

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Really enjoyed watching this build, and the detail photos here show just how clean your build is; just superb!

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"It works for me." Great show. 

Very cool build! I LOL'd at the final two images.

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