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    DusTed74 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, I've been back at it for the past few weeks.
    A buddy of mine said that it would be very smart to at the very least get the engine compartment and the door jams in whatever color I was going to eventually paint the car. At the moment I wasn't too keen on that idea but now I see that he was right. So first I had to decide on a color for the car. I've always been a big fan of orange so I settled on 1969 Dodge orange. Apparently they didn't have to cool names for colors that year.
    Now came the next dilemma. I can get by shooting primer but I've never shot any kind of color before. So I decided to try some of the 2K aerosol paint.
    I found a place called 66 auto color. They hooked me up with 3 cans of 2 part paint. I have to say that I'm impressed with how it came out. The color is just right and the finish is pretty darn nice. And it's rock hard too.
    After I painted the engine bay I finished up the chassis with rust bullet and their chassis black.

    So today my wife and I began to actually start to assemble the Demon!! We decided to install something really simple as the very first part so we picked the K member. We are finally bolting on some parts and with any luck at all we'll have it on wheels in a few days.
    Here's some pictures....................Enjoy..Ted

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      Woodie Take-off EH!

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      Looking fantastic.
       
    • Old Man Mopar

      Old Man Mopar Righteous Dude

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      That color is awesome!
       
    • DusTed74

      DusTed74 Well-Known Member

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      Assembly continues. Been working on the suspension. The rear end is in. I was really holding my breath when I was bolting the wheels on, but everything clears perfectly!
      The front suspension is just about done too. Here's the adjustable strut rods I made.

      More to come soon................Ted

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        Great Looking Project!!
         
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        Just about 3 years ago I started this thread saying that I was going to try to have the Demon on wheels that summer. Well it finally happened yesterday.
        My wife and I unbolted it off of the rotisserie and it rolled out of the garage into the sunlight.

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        • rumblefish360

          rumblefish360 So close, yet so far away FABO Gold Member

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          Sweeeeeeeeet!!!!!

          Keep at her buddy!!!!!
           
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          DusTed74 Well-Known Member

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          Thanks Rob!!! It's really beginning to look like a (muscle)car again.
           
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          Nice work.
           
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          replicaracer43 Old school member

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          That's 100% badass! Your doing excellent work!!
           
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          famous bob mopar misfit FABO Gold Member

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          fantastic !
           
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          rumblefish360 So close, yet so far away FABO Gold Member

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          Oh yea! So true, so true!
           
        • DusTed74

          DusTed74 Well-Known Member

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          Here's one of my favorite pieces that I made so far. I call it "Mission Control". I really like the old style Stewart Warner gauges.

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          YIKES that's a big picture!!!
           
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            rumblefish360 So close, yet so far away FABO Gold Member

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            Nice! Some Old skool kool.
             
          • DusTed74

            DusTed74 Well-Known Member

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            Yup. And I've got a "real" Sun Super tach to go on the steering column too. It was in one of our friends car. He passed away a few years ago so it's got sentimental value.
             
          • mopar505

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            WOW........... KILLER LOOKING DEMON. I bet you were ecstatic when you got a look at the rear sitting on all for tires. looks awesome and great stance.
             
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            Did you make the Z-bar or buy it? I have a 440 in my Demon and modified a stock Z-bar. It does not work how I'd like it to. So it will be changed in time. Very nice work and I can not wait to see the final product!
             
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            DusTed74 Well-Known Member

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            That started life as a /6 Z bar. I shortened it and made the other piece that is welded on.
             
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              Ok it looked as though you made/modified one. Thanks for the info.
               
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              DusTed74 Well-Known Member

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              Well hello gang. Its been a while due to a stroke in May. Three weeks on my back but I'm recovering from it. I'm doing well now.
              So lets get going. I did a few things this year like a trip to N.Y. to go and put my bottom end together. That was awesome! Besides that I just put my front and rear windows in, rebuilt my dash,also I was wiring the car.
              The climate is a hard one for me now so we'll see. 019.JPG 021.JPG 021.JPG 019.JPG
              Here are some photos ............Enjoy

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              • Old Man Mopar

                Old Man Mopar Righteous Dude

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                What a sanitary build! Drag car only (since you are using E-85) or do you have a local
                pump source for it? What are the plans for the camshaft, lifters and rocker arms?
                 
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                Thank you. First it will be on the street for about a year to work out the bugs.
                It will be on E-85 because it can be easily from around here.
                The camshaft is a Crane which was done for me back a few years ago.It was a .531 lift. It's a tad small but it will work for now.The rockers are going to be a set of 1.6 ratio.

                Thanks for asking..........Ted
                 
              • dadodgekid

                dadodgekid When in doubt... floor it FABO Gold Member

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                Keep it up man!! You motivate me too finish up my duster! Cant wait too see the first outing and im sure epic burnouts!!
                 
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                car looking great,glad your ok after your stroke
                 
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