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Dodge Deora Resto

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  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Dodge Deora Resto
Posted by PatW on Friday, March 30, 2018 4:58 AM

 Having built this last year, I noticed the decals starting to peel off, so decided to give it a facelift. I removed all exterior ,bed decals and windscreen chrome trim, keeping wood slatted seats. Made a black toneau cover, removed board hanger and filled hole, and repainted interior and exterior of camper shell.

Original......

Resto.............

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fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, March 30, 2018 4:54 PM

Very nice job on resurecting that "oldie but goodie". I have one burried deep in the stash. Guess I'll have to dig it out. You've given me a few ideas for it.

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  • Member since
    April, 2009
  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Friday, March 30, 2018 8:43 PM

What a strange and interesting vehicle!  I don't believe I've ever seen one before.  Thank you for posting the photos of  your nicely built model!

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  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, March 31, 2018 1:41 AM

Thanks Jim, so having some ideas perhaps you can find yours and build it?

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  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, March 31, 2018 1:04 PM

Good restore.

Can you tell me about the brushed aluminum panels on the original cover? I am fascinated by them.

-Greg

  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Sunday, April 01, 2018 3:59 PM

Thanks Greg. The alloy panels were a home brewed decal. I found the image on Google/Pinterest and copied onto decal paper.

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  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, April 07, 2018 3:41 PM

Chuck ;

 The Dodge " Deora " made the rounds of the Custom car shows for some time back in the sixties . I think it was an Alexander Brothers creation .

 The base was the same van as the Wheel-Stander drag  van , It being based on a standard A-100 Dodge Van . . The windshield frame ( for a little history here ) was taken from a 1960 Ford full sized " Station Wagon ."

  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Sunday, April 08, 2018 3:21 AM

Thanks for the info Tanker-Builder.

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    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, April 08, 2018 7:50 AM

Very interesting ride and cool update Pat.

 

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  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, April 08, 2018 4:30 PM

Pat ;

 I forgot to mention that the slant six in the thing had more chrome on it that my whole Studebaker Black - Hawk from 1957 !

  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Sunday, April 08, 2018 4:50 PM

Thanks mustang1989.

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  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Sunday, April 08, 2018 4:51 PM

Yes Tanker-Builder so did this one!

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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, April 09, 2018 8:40 AM

This was one of my favorite Hotweels cars (behind the 'Jack Rabbit Special' and the rescue truck from the TV show 'Emergency'). I still have several Deoras as well as this reissued kit (unbuilt).

I like the bright red camper cover. If I ever get to building mine, I'd do it with the flat cover with surf boards like the Hotwheels car.

  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Monday, April 16, 2018 2:31 AM

Thanks Rob.

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