70-76 Demon,Dart sport,Duster Pictorial History

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  1. Locomotion

    Locomotion Well-Known Member

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    I always wondered if turn signal lenses were different between Dart Sport/Dusters and their Swinger/Scamp counterparts. White on the fastbacks and yellow on the notchbacks, or at least based on the notchback trim options. Obviously they interchange depending on the years. ('73-'74 and '75-'76)

    The rear shot pic of the white car with stripes is a '74 or '76 Dart Sport. It depends when that stripe was on option. '76?
    In 1975, Sports and Dusters had a bezel panel across the back connecting the taillight bezels.
     
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    I might add in regards to the side stripes. 1971 was the only year that the "340" numbers were part of the stripe on the rear quarters. In 1972 they were added on below the stripe just like the "Twister" words. All 1972 stripes had the dust cloud in the rear of the quarter panel stripe whether it was a 340 or Twister. The dust cloud was not in the rear quarter panel stripe in 1971 Dusters or Twisters. The rear tailight stripe of a 1970 340 car had the Duster cloud with the words "Duster 340". The 1971 Duster 340 just said "Duster" on tailight panel even if it was a Duster 340. 1972 Duster 340's again said "Duster 340" on the rear.
     
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    The 73 hood and side I have came from phoenix graphics
    The hood black out does not look 100% like the ones in the pic on page 1 of the blue car. I have never seen the hood black out like on the blue car before that has black in the center.
    It is open in the center and shows the paint color.
    also the Rear part on the cowl behind the hood was org paint. But we did not thinjk the paint matched well next to the vinyl so #-M vinyl was used on my car. we had to heat it and cut the slots to get it to look right in the vent holes.
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    I know that they had 2 part #'s for the scoop. I went down to the Dodge dealer many years ago and got a brand new duster hood scoop in a mopar box and it bolted right to the duster hood and fit the contir of the duster hood.
    The dart sport hood is no way near the same shape.
    So that eaves me to believe that they had 2 scoops one for dartsport and one for later year dusters.
    If no year dusters got the scoop then why did they have them in the parts book to sell?
     
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    Locomotion Well-Known Member

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    But was it an OEM replacement part number or an aftermarket/Mopar Performance/Direct Connection #?

    There hasn't been any proof of a Duster scoop or Duster hoods with holes listed in OEM replacement parts books, or a fender tag with any code that would indicate that scoop option.

    Not sure if the Demon and Dart Sport take different numbers. Those hoods had different contours and one may fit the Duster hood better than the other.
     
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    340six Well-Known Member

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    It was a OEM part.
    It also fit the Duster hood cuntor right. it was not the Dartsport one that would not have fit the duster hood right.
    I no longer have the scoop it went with the car when i traded it long ago for a 73 challenger
    I have a Mopar blue org parts book i guess i have to look at it an see if they list a part#
     
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    all of this has been covered before. the dusters never came with a scoop except the twin scoops made for the twister models............ check here and click on any plymouth dealer data material for plymouth and read. http://www.hamtramck-historical.com/library.shtml

    "The 73 hood and side I have came from phoenix graphics
    The hood black out does not look 100% like the ones in the pic on page 1 of the blue car. I have never seen the hood black out like on the blue car before that has black in the center.
    It is open in the center and shows the paint color.
    also the Rear part on the cowl behind the hood was org paint. But we did not thinjk the paint matched well next to the vinyl so #-M vinyl was used on my car. we had to heat it and cut the slots to get it to look right in the vent holes."

    this has also been dealt with, your hood is correct. on the blue one i did not catch the mistake at the time i originally posted the picture......see page 3 again
     
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    7demon2 Registered User #1824

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    i too have part books from 1966 thru 1973.......

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  9. dmoore

    dmoore NO IT'S NOT RESTORED FABO Gold Member

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    Wow! What a thread! Great job on gathering all that info 7demon2.....I love the look of the individual twister scoops and wish that my car could have been ordered with them, especially with the performance hood treatment option. I owned another 72 in 1980 that had the single snorkle scoop...it was installed by the dealer..like someone stated, you could get any option available installed by your dealer. Very informative, nice work! Dave
     
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    When replacing quarter panel does where panel meets rocker become one piece or was there a line left ? I have looked at some pictures and need to know how it came from the factory.There was lead at the joint when old quarter was removed. Some help needed before new quarter from AMD go on.
    thanks
     
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    Here,s a pic of my 73 Dart Sport 340,4 speed.

    P.S Great job with informative info.

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    All the original cars I've seen have a line (mine included). It looks like the q-panel overlaps the rocker panel. When mine reaches the paint stage, I'm asking my bodyman to leave it.
     
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    Love the information here. Good informative. But I didnt find the answer to my question. I have a passanger side early duster fender. 70-71. I had a fellow as me if the it would fit a 76 duster. I told him I knew forsure that the side lights are different. But I want to be postive I give him the right information. Will it fit and what other differences might there be?
     
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    Besides the different marker lights, it will bolt on. But there may be problems bolting the later model grille and headlight bezels to the older fender.
     
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    One of the two bolts behind the grille will not line up. Can't remember which one. Years ago I but a 75 duster fender on my 1970 duster and one of the holes was in a different location.
     
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    Just wanted to post what I found. I picked up a snorkle scoop from a 1972 Demon and matched it to my 1974 Dart Sport's with original snorkle scoop. The part # of the Demon scoop is 3573698. Didn't want to unbolt the scoops from my Dart Sport's so if someone has one lying around could you look for the part #? The bottom portion of the front is held on with 6 screws so I unscrewed it but did not find any part #'s. The bottom is the only piece that MOPAR re-did to make it fit the Dart Sports so the part #'s will probably be the same on the scoop itself. The Demon scoop bottom is almost flat with slight knotches on each side of this detachable bottom, about 1/8". This probably is for water drainage. The Dart Sports has a large "peak" in the middle of the hood so the bottoms are different.

    I haven't tried the Demon scoop on my 73 Scamp hood so don't know how close it comes to fitting. It'll try this weekend. Will have to remove the studs.

    I have two 1974 Dart Sport 360's with this hood scoop and the fender tag shows J54. The hood tape looks like the green and pink 1973's on this post. The holes in the hood are stamped and are 4 1/8" diameter. They are the same as my two 1970 Swinger 340's except they are spread out and use the same rubber seals that are used to keep water off the engine.

    BTW, that pink 1973 had hood pins. Don't remember that being available. Anyone can add to this? If that owner can show underhood photos I'd appreciate it.

    I have original new car brochures and none of them shows this scoops on the 1973-74 Dart Sports but I know they were available in 1974 because I saw them when they were new. They ALL had the two holes in the hood. They were a cosmetic option as I even saw a new 1974 Dart Sport 318 with it. That car even had the holes.
     
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    The Dart Sport hood and scoop I removed from a parts car several years ago came from a light blue '73 model with a 318 and had black hood and side stripes. I also couldn't find any part # on the front-lower screwed-on portion under the scoop openings. But I'm sure it's safe to say that those parts were different, depending on what hood the scoops were used. Mine has an obvious taper in the middle to match the Dart Sport raised middle area of the hood.

    The main portion of the scoop has 2 numbers in the rear underside section: 3573698 and a smaller print 3672605.
     
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    I'm late to the party, just thought I'd point this out as someone brought this up.

    Been using the Mopar / Direct Connection engine & chassis books for 25+ years now (heck I have the original loose bullitins before they were in book form!) and they are rife with errors, don't use them for reference when restoring a car.
     
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    i,ve read this post before. i will add a 1 owner pic,s of a demon /6 car from fla. would the strips be dealer in stalled as the car has o/e paint and never been wrecked.

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    Here are pictures of my '74 Gold Duster before it was repainted, all original stripes.

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    Great reading. Very informative.

    Wilson
    Ontario Canada
     

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    I know this is an old thread, but I also have a 71 Demon, I am the second owner, I bought it used in the fall of 1971 that has these same side stripes. Car was bought in MD. I have never seen another car with these stripes except this one. ANy idea if these stripes can be had anywhere? Car is going to be repainted shortly and would like to put these same stripes back on. If not, I really like the Duster stripes that look similiar. Might go that route, who knows. Thanks
     
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    See if you can find any clues to options or optional "packages" that might have included that stripe on the fender tag. I looked at Dante's, Phoenix Graphics and a couple of others. But apparently that particular layout isn't popular or flashy enough to market. However, it may be possible for a good, reputable sign/decal company with pinstriping experience to duplicate and install it for you. But they would need detailed pics & measurements. No idea how much that would cost.

    If you don't want to keep it "as produced", there are a lot of optional A-body stripe packages available that you can see on the websites I mentioned. Personally, I always preferred the correct model decals with a car to help minimize confusion. It always bugged me when someone called my Dart Sport a Duster! But that's just me.

    I also found this with a image search of 1971 Dodge Demons. 1971 Dodge Demon | GAA Classic Cars
    Good luck!
     
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        Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

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        Very interesting thread, first time i read over it.
        I dont have a lot about mine,but some unique details.
        Rear fold down seat.
        Column shift auto trans
        Bucket seats with buddy seat
        Rear defrost
        8-1/4” with sure grip.
        I got it with no engine hard to say what it was. When i first got it, i wasnt clued in, being 26 years old. I recovered it 1-1/2 years ago,starting over with it.
        It was repainted,non original stripe.
        So next summer i will be digging into it.
         
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