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Project Garage - 1971 Dodge Demon

Panels, Flake, Candy & Lace

Dennis Jones, Bill Carter, Kenny Youngblood. You've seen their stripes, candies, and panels on stunning nitro contraptions and slick cruisers somewhere without even knowing it. Forty years later, what those paint slingers left behind is influencing the next generation of builders and dreamers. Our 1971 Demon build harnessed the energy from several Southern California disciples of today's underground chopper and street-racing culture, including fabricators from Circle City Hot Rods, welding and flame from Grant Petersen of Born Free and FMA, Danny and his crew from Elite Restorations, and finally, The Harpoon, who executed the colors and patterns that are required to get a car from just good to head-turning, button-popping, panty-dropping great.

THE HARPOON
Real name: Jon Haprov
Hometown: Orange, California
Heroes: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth; Larry Watson; Bill Carter; Mickey Thompson
Influences: Nature and women
Mentors: Pete Santini
Rides: 1950 Harley-Davidson Panhead chopper
Handle: Ed Roth gave him the name when he was a kid.
Find him: HarpoonKustomPaint@hotmail.com; www.Harpoon Kustom Paint.com; www.FreedomMachineryACC.BigCartel.com/Harpoon-Kustom-Paint

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31 comments
BJ Bromer
BJ Bromer

Yep. Thats how they rolled on the early drag cars, and my favorite, the Pro Stocks. Good job Car Craft.

BJ Bromer
BJ Bromer

I love the paintjob on the Demon. Its how they did it on the early Pro Stocks.

Shawn Anderson
Shawn Anderson

The Demon looks great! It needs to run Hot Rod Drag Week

Neil Spring
Neil Spring

Vintage "Car Craft " magazines on sale at "The Majestic Turnaround "

Jason Dilts
Jason Dilts

Metallic panels were on '60's drag cars... Metallic panels, green, yellow, red, blue windows....

Leo Stewart
Leo Stewart

Looks more like a 71 Plymouth Duster

Joseph A Yohe
Joseph A Yohe

Looking good. Love the mag. Even though I'm a Mopar guy, I still enjoy reading about other makes.

Steve Shinn
Steve Shinn

I have been waiting for this style to come back

Thomas Schleis
Thomas Schleis

I'd be scared to go near it after seeing the costs in the magazine. Can't park that thing at WalMart.

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