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I want: YOUR pictures of the original Deora!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Magnumcharger, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Howdy,
    I'm building a replica of the original Deora, and even though I've got lots of neat pictures of this fantastic creation, I'm always looking for more!
    And in particular - I'm looking for YOUR photographs of this truck.
    As well...
    I've got only two pictures of the Deora from when it was painted lime green...around 1969-70 era.
    And I'm doing my replica up in that hue, so I need more reference photos!!

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    Last edited: Jan 22, 2009
  2. lockwoodkustoms
    Joined: Dec 22, 2005
    Posts: 3,910


    Taht is a cool creation. I had a model kit of it back when I was a kid and I always thought it was wicked . I will be watching one. You will be posting build picks right!!!!
  3. Stu D Baker
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,704

    Stu D Baker
    from Illinois

    Are you just in the planning stage, or have you started the build?? Sure would like to see some pictures. Thanks. Stu
  4. jonnycola
    Joined: Oct 12, 2003
    Posts: 2,061


    If you haven't seen it, you might want to pick up Mad Fabricators Society Volume 3. It has a great interview with the alexander brothers about the deora, and a ton of build pictures of it as well.


  5. OLLIN
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 3,076


  6. bigken
    Joined: Jul 7, 2005
    Posts: 2,788


    I built a model of it, too. Sweet car/truck/concept/whatever. It's great.
  7. GTS225
    Joined: Jul 2, 2006
    Posts: 1,204


    You, uh, will be dropping a slant six mid-engine position, right?

    You just might want to get with Doug Dutra out in California for the engine build. You could also get 'hold of him through

  8. I took the model and used little red wagon decals for a killer hardbody slotcar dragracer
  9. RodStRace
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 2,777


    He's got a project build site, but I'l let him spill it!
    Lots of work done, lots to go.
  10. Are you doing a SkyShow version?

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  11. Cant believe nobody else has done this before. One of the coolest custom trucks ever! BUT, it has to have the surfboards! Keep us posted.........
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  13. butch27
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 2,848


    Wow: What an undertaking. Looks good.
  14. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,978


    I don't have any pictures for you but I like what you're doing here, keep up the good work and post some updates as you progress.
  15. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,183

    from Austin, TX

    nice work,,,,looks excellent so far,,,even has the redlines,,cool.........
  16. BadLuck
    Joined: Jan 7, 2006
    Posts: 3,055


    Sooooooooo cool! Wow, what a project...:) keeping an eye on this one for sure.....
  17. SteadyT
    Joined: Sep 11, 2007
    Posts: 482


    Cool project :cool:

    What was your motivation behind replicating the Deora? Seems like quite a bit of work my friend.
  18. Evilfordcoupe™
    Joined: May 22, 2001
    Posts: 1,822


    That is so rad!!!

    This totally made my night.

    Awesome build.

  19. Okievoodoo
    Joined: Jul 12, 2007
    Posts: 253


    Attention to detail without having the vehicle present is unbelievable from pics and magazines... Can't wait for updates...
  20. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,793


    Great to see some progress on te clone...

    the restored original is now part of the America's Car Collection Museum Nevada.



    I have many photos of the Deora on my site... but very few old photos.

    If you have them... please share them here on the HAMB.




  21. I totally understand why you would build a replica, not only of this but any famous car. Not all of us have the $$ to buy the original on the rare occasion it may come up for sale so why not build your own?
    This is a very cool project! VERY COOL!
  22. moparron426
    Joined: Aug 25, 2005
    Posts: 658


    Robin, its looking great, you know how much I love that truck.
    keep up the good work. keep the updates coming:cool::D Ron....
  23. Verminator
    Joined: Mar 27, 2007
    Posts: 816


    Awesome Build !!! Deora 's one of my favorite customs of all time. There's a great road test article in September '67 "Rod & Custom" and a detailed build article in may '67 "Drag Parts Illustrated". You probably have them, but if you don't PM and I'll copy them for you. Best of Luck !!! Vermin
  24. sodas38
    Joined: Sep 17, 2004
    Posts: 2,356


    Thats awesome!!
  25. May I suggest using Hurst wheels instead of the ones in the pics with the redlines. Would give it a better Hotwheels feel. Kinda pricey though but worth it for the look. I like what your doing.
  26. Yes!! A replica build of the Deora and the Moonglow has been on my bucket list.

    Cool truck for sure. Keep us posted on the build.
  27. ratster
    Joined: Sep 23, 2001
    Posts: 3,540


    cool man!!!!! can't wait to see it done
  28. racinman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 952

    Member Emeritus

    Great Project you have there... looks like you are on the right track!
  29. Neat project, that will be very cool when finished. Sent you a PM with some info that may help you.

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