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Old 04-16-2019, 01:43 PM   #5351
Charlie A
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Default Re: Original hemi dart information

Originally Posted by red hemi racer View Post
Finally found the discussion, sorry I have been "tech" challenged. Thanks to Charlie A for giving me directions.
Joe Ralph Thompson was the original owner of the Dodge Dart. It was picked up at the Factory in Detroit. When it came off the assembly line, my father had it taken to the "dipping vat" which was an acid dip to remove some of the metal and WEIGHT. In that day and time weight was an issue. For those who want to know, Joe Ralph Thompson was the original owner of the Dodge Demon as well, it was taken to a guy in the Chicago area that was a "hippey in that day an age as he wore a goatee and he painted his face on the truck of the car, sorta his signature. Of course if any of you out there knew may father and mother you know it didn't last long on the car, he removed it. Great a paint job. The reason for the special paint was it was lighter by about 100 or so pounds.

A couple of pictures of the Demon she is referring to:

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