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#2018846 - 02/24/16 01:39 PM Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life
hemi68charger Offline
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As some may, or may not know, the fruit of a long line of "Troy-trade" chapters has gotten me to this point, my own '70 Plymouth Superbird. After I sold my '70 Challenger T/A, I bought this Superbird from a friend of mine who's had it, believe since around '84/'85. He bought it off the original owner pretty much as you see it.....

Now that my job seems to be have saved with God's blessing to me, I believe I can tackle the restoration of the ole' girl.. I am looking forward in ripping through the gears with that pistol-grip 4speed....

Here are some pictures of the car as Allen found it and me hauling it home some 30 years later..


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#2018848 - 02/24/16 01:42 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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At home in the new wingcar nest. Here's Julie, my little mini-me messing with it already when I brought it home..


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#2018849 - 02/24/16 01:44 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Assessing the car at the time.. Floor pans are in excellent shape


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#2018853 - 02/24/16 01:46 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Started the disassembly process last Sunday during the Daytona 500.. Things looking good..


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#2018855 - 02/24/16 01:49 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Inside the trunk, other than the typical floor trunk pan, is in pretty good shape. Luckily, I have an NOS quarter extension for the driver's side dent repair..


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'69 Charger Daytona 440 - auto - 4.10 Dana ( now with 426 hemi )
'70 Plymouth Superbird 440 - 4speed - 3.54 Dana

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#2018863 - 02/24/16 01:56 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Some more of the rear window area/plug.. Overall, in petty nice shape.


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'69 Charger Daytona 440 - auto - 4.10 Dana ( now with 426 hemi )
'70 Plymouth Superbird 440 - 4speed - 3.54 Dana

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#2018865 - 02/24/16 01:59 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Corner areas along with the diamond covers for the plug on the quarter seam.
That filler the assembly line put on the plug seam was pretty thick.. I kept some of the material for reference later on... I can see where the transition is from across the seam.....


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'69 Charger Daytona 440 - auto - 4.10 Dana ( now with 426 hemi )
'70 Plymouth Superbird 440 - 4speed - 3.54 Dana

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#2018890 - 02/24/16 02:42 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Just yesterday I was wondering about your project with this car. Looking forward to seeing the transformation!

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#2018922 - 02/24/16 03:28 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Hey Troy, I tried to send you a PM, but it says that your mailbox is full. If you can, let Allen know that the old yellow Charger 500 needs to get full rear quarterpanels, and not the skins that he bought for the car. I saw a thread on DodgeCharger.com where he was looking to purchase quarter skins. Due to the car having had both a Superbird and Daytona wing mounted on it, the tops of the quarters are shot. He should get full rear quarters, and cut the inner sail panels off them, and weld them on at the window plug seams. I am glad to see that you are going forward with the Superbird project. It will a sweet car when you get it done. I hope all is well with you and your family. Thanks Pete.
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#2019038 - 02/24/16 05:51 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: chargervert]
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Originally Posted By chargervert
Hey Troy, I tried to send you a PM,.... Thanks Pete.


Hey Pete... Thanks for the heads up, didn't know about my in box. Allen knows, I made sure he knew the extent of the sheet metal needs... But will remind him...
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#2019133 - 02/24/16 07:55 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Thanks Troy,It is really cool to see the old 500 getting restored. When I saw Allen asking if anyone knew where to buy an AMD quarter skin,I knew that once he strips the paint off the tops of the rear quarters he would see that the car needs full quarterpanels. I know he said he bought skins. His body man had a health issue,so his project could get behind schedule. If he has to reorder the parts again later,it may cause even further delays,plus he will have less issues exchanging them now,verses waiting. You and Allen are bringing back two more Aero cars,whats cooler than that! When you get your bird done,and you are blastin through the gears,all your hard work will really pay off! Pete.
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#2020688 - 02/27/16 09:47 AM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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The car looks really solid!
Great project.
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#2021236 - 02/28/16 10:51 AM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: 68-scatpack-rt]
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Operation Superbird; passenger door disassembly..
Well, today is a good day for the disassembly, pretty much have the complete door disassembled. The door, other then the dent along the body line is in awesome shape. Almost feel bad painting the inner door jambs, they are that clean.. Maybe Sunday I can get the back window assembly out. I took tons of pictures


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#2021241 - 02/28/16 10:55 AM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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More of the doors.. even the inside cat-whiskers are in great shape and I was careful to save them and reinstall. I want to save and recondition as many original parts as possible.. There's a pewter/potmetal replating company here in Houston I'll use to replate the wing window frames, door handles ( inside and out ) and Plymouth letters from the tail panel. The later I hope can be one where the crispness is saved...

Troy


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'69 Charger Daytona 440 - auto - 4.10 Dana ( now with 426 hemi )
'70 Plymouth Superbird 440 - 4speed - 3.54 Dana

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#2022447 - 03/01/16 07:44 AM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Operation Superbird;
Was able to knock out some more of the disassembly of the ole Bird.. Got the interior pretty much out and the rear passenger window. Debating on whether or not to take the rear quarter window assembly out other than the actual glass that is out now


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'69 Charger Daytona 440 - auto - 4.10 Dana ( now with 426 hemi )
'70 Plymouth Superbird 440 - 4speed - 3.54 Dana

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#2022448 - 03/01/16 07:45 AM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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back window area "stuff"...


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'69 Charger Daytona 440 - auto - 4.10 Dana ( now with 426 hemi )
'70 Plymouth Superbird 440 - 4speed - 3.54 Dana

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#2035605 - 03/21/16 08:37 AM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
hemi68charger Offline
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Registered: 08/27/03
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Operation Superbird; passenger door disassembly..
Well, today is a good day for the disassembly, pretty much have the complete door disassembled. The door, other then the dent along the body line is in awesome shape. Almost feel bad painting the inner door jambs, they are that clean.. Maybe Sunday I can get the back window assembly out. I took tons of pictures.


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Troy
Houston Mopar Connection Club
'69 Charger Daytona 440 - auto - 4.10 Dana ( now with 426 hemi )
'70 Plymouth Superbird 440 - 4speed - 3.54 Dana

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#2035606 - 03/21/16 08:37 AM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Troy
Houston Mopar Connection Club
'69 Charger Daytona 440 - auto - 4.10 Dana ( now with 426 hemi )
'70 Plymouth Superbird 440 - 4speed - 3.54 Dana

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#2035607 - 03/21/16 08:38 AM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Interesting way to secure the back of the headliner to the package tray....


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'69 Charger Daytona 440 - auto - 4.10 Dana ( now with 426 hemi )
'70 Plymouth Superbird 440 - 4speed - 3.54 Dana

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#2042811 - 03/31/16 03:07 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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WOW!Great stuff!
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