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#2078155 - 05/22/16 09:23 AM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: rdrnr6970]
hemi68charger Offline
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D-day has arrived; Delivery of the car to the shop....

Prepped the car last night getting it to the front of the garage and today, making the trip, thanks for my buddy Dave, to the shop... Count down..... In the meantime, I'll start restoring parts I have and then store them on the "ready" shelves.... I'll probably get the leaf springs done along with the differential and front suspension done before completion. That way, I can quickly install the rear and front suspension and tow it back home with it's own tires instead of the anxiety-ridden dolly/casters..


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#2078156 - 05/22/16 09:24 AM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
hemi68charger Offline
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On the road and at the shop... Let the festivities, and hiccups that I know will happen, it always does, begin....


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#2078447 - 05/22/16 07:12 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
2JcodeChargers Offline
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Cool Troy!! I can't wait to see the "Bird come alive.

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#2078455 - 05/22/16 07:30 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: 2JcodeChargers]
hemi68charger Offline
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Originally Posted By 2JcodeChargers
Cool Troy!! I can't wait to see the "Bird come alive.


Thanks !!!! Two j-code Chargers? mmmmmmmmmmm
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#2078765 - 05/23/16 10:20 AM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Troy.... As usual the envy on this end is elevated again! I'm going Saturday to fetch a '69 bee. Supposed to be numbers matching, original sheetmetal, and one repaint????? We shall see!
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#2080024 - 05/25/16 12:29 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
JcodeCharger Offline
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Loc: CA, USA
Cool Troy, glad to see its getting the treatment and not sold off.
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#2092698 - 06/15/16 07:56 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: JcodeCharger]
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Operation Superbird:
At the strippers.... So, it begins... It's starting to feel a little like things are moving forward from the "big picture" aspect. My friend Smitty has the car and taking good care of it... I was back and forth about leaving the underside alone since it was in pretty good shape and I didn't want to have to duplicate the undercoating.. But, with input from my friend Dave, I'm going to press forward and have the complete car stripped. But, instead of painting the undercarriage with body color, I'm going to do what I did with my former '68 Hemi Charger R/T, use David Patik's factory primer paint to paint the complete undercarriage. Then, when the car is painted apply it as the factory did and let the overspray land where it will.... Looking forward to this process....
Also got my rear passenger taillamp bezel from my friend Ralph and got one of the two rear hood bumper support brackets I need to replace since they were modified by the original owner.


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'69 Charger Daytona 440 - auto - 4.10 Dana ( now with 426 hemi )
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#2092699 - 06/15/16 07:57 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
hemi68charger Offline
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some more prior to actual stripping..


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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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#2092701 - 06/15/16 07:58 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
hemi68charger Offline
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In the box are my nose bezels that Mike Goyette, of Dayclona fame, will be fixing for me.


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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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#2092719 - 06/15/16 08:52 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Thank you for posting this resto of yours! Its cool to see a real bird taken apart and all of the unique pieces to those cars. Keep up the great progress!


Edited by NV69B7RR (06/15/16 08:52 PM)
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#2092804 - 06/15/16 11:19 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
Morty426 Offline
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Nice to the process you are taking. Look forward to more posts.

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#2118875 - 07/27/16 07:22 AM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: Morty426]
70HemiShaker Offline
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Okay Troy..... Where's some updates? Lol
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70 Challenger: 472 Hemi, A-855,
& a 3.54 DANA 60
69 Bee..... we will see!


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#2122610 - 08/01/16 12:11 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: 70HemiShaker]
hemi68charger Offline
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Originally Posted By 70HemiShaker
Okay Troy..... Where's some updates? Lol


You're right.. I haven't here....

Here are pictures from the strippers.. It is in the final steps now.. The plug will be coming out soon and the hood skin will be separated to facilitate 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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#2122614 - 08/01/16 12:13 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Some of the front fenders.. Notice the modifications of the addition of lead on the front upper leading edge of standard Coronet fenders to match the nose contours.


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Edited by hemi68charger (08/01/16 12:14 PM)
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'70 Plymouth Superbird 440 - 4speed - 3.54 Dana

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#2122617 - 08/01/16 12:16 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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some more..


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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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#2122619 - 08/01/16 12:17 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Worse part, parts of the hood... I have another Standard Coronet hood that we will use to repair original hood..


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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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#2122690 - 08/01/16 01:43 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Here are some of the rear and front suspension; before and after blasting..

I'll be having the differential and gear box rebuilt. I'll have them shot with epoxy primer, rebuilt, then detailed.....


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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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#2122692 - 08/01/16 01:44 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
hemi68charger Offline
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cleaned up..


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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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#2161592 - 09/25/16 07:20 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
FJR doc Offline
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Great pics! I love the winged cars. Thanks for sharing.
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#2163905 - 09/28/16 07:21 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: FJR doc]
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Operation Superbird:
Here are the latest/greatest... Smitty took the Bird back over to the strippers to take care of the support structure and the back glass plug area (after removal). The car seems to still be in good shape without major surprises... So, it's press-forward time. I'll take the new roof skin and other parts I have probably next week. Hopefully AMD has the shipment on the way. Interesting picture on the roof.. Looks like there was a bonding application between the roof skin and support structure.. Don't want a rattle-can feel.


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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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