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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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#2035605 - 03/21/16 08:37 AM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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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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#2035606 - 03/21/16 08:37 AM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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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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#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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#2078155 - 05/22/16 09:23 AM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: rdrnr6970]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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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#2092699 - 06/15/16 07:57 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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some more prior to actual stripping..


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#2092701 - 06/15/16 07:58 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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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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#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!


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#2092804 - 06/15/16 11:19 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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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]
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Okay Troy..... Where's some updates? Lol
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#2122610 - 08/01/16 12:11 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: 70HemiShaker]
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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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#2122692 - 08/01/16 01:44 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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cleaned up..


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#2161592 - 09/25/16 07:20 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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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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#2163909 - 09/28/16 07:24 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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some more..


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#2169148 - 10/06/16 05:15 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Just to keep your anticipation up....


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#2196569 - 11/14/16 09:55 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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This is going to be scary !!!!


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#2196571 - 11/14/16 09:56 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: cdp]
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doors and fenders.


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#2196572 - 11/14/16 09:57 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Nose..


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#2206963 - 12/03/16 11:36 AM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Been awhile since I updated things... Operation Superbird is now speeding up... Done with the blasters and seal.. Down going backwards ( forwards in terms of project management ) with the installation of new panels.

Here we have the attachment of the wing washers on each quarter.. No drama here



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Edited by hemi68charger (12/03/16 11:38 AM)
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#2206965 - 12/03/16 11:39 AM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Some more of the rear quarter water gutter repair and trunk..


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#2244832 - 01/31/17 03:09 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Got some updated photos from the rear window corner repair... I was able to acquire original upper quarter panel sections in the area that meets the Dutchman/filler panel. As you can see, the original metal had heavy corrosion due to a rat next on an unpainted surface. For a refresher, the section of the upper quarters and Dutchman/filler panel never got paint on them from the factory since the car was painted after the rear plug was installed. Kuddos to Smitty.


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#2244833 - 01/31/17 03:11 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Been awhile since I posted on the Bird, but the new AMD roof skin came in today. Buddy Smith, aka Smitty, didn't waste any time in jumping on the mating of the skin with its new car, my Superbird. Progress !!!


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#2244834 - 01/31/17 03:12 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Operation Superbird:
Smitty is really into it now.. Working hard on the Bird, finalizing roof attachment, dent pulling and generally pushing forward... He also gets to work on a cool E-body...


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'70 Plymouth Superbird 440 - 4speed - 3.54 Dana

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#2244836 - 01/31/17 03:14 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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some more..
Can anyone guess the Challenger (year and model)?


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'70 Plymouth Superbird 440 - 4speed - 3.54 Dana

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#2244837 - 01/31/17 03:16 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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finally for today...


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#2244860 - 01/31/17 03:49 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
RS23U1G Online   rolleyes
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Coming along nicely...

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#2320462 - 06/13/17 09:14 AM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: RS23U1G]
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Some updates...


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'70 Plymouth Superbird 440 - 4speed - 3.54 Dana

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#2320463 - 06/13/17 09:15 AM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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More.. Gaps are looking good..


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#2320466 - 06/13/17 09:18 AM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Some more... Original hinges rebuilt
The passenger side is looking great.. The driver's side will be even nicer... No work for the most part was required on the driver's side......


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Edited by hemi68charger (06/13/17 09:19 AM)
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#2320580 - 06/13/17 01:07 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Great progress!! Love to see them coming together

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#2320646 - 06/13/17 03:01 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: killermopar]
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Keep them coming, Troy!!!!
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#2320953 - 06/14/17 01:29 AM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Great progress

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#2328745 - 06/29/17 04:07 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: Morty426]
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Update June 29th.. One side almost done.........

1. technique for pulling a dent in the lower rocker panel
2. head on with the front fender
3. angled view of driver's side.
4. another


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#2328747 - 06/29/17 04:08 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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5. rear where it was tagged and dented.. Pretty much all gone now...
6. fitment of valance extension.. Will be apart when painted independently


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#2329185 - 06/30/17 01:44 PM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Great Job.

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#2362297 - 08/30/17 11:20 AM Re: Operation Superbird: The Lemon-Twist Bird back to life [Re: hemi68charger]
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Loc: Powell, Ohio ( Originally Pitt...
On a non car related topic, I hope that you and your family are safe and that the water recedes quickly so that life can return to some sort of normalcy in the near future.

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