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#2427465 - 01/01/18 08:27 PM Re: Barn Find Bird [Re: mopar4ya]
GRAYBO Offline
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Originally Posted By mopar4ya
Didn't ever know of a Bird in Franklin. There is one in Titusville.


You are spot on. I just used Franklin as a reference, but I was thinking of Titusville. Nice call

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#2427473 - 01/01/18 08:41 PM Re: Barn Find Bird [Re: GRAYBO]
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Trunk pics. Kinda neat how crude mopar built things for function and not for looks.


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#2427477 - 01/01/18 08:45 PM Re: Barn Find Bird [Re: GRAYBO]
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I'll get some more pics as I clean this car out a little...


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#2427560 - 01/01/18 11:12 PM Re: Barn Find Bird [Re: GRAYBO]
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Originally Posted By GRAYBO
Did your Bird come from Franklin, PA by any chance?


came from Lancaster Pa.

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#2427922 - 01/02/18 04:26 PM Re: Barn Find Bird [Re: GRAYBO]
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Originally Posted By GRAYBO
I'll get some more pics as I clean this car out a little...


yes, would love to see more pictures.

What do you plan to do with it? i.e. full resto, etc...
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#2428173 - 01/03/18 02:35 AM Re: Barn Find Bird [Re: mickm]
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I was kind of skeptical at first on the mileage until I saw the new for '70 steering column lock instructions still on the sun visor shock shock

(but still, it's not really in what I would think a 1000 mile car should look like, especially the trunk and the entire exterior in primer :()


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#2428175 - 01/03/18 02:55 AM Re: Barn Find Bird [Re: GRAYBO]
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such a awesome find in a 4speed and great color!! would love to see more pics!!!!

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#2428254 - 01/03/18 10:16 AM Re: Barn Find Bird [Re: A12]
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Originally Posted By A12
I was kind of skeptical at first on the mileage until I saw the new for '70 steering column lock instructions still on the sun visor shock shock

(but still, it's not really in what I would think a 1000 mile car should look like, especially the trunk and the entire exterior in primer :()




Dave,you know how far it is from PA to FL and back,also why is it in it's present condition ? confused

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#2428287 - 01/03/18 11:24 AM Re: Barn Find Bird [Re: GRAYBO]
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It's present condition is not caused by putting miles on the car. it is caused by poor decisions and improper storage.

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#2428317 - 01/03/18 12:12 PM Re: Barn Find Bird [Re: NANKET]
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Originally Posted By NANKET
It's present condition is not caused by putting miles on the car. it is caused by poor decisions and improper storage.



Agreed, I bought a never registered, never titled 15,000 mile 1971 W200 Power Wagon, poor choices in it's storage left it nothing but a rusted parts truck, yet the 1971 Sweptline that came in the deal with it, having 70,000 miles on it was in real nice shape, so 2 trucks to make one

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#2428341 - 01/03/18 12:49 PM Re: Barn Find Bird [Re: GRAYBO]
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on the trunk picture, why is the underside of the trunk lid brown? Both of my Roadrunners were body color
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#2428349 - 01/03/18 12:56 PM Re: Barn Find Bird [Re: GRAYBO]
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Ask the guy the let loose with the rattle can of brown primer. He could tell us WHY?

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#2428423 - 01/03/18 03:53 PM Re: Barn Find Bird [Re: NANKET]
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Originally Posted By NANKET
It's present condition is not caused by putting miles on the car. it is caused by poor decisions and improper storage.



I agree. Great find would have been worth a lot more if better care had been in the thought process. Years back I bought a triple black 64 Polara 500 convertible 383 4speed car with only 53k on it and parked in 1976. lt served as a parts car to mine as it was left outside and once the top failed the rest filled with water and leaves and went quickly. Same time the guy put a 1962 Polara 6 cylinder 4dr inside and that car remained very nice. He said his intensions were to get the 64 on the road quick as the oil pump went out. It sat there for over 25 plus years....

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#2428504 - 01/03/18 06:35 PM Re: Barn Find Bird [Re: GRAYBO]
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Originally Posted By GRAYBO
Originally Posted By blewbyu
So your from Pa. and found a car in Florida. I live in Florida and found my bird earlier this year in Pa. Mine is also a 440-6 with 4 speed original limelite. Can i ask where in Florida?


Fort Myers Florida is where the car has been since the 80s. Was purchased in Eau Claire PA at J.M. Beatty dodge/Plymouth dealership

I live minutes from Ft Myers and never heard about this car.Where in Ft Myers and what's the story?

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#2429317 - 01/05/18 12:04 AM Re: Barn Find Bird [Re: GRAYBO]
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Story is better than Fiction: Guy bought two cars from a dealership in Eau Claire, PA. 1 Hemi Bird, 1 440 6bbl Bird. Wrecked the Hemi in 1978ish. Sold the Car to the man I bought it from in 1978ish. Car has not been PA inspected since 1976. Guy I bought the car from drove it very little when a young man. Parked it in PA weather for 5 years then sent it to uncle in Fort Myers FLA. At this time nose cone is getting pretty bad. Trunk floor has some issues. Uncle was not a restoration expert and decided to spray bomb the car to "preserve" it. Whole car is brown rustolem primered. Found 4 rusted spray cans in trunk.

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#2429322 - 01/05/18 12:28 AM Re: Barn Find Bird [Re: GRAYBO]
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Everyone wants to know my plans for this car. I am not a big dollar car collector or a Know it all MOPAR guru. But I've heard about this car since I was young and got a chance to buy it.

So.... I plan to clean the points, put the starter back in, get the motor running. Get the brakes working. Then drive the car this summer in present condition.. Next winter, start a full restoration, which, to my surprise will not need to be extensive. I will be able to keep all sheet metal except trunk floor. Cant wait to see how it drives on the old suspension.

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#2429494 - 01/05/18 01:30 PM Re: Barn Find Bird [Re: GRAYBO]
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Can you remove the primer and save the original paint? I would look into that route. The original paint might be pretty good under that protective layer of primer.

The nose and wing were lacquer and went bad before rest of the enamel body paint.

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#2429505 - 01/05/18 01:50 PM Re: Barn Find Bird [Re: blewbyu]
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Loc: Harleysville, PA USA
Thank you for replacing the wheels on that primer Super Bird! I started to get ill, and luckily scrolled down just in time to save myself!

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#2429759 - 01/05/18 11:18 PM Re: Barn Find Bird [Re: Tommy D]
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Originally Posted By Tommy D
Thank you for replacing the wheels on that primer Super Bird! I started to get ill, and luckily scrolled down just in time to save myself!


I was sick hauling that Bird home with the Donk wheels on it. Had one kid ask me if it was a drifting car. confused


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#2430159 - 01/06/18 05:36 PM Re: Barn Find Bird [Re: GRAYBO]
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