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« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2016, 04:42:29 PM »

Its back in Illinois!  My Buddy Joe Moosbichler called me last week and told me it was at Midwest Muscle Cars, so we drove up there to check it out. 
I am perplexed by the restoration, however.  Obviously they kept it Petty Blue instead of the Vitamin C, and they painted the bottom of the car. But thins I noticed like incorrect hardware holding the exhaust hangers on, and details incorrectly finished.  This car was restored by a high end Mopar restoration shop.  They replaced the trunk floor which had nothing more the scaling.  There were not even any pinholes.  The linkage is missing for the reverse lockout from the pistol grip to the steering column.  The body gaps are not perfect, nor is the body perfectly blocked, I am OK with the last 2 because that is the way it was built, but if you are going to do that, why not seal the bottom and just hit it with overspray the way the factory did?  If it were me I would have done the bottom of the car with the orange overspray and then paint the car Petty Blue.  The Suspension pieces are all painted incorrectly which is another Bummer because this car still had the grease pen markings and paint dabs from the production line.  Nevertheless it was nice to see it again, and know its in good hands.









Crazy that the Keychain is still with the car, It was the keychain I got with it when I bought it back in California in 1987...

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« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2016, 05:49:03 PM »

Radiator cap is loose.
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« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2016, 07:09:34 PM »

This car was restored by a high end Mopar restoration shop.  They replaced the trunk floor which had nothing more the scaling.  There were not even any pinholes.  The linkage is missing for the reverse lockout from the pistol grip to the steering column.  The body gaps are not perfect, nor is the body perfectly blocked, I am OK with the last 2 because that is the way it was built, but if you are going to do that, why not seal the bottom and just hit it with overspray the way the factory did?  If it were me I would have done the bottom of the car with the orange overspray and then paint the car Petty Blue.  The Suspension pieces are all painted incorrectly which is another Bummer because this car still had the grease pen markings and paint dabs from the production line.  Nevertheless it was nice to see it again...

No, it was absolutely NOT restored by a high end shop.  It was restored by Ken Presley, who goes by the handle Hemi Tyme on the boards.   He really is a full time home builder who happens to restore a few cars for friends on nights and weekends.   He does do VERY nice work.  I believe he did the car the way Dave Schultz wanted it done.

I've seen the car, and it's pretty kick ass gorgeous.  But no way was it a six figure restoration. 
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« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2016, 07:30:13 PM »

What is the steel tube in the boot? (aka trunk)

It's an Evap cannister for the California Emission package. The trunk floor did not need to be replaced IMHO. It could have been saved pretty easily. The car is not supposed to have the chrome exhaust tips either it came with turndowns.

Yep, my California Charger still has it.
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« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2016, 08:32:56 PM »

This car was restored by a high end Mopar restoration shop.  They replaced the trunk floor which had nothing more the scaling.  There were not even any pinholes.  The linkage is missing for the reverse lockout from the pistol grip to the steering column.  The body gaps are not perfect, nor is the body perfectly blocked, I am OK with the last 2 because that is the way it was built, but if you are going to do that, why not seal the bottom and just hit it with overspray the way the factory did?  If it were me I would have done the bottom of the car with the orange overspray and then paint the car Petty Blue.  The Suspension pieces are all painted incorrectly which is another Bummer because this car still had the grease pen markings and paint dabs from the production line.  Nevertheless it was nice to see it again...

No, it was absolutely NOT restored by a high end shop.  It was restored by Ken Presley, who goes by the handle Hemi Tyme on the boards.   He really is a full time home builder who happens to restore a few cars for friends on nights and weekends.   He does do VERY nice work.  I believe he did the car the way Dave Schultz wanted it done.

I've seen the car, and it's pretty kick ass gorgeous.  But no way was it a six figure restoration. 

The consensus that Joe and I came up with is it looks like it was restored by a Chevy guy.  It looks nice but no where near correct.  It is like it was restored to "Driver" status, but then the floors and wheelwells are painted so you can't drive it?  I would say go one way or the other, it is hit and miss.  It looks good but not right. IMHO it was better as a "Survivor" back when I or Dave Kanofsky owned it.
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« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2016, 09:31:50 PM »

Don't know how you can call the car driver grade.  It's better than nice enough for most of us.  I'd say it's as good or better than 90 percent of the cars out there for sale.  That last ten percent is the expensive part.

Ken has two Superbirds of his own.  He is no Chevy guy.   
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« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2016, 07:21:32 AM »

I can't believe the leather foot keychain has stayed with the car!  
I'm also glad the signatures survived the restoration, particularly the late Ray Nichels.
I gotta go check it out.

I wonder how it ended up at Midwest?  Last I knew it was at Apex in WI...

Edit: AHHH...I was thinking Midwest Car Exchange in Alsip, not the Midwest up in Lake Zurich, which is much closer to WI.
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« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2016, 07:31:25 AM »

Nice Birdy, but...

If and when you take a car apart, you TAKE PICTURES, lots of them...!
Its not hard, its the 21st Century...
Everything you find can be copied.
If not copied then its still on FILE...

Certain Folks are removing whole panels to fix a 6 inch square rust hole???
Its not RESTO, its Replacement of major body sections, with badly pressed wobbly recycled washing machines... scratchchin scratchchin scratchchin
Or even worse NISSAN'S... eek eek eek

A friend of mine restored a 70 Plymouth twenty years ago, and is doing it again because the Taiwanese/Chinese panels rusted out even though they have never seen Wet weather... slap

I was always told by my restorer friend in LA, ''save as much ORIGINAL metal as possible'' especially on the UNIBODY!!! 2thumbs

This Quarter is probably tooo far gone? pity


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« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2016, 08:00:09 AM »

Maybe a NEW Nose?

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« Reply #34 on: March 18, 2016, 02:45:55 PM »

I can't believe the leather foot keychain has stayed with the car!  
I'm also glad the signatures survived the restoration, particularly the late Ray Nichels.
I gotta go check it out.

I wonder how it ended up at Midwest?  Last I knew it was at Apex in WI...

Edit: AHHH...I was thinking Midwest Car Exchange in Alsip, not the Midwest up in Lake Zurich, which is much closer to WI.

It was picked up and is being stored / maintained at Midwest in LZ, they had nothing else to do with it.  The current owner is a client of theirs, and has 10+ cars he keeps there and rotates in and out.  It sounds like he does drive them and use them, so that is good news.

The story I got about the car is the previous owner in NY is part of this:

https://waste-management-world.com/a/waste-mafia-charged-in-new-york

and was indicted so he had to sell off his assets.
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« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2016, 02:49:47 PM »

Don't know how you can call the car driver grade.  It's better than nice enough for most of us.  I'd say it's as good or better than 90 percent of the cars out there for sale.  That last ten percent is the expensive part.

Ken has two Superbirds of his own.  He is no Chevy guy.    

The paint on the car is very nice, and looks good especially to the casual observer, but I obviously know that car inside and out, and I believe if you are going to restore a car that was really a survivor, it should be perfect when finished.

The way it is now, it would s do poorly in a judged concours fhow, as many details are wrong, and it would not do well at a judged show because the panel fit is not perfect, nor are the panels. If it were me and I restored it while leaving it blue I would have painted the bottom grey with orange overspray and undercoating to make it a true day 2 resto. 
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« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2016, 03:45:47 PM »

I don't want to be negative on the restoration. Everybody has their preference. A saw the Orange/Petty car before Dave K owned it and Murph still had it. Always loved the story on how the dealer had to paint it Petty Blue to sell it. Had heard dealers did that, but here was one of those cars. The underneath had the orange paint showing and wax/paint marks. That history (IMHO), and remaining orange paint, made the car so interesting.  I never thought the trunk floor would need to be replaced, super clean underneath - but maybe there was some issue besides rust.
Oh, and BTW Murph, if you had sold it to me and not Dave, I never would have changed your trunk floor! -LOL! (Sorry Dave - j/k).
A 6-pack 4-speed, California specific emissions, non console, repainted to be sold car: Wow. Great car.
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« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2016, 04:59:29 PM »

 drool5 drool5 drool5 drool5 drool5 drool5 drool5 I love it, I want it!! Someone buy it and give it to me!!! Please!!!
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« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2016, 07:33:00 AM »

Oh, and BTW Murph, if you had sold it to me and not Dave, I never would have changed your trunk floor! -LOL! (Sorry Dave - j/k).
A 6-pack 4-speed, California specific emissions, non console, repainted to be sold car: Wow. Great car.

Hey Steve - I'm innocent  angel
No way I would have changed out the trunk pan either - It's the Dave that I sold it to fault!  yesnod

It is a great car  2thumbs
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« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2017, 02:11:14 PM »

Found this picture of the car before Dave K owned it. I believe that is in Murphy's storage building. I had my car there also. Bought Murph's Chrysler 300: I should of upgraded to the 'Bird - lol!


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« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2017, 11:46:23 AM »

Wonderin' where it is now.  Heard it sold later last year, supposedly in the NW 'burbs of Chicago.

Any sightings?
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