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Author Topic: Operation Superbird: Bringing the Lemon-Twist Bird back to life  (Read 18456 times)
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« Reply #175 on: November 14, 2016, 05:13:21 PM »

nose is getting there..


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« Reply #176 on: November 15, 2016, 02:12:10 AM »

Perfect work
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« Reply #177 on: November 15, 2016, 07:24:08 AM »

Nice cheers  You may have the bird done before the 500 brickwall
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« Reply #178 on: December 03, 2016, 10:30:34 AM »

Operation Superbird:
Well, the peak of the mountain in terms of body repair has been reach, panels going back on/in... Here Buddy Smith, aka Smitty, has installed the trunk pan, mocked up the rear filler panel and started repairing/replacing the water gutter area at the trunk/quarter union ( there was rust through there ). But, the main part of the gutters have remained original. Great since that's where body number stamps are... Looking good thus far !!!
We choose the trunk half options since we didn't want to remove the rear taillamp panel since it was in great shape... He as also positioned and attached the special wing washers to the quarters. The wing support brackets and scissor jack hold-down plate stud will be attached soon. I need to mock up the scissor jack since the factory had the stud too close to the quarter and the scissor jack assembly wouldn't fit right. I could position everything, but the hold-down bracket wouldn't fit over the stud


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« Reply #179 on: December 03, 2016, 10:31:20 AM »

some more of the wing washer attach weld.


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« Reply #180 on: December 03, 2016, 10:58:03 AM »

Looking GOOD !! Don't forget your nose jack bolt !
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« Reply #181 on: December 03, 2016, 12:11:59 PM »

Looking GOOD !! Don't forget your nose jack bolt !

Not forgotten... The original was placed in such a way that the hold down plate wouldn't fit. So, when I go back up there next time, I will bring the jack and the hold down plate and mock it up.. It has to go inboard a wee bit more.. The support brackets will be be added at the same time, but we have the original trunk extensions, so they can be placed back to their original locations.

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« Reply #182 on: December 08, 2016, 08:54:31 AM »

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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« Reply #183 on: December 08, 2016, 09:07:01 AM »

Coming along nicely...man that is a lot of metal fab going on and a good job doing it!
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« Reply #184 on: December 08, 2016, 09:41:43 AM »

Coming along nicely...man that is a lot of metal fab going on and a good job doing it!

This is the worst part of the car in terms of complexity......
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« Reply #185 on: December 08, 2016, 09:45:15 AM »

Coming along nicely...man that is a lot of metal fab going on and a good job doing it!

This is the worst part of the car in terms of complexity......
True and this car is in the right hands 2thumbs

It will truly be a rust free body once it is completed....
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« Reply #186 on: December 30, 2016, 08:32:49 PM »

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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« Reply #187 on: January 03, 2017, 06:24:02 PM »

Looking good Troy!  2thumbs
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« Reply #188 on: January 25, 2017, 06:27:31 PM »

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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« Reply #189 on: January 25, 2017, 06:28:26 PM »

some more..
Can anyone guess the Challenger (year and model)?


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« Reply #190 on: January 25, 2017, 06:30:06 PM »

finally for today...


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« Reply #191 on: January 25, 2017, 07:04:17 PM »

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« Reply #192 on: February 01, 2017, 12:54:13 PM »

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« Reply #193 on: February 01, 2017, 01:37:02 PM »

Nice progress cheers
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« Reply #194 on: February 11, 2017, 09:38:31 PM »

Smitty, aka Buddy Smith, has been diligent on the Superbird of late. Between the Challenger T/A and my Superbird, he has struck a nice balance of production and more importantly for him ( and me ), he's having fun.. Nothing better than a restoration guy who enjoys what he's doing. Of late he finished up the priming and prepping the sheetmetal to include the roof, floorpans and around the original Road Runner rear window prior to installing the rear window plug back in...
I keep forgetting to put in a plug for him..
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« Reply #195 on: February 11, 2017, 09:39:22 PM »

 More


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« Reply #196 on: February 13, 2017, 07:39:43 AM »

Nice work by the King!
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« Reply #197 on: June 03, 2017, 12:05:30 PM »

Been awhile on an update, thought I'd pass something along......
Mr. Smitty has been at it.. Here are the latest from him on the work on the Superbird. More work done on the quarters and passenger side components being installed in fit-testing... Looking good !! Even have the original door hinges restored..

1. Original hinges restored.
2. Passenger door installed
3. Looking good
4. still good,,,


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« Reply #198 on: June 03, 2017, 12:08:06 PM »

Some more: Jun 3rd.

1. Gaps look good..
2. Front passenger looking great. Driver's will be even better. Original sheetmetal was in great original shape
3. Door closer
4. Finally


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« Reply #199 on: June 04, 2017, 09:53:26 AM »

Troy,
 Nice progress on your Superbird!
Thanks for sharing the pictures.
I can't wait to see it all in the same primer.
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