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Author Topic: Operation Superbird: Bringing the Lemon-Twist Bird back to life  (Read 20011 times)
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« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2015, 08:20:48 PM »

Great Pics. and keep up the good work.
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« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2015, 09:03:13 AM »

http://www.wwnboa.org/patik.htm     Now the SuperBird body requires another special step, the application of heat-curing "Plastisol" one-part filler around the rear window plug. Since the car will have a vinyl roof (purposely), only shaping and rough sanding of the joint area is necessary. This avoids the time-consuming (and toxic) joint-leading process that is performed at the roof-quarter joints on all cars without a vinyl roof.
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« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2015, 01:55:22 PM »

Pardon me if you've already been through this...

It looks more Sunfire Yellow than Lemon Twist to me, even accounting for fade.  However, looking at pics on the net of the colors - do some add more 'Lemon' to the 'Twist' part when they restore?  Because some examples are super bright yellow.  These two images are both reported as Lemon Twist but quite a difference in color, and yours looks close to the second example.



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« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2015, 08:23:26 AM »

That issue of having to redrill the holes for the diamond plates showed up on my car as well.


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« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2015, 06:07:41 PM »




I just love this darker yellow colour.   2thumbs  2thumbs  2thumbs
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« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2015, 07:33:47 PM »

That issue of having to redrill the holes for the diamond plates showed up on my car as well.

Lordy!!!!  That thing is clean inside !!!  2thumbs
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« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2015, 07:07:11 PM »

Yes, thanks, it is a very rust free car.  I attribute this to the fact that it almost never runs and, fortunately, has been stored inside all its life.  lol
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« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2015, 09:40:20 PM »

Pardon me if you've already been through this...

It looks more Sunfire Yellow than Lemon Twist to me, even accounting for fade.  However, looking at pics on the net of the colors - do some add more 'Lemon' to the 'Twist' part when they restore?  Because some examples are super bright yellow.  These two images are both reported as Lemon Twist but quite a difference in color, and yours looks close to the second example.

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« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2015, 07:40:09 AM »

Yes, thanks, it is a very rust free car.  I attribute this to the fact that it almost never runs and, fortunately, has been stored inside all its life.  lol

I'd get in there and spray all the bare metal in the trunk with something like this... I spray all my cars.. It protects and seals the metal with a clear coating. This way, you can see what's going on with the metal over time ( unlike primers and paints ).

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« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2016, 10:18:05 PM »

Well, after a long hiatus, I have done some stuff to the Bird.... Well, not so much doing anything as opposed to checking things and finding missing parts...
Today?
1. Thanks to John, Green Hornet, I now have the proper lower left dash section that was missing. Luckily, it is an original part.
2. Tinkering in the garage, I grabbed the matches headlamp bucket assemblies to see if the vacuum pods still worked and if the buckets would do what they are supposed to do. After all, really hasn't done anything since 84/85.. Tada!!! They worked..

https://youtu.be/F4Ch05jj6u4  <<< link to bucket video..


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« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2016, 04:08:21 PM »

Just found 2 corners like that in my shed got the pieces over the glovebox to
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« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2016, 04:48:20 PM »

Just found 2 corners like that in my shed got the pieces over the glovebox to

What about the center section Dave for non-a/c..

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« Reply #37 on: February 06, 2016, 05:12:35 PM »

Dont think I have that piece
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« Reply #38 on: February 06, 2016, 05:28:59 PM »

Looks like this. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-MOPAR-B-BODY-LOWER-4-SPEED-RALLY-DASH-TRIM-CHARGER-GTX-SUPER-BEE-/321877549188?hash=item4af165a084:g:0ikAAOSwiLdWCABr&vxp=mtr
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1970 EV2 Superbird RM23UOA174597
1970 FY1 Superbird RM23UOA166242
1970 EV2 Superbird RM23VOA179697
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1970 Coronet RT WS23UOA224126
1970 Daytona Clone XP29GOG178701
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« Reply #39 on: February 06, 2016, 06:55:54 PM »


Thanks Dave. That one is pretty used up unfortunately...
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« Reply #40 on: February 06, 2016, 07:02:17 PM »

I have one with one small crack . Good otherwise.
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« Reply #41 on: February 23, 2016, 02:24:00 PM »

Picture update...

Well, seems I can press forward with the body and paint part of this resurrection.

1. one last shot of the backside all together..
2. close up of the good passenger side rear taillamp area.
3. damaged driver's side.. I do have a NOS quarter extension to go there  2thumbs
4. taillamp assemblies out


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« Reply #42 on: February 23, 2016, 02:26:20 PM »

1. wing washers, you can see where the factory spot welds have broke.
2. rear window / plug area is in real good shape, filler panel has some rust due to debris setting in two areas and getting wet via the lower corner rust holes in the window plug, may or may not have to replace, we'll see..
3. original and NOS
4. inside is pretty clean too


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« Reply #43 on: February 23, 2016, 02:55:33 PM »

1. wind deflectors about to come off.
2. unique screws for the deflectors
3. underside of the rear crossmember, all in pretty good shape ( oh yeah, what does the wire clip hold, which wire? )
4. bumper off


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« Reply #44 on: February 23, 2016, 02:56:04 PM »

temporary storage..  icon_smile_big


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« Reply #45 on: February 23, 2016, 04:03:53 PM »

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« Reply #46 on: February 23, 2016, 05:28:27 PM »

So it begins...  2thumbs

"Wire clip", all I see is the tab to hold the fuel tank filler neck!
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« Reply #47 on: February 23, 2016, 08:26:32 PM »

So it begins...  2thumbs

"Wire clip", all I see is the tab to hold the fuel tank filler neck!


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« Reply #48 on: February 23, 2016, 08:42:44 PM »

Ah.. I see.. licence plate light wire.
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« Reply #49 on: February 24, 2016, 05:46:48 AM »

Ah.. I see.. licence plate light wire.

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