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« on: October 21, 2007, 11:43:59 AM »

Can anyone help me locate Dale Reeker ? I have a couple questions to ask him pretaining to the history of my car. If you know of a friend of Dales that i could have ask for me that would also be helpful.  thanks
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2007, 04:16:49 PM »

If and when you find him, I would love to ask several questions about other cars too. I know yours though is listed as being his car.
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2007, 04:51:24 PM »

If he is still around? You think he would have been at one of those wingcar events as a guest speaker .As past etc engineers have done.Im sure I and the rest of us on this board.Would like to see a layout of detail pictures of the 287970 #501 daytona

http://wwnboa.org/eeatawr.htm
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1970 FY1 Superbird RM23UOA166242
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1970 Coronet RT WS23UOA224126
1970 Daytona Clone XP29GOG178701
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2007, 07:16:51 PM »

Annie did a search and found a Dale Reeker in San Diego. No phone number but a po box. PM me if you want the address.
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1970 FY1 Superbird RM23UOA166242
1970 EV2 Superbird RM23VOA179697
1968 426 Road Runner RM21J8A134509
1970 Coronet RT WS23UOA224126
1970 Daytona Clone XP29GOG178701
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2007, 07:39:58 PM »

Hmmmm, photo's of the Reeker car?

Gene, what is your opinion on the pics we looked at on Saturday? Same front fenders as on the Reeker car? I resized the photo's, but not on posting them or not. Due to not being the one seeing the Reeker car in the last few days, can't say for certain.

If you think so then I'll post them.
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2007, 05:59:18 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2007, 06:15:58 PM »

Is that the same car as in this article
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1970 FY1 Superbird RM23UOA166242
1970 EV2 Superbird RM23VOA179697
1968 426 Road Runner RM21J8A134509
1970 Coronet RT WS23UOA224126
1970 Daytona Clone XP29GOG178701
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2007, 07:09:42 AM »

Hmmmm, photo's of the Reeker car?

Gene, what is your opinion on the pics we looked at on Saturday? Same front fenders as on the Reeker car? I resized the photo's, but not on posting them or not. Due to not being the one seeing the Reeker car in the last few days, can't say for certain.

It's hard to say if the photos are of the Reeker car or not.  I looked closely at a couple of the photos I took of the car, and there is not a seam on the Reeker car's fender right above the marker lights as in the pictures from Detroit.  That doesn't mean much since they could easily have put another set of modified fenders on the car before completing its conversion, but the '70 style side marker connection makes it a distinct possibility they are the same car.  If those are the original fenders it would certainly indicate the Reeker car was an early build (still not 100% sure about calling it "the prototype" just yet).  Perhaps John can talk with Les Bowman sometime to confirm that the fenders are original to the car, although he and I both suspect that is the case.

The pictures are in B&W which doesn't help much in proving or disproving which car it is - especially since there's no way to tell if they had painted the test-fit fenders the color of the car just yet.  It also looks like the nosecone is fiberglass to me, but it's difficult to tell.


If you think so then I'll post them.

I don't know whether they fall under the category of information we are honor-bound to "protect" or not...   scratchchin   Guess not since they're already posted...   icon_smile_big

BTW, that last picture is one of the 'Birds from Creative Wink
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2007, 03:51:57 PM »

I didn't figure any harm in the photo's, but am pretty sure on other stuff. I know the last one is of a Superbird, and messed up when posting the pics, as I had resized all of the photo's, and had forgot which numbers were the daytona and which were the superbirds.

Did you get any pictures from the inside of the fender of those marker holes that are filled in? Just wondering.
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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2007, 04:15:09 PM »

Yes, I did get some pictures showing the bezel outline from the inside, but I won't post them without the owner's OK.  Haven't had the chance to ask him how much he wants that sort of stuff publicized just yet...
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« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2007, 04:26:19 PM »

Ah I see. I put my foot in my mouth a lot don't I?  slap

I'll sit back and shut up now.


So how was the soccer game.
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« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2007, 04:44:15 PM »

Speaking of early superbird development pictures didnt .Ken N obtain some.From a ebay auction sometime back .And vowed to furnish all those pictures for all to see on the website
 



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Are they still going to be seen on the aero warriors site.
 
Question & Answer Answered On ebay on the booklet
 
Q:  Your photos are not in focus. Will you reshoot them please. What is the history of this booklet? Did it come from the factory? Apr-28-07
A:   I included two more pictures however they are not the best due to my camera. One is of the nose cone and the other is of the installation instructions. I bought this information from a collector back in 1981. Thanks.
Q:  hello, im starting to build a 1970 superbird replica for my 80 year old father,[he had one of these cars in the early 70's],is it possible to buy a set of copys of your orignal blueprints,it would be a shame for me to buy these and ruin them building a car, as these are to important to a real superbird owner thanks for your time,tommy Apr-28-07
A:   Because of the age of these prints I do not want to start making copies of them. Someone else asked the same question and I gave them the same respose. Thanks for asking and good luck.
Q:  could you please tell me how many pages are in this blue print booklet and dose it cover the complete superbird change over or just the nose cone area Thank You Rob Apr-27-07
A:   These prints cover everything. NASCAR part installation, Lynch Rd. Installation, nose cone, wiring harness, wing struts, etc. Most of the dates on the prints are 9-26-69 so you know they are from the time frame. Thanks.
Q:  how many pages are included in the binder?? What else is included in the binder?? Are you going to be at the mopar swap meet this Sunday at Centerline?? If you are I would like to see it to see if I am interested in bidding on this. Thanks Dale Apr-26-07
A:   I don't have a count on the pages. But to estimate there a about 80-100 prints of the pieces and installation instructions. There is nothing else included but what is described. I was not going to attend the swat meet. Trust me, you won't be disapointed in this piece of history. Thanks. Depending on the day/time I may be willing to meet closer to my location so you can see this
 
 
 
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1970 FY1 Superbird RM23UOA166242
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1968 426 Road Runner RM21J8A134509
1970 Coronet RT WS23UOA224126
1970 Daytona Clone XP29GOG178701
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« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2007, 04:58:05 PM »

I made it home in time for the game, but not by a whole lot.  When I went back to drop the paperwork off after supper, there was a whole 'nother stack of stuff set out for me to look at so I didnt' hit the road to go back home until after 1am.  A couple of Rest Area naps and 9.5hours of driving later, I got home at 1:30pm.  Very long trip & weekend, but well worth it considering the historical significance of the cars and paperwork.  It's really odd that the photos we found in Detroit may have been of the car I saw for the first time a day-and-a-half earlier, since I might not have made the connection otherwise (or at least as quickly).

Jonathan's team won the soccer game 4-3, and took either 1st or 2nd in their division.  He thinks he is wrapping up his soccer career though.  He's at that age where the talent level really starts to spike up with some of the boys, so he sorta got left behind at times - plus his coach was one of those guys who has a bullhorn-type voice, was constantly barking orders at the kids, berating the ref's, and used both a clipboard & whistle.  For a group of 3rd grade boys.  rotz  He did learn a lot about playing soccer, but I think he's a little turned off on soccer now.  Baseball's his thing anyway, so we're not too disappointed.  UPWARDS Basketball starts the 2nd week of January, so we have a few weeks off...

Sorry for the thread hijack, John!


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« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2007, 07:27:52 PM »

So I take it in the hours we were gone he found the ellusive pages he was looking for.
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« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2007, 05:35:14 PM »

Dug up this old auction  http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1970-Superbird-Factory-Blue-Prints_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ34218QQihZ007QQitemZ170106333763QQrdZ1
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1970 EV2 Superbird RM23UOA174597
1970 FY1 Superbird RM23UOA166242
1970 EV2 Superbird RM23VOA179697
1968 426 Road Runner RM21J8A134509
1970 Coronet RT WS23UOA224126
1970 Daytona Clone XP29GOG178701
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« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2012, 03:46:15 PM »

Dale Reeker is my father.  Anyone interested in contacting him, I can help.
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« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2012, 03:55:12 PM »

Wow, talk about a jaw dropping first post!  Welcome to the group.
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« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2012, 04:04:37 PM »

we have a bingo!

welcome aboard, and prepare for the ride.
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« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2012, 05:13:15 PM »

Dale Reeker is my father.  Anyone interested in contacting him, I can help.

Sent you p.m.
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« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2012, 04:53:03 AM »

 "Yes, I did get some pictures showing the bezel outline from the inside, but I won't post them without the owner's OK.  Haven't had the chance to ask him how much he wants that sort of stuff publicized just yet... "

Chrysler owns the copyright of the photos!!  Who can you ask there??  LOL
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