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Author Topic: SuperBird "Plymouth" Decal placement questions.  (Read 189 times)
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« on: August 13, 2019, 08:47:10 AM »

Felt kinda brave this morning and grabbed one of the Plymouth Decals for the quarter and started to line it up. I'm following the cheat sheet I got from a DSAC newsletter years ago. I'm working on the drivers side first because I figured the lower part of the "Y" could be verified with the lower body line of the quarter and could give me a good starting point. I've looked at a lot of pictures of birds and it appears there's no rhyme or reason as to putting these decals on.  The cheat sheet says to use the dimensions off the rear side marker and make the decal level from there. When I look at the pictures of some of the birds that look to be correct it looks to me that the decal is level but the body is raked up in the back. What I was going to do was have the car on the ground and get the rockers level front to back than put the decals on Or do I put the car on the ground with it's natural stance and make the decals level that way.  
I know you guys have talk about before. If anyone has any links that would be great.
My Gustamate on the lower part of the Y is between 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 inch above the lower body line.

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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 11:29:47 AM »

Look at survivor car picts no two exact

1969 R4 Daytona XX29L9B410772
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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1961 Imperial. No wing car (yet), just fins.

« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 04:07:18 PM »

As an armchair Superbird enthusiast, I am hopeful to lay down some decals someday on one of my own. Take a string and masking tape one end to the quarter panel extension below the taillight, and bring it around along the whole quarter panel to at least the scoop taping it down. Make the string level and in line with your side marker top. That will set the pace for your straight appearance as you will see. Then go by your measurements in your instructions. Don’t be concerned with your cars ride height. Then it will be “straight as a string”.
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 06:30:48 PM »

Look at survivor car picts no two exact

The white decal car is Dads ( the original TakieMopar) original paint original decal car at the Elkhart Lake meet a couple years ago. Compare that one to the other two restored cars and the newsletters dimensions.

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