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Resurrection of the "Bird"

By BRS

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I finally began the disassemble process on the ’72 Road Runner. (Lots of pictures and notes) No surprises so far. In fact the more I take it apart the more I find that most of the parts are in really good shape and only need cleaning up and painting. This 38,000 mile original car was parked 20 plus years ago by the original owner due to brake failure. He wasn’t able to repair it, so it sat in a field for 12 years. I’ve had the car sitting in my shop for the past eight years and figured it was time to resurrect the “Bird”, especially since they began to produce parts for it now. Once disassembled, I’ll set it up on my new rotisserie and have it media blasted to see how much fun I’ll expect to have with the body work. In the mean time I’ll have to get some more “PB Blaster” and scrape up a few more knuckles.

UPDATE: June 13th, 2010

Well, finally got the "Bird" dis-assembled and on the rotisserie. Althought it took a little longer than expected (what doesn't?), things went better than I anticipated. The floors are perfect, except a small area on the driver's side as is the firewall and cowl area. There is also a small area in the trunk that will have to be replaced. The engine and transmission came out without a hitch. It's the first time I took one out from the bottom. Had it out in about ten minutes. Next is to cut out some of the rusted areas and get it over to the media blaster. I should have it in sealer within the next few weeks.

UPDATE: October 30th, 2010

Got the Road Runner back from the blaster today. "Blast From The Past", near Nashville did a great job on the car. What a difference it made. The car cleaned up real nice and it had less repair areas that I previously thought. The hood, doors, fenders and deck lid are perfect. I ordered some sheet metal and I'll begin the fixes very soon. I'm hoping to have it ready for paint by early spring. (maybe sooner).

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dirtman
Dec 14, 2010 at 4:22 pm
Sounds like you are on your way with it, can't wait to see the progress.
 
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CudaChick1968
Dec 14, 2010 at 11:37 am
Way to go! Keep up the great work.
Leanna
 
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rhonda
Jun 19, 2010 at 4:27 pm
I'm glad you are going to get to work on it finally.
 
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MEANlowGREEN
Jun 14, 2010 at 11:53 am
Great looking project. Looks like you found an excellent body to work with. Best wishes!
 
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tamatt79
Jun 14, 2010 at 10:15 am
and here i thought your refference to a "Bird" meant you were coming over to the good side with a Fire"Bird" lmao image good luck with this project.
 

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