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Cars > Challenges > “superbird” Vs “Justa 66”

 

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typhoonsierra99

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Vintondale, Pennsylvania
United States

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Justa6

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1970 Plymouth Superbird

“superbird”

1966 Pontiac GTO

“Justa 66”

 
Photo of: 1970 Plymouth Superbird

No longer owned

Photo of: 1966 Pontiac GTO
 

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About “superbird”

This was my dads old superbird he bought it new back way back when, she was originaly white but back then my dad says it was lame so lime green it had a vinyl roof factory four speed and yes she was a original hemi car he told me the car was so poorly desgined for the road you had to go 75-80 to keep it cool not that it had a problem doing it as you can tell by the pic's he relly dident like the car he was more interested in the camaro he ended up trading the superbird in on a used caddy for my pap because they needed a car and get this... they dident like the caddy.

About “Justa 66”


This is my 66 GTO resto from racecar project. Original owners son had the car and wouldn't know a socket wrench from a hammer. He showed me pic's of his Dad with the front wheels waaay up in the air. Thumpin 396 ...This thing hooks! Ended up in the sons yard N sunk in the mudd. Before loading it on the trailer he wanted the dryrotted slicks and skinney's. He gave a set of 14in rims that I had to put tires on to move it, and a bunch of other stuff. OMG It was the alot of original interior, Some the chrome trim off the car, seats, and boxes of misc parts!
After gettin it home, like any gearhead spent a couple O days gettin the THUMPIN 396 to fire up. The front end was sooo trashed the only time I've driven the car was 2 houses down to the end of the street. Where I almost nailed the stop sign when the only working brake locked up on the front pass side. Rebuilt the entire frontend and upgraded to drilled/slotted disk brake system. Being a Pontiac purest, I still can't believe I found a running, in the showcar, 421 SD tripower motor. Gbye Chevy. But after pullin the motor confirmed a couple of major frame issues. Torque twist, bending the dr side front up. Have waited all summer to get it in to the frame shop when the owner had some time to work/measure by hand. Somethin tells me this is gonna cost! YEP I had to replace the frame, then transfer the all new suspension pieces from the ol frame. Front to rear. Floorpans/braces/all suspension on/body is back on the frame...Til rust do ya part! 4-23 Engines in, headers slide right into place! No clearance issues. Flowmaster CHALLENGE 50 Delta's (Thankz everyone) Got my 1st ride Aug 16th! Lot of small things to weed out and upgrade.

 

Specs for “superbird”

4spd
hemi
vinyl roof
dual exhaust
? thats all I knew about it

Specs for “Justa 66”

GOT my Pontiac 350 trans!!! Does have a 12bolt posi...4:11 rearend and period correct ladder bar setup.

 

Factory Options for “superbird”

No factory options listed.

Factory Options for “Justa 66”

The car was original 4spd, 389 single carb. No A/C, bucket seats, factory gauge cluster, tach in dash. Ok to save weight they cut out every inch of wiring in the car! Wire for wire have replaced all lighting N turn sig's. building my own harness. Dash wiring is now complete.

 

Mods for “superbird”

painted it lime green

Mods for “Justa 66”

Complete new front suspension, tie rods ect, disk brake upgrade. 421 HAS taken its rightful spot between the framerails., New Craigers 14in F 15in R with Sticky Mickeys on all 4 corners. New floorpans/braces, body mounts, new body mount perches, replaced one grill and both turnsig's in front, All new rocker/wheelwell chrome. Old stuff didn't survive storage well. Even found a factory AM radio to fill the hole in dash. Only took 4yrs to find or build every part to complete the car. Seats reupolstered will be the next $$ spent.




 

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