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FK5 Deep Burnt Orange Superbird

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  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Adelaide, Australia
FK5 Deep Burnt Orange Superbird
Posted by mopar mad aussie on Friday, February 16, 2007 11:35 PM
Iwas searching my 1:1 references and the forum for ideas for future projects and thought a FK5 Superbird would like cool. Now i found 3 pictures and 1 thread in my search. My question is what drive train did this bird have hemi? 6 barrel or 4 barrel? Manual or auto trans? My other question is why have i seen some body coloured and some blacked out taillight panels on the 70 GTX, Roadrunner and Superbird. I have seen 1 Limelight Superbird with a blacked out taillight panel and others with body coloured. the majority of GTXs have the taillight panel blacked out with chrome trim to seperate the black from body colour. I,m thinking this black out would be standard on the GTX (with the chrome trim) but the Superbird i'm not so sure about.
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  • From: LIVE from Downtown Nowhere!!
Posted by lizardlust on Saturday, February 17, 2007 1:15 AM
The only one I am aware of was one owned by Mason Dixon, a Tampa area radio personality, and was featured in Musclecar Review in the late eighties. I remember it having the 375 horse 4-barrel 440, a column shifted automatic, and a black bench standard(Roadrunner) interior. This 'Bird had the body-colored taillight panel, and I THINK the "Plymouth" quarter panel decal was white. At one point this winged warrior was on display at Don Garlit's museum in Ocala, FL. Hope this points you in the right direction!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 17, 2007 7:05 AM
I can not answer your questions pertaining to the 1.1 Superbird's equipment (looks like "lizardlust" has done that just fine). However, I can give you the proper information as to the 70 Belvedere GTX and Road Runner Superbird rear body panel trim. All 70 Road Runner Superbird rear panels were trimmed without any blackout or moldings...identical to the non-Road Runner Superbird. All 1970 Belvedere GTX's had the black paint fill and modlings surrounding the "cove". In addition, the tail lamp lenses openings were trimmed in chrome, and carried different part numbers then the Road Runner, but are indentical to the "Sport Satellite" series.. This comes from the factory "Plymouth Salesman's Data Book", dated Sept. 1969, and the 1970-1971 Chrysler "Passenger Car Parts Catalog". If you have seen a Superbird with the rear body panel cove painted anything other then the body color...someone modified it. I also searched through the sales and parts bullitens...none applied to this topic. Hope this helps you! Blush Fury3
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  • From: MA, USA
Posted by Model Mark on Saturday, February 17, 2007 4:21 PM
Here's an article with pictures I scanned from the August 1991 issue of MOPAR ACTION Magazine (Harris Publications, NY,NY). I hope it helps!










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  • From: MA, USA
Posted by Model Mark on Saturday, February 17, 2007 4:22 PM
Here's the last page. MOPAR ACTION August 1991

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  • From: Indiana
Posted by wabatuckeun on Saturday, February 17, 2007 8:51 PM
AHA!!! I knew this beast existed!!!! The only "root beer" brown Superbird built!!!!Whew...I'm not crazy!!! Now it needs built in plastic.
On the 8th day God created the HEMI and all the Bosses and Rats ran away!!!!
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    January, 2007
  • From: Adelaide, Australia
Posted by mopar mad aussie on Sunday, February 18, 2007 12:22 AM
Thanks guys for the excellent info on this rare bird. It should'nt be to hard to build a replica of this car right down to the number palte! The Monogram Superbird kit has the bucket seat, console interior and the Monogram 71 Satelite kit has the 4v engine with auto trans, Keith Marks has the correct "bird" decals and a bit of scratch building for the auto shifter. I almost forgot i'll get a 71 Revell GTX kit for the rallye wheels. And as a bonus i can use the Sateleite and GTX kits for a future project. Once again thanks everyone for your help.
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    July, 2006
  • From: MA, USA
Posted by Model Mark on Sunday, February 18, 2007 10:30 AM
Hey, I'm glad to help a fellow modeler! Good luck on your build. Remember to post your finished version here for us to enjoy!
...."Keeping the hobby alive one model at a time"......
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    July, 2006
  • From: midwest
Posted by tflo454 on Sunday, February 18, 2007 11:33 AM
I'm jealous, that is a true rare find ! Good luck on your build and keep us posted !
Not one of us is as good as all of us.-Franklin
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    May, 2008
  • From: Lakeland, Florida
Posted by darkwanderer on Sunday, February 18, 2007 1:45 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by wabatuckeun

AHA!!! I knew this beast existed!!!! The only "root beer" brown Superbird built!!!!Whew...I'm not crazy!!! Now it needs built in plastic.

Actually, there's supposed to be two of them roaming around out there.
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Posted by Stevetbird on Thursday, April 11, 2019 11:29 AM

I've only seen one in Rootbeer. There are supposed to be 3 but.....I've build one with the correct coded paint.but I left the six pack on it and changed wheels

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  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, April 13, 2019 3:14 PM

Any photo's please?

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Posted by DAYTONA on Saturday, April 13, 2019 3:47 PM

...I just Googled Superbird Rootbeer and quite a few shots appeared...the Rootbeer ‘Bird” belonged to a friend of mine in Indy for a period of time, he sold it to a another friend of mine (Mason Dixon) in Tampa.....car was a 440,  column shift AT...it was on display at Garlits long ago as was my old F6 Green Daytona....last I knew, there were supposed to be 2, the famous one and a non restored car

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