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Author Topic: 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible Project  (Read 1579 times)

Scott

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« on: November 15, 2009, 06:49:27 AM »

Here are some before and after shots of my restoration.  I estimate the restoration will be complete by January.  All that's really left to do is install the glass and power window regulators (vents too), button up the interior and install 15" Magnum 500's.  I took the car all the way down to a rolling shell and restored/replaced virtually everything.  This car is hard to find parts for.  Luckily, it was 99% complete to start.
 
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2009, 09:15:00 AM »

God Bless you for saving a great car!!... that is a fabulous job!! Do
you know of Don Rook in Arkansas? He is the man for 300 parts. Looks
like you don't need much now though.

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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2009, 10:13:42 AM »

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God Bless you for saving a great car!!... that is a fabulous job!! Do you know of Don Rook in Arkansas? He is the man for 300 parts. Looks like you don't need much now though.

 
Thanks!  I've never heard of Don.  Does he have a website?
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2009, 10:19:31 AM »


Don't know, he was big in the 300 Club, lived near Allentown PA and
then moved to Arkansas, back when I had a 300C in the late 80s. I
bought a '62 Polara 500 'vert basket case from him in PA around 1978. A
country boy type, not a snotty guy, he had dozens of 300s and many
Imps.  I'm sure you could track him down thru the club website or
something, or just Google him.

 
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2009, 10:54:53 AM »

Where did you get the "cardboard" trim pieces for the trunk sides?
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2009, 11:18:14 AM »

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Where did you get the "cardboard" trim pieces for the trunk sides?





 
Gary Goers.  www.garygoers.com
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2009, 12:33:33 PM »




 
That is all....

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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2009, 05:50:56 AM »

Wow... .What kinda polish did you use on that paint? ;o)

The car looks awesome! congrats.
I really like that console between the seats. I once bought a console for my '64 NY and secretly tried fitting it in my '65 300 convertible, but alas it didn't fit of course without major modifications.
Now seeing your car with a console make me want to have on in mine aswell again.



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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2009, 09:28:29 AM »

Great work!  The '65 Chryslers are my favorite!
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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2009, 01:58:04 PM »

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Yeah what Stan said!!!! WOW!!!
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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2009, 05:27:30 PM »

Once again your attention to detail, and down right hard work, has paid off in what is a top notch car..........Well Done!!
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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2009, 05:36:09 PM »

Thanks for the kind words guys! 
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« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2009, 07:01:08 PM »

I'm just waiting for it to be done.  Then I'll know what mine is supposed to look like.
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« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2009, 05:56:52 AM »

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I'm just waiting for it to be done.  Then I'll know what mine is supposed to look like.

 
Thanks Dan.  Don't forget, it's you and your car that have helped me with quite a few of the details.  I've been waiting 2 1/2 years for it to be done! 
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« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2009, 09:02:24 PM »

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Glad to help, and I have actually learned quite a bit looking at your photos as well.
 
I've had mine 7 years now, and every year I plan some projects and about half of them get done, but it's still fun to drive, and that's what is important to me.
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