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1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible Restoration Profile #745246
07/11/10 01:02 AM
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Enjoy....photos are chronological.

















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2007 Dodge Charger R/T, Road and Track Performance Group, Steel Blue 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible, 383 4V, 727TF, Factory Air, Spanish Red 1964 Pontiac GTO, Tri-Power, 4 Speed, Grenadier Red "What ain't no country I ever heard of. They speak English in What?" - Jules Winnfield
Re: 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible Restoration Profile [Re: rexus31] #745247
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2007 Dodge Charger R/T, Road and Track Performance Group, Steel Blue 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible, 383 4V, 727TF, Factory Air, Spanish Red 1964 Pontiac GTO, Tri-Power, 4 Speed, Grenadier Red "What ain't no country I ever heard of. They speak English in What?" - Jules Winnfield
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2007 Dodge Charger R/T, Road and Track Performance Group, Steel Blue 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible, 383 4V, 727TF, Factory Air, Spanish Red 1964 Pontiac GTO, Tri-Power, 4 Speed, Grenadier Red "What ain't no country I ever heard of. They speak English in What?" - Jules Winnfield
Re: 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible Restoration Profile [Re: rexus31] #745249
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All that's left are the hubcaps which I'm currently restoring.

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2007 Dodge Charger R/T, Road and Track Performance Group, Steel Blue 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible, 383 4V, 727TF, Factory Air, Spanish Red 1964 Pontiac GTO, Tri-Power, 4 Speed, Grenadier Red "What ain't no country I ever heard of. They speak English in What?" - Jules Winnfield
Re: 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible Restoration Profile [Re: rexus31] #745251
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That is beautiful!!!


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Re: 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible Restoration Profile [Re: bschargerse] #745252
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1966 Coronet more-door: FOR SALE
1967 Newport Conv: 440/4 speed
1969 GTX: 440/4 speed, TX9/TX9, A34, N96
1970 Super Bee: 383/4 speed F8/F8
1970 Coronet RT U Code 440/4 speed, A34, N96
1970 Road Runner convertible: 383/4 speed TX9
2001 Dodge 2500 HO CTD, 6 speed, 4x4 quad cab long bed
"The early bird may get the worm, but the 2nd mouse gets the cheese".
Re: 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible Restoration Profile [Re: rexus31] #745253
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It really shows your dedication to the hobby. Beautiful job!

Re: 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible Restoration Profile [Re: rhamson] #745254
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Thanks Guys!

I started restoring the hubcaps a couple days ago. Here's my progress so far.

For the chrome-like portions of the medallion I used a product from Spaz Stix called Mirror Chrome. This product is used in the R/C car hobby to emulate chrome on R/C Car Bodies. It is designed to be applied from the back so it produces a finish which is close to that from the factory.

http://www.spazstix.com/whatsnew.php?id=16

This is what I have to start with. All 4 are about in the same condition. The disks are in good shape; all I need to do is re-do the black stripes. The medallions are a mess but free from major cracks.





Step One:

Remove the spring ring holding the medallion in place. Using Easy Off Oven Cleaner (yellow can), remove as much of the original paint as possible. I got 99% of it off on the medallion below and I got lucky. The black paint in the "Three Hundred" grooves did not come off on this one. I won't be needing to get out the magnifying glass and the fine brush.



Step Two:

Paint the Red, White and Blue stripes on the back side of the medallion:





Step 3: Prep the surface using Spaz Stix aerosol plastic surface prep. Allow to dry per the instructions and shoot the entire backside of the medallion with Spaz Stix Ultimate Chrome (aerosol), applying several light coats until covered.







Can't do much about the crazing in the plastic. These are over 45 years old after all. The reflective properties of this paint are very good. I am expecting even greater results when I shoot a top coat of black over the Ultimate Chrome. Overall, I'm very pleased with the way they came out.


2007 Dodge Charger R/T, Road and Track Performance Group, Steel Blue 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible, 383 4V, 727TF, Factory Air, Spanish Red 1964 Pontiac GTO, Tri-Power, 4 Speed, Grenadier Red "What ain't no country I ever heard of. They speak English in What?" - Jules Winnfield
Re: 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible Restoration Profile [Re: rexus31] #745255
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Awesome project! Looks great.

Re: 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible Restoration Profile [Re: FuryUs] #745256
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Quote:

Awesome project! Looks great.




Thanks, man.


2007 Dodge Charger R/T, Road and Track Performance Group, Steel Blue 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible, 383 4V, 727TF, Factory Air, Spanish Red 1964 Pontiac GTO, Tri-Power, 4 Speed, Grenadier Red "What ain't no country I ever heard of. They speak English in What?" - Jules Winnfield
Re: 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible Restoration Profile [Re: rexus31] #745257
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Step 4: I shot the back of the medallions with some flat black to give more depth in the reflection. Now it's on to the disks!







2007 Dodge Charger R/T, Road and Track Performance Group, Steel Blue 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible, 383 4V, 727TF, Factory Air, Spanish Red 1964 Pontiac GTO, Tri-Power, 4 Speed, Grenadier Red "What ain't no country I ever heard of. They speak English in What?" - Jules Winnfield
Re: 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible Restoration Profile [Re: rexus31] #745258
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Finished Product:



2007 Dodge Charger R/T, Road and Track Performance Group, Steel Blue 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible, 383 4V, 727TF, Factory Air, Spanish Red 1964 Pontiac GTO, Tri-Power, 4 Speed, Grenadier Red "What ain't no country I ever heard of. They speak English in What?" - Jules Winnfield
Re: 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible Restoration Profile [Re: rexus31] #745259
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After 4 years, it's finished! The hubcaps make all the difference.









2007 Dodge Charger R/T, Road and Track Performance Group, Steel Blue 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible, 383 4V, 727TF, Factory Air, Spanish Red 1964 Pontiac GTO, Tri-Power, 4 Speed, Grenadier Red "What ain't no country I ever heard of. They speak English in What?" - Jules Winnfield
Re: 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible Restoration Profile [Re: rexus31] #745260
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What a beautiful job you did there. just stunning! A real piece of art.

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WOW! What a beautiful car! Hat's off to you for bringing her back to life........amazing restoration

Re: 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible Restoration Profile [Re: dmoore] #745262
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Thanks guys. Here's a couple of shots with the top down:





2007 Dodge Charger R/T, Road and Track Performance Group, Steel Blue 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible, 383 4V, 727TF, Factory Air, Spanish Red 1964 Pontiac GTO, Tri-Power, 4 Speed, Grenadier Red "What ain't no country I ever heard of. They speak English in What?" - Jules Winnfield
Re: 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible Restoration Profile [Re: rexus31] #745263
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I was the 3rd registered owner of a 65 300 L - white w/bk top, 413 auto - sold it in 1984 to finance another project. That 300 WAS and STILL is one of the nicest riding and comfortable cars I've ever driven - I miss it, alot. Your 300 is GORGEOUS. A real classic - and a 'vert on top - I love it - congrats on a great job !

Re: 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible Restoration Profile [Re: shakerjoe] #745264
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Thanks, man.


2007 Dodge Charger R/T, Road and Track Performance Group, Steel Blue 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible, 383 4V, 727TF, Factory Air, Spanish Red 1964 Pontiac GTO, Tri-Power, 4 Speed, Grenadier Red "What ain't no country I ever heard of. They speak English in What?" - Jules Winnfield
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Congrats with finalising the project! Car looks awesome again!
Only point of advice I could give is to get rid of the Fram-filter in favor for a Wix (NAPA) filter.

I also see your car has the rubber-mounted crossmember at the rear of the torsionbars. My own '65 300 convert doesn't have this, but a 2-dr HT I have parted redently did have this crossmember.
I would think it is to improve ride-comfort.

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