50 years ago today. With photos

Early C Bodies - The Slab Side Years

  1. JC68vert300

    JC68vert300 Active Member

    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    228
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2017
    Location:
    New Jersey
    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Dec 6, 1967 my Chrysler 300 convertible came off the assembly line. To celebrate, took the ride for a new pair of shoes(tires). Replaced the 14 year old Coker bias ply( 4 1/2 inch white walls) with Cooper Trendsetter radials with closer to correct white walls. 235 75R.15. Wanted to change to Magnum 500 wheels too, but got other fish to fry this month, so it will have to wait till spring. These are the before and after photos.
     
    • Like Like x 7
  2. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

    My Photo Garage
    Messages:
    21,170
    Likes Received:
    7,406
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2010
    So much better!:thankyou:
     
    • Agree Agree x 7
  3. traintech55

    traintech55 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    3,000
    Likes Received:
    1,335
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2015
    Location:
    Hammond, IN.
  4. 78Brougham

    78Brougham Deplorable FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    5,660
    Likes Received:
    3,610
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2013
    Location:
    Wellsboro, PA
    Those wide whites are cool on some cars, but a little too much...
    kramer-pimp-jpg.jpg
    For my liking on most... I'm glad you changed them out. She looks GREAT now!
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  5. live4theking

    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

    My Photo Garage
    Messages:
    6,407
    Likes Received:
    1,299
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2014
    Location:
    Rockland; Venango County Pennsylvania
  6. Carmine

    Carmine Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    4,781
    Likes Received:
    3,914
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2015
    Location:
    Detroit 'burbs
    Much improved!!!
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  7. Turboomni

    Turboomni Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    3,456
    Likes Received:
    1,388
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2015
    Location:
    MA
  8. mrfury68

    mrfury68 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    191
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2015
    Location:
    Bethel Park PA
    Great looking car!
     
  9. polara71

    polara71 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    38,095
    Likes Received:
    6,505
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2010
    Location:
    New Jersey
    You'd think I would have seen this car at some point cruising the streets of Jersey . Happy Birthday slabie
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. GJS

    GJS Senior Member

    My Photo Garage
    Messages:
    3,722
    Likes Received:
    1,734
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2016
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Gorgeous with those thinner whites. That's one clean machine!
     
  11. Duncan

    Duncan Active Member

    Messages:
    406
    Likes Received:
    174
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2014
    Location:
    Woodland CA
    Love the new look. I guess you could say I did the same for my 50 year old Plymouth Fury. It turned 50 October 24th and earlier this year I replaced the rusting chrome wheels with similar tires to yours and the Magnum 500 wheels. Love the look and I think you will too.
     
  12. Carmine

    Carmine Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    4,781
    Likes Received:
    3,914
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2015
    Location:
    Detroit 'burbs
    Btw, I put a set of those same tires on my Royal Monaco last year and I have been quite pleased. I'd rather keep people in Ohio employed than Korea.

    As a bonus your sidewalls won't say "kum-ho".
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Like Like x 1
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  13. GJS

    GJS Senior Member

    My Photo Garage
    Messages:
    3,722
    Likes Received:
    1,734
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2016
    Location:
    Connecticut
    When I worked in a tire shop we used to steer people away from those tires with that very argument... "you really want KUM-HO written on your car?"
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. 1978 NYB

    1978 NYB Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

    My Photo Garage
    Messages:
    36,520
    Likes Received:
    8,535
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2011
    Location:
    Classified
    Very nice car!!!
     
  15. JC68vert300

    JC68vert300 Active Member

    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    228
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2017
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Usually cruising in Bergen County where I live, or Passaic County where my in laws live in Wayne.
     
  16. JC68vert300

    JC68vert300 Active Member

    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    228
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2017
    Location:
    New Jersey
    The wide white walls would go great with that amazing technicolor dreamboat Kramer has on. I thought it made the car look too "pimp my ride"/Ghetto. Not me or what this car deserves.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  17. Buster Hyman

    Buster Hyman New Member

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2017
    Location:
    Welcome NC
    Your car really looks great! And I wish the coopers had 14" whitewall but know such luck,so I guess I'll have to live with my kumho that I like except the sidewall and place of manufacturing.