65 Chrysler 300 project

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  1. Lieggi26

    Lieggi26 New Member

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    As a kid all I wanted to do was work on old car with my dad. my dad and I are mechanic's. Now that my dad has passed away I will finish this car the way it should be its going to take me many of years to do it. but right now I'm just trying to find the parts I need.

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  2. rexus31

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    It looks like a pretty good starting point. As you dig into the car and start researching, let me know if you have any questions. I took my '65 300 'vert just about all the way down so I've got some experience with '65's.

    Good luck on your project! Your dad would be proud!
     
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  3. Triple Pickle

    Triple Pickle Well-Known Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Nice car! That’s one of the best looking dash/instrument clusters ever designed in my book!
     
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  4. Lieggi26

    Lieggi26 New Member

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    Here is the fender Tag.

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    rexus31 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Originally Spanish Red Poly like mine.
     
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    Any questions on tag just ask picture not that good
     
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    Can u still get the paint?
     
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    rexus31 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I was able to 10+ years ago so I don’t see why not.
     
  9. Zymurgy

    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Great color, love the red interior too. Good luck finding everything you need for the restoration. Patience goes a long way with our c-bodies, don't let a a couple missing items discourage from the restoration, they will eventually pop up for you.
     
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    rexus31 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Good advice, Mike! Your clips will definitely help him!
     
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  11. mr. fix it

    mr. fix it Old Man with a Hat

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    looks like a solid foundation:thumbsup:
     
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  12. Newport 66

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    The paint is available thru PPG distributors.
    Provide the code and they can blend it for you. If there's a clean, non faded panel (inside the trunk lid etc) that will give you an exact match. I took the trunk lid off of my ' '66 so they could computer match it.
     
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  13. Lieggi26

    Lieggi26 New Member

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    It is
     
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    Should I keep the interior the same red color or go black? I'm going to do the exterior color from the factory. And I was thinking that the headliner and sunvisors are white keep them original and the seats and dash original and black rug and seat belts since there is belts. Lol what do you think about that? All info is good info. Just trying to figure out what I want and what looks right.
     
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    Why not keep it the way it came from the factory?
     
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    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Keep it all the original colors. I will own a car with a red interior, I love the look.

    You already have all the major items in red, and you door panels look in good shape. You will be able to get red seat covers when you get to that stage.

    Scott show him some of your interior shots that will sell the red in my book.
     
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  17. mr. fix it

    mr. fix it Old Man with a Hat

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    It's hard to bring it back once you go with an new colour...

    I have always preferred original due to the artist flare of the day.
     
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  18. HWYCRZR

    HWYCRZR Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Everybody has black.
    The red color will make it look nice. I could be biased though.

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    mr. fix it Old Man with a Hat

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    me too!:lol:
    It's not OEM but nice the same.
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  20. rexus31

    rexus31 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Hold my beer, I got this...

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    Get ready to spend some $$$. IMO, don't cut corners on the interior. It's where you will spend most of your time and you don't ever want to get behind the wheel and think I shoulda, coulda, woulda. I've got over $8K in my interior alone and I did most the work. Then again, my starting point was much, much worse than yours.

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