My 300 Hurst restoration begins

Fuselage Years

  1. 65MonacoND

    65MonacoND Active Member

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    Well I started the restoration of my 300 Hurst. This winter I picked up a parts car in AZ about a mile from where I bought my Hurst to perform the metal replacement with. Like most car restorations once we got into it, it was worse than it appeared. Here some pictures of it in progress. We are replacing the firewall now due to the cowl is completely rusted out.
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  2. commando1

    commando1 Mr. Normal FCBO Gold Member

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    Wow, you're not fooling around with this.


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    And now is a good time to replace that heater blower... :p
     
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  3. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Great job on the rear metal replacement! I did something similar on my '68 RR but the rear rails and wheelhouses were attached also. There's nothing like factory assembled replacement parts!:thumbsup:
     
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    Nice work!

    Keep the progress photo's coming.
     
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    GJS Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Man! Very excited to follow this. These super deep restos are amazing and yours seems no less. Best of luck!
     
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    Carmine Old Man with a Hat

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    Whenever I see people asking if the decklid is different between a 2Dr and 4Dr, I will refer them to this thread.
     
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    1970cat Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    commando1 Mr. Normal FCBO Gold Member

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    Yah. That was my exact same reaction. I've never seen a more precision slice and splice than that.
     
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    Love seeing the pics of the progress being made on these cars from all who take in this kind of endeavor. People only see the finished product at the shows and don't realize what it takes to do this stuff, not to mention what it takes $$$$. Keep up the awesome work. Have a great car there!:thumbsup:
     
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    Wow, impressive metal work. Definitely professional quality. Glad to see the car being saved.
     
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    NICE PROJECT GOIN ON THERE. :D
     
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    65sporty Old Man with a Hat

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    Great work so far, keep it coming.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I admire guys that can tackle a job like that. I get frustrated waxing the paint:thumbsup:
     
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    Great work happening there! Glad to see that parts car going to good use.
     
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    I can do some electrical wire welding !

    but by no means of that caliber and quality !! :thumbsup:

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    Thanks everyone! Here are a few pictures of the finished project on the rain gutter seam as well as rear window frame. Also included are some examples of the rust issues around the front and rear glass.

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    I'll keep you posted on the cowl and front windshield frame replacement.
     
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    You can tell Dale that Hurst is getting finished lol. Did he ever sell the other one?
     
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    azblackhemi Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    No, he still has it.
     
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    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Wow looking forward to following this thread. Great metal work, respect anyone who attempts this kind of work, admire anyone who excels at it.
     
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    Great work, but the real pain with Hursts is the hood and decklid...I've never seen a Hurst decklid sit right and the hoods often have completely rotted inner frames.