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Chances are good that the 300M emblems were cloisonné type enameled emblems. There's a pretty good chance I know where they were made, but there's no tooling or samples left there (I personally looked LOL)
Agreed that likely they were cloisonne - I researched home-brewed methods for that before I made my doorpanel emblems but the closest I found was Makit-Bakit.
 

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Friggin Big John trying to class this place up with his fancy Fraçais...

Great info though. I'd love to see the actual badges but I figured one of you guys would've posted a pic by now if a pic existed.
Hey, I can even pronounce it correctly....

Actually, cloisonné is a generic term... The car emblems are actually champlevé where the base material is stamped, but that's another subject...
 

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Phantom you said...
 

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Sitting like that with blackwalls, I never would've imagined how good that looks.
That thing looks so sinister, so macho, so purposeful, so je ne sais pas.
I don't think it would work if it had any other wheelcover on it, either.
 

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I have a soft spot for wagons and love hardtops, so a Fuselage HT wagon would be my dream C-Body. I managed to build one - with photoshop at least. :)

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Oh man, that’s gorgeous. I have fantasized about an alternate universe where Ma Mopar created a Formal version of same.

Elegance aside, this would have made them distinct from Plymouth.
 

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The street Hemi is a lot of hype. Great engines, but you needed to keep up on them to keep them fast... and then a lot of guys couldn't get them to run right no matter what. I've only known a couple guys that could get the street hemi cars to run like they should.

It's been my experience that a good running 440 will usually beat a street Hemi car. (been there, done that) Given the need to wrench on the Hemi more frequently, the logical choice is to build a 440 with a ton of torque for the heavy C-Body.

The guys that believe the Hemi hype have probably never driven one.
I imagined a 1966 300M with an optional Hemi - as a “Spring Special,” but after reading this, a 440 TNT woulda been just fine! The fact that they dropped the letter series at the end of 1965 has always left me feeling slighted because I was born in ’66, and my last name begins with “M.”
 

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I imagined a 1966 300M with an optional Hemi - as a “Spring Special,” but after reading this, a 440 TNT woulda been just fine! The fact that they dropped the letter series at the end of 1965 has always left me feeling slighted because I was born in ’66, and my last name begins with “M.”
Same for me born in '66 and initials MM
 

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I started one over 40 years ago, but Life got in the way. It is still in the garage buried under a lot of crap.
It was a 1966 Town & Country wagon cut off into a pickup like an El Camino. Pretty much Gerald's Dream, without the fancy power plant. It needs major support underneath. I was going to drop it over a 4WD pickup Truck frame for strength, but I think it would look better at the stock height. The entire front end is clean with no rust or dents. The floor has a clean patch riveted in front of the driver seat, and now the entire floor is rust free. I have a console shifter from a '69 Charger and the original bucket seats. I also have the doors from a 2-door '66 Newport that I was going to try and incorporate into it. I moved the rear electric window up to where the C-posts used to be. I posted some 40 year old pictures on my profile page. It has been buried in the Garage ever since, clean and dry.
I also have a pretty much complete '66 Chrysler T&C that I kept for parts after I totaled it. I had replaced the front end, but never got it back on the road. The front end fenders and hood have no dents, just some surface rust and may be salvageable and possibly the tailgate and one or two of the doors. Most of the rest of the body is rusted beyond any kind of repair from sitting outside. The front sub-frame is still in excellent condition. I still have most of the black interior panels from both vehicles, and extra chrome trim from the Newport.
I am at the point now where I have to get rid of both cars. I would love to see someone complete the job, but it is probably way beyond what most of us are capable of doing. It is likely only good for parts now. If anyone is interested, give a holler.
My dad’s first - and last - Ford was a ’69 Ranchero. He needed something that could haul hay, but a full-size pickup was larger than he wanted. He would’ve bought a Dodge version if they made one.

A Coronet-based ute would have looked really sharp, especially that late Sixties’ body. In keeping with the competitors’ naming theme, they could’ve called it a Durango. For C-P dealers: the Plymouth Pueblo.
 

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My dad’s first - and last - Ford was a ’69 Ranchero. He needed something that could haul hay, but a full-size pickup was larger than he wanted. He would’ve bought a Dodge version if they made one.

A Coronet-based ute would have looked really sharp, especially that late Sixties’ body. In keeping with the competitors’ naming theme, they could’ve called it a Durango. For C-P dealers: the Plymouth Pueblo.
I never had a problem with Ford. I've owned 2. I have just always liked Chrysler more, so I own Chrysler cars and trucks.
 
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