Looking for info on a white 300 F Conv from Texas
Chrys 68
Posted 2012-11-10 5:38 PM (#346594)
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Hello guys! Im a new member but a long time lurker...
As you know interest is big for old Mopars here in Sweden, and "new" ones still arrives from US. A friend of mine recently bougth a 300 F Vert "basketcase" thats now undergoing a total resto.
When every piece of history makes this car more interesting I´m write to ask for your help.
Maybe anybody of you guys can remember this 300 and tell something about it or its past owners.
Would also be very interested in pics from its days in US. This is a longshot, I know, but asking anyway.
Today we know as follow:

Current owner: Mats Andersson. Sweden
First owner in Sweden: Sören Persson. Sweden
Imported to Sweden by: Benny Järudd. Oct 12.2007.
Sold to Sweden: Peter Krell. http://www.petesclassiccars.com/ Texas

The orignal title issued 04/18/68 says:
Frank Stanley Shelby.
4819 W Purdue.
Dallas, 75209.

Prewious owner:
Trent Whatley.
Garland Tex .

Licence number LPT48.

VIN: 8403124359


I also got this mail from Peter Krell:
hi, i sold that car a long time ago. i would have to look to see if i have any records. the man on the title was an engineer who had it since 1968. when i bought it about a week before i sold it to Soren, it was in a collapsed car port in a very wooded farm outside of Dallastx. the owner had moved ,but left the title with the old address. i have no way of contacting him or the previous owner who is probably passed on.i may have some photos, not sure. i will try to look at a later time. all i did was clean it and put on tires and sell it to Soren. Tak, peter krell

I´m interested in every little detail about this special car and would love to talk to
previous owners if they still alive.

Sören, the first owner in Sweden, belive that the car was sold new in Chicago?
but can´t remember who told him.

Hope anybody here recognise this 300F.

Thanks,

Magnus
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Chrys 68
Posted 2012-11-10 7:32 PM (#346610 - in reply to #346594)
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Resto going on!

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Chrys 68
Posted 2012-11-10 7:35 PM (#346612 - in reply to #346610)
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Chrys 68
Posted 2012-11-10 7:38 PM (#346613 - in reply to #346612)
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Floors out!

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Chrys 68
Posted 2012-11-10 7:41 PM (#346614 - in reply to #346613)
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New bottom in!

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FIN ME
Posted 2012-11-11 8:35 AM (#346672 - in reply to #346594)
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Welcome, Magnus!
Can't help you with any info, but let's hope someone else here can.
Wishing your friend the best of luck with the resto, and please keep the photos coming!

Cool car!




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firedome
Posted 2012-11-11 5:47 PM (#346733 - in reply to #346594)
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Great car! I'm curious to know who made the floor pans? Good looking floor repair there.
best Roger Anderson
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Chrys 68
Posted 2012-11-11 6:00 PM (#346734 - in reply to #346672)
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Thanks FIN ME!
Today I got some pics from friend Lollo who had old shots stored in his camera.
This is how the car looked when it arrived to Sweden at Järudds place 2007.
Hope someone here can remember this car!

Greetings from Sweden




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Chrys 68
Posted 2012-11-12 11:18 AM (#346820 - in reply to #346733)
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Hello Roger!

Floor is NOS!
Just kidding...it came from a good partscar!

Bodywork done by Jan Fridberg in Malung.
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Chrys 68
Posted 2012-11-18 6:29 AM (#347612 - in reply to #346594)
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More pics as it looked 2007.

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Posted 2012-11-18 1:42 PM (#347655 - in reply to #346594)
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What an awesome project, a lot of work but so worth saving, best wishes, enjoy
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Chrys 68
Posted 2012-11-29 5:33 AM (#348918 - in reply to #346594)
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Some more pics from 2007

 

 

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Chrys 68
Posted 2012-12-05 4:07 PM (#349838 - in reply to #346594)
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Chrys 68
Posted 2012-12-09 12:57 PM (#350369 - in reply to #346594)
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Todays progress in the workshop. Many hours left....
Happy Motoring!

 

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Chrys 68
Posted 2012-12-13 5:17 AM (#351033 - in reply to #346594)
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And the work goes on.....
Fridberg is the real sheetmetal wizzard!



 

 

 

 

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Posted 2012-12-13 2:17 PM (#351088 - in reply to #346594)
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Great work Magnus, keep up the good work and keep us posted!!
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Chrys 68
Posted 2012-12-30 9:52 AM (#353130 - in reply to #346594)
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Progress in Fridbergs workshop.
Happy New Year!

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Posted 2012-12-30 9:59 AM (#353132 - in reply to #346594)
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Perfect work Magnus!! How you get the steering wheel is this immaculate condition, and how you clean, finish the aluminium Sill Panel's, they look fantastic

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Chrys 68
Posted 2013-01-01 10:05 AM (#353421 - in reply to #346594)
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Excellent reproduction door sill plates is made by Jan Fridberg, Malung, Sweden.
Price is $385/pair and he makes for 57-59 Dodge, DeSoto, Chrysler & 300.

Jan also does the 300 reproduction aircleaners. They are steel as original and painted in correct colors,
with repro decals. Priced at $675 per pair.
The crossram Gold and the Red Dodge, Plymouth, DeSoto 60-61 is available.

If you are interested in those parts or other sheetmetalwork you can reach Jan by mail: janfridberg@hotmail.com or
by phone 0114628071329 or cell 01146705113677.
If you are in US you can buy these items from Mr Michael Burke, c300f@hotmail.com .

Happy New Year from all Mopar fans in Malung Sweden!

 

 

 

 

 

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Chrys 68
Posted 2013-01-01 10:22 AM (#353426 - in reply to #346594)
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Magnus Stade here in Sweden takes care of your old steering wheel and restore it to its original condition.
As you can see in the pictures, the result is stunning.
Price is about $800 and you get it in the right colour.
Magnus has mould for 57-58 Chrysler, Dodge 57-59 and 60-62 Chrysler and more!
He can be reached by mail: stade.b@telia.com

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Posted 2013-01-01 10:46 AM (#353430 - in reply to #346594)
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Fantastic Polara!!!! I'll second the quality of Magnus Stades work - he made my steering wheel as well!!
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Posted 2013-01-01 1:49 PM (#353450 - in reply to #346594)
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Wow, that 60 Polara is absolutely stunning!!! Would love to see more pics and know some more about that car.
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ToMopar
Posted 2013-01-02 1:33 PM (#353598 - in reply to #346594)
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Thanks Magnus for Jan's email adress.
I driven by Malung on the way to Rättvik

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FIN ME
Posted 2013-01-03 8:29 AM (#353709 - in reply to #353450)
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imopar380 - 2013-01-01 1:49 PM

Wow, that 60 Polara is absolutely stunning!!! Would love to see more pics and know some more about that car.


Couldn't agree more, Ian! I'd like to see more pic's too.

And thank you, Magnus, for the info re the steering wheel and sill plates!



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Posted 2013-01-03 12:35 PM (#353732 - in reply to #346594)
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Beautiful metalwork on the body. That's what I like to see!!
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Chrys 68
Posted 2013-01-05 1:36 PM (#354041 - in reply to #346594)
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And the work goes on...

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Posted 2013-01-05 2:39 PM (#354046 - in reply to #346594)
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WOW!!! Awesome work!! I better get my butt out to the garage, and get busy!!!
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Chrys 68
Posted 2013-01-14 5:14 AM (#355123 - in reply to #346594)
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Still searching for information about this cars life in US. Maybe its past owners still alive?
Someone here got time for some private investigations?

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Chrys 68
Posted 2013-01-14 5:23 AM (#355124 - in reply to #346594)
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Bodywork almost done, time to start preparing for paint!

 

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Posted 2013-01-14 10:03 AM (#355141 - in reply to #346594)
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Are those fabricated boxes for the seat tracks, or are they frame parts?
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Chrys 68
Posted 2013-01-23 9:27 AM (#356407 - in reply to #355141)
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Those boxes above is "powerseat bottoms" bougth from a moparguy in Sweden.
Different boxes are also made "in house" by Jan.
Thanks for all questions about aircleaners, doorsillplates and steeringwheels.

Jan does the last touch before the F leaves for paintshop.

Britta is in charge of the aircleaners. Packing has to be done carefully!

Correct workmanship!

Polara enginebay

Polara teaser.....

Wintertime in the backyard! The que is growing...

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Posted 2013-01-23 3:53 PM (#356444 - in reply to #346594)
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Beautiful workmanship, but shouldn't the P/S pump be painted in semi/matt black finish, and what kind of alternator
is that one?



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Chrys 68
Posted 2013-01-23 4:46 PM (#356451 - in reply to #356444)
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I should have guessed you noticed my friend...
We like it gloss and shiny over here and the alternator
just was on the shelf....

I´ll be back with some more Polara porno later.

Heres some more 300F pics. Enjoy!

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Chrys 68
Posted 2013-01-26 2:38 PM (#356929 - in reply to #346594)
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Metalwork done!

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Posted 2013-01-26 6:17 PM (#356962 - in reply to #346594)
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Great stuff! The body work is amazing. The 1960 Dodge Polara especially so.

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Posted 2013-01-26 7:51 PM (#356966 - in reply to #346594)
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That is some of the nicest body-metal work I've seen on a vintage Mopar, Mr Fridberg is a true artist. Bravo!
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Posted 2013-01-28 9:11 AM (#357169 - in reply to #356966)
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Time to move!

Ready to go!

 

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Chrys 68
Posted 2013-01-28 9:23 AM (#357171 - in reply to #346594)
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The roadtrip, -24 celcius!

Wintercruising in central Malung!

Note the sign "Grönland"

Painting will be done by Christers Lack in Malung

Christer & Jan inspecting the bodywork!

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Posted 2013-01-28 9:33 AM (#357173 - in reply to #346594)
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That's what I thought. I wish those powerseat bottoms were sold in the US.
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Chrys 68
Posted 2013-02-06 4:53 AM (#358586 - in reply to #357173)
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Fridbergs newest baby in the shop is a nice 300 G, found in California.
Amazing body!

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Posted 2013-02-06 6:27 AM (#358594 - in reply to #346594)
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He look's as he like to work on these
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Posted 2013-02-06 7:59 AM (#358600 - in reply to #358594)
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Jan is one of the Dodge Boys.....

But I know he likes to weld on every true Exner creation!

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Chrys 68
Posted 2013-02-09 9:09 AM (#359159 - in reply to #358600)
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G-Work!

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Chrys 68
Posted 2013-02-17 4:46 PM (#360426 - in reply to #346594)
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More G work. Have tried to trace past F owner, Mr Frank Stanley Shelby without progress so far.....
F is still by the painter and owner Mats Andersson figures about changing colour from white to red.
No one here who knows about the F:s past in the USA?

 

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Posted 2013-02-17 7:44 PM (#360441 - in reply to #346594)
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Just can't find the words, so I'll just say fantastic, amazing, etc. etc.~~~~ Have heard and seen a lot about Jan Friedberg. Famous in Norway too.

Wonder if mr. Fridberg or anybody else in Sweden makes lower rear quarter-panels for 1960 DeSoto Adventurer 2 door hard-top ? Should be the same for all '60 DeSoto and Chrysler 2 d h-t models. Perhaps other '60 - 61 Chrysler products too. I'll be very greatfull for any info on these quarterpanels.

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Posted 2013-02-18 7:52 AM (#360514 - in reply to #346594)
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Magnus, Have you tried to order a build sheet copy from the Walther P Chrysler Museum (they just closed for good last december) or 300 club?
It tells when and how (options) the car was build and who ordered it (dealer). How about try DMV of TX where it was last registered?

In early 90´s when I got a "60 Desoto, I wrote a letter to one of the previous owners (found old registration papers in the clove compartnment)
Few weeks later I got a long letter back with very interesting story of the Desotos history and the owners. Even a picture of the grand father who bought it new in Cedar City Utah. He drove it only on sundays to go to the church with grand ma. Then it was herited by grandchildren and traveled all over US and finally ended up to CA. The rest was an old story, a skandinavian wanted it more, itha s 3 owners on a same day when I first saw it
I hope you a good luck of tracking F's history!
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Posted 2013-02-18 8:15 AM (#360515 - in reply to #356444)
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d500neil - 2013-01-23 3:53 PM

Beautiful workmanship, but shouldn't the P/S pump be painted in semi/matt black finish, and what kind of alternator
is that one?





Swedes build and restore nicest cars in the world, even cheapest Plymouths and Chevies look better restored(quality wise) than hand made Biarriz was when it was new.
Bodies look straight and lawless, stainless is like mirror
Lots of glear lacquer on radiator, brake booster... plated bolts and screws, I ve seen polished brakelines too.
It all looks awesome but in same time.. may I say incorrect
Reason for this might be that judges on the carshows respecting blingbling more than originality. If you restore a car how it was built when it was new - you might be kick out of the event:) at least you wont get so much points.

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Posted 2013-02-18 12:34 PM (#360540 - in reply to #356407)
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Chrys 68, that F, and everything else you have shown, is just plain spectacular. The metal work is fantastic. Please post as many restoration photos as you can, they never get old. Just one complaint, though. You can not, and I mean can. not., show only a photo of a 60 Polara motor and front grille emblem, and no more. That is cruel and unusual punishment! Please, when you have time, show more of that Cocoa Polara.
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Posted 2013-02-18 4:13 PM (#360584 - in reply to #346594)
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Hi Magnus!
very nice metal works at 300F
and I just spend some hour to look at your US Classic car Club BIG WHEELS in Malung Very nice pics from many car meetings
http://www.bigwheels.se/
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Chrys 68
Posted 2013-02-18 4:56 PM (#360595 - in reply to #360540)
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Thanks for all appreciation!
Oldefar(t): Fridberg makes the quarters but only direct on your car. You can´t buy them as a separate spare part yet. Sorry!

Adventurer60: Lovely story about your 60! I hope we can find something like this with the F. Thanks for your input. I know
owner Mats Andersson has talked to the 300 club and they have coded and confirmed the car as a real one. We have past owners names
but we have not managed to find them. We belive that first owner Mr Trent Whatley has passed. Second owner Mr Frank Stanley Shelby
answered the phone the other day but he didnt know nothing about an old Chrysler, obviously the wrong guy. There is two more in Texas,
one is 100 years and the other does not answer, number has expired...
Some carguy must have seen this car in TX and maybe sitting on pics or some information about it.
About the Polara: This car is not a built for show, its a driver! and its not "correct" in every way.
58 300D: Torture is not healthy, more Polara pics will come, I promise

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Chrys 68
Posted 2013-02-18 4:58 PM (#360596 - in reply to #360584)
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Thanks Windsor59!
For you guys who not speak Swenglish. Here is the way to the gallery:
http://www.bigwheels.se/galleri.html

Edited by Chrys 68 2013-02-18 5:01 PM
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Chrys 68
Posted 2013-02-18 5:10 PM (#360599 - in reply to #360596)
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More G action!

 

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Chrys 68
Posted 2013-02-18 5:15 PM (#360600 - in reply to #360599)
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And not so much F action at the moment.

Colour will be custom, not original.

 

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Chrys 68
Posted 2013-02-19 1:47 PM (#360740 - in reply to #360600)
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Progress today! 300F in primer.

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ToMopar
Posted 2013-02-19 4:18 PM (#360759 - in reply to #346594)
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Perfect work, can't wait to see the result.
Jan is faster with a complete car to weld, as I think about what is the next step.
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Chrys 68
Posted 2013-02-20 3:39 PM (#360936 - in reply to #360740)
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More 300 G action! Today its frameday...
Enjoy!

 

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Adventurer 60
Posted 2013-02-21 1:44 AM (#361025 - in reply to #346594)
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Rear shocks are similar than what was in my G. Some dealer option for the customers who really step on it (acc bedal)? those are pretty old though. My G is waitin for sand blasting
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Posted 2013-02-21 8:16 PM (#361171 - in reply to #360595)
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Hi Magnus.

Thank you very much for the reply and info on the quarters. So sorry to learn they can't be bought. My DeSoto is not driveable and it would be far to expensive to ship it to Malung and back just for the quarters. Or anything else for that matter. I know of course I can make them myself, and a friend of mine has the "English Wheel", but right now I have no time for it, and I injuried my arm/shoulder last fall, and can hardly even write. So I don't really know what to do at the moment.

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Posted 2013-02-22 11:23 AM (#361272 - in reply to #361171)
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Sorry to hear about your arm, oldefar. Hope you get well soon.
Old Desotos are not in a hurry! They will survive. Health first!
Would love to see pics of your car!
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Posted 2013-02-22 12:27 PM (#361287 - in reply to #361272)
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Latest updates about the F

Christer Olsson at Christers lack in Malung has painted several forward look cars.



Christer did the paintwork on Power Meet winner Lars Hjelms amazing 61 Imperial vert some years ago.
The F are in good hands!

One more coat of primer!

Fridberg is not a painter, it just looks that way!

Thought you would like to see the latest addition in the shop!

Hernando has landed!

 

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Posted 2013-02-22 12:58 PM (#361293 - in reply to #346594)
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Must you torture me so with the new arrival
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Posted 2013-02-22 7:42 PM (#361361 - in reply to #361272)
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Sorry to hear about your arm, oldefar. Hope you get well soon.
Old Desotos are not in a hurry! They will survive. Health first!
Would love to see pics of your car!


Well Magnus, I'm not very young anymore, so I'm afraid my DeSotos as well as I, myself, don't have to much time to go on And with some 45 MOPAR projects I'd have to be at least 200 years to get them all back on the road. My son (47 this coming July) just moved over here from the U.S. last fall, but don't seem to be much interested in his dad or my cars. One of my daughters (45 last December) live in Denmark and is not at all interested in either. My latest daughter (25 this coming May and my favorite kid) is a single mother, goes to nurse-collage/universety and have 2 jobs and just never have the time. Not even for the 1986 Dodge Daytona Turbo Z Targa that I bought for her So not much chance of getting any help here.

Besides all my cars, I'm also restoring 2 houses with properties, and 2 boats. "Unfortunately", I was able to sell off my 83 feet passenger-ship buildt at our local ship-yard back in 1892 (can be seen on one of the pics of my '61 Polara on here). I worked on that for 5 years all alone to make it into a home (house-boat). Laying outside on it's deck welding at 25 degrees C below zeero and northerly wind with 5 layers of clothes. Hmmm.......wonder why my body is so full of pain :)

As for my 3 '60 DeSoto Adventurers, they are all to be found on other treads on here. Sorry, don't know how to direct you there.

Thank you so much for the restoring-pics you have posted on here. Posts like that is what is the most interesting to me on here.

Anyway, soon time for a cold beer and a shot of Aquavit before I go to bed.

Take care, Einar in fredrikstad.
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Posted 2013-02-23 6:05 PM (#361479 - in reply to #346594)
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Einar!
Sorry to hear about the lack of Moparinterest from your children, but I recognize the situation.
My dad was into building and restoring houses, I´m not. I´m just playing with cars.
Friends are going to Sarpsborg/Fredrikstad next weekend, They can haul your car to Malung.
You can send me a email or pm so we will not have to bore the other members on this forum.
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Posted 2013-02-23 6:15 PM (#361481 - in reply to #346594)
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Colour on the G sub and assembly has begun.

The frontbrakes will not be original this time.

 

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Posted 2013-02-24 4:26 PM (#361656 - in reply to #361479)
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Thank you very much for the offer on hauling my Adventurer to Malung, Markus. I'll try to find time to write you an e-mail tonight.

Actually, I need to, and want to sell off some 1/3 to 1/2 of my collection. I may be loosing storagespace for at least 12 cars in a half to one year from now, because the whole of the old shipyard where I am storing some of my cars is supposed to be totally torn down within that time-spectre. And as of this day, I have not found any other acceptable place to store them. I got space on my properties, but as serious automobile collectors should know, storing cars outside in the winter is like sentenceing an automobile to death penalty

old fart

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Posted 2013-02-26 11:54 AM (#362013 - in reply to #346594)
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Where is that front disck brake kit from?
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Posted 2013-02-26 12:38 PM (#362031 - in reply to #346594)
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Yesterday there was a visit to Arne Nilssons garage. I´ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

 

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Posted 2013-02-26 4:52 PM (#362073 - in reply to #346594)
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Todays front disc conversion on the G frame.

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Posted 2013-02-27 4:09 AM (#362155 - in reply to #346594)
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darn. Looking good, nice Sotos. I get jealousy. What is the story of E outside like that? Yard decoration?
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Where is that front disck brake kit from?

The disc conversion kit is bought from AAJ Brakes in Portland,Oregon.
http://www.aajbrakes.com
The E is pure garden Art!



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Posted 2013-02-28 3:53 PM (#362406 - in reply to #346594)
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Today Christer started painting the F.
It is a beautiful metallic red selected by the owner, Mats Andersson.

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Posted 2013-03-01 3:17 PM (#362566 - in reply to #346594)
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Mats Andersson inspecting the paintwork!

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Posted 2013-03-01 9:40 PM (#362611 - in reply to #346594)
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Looks a lot like Winterberry Red from the '60 Desoto paint chart.
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Out in the sunlight!

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Posted 2013-03-03 4:34 PM (#362841 - in reply to #362611)
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slimwhitman - 2013-03-01 9:40 PM

Looks a lot like Winterberry Red from the '60 Desoto paint chart.


To me it does'nt, I use to have a winterberry red 60 Adventurer.
To me it looks like one of the original F -colors, do not remember the name but friend of mine had two of them on same time. It is awsome color, has copperish tone, really fits to F
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Posted 2013-03-03 5:50 PM (#362848 - in reply to #362841)
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Adventurer 60 - 2013-03-03 1:34 PM

slimwhitman - 2013-03-01 9:40 PM

Looks a lot like Winterberry Red from the '60 Desoto paint chart.


To me it does'nt, I use to have a winterberry red 60 Adventurer.
To me it looks like one of the original F -colors, do not remember the name but friend of mine had two of them on same time. It is awsome color, has copperish tone, really fits to F
]


The standard red on the 300-F was called "Torreador Red", and the copperish color was "Terra Cotta"
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Posted 2013-03-03 6:36 PM (#362853 - in reply to #346594)
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The new color's 'name' doesn't really matter, it's now Magnus Red.



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Posted 2013-03-12 5:41 PM (#364386 - in reply to #346594)
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F & G are still in the paintshop, work is going on with the G frame.
F will have original brakes.

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Posted 2013-03-18 4:38 PM (#365296 - in reply to #346594)
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Here are the F as it looked when was purchased by Pete Krell in Texas.
I´m very happy to finally be able to show these images. Hope someone
here on the forum will recognize this F. (Please also see first post in this thread)

Enjoy!

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Posted 2013-03-18 7:28 PM (#365322 - in reply to #346594)
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As I am at about the same stage with my subframe, its very interesting (to me) seeing the differances between
this one and mine.

A future project may be to add a sway bar to mine (if I can find one then)

Thank you for the pics, nice work

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Posted 2013-03-19 12:53 AM (#365360 - in reply to #346594)
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Thougth i recognized the owner, or it just me who sees the lookalikenes. That car is going to be fintastic when it's done. Tell the owner he has chosen a very sweet color on that hot rod.:-)


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Posted 2013-03-19 2:44 AM (#365367 - in reply to #346594)
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Posted 2013-03-19 3:07 AM (#365368 - in reply to #346594)
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Whats with the rearview mirror toggle and bezel on the passenger side (while the driver side seems originally without remote rearview mirror - and then added afterwards)?
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Posted 2013-03-20 6:19 PM (#365610 - in reply to #365360)
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Thougth i recognized the owner, or it just me who sees the lookalikenes. That car is going to be fintastic when it's done. Tell the owner he has chosen a very sweet color on that hot rod.:-)


Bullseye!
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Posted 2013-03-20 6:21 PM (#365611 - in reply to #365367)
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The grill was red?


Someone must have done a little "pimp my ride"
Also note the N/Y ornament on the front fenders.
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Posted 2013-03-20 6:27 PM (#365612 - in reply to #365368)
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Whats with the rearview mirror toggle and bezel on the passenger side (while the driver side seems originally without remote rearview mirror - and then added afterwards)?


Its a good question, I think its just more pimp my ride ideas from previous owner...

Hope we can find out more about this car! These little odd details maybe refresh someones memory!
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Posted 2013-03-28 5:29 PM (#366809 - in reply to #346594)
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Happy Easter desired to you all!

I took her out for a little ride today. Enjoy!

Latest news: F is now dressed in red, G in primer...

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Posted 2013-03-28 6:07 PM (#366814 - in reply to #346594)
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Hubba Hubba...that is one beautiful car! Just flawless!

Photos of one great car after another on this thread!

Thank you for posting the photos!


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Posted 2013-03-29 4:07 AM (#366864 - in reply to #346594)
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Holy smoke, that´s one stunning car! congrats to a beatyful resto...............hope to see it in reality this summer.

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Posted 2013-03-29 7:01 PM (#366988 - in reply to #346594)
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Posted 2013-03-30 12:22 AM (#367021 - in reply to #346594)
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Posted 2013-04-03 3:45 PM (#367859 - in reply to #367021)
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Thanks for all nice comments about the Dodge!
Adventurer60: Another fine F project. Seems that we have them all over here.
Heard about two more F arriving to Sweden soon. Nice renovation!
imopar380: Promise interior pictures later, the seats are not finished yet.
Right now we are waiting for a small piece of vinyl from SMS....
There is always something missing...

 

 

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Mats Andersson and Lollo Ekberg doing some inspection! The F is laser straight!
A little bit of adjustment, some more careful sanding and much more clearcoat!
Painter Christer knows what he's doing!

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Posted 2013-04-08 3:13 PM (#368542 - in reply to #346594)
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Today arrived a very special car. One of 140 ever made.
This example is better than it looks and will initially not be completely restored.
This is w
onderfully worn condition at it's best! Enjoy!

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Posted 2013-04-08 11:21 PM (#368600 - in reply to #346594)
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Posted 2013-04-09 7:11 AM (#368620 - in reply to #346594)
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Posted 2013-04-11 10:12 AM (#369006 - in reply to #346594)
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Final touch for F....

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Posted 2013-04-11 11:28 AM (#369019 - in reply to #346594)
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Posted 2013-04-11 11:42 AM (#369020 - in reply to #346594)
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Posted 2013-04-19 2:56 PM (#370699 - in reply to #346594)
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Were fun with more information about the F. Someone must have seen or heard anything about it at some point over there with you guys.
Right now it is still in the paintshop as well as the G.
The Dodge longing for summer. The photos is from last weekend's show in Västerås.
Of course it started snowing on both the way there and on the way home....:)

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F & G are still in the paintshop...
meanwhile, it is a little maintenance on this nice 59 Fireflite.

Still not summer over here, cold & windy!

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Posted 2013-05-15 4:56 PM (#375388 - in reply to #346594)
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That vert has a perfectly fitting top and windows.

Just like it/they came from the factory (-not usually!).

Thank you for driving your cars, in such immaculate condition.










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Posted 2013-05-22 4:01 PM (#376548 - in reply to #346594)
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Which company is the best to duplicate F's body tag?

Think it shows to much wear for sitting in a restored car.

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Posted 2013-05-22 4:35 PM (#376556 - in reply to #370699)
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Do you happend to have more detail pictures of that great forward look mobile next to the Dodge????
This is incredible !!!!

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The mobile is made by another member here, Henrik Björklund.
Great stuff!

Henriks amazing 59! (Pic from fuzzydice.se)

 

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Posted 2013-05-22 5:54 PM (#376569 - in reply to #376568)
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Posted 2013-05-22 6:12 PM (#376574 - in reply to #376569)
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Thanks Neil!
We put the original in the safe....
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Chrys 68 - 2013-05-22 5:50 PM

The mobile is made by another member here, Henrik Björklund.
Great stuff!

I would like to purchase one of the mobiles. Does Henrik have them for sale ?

Ron

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Posted 2013-05-22 8:07 PM (#376596 - in reply to #346594)
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Posted 2013-06-02 4:33 AM (#378492 - in reply to #376593)
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Chrys 68 - 2013-05-22 5:50 PM

The mobile is made by another member here, Henrik Björklund.
Great stuff!

I would like to purchase one of the mobiles. Does Henrik have them for sale ?

Ron



I will ask Henrik next time I meet him!

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What a beautiful '59 Desoto!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Yes! It is absolutely fantastic!
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This four-door Nebraska car came from Malefors roofless and is now undergoing a conversion to 4dht!
F will be completed by the painter at the end of the week!

Busy times in the workshop!



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Jan saves with his weldings another FL car. Great to see!!


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F is finally back from the paintshop. Christer did a very nice paintwork.
Now it's just the rest left ....



This gorgeous New Yorker belongs to a friend and it will be showed to the public at the upcoming Power Big Meet,
http://bigmeet.com/
The car has a very interesting European history that I may tell you more about another time.

 


In the garage we entertain ourselves with some Desoto service.
Carlo Notaro came by one day and brought a new steering box.
Carlo has an incredible knowledge of old Mopars, and is a real asset.
Happy summer to all of you!

 

 

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Posted 2013-06-30 6:30 PM (#383700 - in reply to #376548)
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Chrys 68 - 2013-05-22 1:01 PM

Which company is the best to duplicate F's body tag?

Think it shows to much wear for sitting in a restored car.



Try these guys to make up a new data plate http://datatags.com/
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Ages ago, I found a guy called AG Backeast that re produces tags

Not sure if he was the only one, but wasnt easy to find

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Posted 2013-07-01 6:25 AM (#383741 - in reply to #346594)
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Could you tell me what size tires you have on 300f?? They look really nice!
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Some pics from the preparations for Power Meet.

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G is back from the paintshop!
Enjoy!




 

 

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Posted 2013-07-12 6:16 AM (#385445 - in reply to #346594)
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Hej Magnus, is the 58 NY the "french" one from this thread:
http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=47842&...

This 58' is not in Roger's list.
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Yes! The car was sold new in France!

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=31120&posts=7&highlight=new yorker 1958 paris&highlightmode=1#M227332

The New yorker has undergone a complete restoration by owner Lennart Zackrisson. Car is stunningly beautiful!

Here are some more pics, enjoy.









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Posted 2013-07-12 8:50 PM (#385580 - in reply to #346594)
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Beautiful NYer. Did you take any of the 58 Adventurer Convertible in black and gold. I'd love to see more. Did it win best of show? Should win best in the world!
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It's no wonder people bought a new car every 2 or 3 years. How could you resist these things!!!! They are like jewelry compared to most of the black on black dreck of today's "high end" cars.
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It's been full speed with everything lately except in the workshop. 300G has at least come on wheels.
F rests and 57 Adventurer gets new trunkpan.
Hope we can find more information about F's past life in the U.S. soon.

ToMopar: Sorry we missed your visit in Malung, Hope we can meet next year.

 

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Good to see those incredible cars and work, but most of all the sparkling enthusiasm! Pure paradise!

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Beautiful cars and very impressive work! As always!

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To begin with, thanks for all thumbs up, both on and off this forum.
Today was busy at the shop with various painting and assembly of the dashpanel in 300 G.

Tomorrow we have som cruising in Malung with Rock ´n roll in the evening.
Hope we can do it without rain


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Cmangeot - 2013-07-04 5:59 PM

Could you tell me what size tires you have on 300f?? They look really nice!


Sorry for delay! They are 225/75-14
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This weekend there was a roadtrip with friends.  In the workshop, progress is being made, the engines of both F and G are finally in place.
We start with the trip, the first stop was at Forward Look cars and parts in Lidköping where there was interesting stuff going on.

Next stop was at Carlo Notaro who showed an interesting F in good working order.

This was what we saw in the workshops when we visited.
To be continued ......

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Our roadtrip continues!


Yvonne drive us safely in 59 Imperial. Guess if we had a nice time.


Happy friends in the backseat of the Imperial enjoying life!


The Imperial parked in front of Sörens workshop!


Sören is a good friend and a big Mopar enthusiast. Here he welcome us to his place!


This is Sörens latest love, she came to Sweden from Tracy, Sacramento this spring.
The 57 Adventurer now receives much needed care.


Every car tells its story so even this 57 Adventurer.


This Adventurer is the Ex. Merle Wolfer/ Petty/ Compilango car.


This is one of Sörens 300 F. This one was found in Greenville north of Sacramento, CA.
Nice project!


Sörens 59 Dodge, bought from Russo and Steele. Nice ride!


Nearby Sören's another friend, Mange in Bredaryd collects and sells nostalgia.
He manufactures fine coaches of cars that are beyond repair. Popular among Swedish car enthusiasts!


You can reach Mange here: http://www.amdream.se/


The pictures speak for themselves!


Candy for every nostalgic garage!







Thanks to Sören and Mange that offered a nice party on the high Chaparral later in the evening.

 

 

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Posted 2013-09-17 6:48 AM (#398110 - in reply to #346594)
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Thanks' for sharing - the Imp vert looks really impressive. Nice to see pictures of familiar faces!
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Posted 2013-09-17 10:00 AM (#398128 - in reply to #346594)
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Thanks for the nifty pic's, Chrys 68!

That's the cleanest darn garage around!


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Posted 2013-09-19 3:35 PM (#398606 - in reply to #346594)
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Here are today's madness in the workshop!

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Posted 2013-09-19 4:24 PM (#398612 - in reply to #346594)
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Wow see so many FL50´s car at same travell and nice 50´s garage. And you and your freinds have FUN (see I) drinking beer in a nice FL car.

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Posted 2013-09-29 2:14 PM (#400370 - in reply to #346594)
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Here are today's pictures from the garage.
57 Adventurer gets new front floor.
Work on the not "rare" 300 continues.
We
again call for information about this common car in the U.S. ...



 

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Posted 2013-10-03 3:31 PM (#401229 - in reply to #346594)
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The 57 Adventurer came from the Frank family in Wisconsin and is a nice project.
New trunkpan and the new floor is made in house.
The DeSoto will be a real nice car when it is finished. Owner Magnus Karlsson
is a true enthusiast with several interesting vehicles in his garage.
If someone here on the board have more information about this cars life
in U.S please tell us.

We also searching for more information about the F!


 

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Posted 2013-10-06 9:11 PM (#401840 - in reply to #346594)
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Hi, I am part of the family that sold this car to Magnus. When we bought the car, we were told that his car was purchased new by Elvis Presley for his pastor. I don't know if this is true, but if you send in a request for the information on the car from the Chrysler Historical Society, it should show where it was sold new. Obviously a Tennessee or surrounding area dealer would be a good indication the rumor is true.
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Posted 2013-10-23 5:54 AM (#405441 - in reply to #346594)
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Thanks David!
Owner Magnus Karlsson have ordered paper from CHS. Ill be back with the dealer code.
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Here are quite a few pictures from last weekend's adventure in Finland, where we visited "Jenkkiauto" car show in Lahti.
Promotor Mikael Forsman says the show is more than cars. Its an entertaining gathering of people who share the passion for American culture and vehicles.
After our visit, we can only agree, a successful event, well worth a visit!
I was quite frequent with the camera but trying to save you from things that are not Mopar!
Here we go.

The trip started of course in the pouring rain and the cars were thoroughly filthy before we came to Stockholm.

The rain stopped when we drove on the boat, Silja Symphony....

Silja Symphony belongs to one of the two major companies operating Finland and launched in 1990. It is powered by four impressive Wärtsilä Vasa 9R46 diesels.
Maintain a speed of 21.5 knots with 2852 passengers in impressive 986 cabins...You got the size!

Summer season is over, desolate and cold on the sundeck.

The Baltic Sea is calm luckily. It provides a tremendous sense of freedom to be out at sea.

Helsinki is a historically interesting city, (I can tell you about another time)
After a nice tour through the city we were headed for Lahti.

Trip second stop for fuel. Finnish petrol in the tank felt good.

After a full afternoon and evening cleaning of the cars were the results like this.
We went to sleep happy after a good dinner.

The Polara glitters in the light!

Exciting design!

From another time.

Wherever you look you see exciting design!

Beautiful or not. It is in the eyes of the beholder!

Original Dodge dealership material in place!!!

The New Yorker finished after many hours of cleaning...

The car maintains the highest class right through
Perhaps the world's best New Yorker?

The car is as I mentioned before sold new in France.

Here it is in place in Lahti, 55 years later. More elegant than ever.

Many visitors took the opportunity to photograph the car and show their appreciation.

We were well received in the Finnish Mopar Association that offered refreshments and good company all weekend. The club showed a very nice Hemi Cuda
and told us that interest for old Mopars is growing in Finland. http://www.moparkerho.net/

Other interesting FL cars at the show were custom icon Esa Salo's spectacular 70's creations....

Of course, in patinated condition as they were found.
The Desoto is best known by the rock group Hurriganes album covers.

This is far from patinated!

But still spectacular, what a interior!

The design feels heavy and majestic.

The Imperial exudes luxury and glamor!

A car for celebrities and noble.
Anyway, this Finnish sample was in very nice condition.

It was a long post, more to come....

 

 
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Posted 2013-10-23 11:39 AM (#405499 - in reply to #346594)
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The Finnish city of Lahtis is known for its culture around American vehicles but also for its expertise in
welding technology. Kemppi was present at the show and presented the latest in welding.

Kemppi products tested!

Welding and grinding for audiences.

 

Interesting construction, you are free to work out which engine it will be installed in the future ....

Inspired by Barris?

The construction was an exciting element in the carshow.

Barris inspired or not, the weekend offered two famous American custom builders, John D'Agostino and Jimmy Shine.

Here they go loose on a way too high roof.
The car is built by the known Hersti Autoshop, Finland.
http://www.herstiautoshop.com/tyon_alla.htm

This race car is to my taste but wait, what's that in the background?

An own construction perhaps, tough anyway, someone who knows more about it?

Perhaps inspired by this Fury?

One of the many pleasant Mopars we saw at the show. This one in drivers condition.

Interest in Mopar in Finland seems to be a little wider than in Sweden. 
In Finland we have a wide range of models both new and old in all styles. In Sweden, the focus is on convertibles, muscle cars and fifties.
Here a nice street machine!

The wide interest in motorsport reflected in these wild Valiants!

Wildest of them all........

When we're on the motorsports I have to show this one. The only car that crashed as pacecar at Indianapolis.
This is one of the best, with lovely accessories.

These buses shows the width of the interest.
Makes me think of scooby doo!

The brothers of blues offered entertainment from the stage!

While we enjoyed this Challenger!

Nice ride!

Perhaps middle age is lower for automobile enthusiasts in Finland?

Do not know but I saw several younger who watched this Challenger.

But who could resist.....

Difficult to resist was also this Plymouth from Norway!

A popular feature was the hairdressers who made classic hairstyles for young and old.

It was also offered to get professional help with makeup.

Why?

Because when Blues Brothers were finished, it was the girls' turn to take care of the entertainment.

Need I mention that we had a great time....

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Posted 2013-10-23 3:55 PM (#405572 - in reply to #346594)
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Posted 2013-10-23 4:10 PM (#405581 - in reply to #405572)
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Fun reading abouth your Finland trip, with your super nice FL cars. Many nice cars at show see I and pretty womens.
Thanks for pics
(have been there many times with and without the U.S. car, just pose tively)
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Posted 2013-11-03 6:10 AM (#408133 - in reply to #346594)
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Thanks for the pics Magnus. I was unable to attend even I planned it for months. Old friend of mine and also a Mopar enthusiast passed away in age of 40, and funeral day happened to be on same day.
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Posted 2013-11-04 1:39 PM (#408422 - in reply to #346594)
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Sorry to hear about your friend Adventurer 60. Life is not fair.
The only thing we can do is to live here and now. About tomorrow, we know nothing.
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The post got me thinking about life and how important it is to have fun sometimes.

Publishes some more pictures from Finland in honor of Adventurers 60 lost friend.


Here we are heading into the beautiful capital city of Helsinki.


Not only the city is beautiful. The Custom cars in front of us is no joke. Seductive shapes!

Seen in the background is our boat.

Strict architecture and beautiful buildings characterize the city. Note the tramway rails in the street.

Zacke enjoying the beautiful view in the shop window...
The 58 ran like a champ!

A beautiful view of downtown Helsinki taken from the upper deck of the boat.

From the boat you can also enjoy the Finnish archipelago with all its small islands.

Viking Line is the competing shipping company.

Port of Helsinki.

Red cottage on a small island, freedom!

The autumn sun descends down over Helsinki, and the archipelago.

At the same time shopping at the boats commercial street ...

Maybe not so much Mopar this time but still nice.

Need I mention that the Forward Look cars won a double victory at the show. Thanks Finland, we will return.

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Thanks Magnus! You guys are always wellcome to any car event in Finland.

Back to techical issues, Does any one need new exhaust for the F or G? or have a source where to get one set for non rip-off prises?
I am planning to reprocuce few sets (complete front H-assemblies)
Please let me know and i'll give more info.
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You are right about the life Magnus. Passed firend of mine would also appriciate these pictures. Actually he did not have many chances to travel aboard becouse of his sicness. His only tirp was in mid 90's to Sweden to drag race and Södertälje markanden. He got tumor in his head about 18 years ago. Went thru several operations by the years and very hard treatments that finally took his all power. Couple years ago when he was hardly able to stand or talk, his prognose was bad - he wanted to buy a 71 Duster with 340 and sixback from USA - wich he did. Even on last months when he was only able to lye on bed and couldn't talk, he ordered parts for his Mopars. He did not give up, life gave up on him.

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Fireflite56 - 2013-10-07 3:11 AM

Hi, I am part of the family that sold this car to Magnus. When we bought the car, we were told that his car was purchased new by Elvis Presley for his pastor. I don't know if this is true, but if you send in a request for the information on the car from the Chrysler Historical Society, it should show where it was sold new. Obviously a Tennessee or surrounding area dealer would be a good indication the rumor is true.

David! Work on "Hernando" continues. Owner Magnus K now has facts from CHS. As you can see the Adventurer was produced  May 10, 1957,
and the dealer code was 36932 Jamestown, ND, Jamestown Motors. Region 05 Minneapolis, MN.

Those of you who know more about this Adventurer and has pictures from the past, please tell us!
What we know is that it came from Russ Frank in Wisconsin by Jim Schneck from same state.
The title says David E. Everett SR, Gilbert AZ.

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Posted 2013-11-06 4:21 PM (#408915 - in reply to #346594)
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Posted 2013-11-06 4:27 PM (#408916 - in reply to #376569)
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d500neil - 2013-05-22 11:54 PM

AG Back East is the best place in the US....


http://www.datatags.com/





Neil!
Thanks for the tip about AG. We now got the 300 F originaltag duplicated.
Work is very nicely done and Mr. Carl Stoutenberg was good to deal with.
Before he made the tag, we needed to show 300s pedigree.
Carl has worked with Gil Cunningham for 25 years to guard against faked car tags for 300s!
Original tag is now kept in the safe!

 



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Wow yet another miss from the right era. The girls sure reminds about each other!
Maybe the Tulsarama girl in the picture is someone here on the forums wife/girlfriend?

Will check if I can find a few more pictures from our Finland adventure. Maybe I have
some pictures of nice Mopars with some girls...
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Posted 2013-11-06 4:52 PM (#408927 - in reply to #346594)
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Well, since you asked about her; here's she and her hubbie, at Tulsarama.



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Posted 2013-11-06 4:57 PM (#408929 - in reply to #346594)
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Beautiful couple. Do we know who they are?
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Posted 2013-11-06 5:01 PM (#408930 - in reply to #408929)
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He/they did not acquire (or wear, anyway) the Forwardlook website's commemorative black T-shirts, for Tulsarama
'membership'.

They could have attended as a part of the Plymouth Club's national-meet, which occurred there, for some reason....


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Posted 2013-11-06 5:06 PM (#408933 - in reply to #346594)
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Neil!
I was curious in case it was you in the picture.
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Posted 2013-11-06 5:13 PM (#408939 - in reply to #346594)
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Look what I found!


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Posted 2013-11-07 7:08 AM (#409073 - in reply to #346594)
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I know the couble. They own a really nice gold 58 Belvedere 2d Ht wich has won lots of awards in shows during last decade. (Not everyone has made a Christine clone)
They really got good taste in 50's style.
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Posted 2013-11-16 2:15 PM (#411035 - in reply to #346594)
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Work in the garage continues. We again call for information about 300F and 57 Adventurer life in the U.S.

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Posted 2013-11-17 2:36 PM (#411219 - in reply to #346594)
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Here are two other "rare" cars that came to Sweden at the end of 2003. Anyone here who has an eye on their U.S. history?

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Posted 2013-11-24 3:04 PM (#412677 - in reply to #346594)
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Sheetmetal work continues on the 57Adventurer. The firewall is bad and needs to be replaced with a new one in good condition!

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Posted 2013-11-24 4:18 PM (#412691 - in reply to #346594)
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Thanks Magnus for sharing the pictures.

And it's fun, that some worker of desoto assembly line sign both cars





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Posted 2013-11-24 4:31 PM (#412696 - in reply to #346594)
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Amazing. Wonder if he is still alive?
You have a very interesting car!
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Posted 2013-11-24 4:36 PM (#412698 - in reply to #346594)
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We're gonna have to try to preserve the font and size!
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Posted 2013-11-24 4:59 PM (#412707 - in reply to #383697)
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Chrys 68 - 2013-06-30 5:46 PM

F is finally back from the paintshop. Christer did a very nice paintwork.
Now it's just the rest left ....



This gorgeous New Yorker belongs to a friend and it will be showed to the public at the upcoming Power Big Meet,
http://bigmeet.com/
The car has a very interesting European history that I may tell you more about another time.

 


In the garage we entertain ourselves with some Desoto service.
Carlo Notaro came by one day and brought a new steering box.
Carlo has an incredible knowledge of old Mopars, and is a real asset.
Happy summer to all of you!

 

 



Is that a blue 1958 Fireflite Convertible in those photos. I have been trying to remember how the trim was and it certainly dosent look like an adventurer.
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Posted 2013-11-24 5:02 PM (#412708 - in reply to #346594)
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I like the idea of the stiffener tack welded to the panel

I will do that on my next quarter panel fix (plymouth), good idea, especially if its a big un supported panel

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Posted 2013-11-24 5:31 PM (#412713 - in reply to #346594)
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The blue 58 Fireflite Convertible is my wife's baby. Guess if I am a happy man...:)
I'll tell you more about the DeSoto in a separate thread later.



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Posted 2013-11-24 6:07 PM (#412721 - in reply to #346594)
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Wow looks great! Im trying to memorize the trim so the fireflite and adventurer were the only ones that had the bar all the way up the fender? I haven't really seen a picture of a restored Flite.
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Posted 2013-11-24 6:46 PM (#412733 - in reply to #412721)
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Correct. Think of it this way, An Adventurer IS a Fireflite with a few added goodies and a limited
color selection.

The Firedome is the el Cheapo DeSoto with the different interior and shortened side trim, etc.

Firesweep is essentially a Dodge with just enough Firedome sheetmetal and trim to hang DeSoto
tags on it.
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Posted 2013-11-24 7:50 PM (#412753 - in reply to #346594)
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Awesome Fireflite, that was, member on here, flagga's car. There's what 4 known survivors out of 474 built. Maybe 5, I think Doc said there was one other one in the US. Another drop dead gorgeous car with an insanely low survival rate. Go figure.

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Posted 2013-11-24 8:01 PM (#412754 - in reply to #412753)
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Listen, I was told on high authority MANY TIMES that my car was (in various terms) the ugliest
piece of sh!t to ever roll down the road. I am sure this applied to any and all cars like it.

Please, make a note of it.
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Posted 2013-11-24 8:12 PM (#412758 - in reply to #346594)
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No doc, I work on the ugliest pieces of s**t for a living!!! I work at a Chevy dealership, and no today isn't 1959 when Chevy made their ultimate car.
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Posted 2013-11-24 8:18 PM (#412760 - in reply to #412758)
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Btw, since a lot of this thread is not about the 300F, the name of this thread should be "how the Swedes kick ass at bringing back fine American iron".
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Posted 2013-11-24 8:20 PM (#412761 - in reply to #346594)
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With all the restoration work on the baby blue Soto, what was the reasoning that decided to install the rear view
mirror in a practical, as opposed to the OEM location on the fender?

A VERY effective usage of the OEM driver's-side rear view mirror is to apply a large convex mirror
to its 'face'.

You'll find that that convex mirror provides a perfect, complete, view to the side and rear of the car.

Pretty sure that the signing on the inner-cowl area was either inspection-approvals or confirmation of the paint/trim
on the body, as opposed to being 'graffiti'.

Also, note that the same person 'autographed' both cars.







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Posted 2013-11-24 9:50 PM (#412773 - in reply to #346594)
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I wish that car wasn't so rare because it is amazing!
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Posted 2013-11-24 10:59 PM (#412785 - in reply to #412758)
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No doc, I work on the ugliest pieces of s**t for a living!!! I work at a Chevy dealership, and no today isn't
1959 when Chevy made their ultimate car.


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I am sorry, but your authority is subordinate to the final word spoken by so many
so long ago. These cars are hideous and nothing could be worse or more humiliating
to be seen in or around than a 1958 DeSoto. Quality is a level of new, a matter of
fashion, and fins are an embarrassing belch in the history of America, only to be exploited
by current advertising to sell critical economic product to a much improved America.

Don't make me tell you again.
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Posted 2013-11-25 12:25 PM (#412852 - in reply to #346594)
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Mr Fridberg on the TV news today.....
http://www.tv4play.se/program/nyheterna-dalarna?video_id=2491625&ut...
2 minutes starting at 02.18. (In Swedish)
Hope the link works for you US geeks.
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Posted 2013-11-25 1:09 PM (#412867 - in reply to #412708)
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ttotired - 2013-11-24 11:02 PM

I like the idea of the stiffener tack welded to the panel

I will do that on my next quarter panel fix (plymouth), good idea, especially if its a big un supported panel



Its a good idea!

 

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Posted 2013-11-26 3:11 PM (#413113 - in reply to #346594)
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The Adventure(r) today!
New firewall is almost there....

 

 

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Posted 2013-11-26 3:25 PM (#413118 - in reply to #346594)
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Today we took the opportunity airing a bit on the F and a very nice Imperial who also lives in the workshop.
The weather is cold but we still have no snow which is unusual for the season.

As you see, it goes slowly forward with the F, but it will be good.

 

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Posted 2013-11-26 3:41 PM (#413122 - in reply to #346594)
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The color choice was good, we think, even though this 300F was white from the factory.

Owner Mats has also chosen to have a chrome dress up kit for the engine.
Something which we think was as aftermarket from 1961 onwards.
I'm not sure if there was earlier, someone here knows for sure.

Also shows a picture of the Dodge that is ready for painting soon. No it is not for sale!



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Posted 2013-11-26 8:14 PM (#413171 - in reply to #346594)
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You guys have so many convertibles! Nice progress. Mr Fridberg does impeccable work! Amazing!

Show some more of that 59 Dodge!
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Posted 2013-11-27 10:23 AM (#413284 - in reply to #346594)
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Beautiful colour, Chris 68!

Nice work!

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Posted 2013-11-27 3:35 PM (#413347 - in reply to #346594)
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Hi Magnus,

Are there only convertibles in dalarna? If you don't like 2drht I got a idea
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Posted 2013-11-30 1:47 PM (#413803 - in reply to #346594)
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Yes we prefer convertibles ...
But Adventurer is also quite ok.
Here are today's pics. DeSotos Firewall is in place and miss G got her redrams.
Happy holidays to all you Mopar friends over there!
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Posted 2013-11-30 1:52 PM (#413804 - in reply to #346594)
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Edited by Chrys 68 2013-11-30 1:54 PM

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Posted 2013-11-30 1:55 PM (#413806 - in reply to #346594)
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Posted 2013-11-30 3:10 PM (#413813 - in reply to #413803)
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Chrys 68 - 2013-11-30 10:47 PM
Yes we prefer convertibles ... But Adventurer is also quite ok.


Explain it little more why Swedes are so nuts about convertibles over here near arctic circle.. There's so short time during season to enjoy them top down.. that's the reason?

Thanx 4 the interesting pics!
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Posted 2013-11-30 4:13 PM (#413818 - in reply to #346594)
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Yes Spinout, the driving season here is so short and intense so you have to enjoy it as much as possible. What could be nicer than cruising around on a hot summer evening in the midsummer light with the one you love. In any case, its what you dreaming about during the long, dark and cold winter.
I think it's about the quality of life!

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Posted 2013-12-06 6:41 AM (#414659 - in reply to #346594)
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Hej Magnus and other swedish readers! Who is reproductin F and G:s aluminium door inserts in Sweden if someone is doing them in Sweden? Fridberg?
Let me know. I found out that ones I got in my G are not so good to reuse in new door panels. rears were ok but drivers door..
Since you got so many F and G projects there I think you gonna need a truck load of them too
Then tell me a closest match of color (code) for the RAMs - or is any coca cola red just ok
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Posted 2013-12-08 9:57 AM (#415086 - in reply to #413122)
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Chrys 68 - 2013-11-26 3:41 PM

Owner Mats has also chosen to have a chrome dress up kit for the engine.
Something which we think was as aftermarket from 1961 onwards.
I'm not sure if there was earlier, someone here knows for sure.

That is so typical swedish Always adding up bling bling, skirts, conniekits, chrome bolts
They may look good in a Chevy but... You gotta consutlt Mats to leave them out

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Posted 2013-12-08 11:54 AM (#415108 - in reply to #346594)
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I second that Jari - any which way, the owner does what he want - it's at least easy to return to the proper look.
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Adventurer 60 - 2013-12-06 12:41 PM

Hej Magnus and other swedish readers! Who is reproductin F and G:s aluminium door inserts in Sweden if someone is doing them in Sweden? Fridberg?
Let me know. I found out that ones I got in my G are not so good to reuse in new door panels. rears were ok but drivers door..
Since you got so many F and G projects there I think you gonna need a truck load of them too
Then tell me a closest match of color (code) for the RAMs - or is any coca cola red just ok

The consumption here is gigantic, think soon we drained the U.S. of 300 s,
Cuckoos over there do not mean that they are rare enough! (sorry) :laugh:
Fridberg think he has a set left, please send him a e-mail: janfridberg@hotmail.com
As for the color, we use the BMW 052 Henna red.

We think you are doing a good job with your car and hope to see it soon!

 

Adventurer 60 - 2013-12-08  3:57 PM

Chrys 68 - 2013-11-26  3:41 PM
<br />Owner Mats has also chosen to have a chrome dress up kit for the engine.
 Something which we think was as aftermarket from 1961 onwards.
 I'm not sure if there was earlier, someone here knows for sure.

 :) That is so typical swedish Always adding up bling bling, skirts, conniekits, chrome bolts
They may look good in a Chevy but... You gotta consutlt Mats to leave them out

I have no idea what you're talking about. Most bling bling wins in the end
Seriously, I don´t think there is so much extra bling bling currently in fashion here.
It was worse a few years ago, I think, but I may not see the forest for the trees...(Swenglish)

 

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Posted 2013-12-09 4:23 PM (#415343 - in reply to #346594)
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It's full speed ahead in the workshop!
Adventurer is underway, G will be assembled and F is waiting for her dashboard.

More information about Fs life in the U.S. are greatly appreciated!

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Posted 2013-12-09 4:25 PM (#415344 - in reply to #346594)
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Wow! ! !....Great Pics...
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Posted 2013-12-10 3:24 AM (#415452 - in reply to #415336)
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Chrys 68 - 2013-12-09 4:09 PM

Adventurer 60 - 2013-12-06 12:41 PM

Hej Magnus and other swedish readers! Who is reproductin F and G:s aluminium door inserts in Sweden if someone is doing them in Sweden? Fridberg?
Let me know. I found out that ones I got in my G are not so good to reuse in new door panels. rears were ok but drivers door..
Since you got so many F and G projects there I think you gonna need a truck load of them too
Then tell me a closest match of color (code) for the RAMs - or is any coca cola red just ok

The consumption here is gigantic, think soon we drained the U.S. of 300 s,
Cuckoos over there do not mean that they are rare enough! (sorry) :laugh:
Fridberg think he has a set left, please send him a e-mail: janfridberg@hotmail.com
As for the color, we use the BMW 052 Henna red.

We think you are doing a good job with your car and hope to see it soon!

 

Adventurer 60 - 2013-12-08  3:57 PM

Chrys 68 - 2013-11-26  3:41 PM

Owner Mats has also chosen to have a chrome dress up kit for the engine.
 Something which we think was as aftermarket from 1961 onwards.
 I'm not sure if there was earlier, someone here knows for sure.

 :) That is so typical swedish Always adding up bling bling, skirts, conniekits, chrome bolts
They may look good in a Chevy but... You gotta consutlt Mats to leave them out

I have no idea what you're talking about. Most bling bling wins in the end
Seriously, I don´t think there is so much extra bling bling currently in fashion here.
It was worse a few years ago, I think, but I may not see the forest for the trees...(Swenglish)

 



Uum. I forgot, Marilyn, Elvis, Dummy spot and foglights, curb wheelers, exhaust extensions, fancy register plates and surroundings, miniature car modesl on "hat hyllan" sitickers, pinstripes, flames, mexico and us-falg blankets, fyssy dices...
You right, it seems to be more out of dates nowadays even in Sweden. Maybe you just do not see the forest In finland you have never seen those bling blings much. Cars are all original or customized. Customized more radically than just adding accessories. Anyway I do not have anything against any style. It does not take long to screw them off if you do not like'em.
Thanks for the info.
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Posted 2013-12-10 3:08 PM (#415512 - in reply to #346594)
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The assembly of Miss G will continue for some time yet. There are many details to keeping track of!

The 300F hood and dash is getting ready in the paint booth...
To be continued!

 

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OMG is that thing beautiful! I have a question: On the pics of the patch panel being welded in, whats that extra large lip for up top? Something to grab on to or overlap for something thicker to weld to? Curious cause im going to be doing the same areas on my desoto...
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Posted 2013-12-10 3:30 PM (#415515 - in reply to #415452)
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Thanks for posting that photo of the 55 Ford. I will use it to induce vomiting in case anyone eats a poison.



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D-Soto - 2013-12-11 12:16 PM
whats that extra large lip for up top? Something to grab on to or overlap for something thicker to weld to?


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That is a stiffener to keep the metal straight. You cut it off after the patch is welded in.


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Posted 2013-12-11 4:22 AM (#415609 - in reply to #346594)
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Absolutely beautiful! This thread made me rip out the carpet in my car to start fixing the floors
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There seems to be extra side O-trim for 300-medallion. Interested if for sale, also collar for steeringwheel/saft
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Posted 2013-12-11 12:39 PM (#415651 - in reply to #415516)
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Beautiful restorations. I have really enjoyed coming to this thread and seeing progress on all the cars.

A quick question though - what is this part?

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Posted 2013-12-11 2:32 PM (#415671 - in reply to #346594)
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The Adventurer is visiting the sandblaster guy at the moment.
Meanwhile Fridberg replace the entire lower part of this 61 Newport Convertible ...
As you can see the donor car was a four-door with good bottom.
This step saves time that would otherwise have been used for time consuming rust repair.
As you understand, Mr. Fridberg is not the shy type!
Enjoy!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

To be continued...

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Posted 2013-12-12 2:12 AM (#415776 - in reply to #346594)
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When is he resting. :-) looks like 24/7 activity in the shop. Nice work and thanks for thé pics. Interesting to see thé pro in aktion.
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Posted 2013-12-12 9:27 AM (#415797 - in reply to #346594)
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The jig seems like a smart way to get the new piece in place. One learns something from every pic on here, interesting!
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I am waiting for the purists to start ranting about how cars torn down this far are clones and frauds.
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Posted 2013-12-13 7:15 AM (#416006 - in reply to #346594)
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Nice to see the Master (Gubbjävel ) at work. He is my hero.
I'm not a purist, I got nothing against the clones. I never buy my car from Barrett&Jackson And to me a car, even letterserie 300 is first a car, then an artwork.
I like that convertible is saved rather than 4 d sedan. we really need guys like Fridberg.
Sure if the vin tags are changed from another vehicle is more like a fraud (in many countries) and that has nothing to with the conversion work it self. In Finland you can change 50% of the total of the parts (service parts like wheels, brakes, joints etc are not counted)
So changing entire body lets say to from 4D to conv is quite Ok when you apply and get permisson from DMV (if the car is registered in the country) These changes follow cars records in the registry.
If you turn Newport to a 300, its type in the title would still be Newport.
There are even numerous 4D Dodge Coronets in the registry that are exactly like '70 Dodge Challenger or Cuda with BB and six pack But thats a different story.
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Posted 2013-12-13 7:18 AM (#416007 - in reply to #415797)
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henricthornsund - 2013-12-12 9:27 AM

The jig seems like a smart way to get the new piece in place. One learns something from every pic on here, interesting!

I thought exactly the same.
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Posted 2013-12-13 9:32 AM (#416030 - in reply to #415846)
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Doctor DeSoto - 2013-12-13 7:12 AM

I am waiting for the purists to start ranting about how cars torn down this far are clones and frauds.


Are you trying to start a disscussion, Brent? I many times think of myself as a purist, i dont know, but I think this car will be far from a clone or even worse beeing a fraud when done.
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If you watch my DeSoto thread, you'll see I have no issues with building cars back from the dirt,
but I have seen/heard it many times where "those guys" want to argue about the car not being
what it started out as because the restoration used so much of a donor car to build it back.

The way I see it, parts is parts. If the body line was building a sedan or a convertible, they used
the same cowl sheet (as seen in this thread on the 57 Adventurer) or any number of other common
items. For those that are unique, guys like myself or Jan or Raffaele cut and chop and pound metal
into the needed shapes, weld it together, and make it work ! But to some, this is an "affront" to their
"pristine, rust-free, low miles survivor" winning a trophy.

I never gave two sh!ts about trophies, but some folks find this kind of body building somehow
"not OK".
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Posted 2013-12-13 2:28 PM (#416089 - in reply to #346594)
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It's all a question of having two rustbucket cars that would end up as spare parts, or having one hell of a nice convertible - for me the choice would have been simple if I had the tools and skill to perform such a renovation.
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Adventurer 60 - 2013-12-13 4:15 PM
Sure if the vin tags are changed from another vehicle is more like a fraud (in many countries) and that has nothing to with the conversion work it self. In Finland you can change 50% of the total of the parts (service parts like wheels, brakes, joints etc are not counted) So changing entire body lets say to from 4D to conv is quite Ok when you apply and get permisson from DMV (if the car is registered in the country) These changes follow cars records in the registry. If you turn Newport to a 300, its type in the title would still be Newport.


If you own a rust-bucket 300G Conv., like above car, to restore and its title/paperwork/VIN tag, no one here in Finland would count percentages during the restoration when you changed parts to it from a donor car. If it has same kind of parts as in original car. So, you can change all parts, if the result is original looking 300G what match your existing documents and it won't be a clone then.. So, in this case, you are not converting 4dr to a ragtop, you just used it as a parts car for restoring a convertible back to its former glory.
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Posted 2013-12-13 5:46 PM (#416147 - in reply to #416127)
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Adventurer 60 - 2013-12-13 4:15 PM
Sure if the vin tags are changed from another vehicle is more like a fraud (in many countries) and that has nothing to with the conversion work it self. In Finland you can change 50% of the total of the parts (service parts like wheels, brakes, joints etc are not counted) So changing entire body lets say to from 4D to conv is quite Ok when you apply and get permisson from DMV (if the car is registered in the country) These changes follow cars records in the registry. If you turn Newport to a 300, its type in the title would still be Newport.


If you own a rust-bucket 300G Conv., like above car, to restore and its title/paperwork/VIN tag, no one here in Finland would count percentages during the restoration when you changed parts to it from a donor car. If it has same kind of parts as in original car. So, you can change all parts, if the result is original looking 300G what match your existing documents and it won't be a clone then.. So, in this case, you are not converting 4dr to a ragtop, you just used it as a parts car for restoring a convertible back to its former glory.


Yeah I know.
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Posted 2013-12-15 7:34 AM (#416398 - in reply to #415755)
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Meanwhile Fridberg replace the entire lower part of this 61 Newport Convertible ...
As you can see the donor car was a four-door with good bottom.
This step saves time that would otherwise have been used for time consuming rust repair.
As you understand, Mr. Fridberg is not the shy type!


I have GREAT Respect about the work, he did.
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Posted 2013-12-17 2:01 PM (#416907 - in reply to #346594)
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The work continues! Want to tell you that the 4 door donor car was already beyond saving.
Someone in the U.S. robbed it of its trunk floor and rear wings, and cut apart the whole back end.
It was waiting for the crusher when we found it.
This operation is a really good deed when the owner Martin actually
saves a scrapped Michigan Newport Convertible to a new and better life.
Martin is the young guy that owns the gold 300 E Convertible previously pictured in this thread.
Fridberg makes the rough part of sheet metal work, the rest does Martin himself.

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Posted 2013-12-17 2:42 PM (#416919 - in reply to #346594)
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Wow what amazing work. I don't see how anyone can think of this as a clone. When you look at first gen mustangs and similar you can buy entire new frames and bodies and door shells and hoods, pretty much every part and literally build a car from scratch - that's what I'd call a clone. But this is a resurrection.
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Posted 2013-12-23 6:18 PM (#418076 - in reply to #346594)
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Here are tonight's pictures from Santa's workshop.
We wish all Forward Look enthusiasts a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

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Posted 2013-12-29 9:56 AM (#419049 - in reply to #346594)
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Work is progressing!

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Posted 2013-12-29 10:52 AM (#419060 - in reply to #346594)
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When you look at these photos and the ones from John's Plymouth convertible, you aren't just seeing unbelievable workmanship, you are seeing artistry in metal. I'm absolutely amazed...and envious of both the talent and the workshop!
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Posted 2013-12-30 3:21 PM (#419318 - in reply to #346594)
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Today the conditions were the best to give Hernando a good treatment.
He was exposed to a proper sandstorm as seen in the pictures.
Fridberg have a tough job of trying to remove all the sand.
There were many turns in the cradle at the highest speed.
Shake rattle and roll .... Desert Storm in the workshop!
The adventure continues!

Miss Newport is in need of a flawless driver's door! Someone? Please send me a PM. Thanks.

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Posted 2013-12-30 3:30 PM (#419319 - in reply to #346594)
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Watch out for the sandman! :bleh:

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Posted 2013-12-31 12:42 AM (#419401 - in reply to #346594)
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Posted 2013-12-31 7:36 PM (#419551 - in reply to #346594)
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We wish all Moparfriends a happy new year!
Let's party!
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Posted 2014-01-10 5:33 PM (#421423 - in reply to #346594)
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Today I took a little trip with Fireflite on exciting Winter roads in the woods. Lovely!
We have exceptionally little snow for the season. Temperature -7 degrees Celsius. Ideal weather!

During the time I were playing rally driver it happened things in the workshop.
Hernando Adventurer got his last rust repaired, were sanded and painted in epoxy.
The result was good, a new Adventurer!
In the assembly "department", Miss Gs console came in place.
A good day and a good start to the new year. Tomorrow work continues with Newport and F!

Rock on!

 

 

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Posted 2014-01-11 12:00 AM (#421474 - in reply to #346594)
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A work of art...keep the pics coming
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Posted 2014-01-11 12:06 AM (#421477 - in reply to #421474)
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I LOVE THIS THREAD !!!

VERY inspiring !!!
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Posted 2014-01-12 6:20 PM (#421715 - in reply to #346594)
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Just asking, but is this a project for someone other than the gent pictured (for profit) or is he working on his own car? I can't begin to imagine what kind of dollars will be spent when it is at last driven out of the garage. What an amazing, awesome, wonderful thing that is happening.
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Isn't it just another manifestation of the ideal:

"Duty above all else except Honor" ?
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I want to share a pic of my friends F convertible. Visited his garage yesterday and bought some left over parts from his project.
It is about finished now and it looks... cant discribe but let me say it looks gorgeus.
He planned to do a driver but it turned out to be an extreme show car. He is planing to not a drive it at all so you fellow enthusiast are not going to see it at all
Somebody buy this car and get it on the road!



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Posted 2014-01-13 10:36 AM (#421794 - in reply to #421746)
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Isn't it just another manifestation of the ideal:



Is that an answer to the question that I asked?]

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Posted 2014-01-13 10:48 AM (#421798 - in reply to #346594)
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I continue to be amazed at Jan Fridberg's talent and energy... if there is a Forward Look Hall of Fame he should be in it!
Does he ever post here on FL.net? His knowledge & advice would be priceless.

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Kiitos kiva valokuva, Adventurer 60.
Tämä on minun unelma-auto!
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Thanks for all the positive comments, it is appreciated!
Fridberg unfortunately do not have time to be at the forum, sorry, the clock is too short ...
He encourages everyone to go out and work on their cars instead of sitting in front of the computer!!
Took these photos of Hernando an hour ago. This evening, the body will be put on the frame!
Now I'm heading to AZ for some holiday. Here is -26 Celcius and freezing cold...

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Posted 2014-01-13 1:01 PM (#421821 - in reply to #421791)
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I want to share a pic of my friends F convertible. Visited his garage yesterday and bought some left over parts from his project.
It is about finished now and it looks... cant discribe but let me say it looks gorgeus.
He planned to do a driver but it turned out to be an extreme show car. He is planing to not a drive it at all so you fellow enthusiast are not going to see it at all
Somebody buy this car and get it on the road!


wow very nice 300F, when this come to Soumi finland? Have you som Historie?

and Magnus thanks for you show us all FL cars and works. Friberg do nice works.
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Posted 2014-01-13 4:01 PM (#421847 - in reply to #346594)
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Joakim, it does not have much history here. It arrived about 4-5 years ago if I remenber correct. Its not a secret that it was a rusty coupe when it arrived along "64 300 conv and went through massive rotisserie restoration and convertible conversion. Becouse this is so accurate and detailed conversion with every correct component, no one can notice difference for sure. Thats why he do not want to hide that fact, if someday this car changes owners and pops up for sale somewhere as a real deal.
This guy is one of the best car restorers in the country I know, and he is only interested of 300Fs even he has had couble Gs too. Most of his ex cars are now in your country
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Posted 2014-01-13 4:32 PM (#421852 - in reply to #346594)
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I would love to see more of the black and red F...definitely a combo Ma Mopar should've done....
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Here some more. Sorry these are cellphone pics so the colours are not quite correct.
After seeing those red leather bucket seats you do not want beige ones to your 300

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mopardave - 2014-01-14 7:36 AM

Doctor DeSoto - 2014-01-12 9:44 PM

Isn't it just another manifestation of the ideal:

"Duty above all else except Honor"

Is that an answer to the question that I asked?]


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Yes. It means: Do the right thing, no matter the cost. It is pretty clear these guys follow this
golden rule in every way. Just do it. Get it done. Don't stand around and talk about it. Kick ass,
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Posted 2014-01-14 2:11 PM (#422048 - in reply to #346594)
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Is the dash pad black? Sure do love this thread!!!
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Is the dash pad black? Sure do love this thread!!!


Yes it is, and I also love this thread



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Posted 2014-01-14 4:48 PM (#422067 - in reply to #422065)
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"Its not a secret that it was a rusty coupe when it arrived along"
Looks very good, really nice 300F.
(and he is honest as you say it is not a genuine conv, above seen how nice it is)

You say (maby) it comes to finland for 5 years ago
I remeber it comes a bad 300F cupe for abouth 10 years ago to Finland.
Michael from stockholm (DeSoto 60) say it, you know him


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Posted 2014-01-15 5:00 AM (#422154 - in reply to #346594)
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Well, actually Joakim I have to correct, real F coupe was not bad at all, actually very good but 64 convertible was rusty at the bottom and rockers. It donated all possible conversion parts. He has had several F:s so this not a same F than 10 years ago.

Here is one pic when it was in rotisserie. Tuo can see rockers are cut open and there are reinforcements inside them at this point.
Thouse should be even stiffer than original conv structure, wich is not stiff (I know as a conv owner)

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Posted 2014-01-15 10:15 AM (#422183 - in reply to #346594)
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Jan Fridberg is right: we should type less on the computer and work on our cars more... now if it would just warm up!

This is the best thread on FL.net.

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Posted 2014-01-15 6:03 PM (#422239 - in reply to #422183)
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Always something to learn while watching this thread!!
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Posted 2014-02-07 2:46 PM (#426268 - in reply to #346594)
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Back home in the snow and cold again after a very enjoyable holiday in the U.S.
We met many nice people and visited interesting places but missed even more.

Already longing for the next trip.

The picture shows me and Marilyn an afternoon in Hollywood. Everything is big in the U.S.!

Will try to update the thread with some pictures from the trip (for all Swedes) and what has happened in the workshop when I was away.


Thanks for all the credit about this thread!

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Posted 2014-02-08 10:24 AM (#426390 - in reply to #346594)
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Here are some pictures from the trip.
You Americans have a great country and when you are a visitor, it is easy to feel welcome everywhere you go.
This time we visited AZ, NV and CA, perfect winter climate for us Nordic residents.
Thanks to all nice car enthusiasts we met on our trip!
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Posted 2014-02-08 11:22 AM (#426395 - in reply to #346594)
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Fridberg have not been lazy! G is no longer topless, F is almost there, Hernando is in the paintshop.

The latest project, 57 Dodge Custom Royal Convertible, has got a flying start, the frame is already ready for assembly!!
New strong convertible "rockers" is made by Fridberg according to the original appearance.
The body need a new healthy bottom. This car will become something extraordinary!

The other day an old known warrior showed up. (Previously discussed here on the forum)
Obviously to ordinary for U. S. :) it will secure a good future here in Sweden.

We have also taken up a new slave in the workshop as can be seen

Enjoy!

 



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Posted 2014-02-08 12:12 PM (#426400 - in reply to #346594)
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Wow great work! Where do you find all these 300s and convertibles?
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At least someone is willing to take those ordinary 300's and do something with them.... I heard they're only good for parts cars...
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Posted 2014-02-08 2:02 PM (#426416 - in reply to #426400)
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The Chrysler Kid - 2014-02-08 6:12 PM

Wow great work! Where do you find all these 300s and convertibles?


It's just about vacuuming America, there are lots of great projects out there that are just waiting to be taken care of.



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Posted 2014-02-12 3:33 PM (#427009 - in reply to #346594)
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Some bonus pics from our U.S travel. Hope to return again soon!

 

Enjoy!

 



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Posted 2014-02-12 8:36 PM (#427078 - in reply to #346594)
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Posted 2014-02-13 5:13 AM (#427125 - in reply to #346594)
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Posted 2014-02-13 6:34 AM (#427131 - in reply to #346594)
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Thanks Magnus, to share all the picture's
You visited Gary's place (netparts) as well? I like his 58 Explorer.
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Posted 2014-02-13 7:24 AM (#427137 - in reply to #427131)
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Super nice pics from your Road Trip.
I go to the United States in October of the same gang (her brother in law and his dad).
Do a similar road trip to the 2012 state CA, AZ, NV.
October trip starts again in Pomona. Doing the planning for the trip.
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Posted 2014-02-13 8:39 AM (#427145 - in reply to #346594)
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Great photos! It looks like you "wild and crazy guys" had a TON of fun!

Thank you for taking the time to post your pic's!

Gets me in the mood to do some traveling!

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Posted 2014-02-13 11:55 AM (#427171 - in reply to #427145)
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I'd love to find out some information about the pictures you posted.

Who's the older guy looking at the parts book and scratching his head ? I really like that photo.

Where did you see the 56 Desoto convert ? Is that a museum ?

Who is doing the 57 Desoto convert restoration ? The one on the rotisserie in the building ?

 

I recognize the copper brown 57 300C. That's the one from Detroit.

Ron

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Posted 2014-02-13 12:28 PM (#427177 - in reply to #416907)
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Chrys 68 - 2013-12-17 1:01 PM

The work continues! Want to tell you that the 4 door donor car was already beyond saving.
Someone in the U.S. robbed it of its trunk floor and rear wings, and cut apart the whole back end.
It was waiting for the crusher when we found it.
This operation is a really good deed when the owner Martin actually
saves a scrapped Michigan Newport Convertible to a new and better life.
Martin is the young guy that owns the gold 300 E Convertible previously pictured in this thread.
Fridberg makes the rough part of sheet metal work, the rest does Martin himself.



Actually, Jan was the first one to talk me into parting out that car a few years ago. Rust took the trunk floor, but a lot of the other parts went to Sweden first. Yes, the rest of the car was solid as you can see, but it had no title. It definitely went to good use. Only the roof and the top of the right tail fin are left if anybody needs them! I've been to Jan's shop and I've met Martin, too. Great guys, great workmanship. They are true enthusiasts. I was happy to be of help with some parts.

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Posted 2014-02-13 1:01 PM (#427183 - in reply to #346594)
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Great pics. The red and white 57 Coronet is in Bo Malefor's shop. He's got some awesome cars.
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Posted 2014-02-13 1:36 PM (#427190 - in reply to #346594)
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Thanks for all the appreciation regarding our holiday pictures!
Not hard to shoot when you are away from everyday life!

The gentleman and Moparman are Bob, you'll find him at Netparts,
where he helps Gary to keep order. That company is a gold mine for all of us enthusiasts! Would highly recommend!

The 58 Explorer is sold to Sweden ... The DeSoto conv is for sale in Las Vegas, www.autocollections.com
The Rotisseripic is from copperstateclassiccars.com in Phoenix.
The copperbrown 300C is from Detroit and came to Sweden since it was much discussed here on the forum.

Finally I want to say hello to you Andy, remember we ate "bulle" when we met in Fridbergs garage!
Please say hello to the Burkes on occasion!

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Posted 2014-02-13 1:57 PM (#427194 - in reply to #427190)
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Hallo magnus guess who found out his username and password after 4 years so now i can write myself nise to se that andy and ron is follow the thread how are you doing with your 59 dodge ron???
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Posted 2014-02-13 2:15 PM (#427195 - in reply to #346594)
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Best news in ages!
Jan F writes himself. Now we need to equip him with a camera too.
One such to have on head from Go Pro is preferable. Perhaps live on the Internet!

Now I am celebrating my retirement!
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Posted 2014-02-13 2:59 PM (#427201 - in reply to #346594)
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Just want to acknowledge Jan Fridberg's FIRST, post, above and welcome him to the madness!

Sad to see cars 'go', but they are going to a good home.

Welcome back; now get to work.



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Posted 2014-02-13 3:02 PM (#427202 - in reply to #346594)
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Posted 2014-02-13 3:03 PM (#427203 - in reply to #427195)
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Chrys 68 - 2014-02-13 2:15 PM Best news in ages! Jan F writes himself. Now we need to equip him with a camera too. One such to have on head from Go Pro is preferable. Perhaps live on the Internet! Now I am celebrating my retirement! :)

Better not give Jan a camera. He'll be too busy taking pictures and not get any work done !!!  :laugh:

Hallå Jan ! The Dodge is still sleeping quietly in my garage.

Ron



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Posted 2014-02-13 3:41 PM (#427206 - in reply to #427203)
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let us se some pictures ron and as you know i allways look for 2door 59 royal and custom royal parts
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Posted 2014-02-13 4:52 PM (#427212 - in reply to #427206)
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No real changes from what's on my website. Things move slowly around here. :-)

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Posted 2014-02-25 4:08 AM (#428879 - in reply to #427212)
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Hallo everybody jan fridberg here i bougth a 57 300 and one of the valvcovers is missing so i need one 300 dimpel valvcover for solid lifters and please dont be worried that it will end up in sweden i will work and take care of it as it was my baby.
So now get back to work on your cars everybody
P.S. i need 59 dodge partscar or builder prefere custom royal or royal 2 door let me se what you have in your barns
i have had a flue last 2 weeks but will be back in my shop this week working on the 57 dodge hopfully magnus will come with his camera and keep you updated
Good luck in your garages everyboudy JAN
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Posted 2014-02-25 9:49 AM (#428896 - in reply to #346594)
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Halla Jan, and Vallkommen till FL.net!
Many of us here in the us are amazed at your fantastic workmanship on our beloved FL cars, we only wish we could have our cars in your body shop. My Grandfather is from Goteborg, I would love to visit Sverige someday.
Roger Anderson, NY



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Posted 2014-02-25 10:42 AM (#428905 - in reply to #346594)
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Just to be sure you know, that is not the real Marilyn Monroe. I assume you know that even though you are not from the US. Further, what you might not not know is that there is a very good chance it was not even equipped with female components.
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Posted 2014-02-25 4:41 PM (#428958 - in reply to #346594)
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That information came too late .......... !

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Posted 2014-02-27 2:41 PM (#429195 - in reply to #346594)
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I did figure this out the "hard" way!

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Posted 2014-02-27 2:44 PM (#429196 - in reply to #346594)
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Jan F took the opportunity to renovate some engines when he is still handicapped by the flu.
Sheet metal job on the Dodge goes at half speed but goes ahead anyway and it gets really good.

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Posted 2014-02-27 8:34 PM (#429223 - in reply to #346594)
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If it is not too late, on that Dodge(?) Hemi engine, Magnus, that paint color (on my confuser, anyway) is very much
too gray in color.

The Dodge engine color is a shiny bright light silver, but not an 'aluminum' shade (too shiny).




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Posted 2014-02-28 2:25 AM (#429257 - in reply to #429223)
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the coullor on the engine can look like aluminium in the ligths but it is silver
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Posted 2014-02-28 3:20 AM (#429265 - in reply to #346594)
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Very good!

What is its engine number, and its casting date?...something 25th or 26th?


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Posted 2014-02-28 1:15 PM (#429297 - in reply to #346594)
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Good that you make us pay attention to the color, Neil
I myself think that it will look slightly darker than the color from the color chart, which in turn is the right Dodge engine silver.
We have to mix a new sample and compare properly.
Do you know if there might be different color codes from the factory?
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Posted 2014-02-28 4:12 PM (#429326 - in reply to #346594)
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This probably won't help much, in Sweden, but Krylon High Heat Silver is dead-on for the Chrysler Engine Silver color.

Somebody with more of a Trailer Queen or a fresh restoration can send you their engine pics and/or
paint brands, but here is how Horrie's 'winter'-dirty engine looks; the Silver is light and moderately
shiny, but definitely not as 'bright' as "Aluminum" or "Nearest-Thing-to-Chrome" finishes are.
Also, can't tell from your pic, above, but the exhaust manifolds were installed and painted in the same high-heat
Engine paint.

Here's a shot of engines leaving the paint booth....



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Posted 2014-03-07 2:03 PM (#430251 - in reply to #346594)
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Here's the update on the Dodge, the floor is now in place and work on replacing rear fender is in progress.

F gets its power seats in place and G is waiting for fitting front fenders.

The engine has a new modified layer with M1824 Metallic, a industrial heavy duty mixture very close to the original color chart
and reference engine block. We are pleased with the outcome.

Thank you for your attention Neil!
Appreciated!

The work goes on ....

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Posted 2014-03-07 3:32 PM (#430261 - in reply to #346594)
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Magnus, if your Dodge's trunk suffers from "The Heartbreak of LDS" [Limp Deck Syndrome]....where it does not hold
itself in any intermediately-opened position, like it SHOULD....Can you let us know how you fixed it?

I have a theory wherein the vertical trunk supports might not be aligned properly, which might prevent the torsion bars
from exerting enough leverage against those supports in order to keep the trunk raised.

I, even, bought a set of NOS torsion bars, thinking/hoping that maybe the OEM bars might have lost their temper, and/or
might have been too weak, to begin-with, but, those new bars (inserted in the strongest-rearward mounting slots) STILL
made no effective difference in the LDS symptoms.



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Posted 2014-03-07 4:02 PM (#430266 - in reply to #346594)
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Actually, LDS was not an unknown malady, in 1957, as these two Technical Service
Bulletins attest/address...

Unfortunately, these fixes are best able to be done during a pre-painting restoration
protocol, instead of on a post-painted nice-looking trunk.

...Note, on the second TSB, that the cause of the LDS might be due to the :" Hinges Spreading Outward".




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Posted 2014-03-07 4:11 PM (#430271 - in reply to #346594)
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Magnus, you can PM me with this information, but what is the VIN, the P/T image (if I already don't have that!), and the
engine's casting date and its stamping number on your Dodge?


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Posted 2014-03-07 4:33 PM (#430272 - in reply to #346594)
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if you take the other end (not the hinge)were the torsionspring ((bar)goes, It`s the spotwelded u-profil drill it out or cut it ,move it 1/2" forward and weld it back, it put a heavier twist on the torsionbar and then the trunklid stays open,99 times of 100, guess it`s better to do do it before painting ,hope you understand..Arne
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Posted 2014-03-20 6:17 PM (#432179 - in reply to #430261)
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niel i need pictures of the hemi so i can se all pullys in front of motor it have to be engine witout ac
can you help me with that???
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Posted 2014-03-20 6:25 PM (#432183 - in reply to #346594)
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This is the result of collaborative research work with Greg Leggatt; this is his car's execution
of proper chassis detailing.

Everything on the engine block, except the motor mounts and fuel pump (and P/S pump & fan & starter--duh--),
are painted in Chrysler Silver.

No gold-anodization of/on carburetor, either.

This is what your convertible frame/chassis should look like.










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Posted 2014-03-20 6:50 PM (#432188 - in reply to #432183)
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When the time comes, I'll show you how a trunk area should be painted.


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Posted 2014-03-21 4:08 PM (#432322 - in reply to #432183)
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This is the result of collaborative research work with Greg Leggatt; this is his car's execution
of proper chassis detailing.

Everything on the engine block, except the motor mounts and fuel pump (and P/S pump & fan & starter--duh--),
are painted in Chrysler Silver.

No gold-anodization of/on carburetor, either.

This is what your convertible frame/chassis should look like.












Would the hose connections on the thermostat housing, water pump inlet and heater hoses also have been painted? I learned long, long ago, that painting those surfaces pretty much ensures a coolant leak, regardless of how tight the clamps are. Paint is a great enabler of leak paths.

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Posted 2014-03-21 4:29 PM (#432329 - in reply to #432322)
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Don't doubt that for a moment, but if you scroll up a-ways, to the engines leaving the paint dryer station, you can see that all
of the thermostat was painted.

As for my engine, that is a replacement thermostat installed, and the coolant is weeping from around the passenger's side
mounting bolt....and, from directly underneath the immediate-underside of the thermostat's 'neck'.

So, yeah, my T-stat is weeping, but, I'd like to find/create a slightly longer upper hose.

Paint, huh?


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Posted 2014-03-21 6:01 PM (#432350 - in reply to #432329)
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If the T-stat housing is weeping, use Permatex RTV to create a better seal.

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Posted 2014-03-30 2:51 PM (#433840 - in reply to #346594)
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Little progress in the workshop! F rests, G is in the final stages and the Dodge eats time.
Many thanks to Neil for all the good Dodge information!

 

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Just a reminder...be sure to make these modifications before installing trunk floor.

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Posted 2014-03-30 6:27 PM (#433865 - in reply to #433863)
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That donor trunk floor is rusty. Man, Jan can't catch a break! Great work you guys do there, as always, so much rust, not enough time.
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Posted 2014-03-31 10:31 AM (#433972 - in reply to #346594)
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Just Jan working his magic as usual... sure you don't want to move to NY, Jan?
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Posted 2014-03-31 12:22 PM (#433986 - in reply to #433972)
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I hear the NY winters are every bit as nice as those in Sweden !
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Posted 2014-04-01 2:16 AM (#434100 - in reply to #433863)
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He has done these before, Ron, he doesn't need a reminder.

Hey, Roger, Jan already has offers on the table for several thousands of square feet of heated shop space at my place and several others so you will have to get in line!! I do have a few projects left that could use his energy and magic.
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Posted 2014-04-01 4:27 AM (#434114 - in reply to #346594)
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Thanks for posting the latest photos, I really enjoy seeing progress pics like these ( unlike NOT seeing any progress pics from me ) , nice clear shots too, must have a good camera there.
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Posted 2014-04-01 1:54 PM (#434156 - in reply to #346594)
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Thanks for all the comments, appreciated! As you can see, it is full steam in the workshop even if the "artist"  look tired today.

We know the Dodge chassis and engine factory appearance but have chosen to make certain deviations.

We hope that the outcome will be successful!

 

Enjoy!

 

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Posted 2014-04-01 2:58 PM (#434159 - in reply to #346594)
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Forgot to tell you that the first "topless" drive for the year is complete.
It happened at the first major car meet in Lidköping, four hours drive from here.
We had a wonderful spring weather on Saturday, hope it continues.
Where I live, it is still plenty of snow and we have good skiing conditions...



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Posted 2014-04-01 4:28 PM (#434170 - in reply to #434159)
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Magnus, you'll fix it, but does that trunk support rod mean that the trunk doesn't stay fully-up, by itself, right now?



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Posted 2014-04-02 2:13 AM (#434244 - in reply to #434170)
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i have not put the torission bars in the corect holes to hold it up yet
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Posted 2014-04-02 2:17 AM (#434245 - in reply to #434244)
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From the picture, above, it looks like the torsion bar is inserted into the rear-most slot, which is the tightest
position of all the three slots.



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Posted 2014-04-02 2:49 AM (#434250 - in reply to #346594)
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Its in the second right now, will be back in the subject.
Today its New Yorker day!
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Posted 2014-04-02 7:57 AM (#434269 - in reply to #434250)
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i noticed that the trunk weatherstrip channel appears to be pretty rusty. Do you guys fabricate your own channel or do you have a rust free one that you spot weld in place ?

Ron

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Posted 2014-04-02 6:41 PM (#434355 - in reply to #346594)
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Just noticed the trunk nameplate.

Overland Park, Kansas, is a ritzy suburb of Kansas City (KS, or MO)....there are two of them, you know.



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Posted 2014-04-03 1:43 AM (#434402 - in reply to #434355)
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sorry to disepoint you the trunklid come from brothers in oregon so i think overland park is a dealer on the westcost somewhere
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Posted 2014-04-03 2:23 AM (#434403 - in reply to #434402)
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d500dodge59 - 2014-04-03 12:43 AM

sorry to disepoint you the trunklid come from brothers in oregon so i think overland park is a dealer on the westcost somewhere
JAN

Neil is correct. Shortman Motors was in Overland Park, Kansas
http://businessprofiles.com/details/dodge-country-u-s-a-inc/US-KS-0...

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Posted 2014-04-11 4:28 PM (#435544 - in reply to #346594)
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Today's update! Work is progressing with the Dodge. Also showing a few pictures from friend Zackes workshop.
He makes a very nice Imperial and is also working on a rod which I promise to show later.
By the way the 58 New Yorker won last weekend's friendly show in Bollnas, Sweden. See picture 6:18 in the movie:
http://youtu.be/g9rdYW3lw_s

Spring took a step backward, and right now it is snowing here ...

 

 

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Posted 2014-04-11 4:42 PM (#435548 - in reply to #346594)
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Incredible; but the power steering gearbox should be 'finished' in its basic shiny surface; rather like your bell housing
looks, above.

(Is that a 1957 P/S gear box?)

The bell housing got painted in Engine-Silver, too.

The tail shaft section may be in natural finish.

However, the entire engine/trannie looks to have been painted, here; again, note the shiny finish
on the P/S gear box.

If your car was built (well-before) 6/6/57, its suspension parts could appear in black finish.

See Paul William's 58 Regal Lancer frame for correct chassis finishing.

If you're going to do 'it'.....do it as well as Paul does (throwing down the gauntlet).






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Posted 2014-04-11 5:08 PM (#435553 - in reply to #435548)
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What the TSB is saying is that the parts will rust whether they are sprayed or not (probably because the metal is not primed prior to top coating). So mechanics at the time shouldn't worry about it.

Of course, if you're doing a restoration, the last thing you want is a rusty undercarriage. So what I've done for the parts mentioned is paint them with POR-15, Bill Hirsh Miracle Paint or similar. Then when the paint tacks up, top coat with either semi-gloss black or cast blast paint, which simulates a bare metal look, yet won't rust because of the coating underneath.

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Posted 2014-04-11 5:50 PM (#435561 - in reply to #346594)
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Of course, you can MAKE your "bare-metal" parts look like that, by finishing them with a product that merely makes them
APPEAR to be non-finished.

Didn't think that this was "Breaking News" to restorers.




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Posted 2014-04-12 9:35 AM (#435670 - in reply to #346594)
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I am just repairing the transmission of G. It looks like it was painted black so was the bell housing. Non of those has hardly any paint left after over 50 years. Surface paint do not stick to aluminium and transmission is also totally covered with surface rust. I m gonna paint them black and thats it, do not worry about how they look after another 53 years :). I´ll be then 105
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Posted 2014-04-15 1:30 AM (#436149 - in reply to #435561)
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hallo neil when i bougth the car from frank shomaker in kansas it did not have the corect steringbox and was without engine and transmition and we did not have a 57 steringbox but i had 58 rebult box and pump so i desided to use that.
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Posted 2014-04-15 5:35 PM (#436253 - in reply to #346594)
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I KNOW Frank Shoemaker-----haven't heard from/about him in many years.

He used to own a real red/white CRL 2-dr HT D500 (basket case, but real).

It is a small MoPar world.

I can sell you my spare steering box, cheap, but, it needs a Lares/Steer-&-Gear overhaul, as it leaks badly.

PLEEZE....install a correct P/S gearbox in your restoration.



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Posted 2014-04-17 1:30 AM (#436510 - in reply to #436253)
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that custom royal coupe is in sweden now i bougth 10 cars from frank sent 3 to sweden and parted the other partscars we dont have 57 steeringbox or pump here nov and the car will be delivered to finland may 16 so we dont have time to wait for it have to go on with 60 polara coupe and 57 new yorker conv i should have start with them allready but this took longer then i hope
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Posted 2014-04-17 2:50 AM (#436515 - in reply to #346594)
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have your parts/cars been shipped out yet, from the US?

If not, we can make a deal off-website for my spare 57 P/S gearbox & I can ship it to wherever/who-ever is brokering
the shipping for you.


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Posted 2014-04-17 6:28 AM (#436531 - in reply to #346594)
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Found some pictures on fuzzidice.se about the show you take part of in Bollnaes









and finally A hemi (I think not from Malung)

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Posted 2014-04-17 7:53 AM (#436540 - in reply to #436515)
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all cars was parted out some was taken to michael in michigan but i dont think it is anything left from the cars they were parted out.
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Posted 2014-04-17 10:56 AM (#436559 - in reply to #346594)
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JAN if you need 57 steering box Budweiser has one, actyally whole front frame, engine and trans from 57 Desoto. Ask him. they are for sale and only few days from you.
He is a member on this site.
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Posted 2014-04-17 9:55 PM (#436651 - in reply to #436559)
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Ah... when are we going to see some interior shots of that bronze 60 Polara ???
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Posted 2014-04-18 2:42 PM (#436720 - in reply to #346594)
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Happy Easter to you all! (big holiday in Sweden)
This is what 57 Dodge looks like right now!

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Posted 2014-04-18 2:52 PM (#436721 - in reply to #346594)
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Posted 2014-04-18 3:59 PM (#436725 - in reply to #436721)
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Amazing and fast work! Artist!
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Posted 2014-04-18 4:24 PM (#436731 - in reply to #346594)
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I love looking through this thread. Truly amazing
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Posted 2014-04-18 5:15 PM (#436735 - in reply to #436731)
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Done the way it should be done.
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Posted 2014-04-18 5:30 PM (#436737 - in reply to #346594)
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Very thorough...and impressive!

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Posted 2014-04-22 6:22 AM (#437238 - in reply to #436737)
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Thanks for the coments next prodject will be 60 polara coupe and 57 new yorker conv
Thanks JAN
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Posted 2014-04-26 3:48 PM (#437993 - in reply to #346594)
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How's the trunk-finishing coming along, on the Dodge?


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Posted 2014-04-27 1:14 PM (#438122 - in reply to #437993)
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Posted 2014-04-27 1:59 PM (#438123 - in reply to #438122)
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I sent Magnus a bunch of photos showing how the OEM trunk finish appears, on the 57-58 Dodges.

Jan, I just re-sent those 21 photos to Magnus, and five separate messages with attachments.








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Posted 2014-04-30 1:23 PM (#438632 - in reply to #346594)
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Thanks for all the comments and a special thanks to Neil for all the valuable information. Here's what the 57 Dodge looks right now.

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Posted 2014-04-30 2:50 PM (#438639 - in reply to #346594)
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To please you all, I can tell you that it's snowing in full swing outside my window right now!
On this particular evening the Swedes celebrating with bonfires and fireworks as a tribute to the light, and that winter is finally over.
Tomorrow, the first day of May, it is official holiday and also spring/summer premiere for many enthusiast cars!
Wish a nice spring to you all!



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Posted 2014-04-30 6:54 PM (#438684 - in reply to #346594)
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Magnus reports that the 57 Dodge has been sold, as-is to a restorer in Finland.



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Posted 2014-05-03 12:01 PM (#439086 - in reply to #346594)
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Here are fresh pictures from todays work!
The 57 Dodge came back on the frame and the
G waiting for its fenders. F rests ...
Snowy weather is over, now it's only light flakes coming down at times.
Spring is here for real!

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Posted 2014-05-03 12:34 PM (#439094 - in reply to #439086)
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Posted 2014-05-03 2:30 PM (#439111 - in reply to #439094)
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Super nice.
Why not paint firewall first before wedding it simply.?
The Dodge being so nice.
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Posted 2014-05-03 3:18 PM (#439116 - in reply to #346594)
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The car is mounted on the frame for fenders and frontclip
align, taken off again for painting later ...
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Posted 2014-05-03 8:20 PM (#439163 - in reply to #346594)
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Hopefully, when the Dodge gets to Finland, its new owner will correct (-Finnish) the engine and the chassis detail restoration,
and the power steering system, and will Finnish the trunk-area in its OEM configuration, too.

If you are reading this thread, please PM me....






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Posted 2014-05-03 10:28 PM (#439180 - in reply to #433840)
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Gents, could you do a favor for me ?

I started to work on the DeSoto tonight and ran into a snag ....

I would like to see photos of the inside of the rear wheel tubs at the forward and rear ends to show
the contour left hanging below the floor and trunk weld points. Mine have been so badly repaired in
earlier "fixes that they are no longer correct. I remember these having more shape and some material
hanging below the weld points. Thanks
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Posted 2014-05-04 12:33 AM (#439187 - in reply to #439116)
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The car is mounted on the frame for fenders and frontclip
align, taken off again for painting later ...


Ok, I forstand it now .;-)
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Posted 2014-05-04 6:17 AM (#439216 - in reply to #346594)
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Neil!
I can assure you that the 57 Dodge comes to the best hands.
Now it's time for the Finnish!
Post some pictures from the candy shelf!



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Posted 2014-05-04 11:14 AM (#439238 - in reply to #439180)
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Gents, could you do a favor for me ?

I started to work on the DeSoto tonight and ran into a snag ....

I would like to see photos of the inside of the rear wheel tubs at the forward and rear ends to show
the contour left hanging below the floor and trunk weld points. Mine have been so badly repaired in
earlier "fixes" that they are no longer correct. I remember these having more shape and some material
hanging below the weld points. Thanks

 





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Posted 2014-05-04 5:09 PM (#439285 - in reply to #346594)
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Sorry Doc, nuttin found in archive yet.
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Posted 2014-05-05 2:21 PM (#439415 - in reply to #346594)
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Doc!
I have another solution for your situation. We buy your problems and
restoring the car here in Sweden instead. You will be happy, rich and free from trouble.
Sweden gets another 1958 DeSoto! Everybody wins!
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Posted 2014-05-07 2:06 PM (#439780 - in reply to #346594)
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Today's photos from the workshop!

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Posted 2014-05-14 3:42 PM (#440779 - in reply to #346594)
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May I introduce our "Julia" She's since some time ordinary "handyman" in the workshop.
We are very happy that she wants to learn. Julia is sixteen and she is already a proud
owner of her own 59 Dodge!

"Julias" car is a total restoration project, see pictures, and we will show some of the work ahead.
The picture shows "Julia" wetsanding a fender, otherwise she is most frequent in the sand blaster booth.

Fridberg bought another 59 Dodge from the Charles Kee auction in Oregon. A car that he tried to buy for a long time, guess if he's happy!
Picture shows the loading in Brothers. Third '59 shown owned by a friend and is in good working order.

We like the 59 Dodges here in Malung!

 

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Posted 2014-05-14 4:38 PM (#440787 - in reply to #346594)
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Years ago, when I first became aware of all the old North American cars being shipped to the Scandinavian countries, I was upset that we were losing so many. After getting to know and understand what's happening to these cars, I'm thrilled that these beauties are avoiding the crushers and are winding up in the hands of real enthusiasts. Thanks to all the talented and dedicated fans of American classics in Sweden, Norway and Finland for saving cars that would never have survived here. I only wish I could get to meet you all and attend your shows to see in person the amazing restorations you've done.

Thanks also to Forward Look fans from all the other European countries for helping keep our automotive good memories alive.

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Posted 2014-05-14 6:01 PM (#440799 - in reply to #346594)
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Posted 2014-05-23 6:19 PM (#442074 - in reply to #346594)
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Okay, here we go. The 57 Dodge is now picked up by its new owner Olli Manninen, President of the Finnish Mopar car club.
He will complete the renovation without shortcuts and with the greatest possible accuracy.
You will find the Finnish club page here: http://www.moparkerho.net/3
"Julia" got a new very nice club t-shirt from Olli and was happy.
Speaking of "Julia", she has already restored the chassis and it's almost time for the body.
Much work is needed as can be seen.
The 59 Convertible made its season premiere by winning a carshow last weekend, not surprisingly, with that look ...
Work on the 300 G goes further and is now in the final stage.
300 F as this thread is about resting right now and Fridberg is now working with his new project, a New Yorker Conv!
Can only tell you that this man has energy ....

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Posted 2014-05-23 7:38 PM (#442081 - in reply to #346594)
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Posted 2014-06-19 7:14 AM (#445704 - in reply to #346594)
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Update from the dream factory! 
The 300 G is almost there, shakedown and some adjustment remains.
The "new" floor is to be fitted in the 57 New Yorker Conv and The Dodge
finally gets a little overhaul.Vi wish you all a pleasant midsummer weekend!

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Posted 2014-06-20 4:16 PM (#445890 - in reply to #346594)
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Posted 2014-06-20 7:57 PM (#445915 - in reply to #346594)
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The work you guys is awesome, but I am curious about the 60 dodge wheel arch.

I dont know this, and thats why I am asking, but is the matadore/polara rear end of the wheel arch different to the dart (phoenix ect) wheel arch?

My phoenix wheel arch kind of has a pigtail twist at the back where the arch almost comes back in on itself.

Very hard to re create, compound curves everywhere

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Posted 2014-06-23 8:08 AM (#446232 - in reply to #445915)
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they are diferent dart series have plymouth wheelhouses the polara and matadore have chrysler wheelhouses but the wheellip is a little diferent fron chrysler.
Thanks JAN
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Posted 2014-06-23 12:10 PM (#446251 - in reply to #446232)
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How can we purchase one of those Finnish Mopar Association T-Shirts ? It's a nice design.

Can't wait to see how Julia transforms the rusty Coronet into a  'Fridberg-quality' work of art.

Ron

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Posted 2014-06-23 5:24 PM (#446287 - in reply to #346594)
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I could ask if they would sell and send one to you Ron if you really want one. Do not know is it for sale members only, I think is not, usually they sell t-shirts in car shows.
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Posted 2014-06-26 1:31 PM (#446774 - in reply to #446287)
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hallo guys jan fridberg here i am looking for a rock solid 1961 chrysler partscar 2 or 4 door some trunkfloor rust is no problems but it must have floor that is perfect so go from the computer now and se what you can come up with
Thanks JAN
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Posted 2014-06-26 3:02 PM (#446786 - in reply to #446287)
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Adventurer 60 - 2014-06-23 5:24 PM I could ask if they would sell and send one to you Ron if you really want one. Do not know is it for sale members only, I think is not, usually they sell t-shirts in car shows.

Yes, please do.

Ron

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Posted 2014-06-28 7:08 PM (#447044 - in reply to #346594)
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The G has left the building!

Today, in the pouring rain, it was the delivery of the Chrysler 300 G.
It was a happy owner who drove out into the rain and loaded the beauty on the trailer.
The 300 will roll on the streets of Stockholm, the capital of Sweden,
but will be shown at the upcoming Power Big Meet in Västerås.
The work in the garage going ahead with the 300F and the Polara and the New Yorker and the .....
Yeah, you get it!

 

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Posted 2014-06-28 8:46 PM (#447062 - in reply to #447044)
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Wow, incredible work on the 300-G !
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Posted 2014-06-28 10:46 PM (#447077 - in reply to #346594)
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Posted 2014-07-01 1:08 AM (#447388 - in reply to #346594)
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That 300-G is awesome...thanks for posting
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Posted 2014-07-06 7:04 PM (#448092 - in reply to #346594)
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Thanks for all the positive comments about the 300!

Here you can see a little video from the cruising at Power Big Meet. I'm running behind Joakim, Windsor59 here on the forum,
guess if we had a nice time

Enjoy! http://youtu.be/Q0bYYf86ofk

Photos will come later, several Lookers were present!
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Posted 2014-07-06 8:33 PM (#448102 - in reply to #448092)
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Looks like fun...I guess.

The guy in the 58 CRL vert didn't even acknowledge you.

Made me 'homesick' for the L.A. 405.



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Posted 2014-07-06 10:16 PM (#448111 - in reply to #448092)
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The G is fabulous but I have to comment on the car carrier trailer. Is it commercially available or was it custom built? Just curious! I've never seen one like that. The geometry is fascinating, it looks quite light but super strong. Great design----nice and efficient!
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Posted 2014-07-09 3:54 AM (#448433 - in reply to #346594)
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Last night we had a visit from Gasoline Magazine in our club garage here in Malung.
Story will come later!
Fridberg came premiere driving in his 59 Dodge from the Charles Kee auction in Oregon.
The car ran like a dream with noiseless engine! What a bargain!

The club's website is www.bigwheels.se

Enjoy!



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Posted 2014-07-09 6:51 AM (#448439 - in reply to #346594)
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I have to say I am astounded by the photo's of the cars in the link. This made my mind up. I am coming to Europe to the Vasteras car show and Malung as soon as I can!

Thanks for posting this on here.

What is the story of Friedbergs (The Legendary) old Coronet?

Steve.

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Posted 2014-07-10 4:18 AM (#448569 - in reply to #446786)
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Adventurer 60 - 2014-06-23 5:24 PM I could ask if they would sell and send one to you Ron if you really want one. Do not know is it for sale members only, I think is not, usually they sell t-shirts in car shows.

Yes, please do.

Ron



Hi!
Found link to FMA website.

http://www.moparkerho.net/14
http://www.moparkerho.net/lomake.html?id=3

T-shirts are 15 euros + shipping 4 euros.
Use google translator or send them email
Inquire shipping to USA puheenjohtaja@moparkerho.net

Only method to pay seems to be banktransfer wich means few dollars or crowns extra cost if done outside European (money) Union.
(From the countries does not use euro as a currency)
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Posted 2014-07-14 6:05 PM (#449107 - in reply to #346594)
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Some lookers from Power Big Meet in Västerås, Sweden.
You'll find more in the Scandinavian region. Enjoy!

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Posted 2014-07-14 6:15 PM (#449108 - in reply to #346594)
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Forgot to tell you that we have the local car show in Malung tomorrow.
We wish us good weather and great Forward Look cars!

 

 

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Posted 2014-07-16 6:47 AM (#449295 - in reply to #449108)
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Here is a picture from our party yesterday!

 

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Posted 2014-07-16 9:16 PM (#449375 - in reply to #449295)
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What a great photo. Your town is beautiful. I'll bet half of those cars are 50s Mopars !

 

Ron

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Posted 2014-08-13 10:58 AM (#452760 - in reply to #449375)
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now i will start on a 57 new yorker conv pictures will be on link as soon magnus is coming in with his camera
guys i need 61 chrysler rustfri body if trunkfloor is rusted is no problems as long as floor is perfect what can you dig up???
Let me know JAN
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Posted 2014-08-13 1:36 PM (#452774 - in reply to #346594)
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Chrys 68, I meant to ask you about the dodge pickup that was used to tow the Chrysler 300 away. It is labeled a diesel in a 1500 but that truck combination is not available here in the US, (until this year). Tell us about it.
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Posted 2014-08-14 6:45 AM (#452871 - in reply to #346594)
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The Ram is equipped with 3.0 EcoDiesel V6 !

Engine comes from the Chrysler / Fiat's own manufacturer, VM Motori, which makes diesel engines for almost all out of Chrysler's models in the EU
such as the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Good towing vehicle!
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Posted 2014-08-18 4:47 PM (#453445 - in reply to #346594)
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We have had a wonderful summer over here with many car shows and hot weather.

During the Classic Car Week, we had the great pleasure to meet Batman.
He wanted to have our car in his garage in Gotham City when he've been looking for a real Batmobile for years.
Catwoman as seen behind the wheel, however, announced that the DeSoto is not available at this time.

Fridberg already working hard and fall is approaching.
Update about the 300F coming soon!

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Posted 2014-08-19 4:44 AM (#453532 - in reply to #346594)
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More images from Classic Car Week.

http://www.worldkustom.com/uncategorized/film-krantz-challenge-superfinals/

 

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Posted 2014-08-19 6:40 AM (#453539 - in reply to #346594)
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Great pictures Magnus, thanks for sharing
I was several times in Rättvik at CCW, where was this place? Trabbana, and on which day of the week ?
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Posted 2014-08-19 7:00 AM (#453541 - in reply to #346594)
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This was on Saturday in connection with the Swap meet, on the "travbanan" (horse track) in Rättvik.
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Posted 2014-08-20 3:35 PM (#453694 - in reply to #346594)
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Jan there is a '61 Windsor sedan (silver with the cool red plaid interior) in a yard about 10 miles away from me, it has been there off the road for at least 40 years I think. When I looked at it a couple years ago it looked solid and fairly complete, but I did not look at the floors carefully... it is a NY car, and NY is not the driest place. I hope to get back there soon, as they are reported to be starting on scrapping that part of their (very large) yard, and I will check it out better.
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Posted 2014-08-27 6:57 AM (#454327 - in reply to #346594)
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Today's photos from the workshop.
The Polara is sandblasted and most of the welding is completed.
57 New Yorker is ready for the new floor. Previous repairs on the car is not pretty and needs to be replaced, see picture ..

Roger, you are welcome to check 61 Windsor but it is probably too rusty for use as body / sheetmetal donor. But who knows?

 

 

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Posted 2014-09-09 7:03 AM (#455744 - in reply to #346594)
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Work on the Polara continues. Now it is in primer!

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Posted 2014-09-22 4:43 PM (#457062 - in reply to #346594)
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Today autumn arrived for real in Sweden. The temperature this evening is already slightly below zero...

Autumn pictures you see here were taken last weekend in connection with a very nice WPC meet held in Falköping.
Also some photos from the workshop where Fridberg making progress with Polara & 57 Conv.

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Posted 2014-09-22 8:08 PM (#457080 - in reply to #346594)
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what a beautiful setting!
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Posted 2014-09-23 3:24 PM (#457198 - in reply to #346594)
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Today's photos from the garage! New convertible rocker panels manufactured by Fridberg!

 

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Posted 2014-09-23 7:25 PM (#457212 - in reply to #346594)
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Awesome pictures from Dreamland!!! Thank you!
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Posted 2014-09-23 9:31 PM (#457227 - in reply to #346594)
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Absolutey beautiful!

Do you have any more pictures of the '57 New Yorker convertible? I'm curious when and where it was found. Also, what colors, options...??

There is no doubt that the finest Forward Look restorations go through Scandanavia. Outstanding work.
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Posted 2014-10-13 4:39 PM (#459069 - in reply to #457227)
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Absolutey beautiful!

Do you have any more pictures of the '57 New Yorker convertible? I'm curious when and where it was found. Also, what colors, options...??

There is no doubt that the finest Forward Look restorations go through Scandanavia. Outstanding work.



The car has been in southern Sweden for several years, at some point
the car was fitted with pink paintwork. Perhaps the Swedes on this page
can tell us more about this 57.

Post some pictures tomorrow from our latest adventure!
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Posted 2014-10-16 4:30 PM (#459439 - in reply to #346594)
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Our last trip went to Finland and the excellent car show held in Lahti each fall. Of course it rained properly on our recently polished cars!
The Imperial made its first trip after restoration, the Polara is an old warrior who was renovated for about fifteen years ago,
and is used periodically as a daily driver.
Both vehicles worked great so apart from the weather it was a pleasure to drive five hours to Stockholm and drive on board the ferry to Finland.
On the boat we met several other car enthusiasts from both Norway and Sweden on the way to the show.
We also had the pleasant company of the white 300 shown here earlier in the thread.
This year's show was probably the best so far with a lot of really nice vehicles.
The Finns are really friendly and know how to make a good show. We gladly return!


I let the pictures speak for themselves, enjoy!



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Posted 2014-10-16 4:38 PM (#459440 - in reply to #346594)
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Forgot to tell you that the season's first snow is here, the lawn was white this morning ...
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Posted 2014-10-16 9:00 PM (#459465 - in reply to #346594)
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Very cool, this makes me miss Sweden
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Posted 2014-10-17 12:39 PM (#459532 - in reply to #346594)
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Finnish girls appreciated the Imperial!

 

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Posted 2014-10-19 3:09 PM (#459689 - in reply to #346594)
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Work goes forward, piece by piece...

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Posted 2014-10-19 3:44 PM (#459692 - in reply to #459689)
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WOW what color is that Chrysler above? Stunning!
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Posted 2014-10-19 4:28 PM (#459694 - in reply to #346594)
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Thanks Ian!
Neil has named it "Magnus Red" in a previous post, which is the working name right now...
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Posted 2014-10-20 2:01 PM (#459779 - in reply to #346594)
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Today's photos from the garage. 300 F gets its convertible top installed, the 57 gets some new sheet metal
and the Polara get some much-needed service.

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Posted 2014-10-24 4:14 PM (#460128 - in reply to #346594)
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Here are some more photos from last month's WPC meet in Falköping, Sweden.
Enjoy!

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Posted 2014-10-24 6:26 PM (#460141 - in reply to #346594)
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I hope the guy leaning on the 300c wearing the jeans owns that car

Absolute pet hate when people think that paint and panel equals something to sit on

Got that off my chest now

I love the cars in this thread

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Posted 2014-10-25 4:39 PM (#460211 - in reply to #346594)
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I would never lean on my own car wearing any kind of clothing.
I know this guy, he's a 300 owner but this isn't his own car, Lollo shame on you!
I've met the owner at the Power Market earlier today.
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Posted 2014-10-25 5:23 PM (#460217 - in reply to #346594)
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I remember when Levi's still had rivets. Leaning on a car then was quite risky.
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