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Chrys 68
Posted 2012-11-10 5:38 PM (#346594)
Subject: Looking for info on a white 300 F Conv from Texas



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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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Desotorandy
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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wizard
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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ToMopar
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

Hälsingar
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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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big m
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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miquelonbrad
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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Chrys 68
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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ToMopar
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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Chrys 68
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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58 300D
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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