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Adventurer 60
Posted 2012-12-31 2:51 PM (#353311)
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Found my 300 G under a palm tree in Southern California 2 years ago. It is a project car with lots of missing parts.
We do not have palm trees or climate for out door storage here in Finland so it was resting in the corner of my carage for couble of years.
No finally took it under the resto.



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Adventurer 60
Posted 2012-12-31 2:59 PM (#353313 - in reply to #353311)
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Adventurer 60
Posted 2012-12-31 3:08 PM (#353314 - in reply to #353311)
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wizard
Posted 2012-12-31 3:31 PM (#353319 - in reply to #353311)
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Very inetersting Jari - looks like a good project - very suitable car for FinLand - keep us posted
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Adventurer 60
Posted 2012-12-31 7:07 PM (#353354 - in reply to #353311)
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Yes Wizard, I've seen worse. Rust issues are not so bad at all and mostly done exept trunk floor. Now waiting for the colder and drier weather to get it to sand blaster. I'll try to take pictures everytime when I can and remember.
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Posted 2013-01-02 5:20 AM (#353530 - in reply to #353311)
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Looking forward to watching the progress on your G. Keeping her white?
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Posted 2013-01-02 7:05 AM (#353535 - in reply to #353311)
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Why not use a snowblaster instead?
Nice project!
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Adventurer 60
Posted 2013-01-02 11:08 AM (#353566 - in reply to #353535)
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BigBlockMopar - 2013-01-02 7:05 AM

Why not use a snowblaster instead?
Nice project!

When somebody makes that invention to get rid of paint and rust we surely have lot of material
Global warming, it's been raining last couble of days and everything is a mess:angry:
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Adventurer 60
Posted 2013-01-02 11:11 AM (#353568 - in reply to #353530)
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db300 - 2013-01-02 5:20 AM

Looking forward to watching the progress on your G. Keeping her white?


No, she's gonna be black whith HOT red interior



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wizard
Posted 2013-01-02 11:42 AM (#353574 - in reply to #353311)
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Aahh - the Finnish Batmobile then! Nice to see a 300 with another interior colour than tan
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Posted 2013-01-02 1:21 PM (#353597 - in reply to #353311)
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I've bought over forty 1955-56 Plymouths and restored a few. The cheapest ones were the ones where the "restoration had been started." They were rapidly and completely disassembled during this "restoration" and all the parts scattered and how they assembled were lost. The big pieces stayed outside in the snow and rotted away. Then, of course, the Restorer lost interest, quipping lack of time, lack of money, lack of space, etc. They were almost universally young with lots of energy and little skill.

But, best wishes and success in your 300G.
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Posted 2013-01-02 7:19 PM (#353650 - in reply to #353311)
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Great classy combo!
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Adventurer 60
Posted 2013-01-03 7:51 AM (#353706 - in reply to #353597)
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rbmain - 2013-01-02 1:21 PM

I've bought over forty 1955-56 Plymouths and restored a few. The cheapest ones were the ones where the "restoration had been started." They were rapidly and completely disassembled during this "restoration" and all the parts scattered and how they assembled were lost. The big pieces stayed outside in the snow and rotted away. Then, of course, the Restorer lost interest, quipping lack of time, lack of money, lack of space, etc. They were almost universally young with lots of energy and little skill.

But, best wishes and success in your 300G.

Well I surely know that. I also have 61 covertible that was mostly empty body shell and rest of it in the boxes and buckets when I bought it over 10 years ago. But I got it restored in about 3 years.
Somebody started this G, put it in the pieces very amateur way, lost interest, sold it, then couble of middlemans stole parts from it, somebody tried to screw some parts back again to get it sold etc. Very typical stroy. Southern Californias dry climate saved this G from more serious rot, even it has it still enough.
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Posted 2013-01-03 6:44 PM (#353786 - in reply to #353311)
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Good you saving this car, even that 300 parts are scarce and expensive the project seems ok but it all depends of the size of your wallet, especially if you are going for a 300G.
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Adventurer 60
Posted 2013-01-04 3:40 AM (#353827 - in reply to #353786)
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hemidenis - 2013-01-03 6:44 PM

Good you saving this car, even that 300 parts are scarce and expensive the project seems ok but it all depends of the size of your wallet, especially if you are going for a 300G.

I know that for sure. I had to sell my nice Adventurer to finance this project.
For instance I´m gonna renew each and every glass, dash and steering wheel. Good thing is that I can get them reproduced close, just need €€€€
Chrome and seats were already done in CA.
No idea yet what engine and tranny needs, disk brakes are the must.
I'll do bodyworks and all mechanical things my self as much as I can, even do some painting but I have few skillfull friends whose have autopaintshops. Showpaint is my plan but perhaps I do not need to pay top dollars for that, we'll see.
I am not in a hurry with G. I have all the time to wait to get the part what i want. If I get bored I have other projects to do
I know that I might not get my investement ever back if I sold the car, but I do not care. I'll build this just for my self not for sale. I'll enjoy it, drive to cruisings and burn some rubber
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Posted 2013-01-04 4:54 AM (#353829 - in reply to #353311)
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It´s great to hear that you will use the car for rubber burning and cruising.
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Adventurer 60
Posted 2013-01-04 8:14 AM (#353835 - in reply to #353311)
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In Västerås Power Meet in 2015 maybe
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Posted 2013-01-04 10:12 AM (#353859 - in reply to #353311)
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As the owner of a F project,yes, I've also heard all the "you know it's going to cost X to restore that"....I have to agree with your attitude...deal with it, and look forward to burning rubber!
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Adventurer 60
Posted 2013-01-04 11:42 AM (#353875 - in reply to #353311)
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Well, I also think that is it 300 or newport, there are same certaing things you have to do, like chrome, bodywoks, paint etc. regardless the model.

Here is first modfigation that I just had to do. Some of the previous owners had already cut rotted edge away, while working with replacement I did drain pipes for both sides, so in the future, water can leak freely away.

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Adventurer 60
Posted 2013-01-04 11:51 AM (#353876 - in reply to #353311)
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For some reason trunk lid did not match to opening at all, i had to cut a slice.
I used copper sinc wire in my mic/mac welder, (you can see copper like welds)it is nice to work with. Flexible and sticky, you can fill small holes, hammer it etc. expensive but good.

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wizard
Posted 2013-01-04 12:39 PM (#353890 - in reply to #353311)
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Interesting - do you have a link to the copper wire? Aaah, the panel fit wasn't good even back then there was actually tolerances of +- 1/16" with a stack-up uf up to 3/8" - no wonder that your trunk lid doesn't fit

I would have fixed it, just as you do now if I were to go through a full restauration. Some won't do it because they consider it "over-kill", but I would have done it still...................
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Adventurer 60
Posted 2013-01-04 3:18 PM (#353913 - in reply to #353311)
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I got the coppersinc wire from the friend of mine who did his F:s weldings with it. It costs 6 snts/gram. It should be available in toolstores. You should not breethe the welding fumes, if you do you'll get a sincfever (that I got)
I know your point, I've seen lots of "över restaurerad" cars in Sveden. becouse of this G going to be black and final surface buffed and polished, I´ll try to all the panels, edges etc littlebit better. I would'nt mind if its gonna be white.
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Adventurer 60
Posted 2013-01-29 10:20 AM (#357331 - in reply to #353311)
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Ordered new tinted (blue) colour (green) bubble windshield and rearglass today, these are the old ones and for sale if someone would like to use old ones or for spare.
Rear glass is huge.
Originally they did not use the same tinting at rear than for the windshiled. It polishes off, anyone know what it is? some sort of lacquer??



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Adventurer 60
Posted 2013-02-04 1:19 PM (#358215 - in reply to #353311)
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First restored componet, like piece of art, I'm gonna hang it on the wall in the hous to keep me motivated.
I thought not to paint the letters just leave them like that. would it look good to you too?

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Posted 2013-02-04 11:59 PM (#358385 - in reply to #353311)
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Gorgeous!
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Posted 2013-02-05 1:37 AM (#358395 - in reply to #353311)
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That's really a nice mantlepiece! I would paint the letters - it makes the name "stand out" more.
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Posted 2013-02-05 12:45 PM (#358470 - in reply to #358395)
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Hi Jari
Great that you have started with the renovation, nice 300 Project. Hope you show us the renovaiting.
You have to find the right insprationen, knows himself has just started with my other car LeSabre 60
More than 2 years since I bought it.
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Adventurer 60
Posted 2013-02-05 2:15 PM (#358477 - in reply to #353311)
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I'll post pics when the project steps forward. Right now nothing happens much. Still waiting for my sandblaster who is on holiday in Vietnam.
I wish you could post pics of your Le sabre project here
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Posted 2013-02-05 2:30 PM (#358479 - in reply to #353311)
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Actually, he can post the pictures, but down in the sewer then..........
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Posted 2013-02-05 3:37 PM (#358488 - in reply to #353311)
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Buick renovation is nothing to show. Will probably be a light renovation.
Would like to have it inspected and later put in a modern drivetrain.
We shall see and More exciting FL cars

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Adventurer 60
Posted 2013-03-03 6:06 AM (#362776 - in reply to #353311)
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I made a new floorpan-sheet for the trunk. I Used BULLMAX for the very first time but still I'm quite satisfied with the result.




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Posted 2013-03-03 8:26 AM (#362789 - in reply to #353311)
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Looks nice - please keep us posted with the progress!
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Posted 2013-03-03 12:45 PM (#362816 - in reply to #353311)
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Aye please do... projects like this give us all hope.
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Posted 2013-03-03 1:47 PM (#362825 - in reply to #353311)
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Good luck with the project. Please keep us posted and post photos during the restoration. Is the engine under the hood a 413?
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Adventurer 60
Posted 2013-03-03 4:49 PM (#362842 - in reply to #353311)
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Yes Steph, G:s only engine was 413 with 2x4 and rams.
For some reason, original short block was replaced when she was new,
stamped again with cars original date but casting date was 6 months newer.

somebody really punished her

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Adventurer 60
Posted 2013-03-04 10:05 AM (#362957 - in reply to #353311)
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Morning after the coldest night this winter. It was time to give some sandstorm to G




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Posted 2013-03-04 10:11 AM (#362959 - in reply to #353311)
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This looks really finno-ugric project, yea I like to lay down on the snow for 5 hours at -20 and do sand blasting



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Posted 2013-03-04 12:42 PM (#362983 - in reply to #362959)
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Excellent work!!!
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Posted 2013-03-04 2:23 PM (#362999 - in reply to #353311)
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There is a Finnish word "SISU" - if you sandblast your car in minus 20 degrees celcius, then you have it for sure
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Posted 2013-03-04 3:20 PM (#363009 - in reply to #353311)
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Yep, he has got the disease bad. From the pictures I would say there is no hope for salvation for Jarie. Keep up the good work, Jarie.

You will soon be smoking them rear tyres.

Steve.
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Adventurer 60
Posted 2013-03-04 5:24 PM (#363028 - in reply to #353311)
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Well, I gotta reveal, it was not me who did the job, dont want to take a credit from these guys who do this as their profession, but I was also there most of the time and it makes me tough guy too
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Posted 2013-03-04 10:04 PM (#363059 - in reply to #353311)
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That's why I like the skandinavian's
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Posted 2013-03-18 6:44 PM (#365316 - in reply to #353311)
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Trunk after sand plasting. You can see my lift bar and safety features there We raised up rear end from that beam



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Posted 2013-03-18 6:47 PM (#365318 - in reply to #353311)
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Right rear quarter done.
I did not want a huge 1 3/4" hole and blug there. Now there is just 1/2" hole that can be open or blugged

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Adventurer 60
Posted 2013-03-31 11:35 AM (#367254 - in reply to #353311)
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I spent easter sunday doing trunk floor. Most of the sheetmetal work is done, lots of seam finishing and grinding still left. Borrowed a rotisseur from a friend of mine and now it is ready for it. My back is not so good anymore so it is a must




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Posted 2013-03-31 11:50 AM (#367255 - in reply to #353311)
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Looks like a good work Jari - yes, we're not getting any younger that's for sure - the rotisserie will make it a lot easier.
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Posted 2013-04-07 3:44 PM (#368432 - in reply to #353311)
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BBQ-season just started, how about grilled steel horse



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Posted 2013-04-14 4:41 AM (#369573 - in reply to #353311)
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Spent saturday fabricating the new funnel for gas filling pipe



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Posted 2013-04-14 2:34 PM (#369622 - in reply to #353311)
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Another ambitious resto that is going to be amazing when it's done!

I like your plans for the black paint and red interior, Jan!

It's going to be one mean machine!

Thanks for the updates!

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Posted 2013-05-10 8:54 AM (#374471 - in reply to #353311)
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I have been busy elsewhere but carage few weeks. Now at the holiday I got a chance to paint the bottom of the body with epoxy primer



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