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slimwhitman
Posted 2017-09-13 10:11 PM (#548319)
Subject: Custom '58 Chrysler 300



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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2017-09-13 10:32 PM (#548322 - in reply to #548319)
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Wow, ... that's really sharp.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-09-14 12:11 AM (#548328 - in reply to #548319)
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did the 300 emblems fall out the side?
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2017-09-14 1:33 AM (#548330 - in reply to #548328)
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If the elf ear fin tips aren't enough, the visiting of the early 70's
styling cue of putting the tail lights in the bumper is every bit as
ugly as it was in those early 70's cars ! This exercise in design
brilliance gets my vote for "WTF ?".
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finsruskw
Posted 2017-09-14 8:15 AM (#548344 - in reply to #548330)
Subject: Re: Custom '58 Chrysler 300



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I certainly hope that did not start out as a REAL 300D
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62 413
Posted 2017-09-14 9:22 AM (#548349 - in reply to #548344)
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Must be a "big" motor,has exhaust out the side and under the bumper,some people will screw up anything !!

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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-09-14 9:37 AM (#548350 - in reply to #548344)
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finsruskw - 2017-09-14 8:15 AM I certainly hope that did not start out as a REAL 300D

 

yep I am afraid it did.   A disgusting example of how not to customize a car...

There was some really really horrible car customizations going on in the 60's and 70's.

 

 

 

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LostDeere59
Posted 2017-09-14 9:52 AM (#548352 - in reply to #548319)
Subject: RE: Custom '58 Chrysler 300



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2 things come to mind . . . .

What is going on with the roof?

Isn't Colorado one of those places that legalized marijuana?

Might be a connection there . . . . .


Gregg
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Powerflite
Posted 2017-09-14 10:17 AM (#548356 - in reply to #548319)
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Surprisingly the back end isn't the worst of it. The interior is sickeningly atrocious. It might go well with a straight jacket, but that is about it. Replace the interior and the roof, and I might drive it.

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BigBlockMopar
Posted 2017-09-14 2:01 PM (#548373 - in reply to #548319)
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wizard
Posted 2017-09-14 2:45 PM (#548381 - in reply to #548319)
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What a waste, great car victim of bad taste
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2017-09-14 3:35 PM (#548386 - in reply to #548319)
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I saw it in person. It was um, er.... It is a real 300D.
The image above accentuates the bad parts.

It is at least nice to know the lake pipes are fake.
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Viper Guy
Posted 2017-09-14 4:23 PM (#548390 - in reply to #548319)
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Typical example of too much money and not enough brains.
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Ray
Posted 2017-09-14 6:15 PM (#548403 - in reply to #548319)
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I am so sad, sorry, sick, revolted, nauseated, depressed and .......



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56D500boy
Posted 2017-09-14 7:18 PM (#548406 - in reply to #548403)
Subject: RE: Custom '58 Chrysler 300



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I know there are Soooo many "Why?" questions with this car but I will add one of mine:

Why do a remote oil filter but

a) stay with a cartridge?

b) mount it so it is impossible to do a clean oil change?



Hot hemi heads has a block off plate set up for hose fittings leading to a remote spin-on filter mount that could be mounted vertically

http://hothemiheads.com/oiling_system/oil_remote_adapter.html

http://hothemiheads.com/oiling_system/oil_remote_filter_mount.html



Of course the list of other "WHY (oh why)?" questions is endless on this car.

I think I would hope that the new owner removes the drive train, the hood, the front fenders, grill and dash and then crushes the car so it can stop inflicting bad taste on the world.



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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2017-09-14 10:01 PM (#548416 - in reply to #548406)
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Hahahaha ! That interior has "1975 Elvis" written ALL OVER IT !!!!

I never realized how badly Exner F 'd up until I saw how good the
2nd Gen car could have looked.
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57burb
Posted 2017-09-14 10:08 PM (#548420 - in reply to #548416)
Subject: Re: Custom '58 Chrysler 300



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At that price, you could "fix" what you don't like and probably still make a buck.

I wouldn't have built it that way, but it's fun to see it. Lighten up girls, there are hundreds (thousands?) of restored stockers out there.

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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-09-14 11:22 PM (#548424 - in reply to #548319)
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thousands? maybe a few couple hundred... a 300C+D+E spotting is like an eclipse... but the 300's did get protected by their owners a bit more, but they made very few.
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Islander 62
Posted 2017-09-15 1:38 AM (#548429 - in reply to #548406)
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56D500boy - 2017-09-14 4:18 PM

I know there are Soooo many "Why?" questions with this car but I will add one of mine:

Why do a remote oil filter but

a) stay with a cartridge?

b) mount it so it is impossible to do a clean oil change?



Hot hemi heads has a block off plate set up for hose fittings leading to a remote spin-on filter mount that could be mounted vertically

http://hothemiheads.com/oiling_system/oil_remote_adapter.html

http://hothemiheads.com/oiling_system/oil_remote_filter_mount.html



Of course the list of other "WHY (oh why)?" questions is endless on this car.

I think I would hope that the new owner removes the drive train, the hood, the front fenders, grill and dash and then crushes the car so it can stop inflicting bad taste on the world.

:)


This " Oil Filter" is an aftermarket failure made by a failure called " Franz" ........it used a roll of toilet paper as the element and it didn't work worth a darn.....these were garbage.....much like the job done on this poor 300D............


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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-09-15 10:11 AM (#548439 - in reply to #548319)
Subject: Re: Custom '58 Chrysler 300


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http://www.frantzfilters.com/product/universal-kit/

rofl your right it is one of those stupid toilet paper roll filters...

Utter garbage and stupid but the "website" says they are great! and the best! hah

they spill oil everywhere when you change out your toilet roll every 500 miles. Get the right toilet paper or your in trouble... don't want the kind that breaks down easily... god only knows what it truly does to your oil pressure, it will bypass I think if it has to. Dumbest idea for oil filtration in the last 20 years but there is a sucker born every minute...
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56D500boy
Posted 2017-09-15 11:52 AM (#548448 - in reply to #548429)
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Islander 62 - 2017-09-15 1:38 AM
This " Oil Filter" is an aftermarket failure made by a failure called " Franz" ........it used a roll of toilet paper as the element and it didn't work worth a darn.....these were garbage.....much like the job done on this poor 300D...........


Don't think I have seen that before *OR* if I did, it was in the back of my Father's "TRUE" magazine along with the ads for sea monkeys and porn in brown paper envelopes.

Here is a shot of the one on the 300D (I can see the name FRANZ now):



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finsruskw
Posted 2017-09-15 12:49 PM (#548452 - in reply to #548319)
Subject: Re: Custom '58 Chrysler 300



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There were 618 hardtops built
193 are known to still exist.
I have 2 of those.
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GregCon
Posted 2017-09-15 2:04 PM (#548459 - in reply to #548452)
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Those TP filters were known for filtering too well....they removed most of the detergents and other additives that are supposed to be in oil.

This car was done 'back in the day'. While atrocious, it's just a small part of 300 history by now. Had this work been done today....a lynch mob would be called for.
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2017-09-17 12:10 AM (#548531 - in reply to #548459)
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I am going to go ahead and call for that lynch mob anyway !
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sonaramic300
Posted 2017-09-17 12:12 AM (#548532 - in reply to #548459)
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If you have ever changed oil on one you would understand wanting to move the filter, but their chose of where to install it sux just and bad as the rest of the car.
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miquelonbrad
Posted 2017-09-17 1:22 AM (#548536 - in reply to #548319)
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Ummmm....yeah....no.

About the only good thing I can say about it is, with the way the seats are built, they'd give you great side support. And you'd need it. With the amount of bondo that's got to be in that body, going around a corner fast would make it list like crazy!
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56D500boy
Posted 2017-09-17 1:53 AM (#548538 - in reply to #548532)
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sonaramic300 - 2017-09-17 12:12 AM
If you have ever changed oil on one you would understand wanting to move the filter, but their chose of where to install it sux just and bad as the rest of the car.


I fully understand the desire to move the filter. BUT continuing to mount it upside down in the remote location is less than smart.
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1960fury
Posted 2017-09-17 8:02 AM (#548544 - in reply to #548531)
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Doctor DeSoto - 2017-09-17 12:10 AM

I am going to go ahead and call for that lynch mob anyway !


i second that!
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