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hemidenis
Posted 2019-07-31 10:46 PM (#585447)
Subject: 1957 Chrysler 300C question



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Hi Guys

My friend has a 1957 300C, he found the front hood lettering holes filled with lead. The question is if those letter were optional or all the 300 came with them. Thanks!
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LD3 Greg
Posted 2019-07-31 11:29 PM (#585451 - in reply to #585447)
Subject: RE: 1957 Chrysler 300C question


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Pretty sure they all had them but better wait for confirmation from " StillOutThere" or others.

Greg
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ram300
Posted 2019-08-01 4:17 PM (#585474 - in reply to #585447)
Subject: RE: 1957 Chrysler 300C question



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Yes my 300C had the same treatment, quite a common mod back in the day I hear. As far as I know without exception all 300c's left the factory letters.

Owen
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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-08-01 7:10 PM (#585482 - in reply to #585447)
Subject: Re: 1957 Chrysler 300C question


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i think they rusted out badly out front, fill them with lead and cover them up.
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ronbo97
Posted 2019-08-01 11:27 PM (#585513 - in reply to #585482)
Subject: Re: 1957 Chrysler 300C question


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Yes, all 300C thru 300E hoods had those tiny Chrysler letters. Sometimes one or more letters fell off. Since they were impossible to find and unavailable as repros until the late 90s, restorers just filled the holes.

Ron

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57burb
Posted 2019-08-02 10:54 AM (#585521 - in reply to #585513)
Subject: Re: 1957 Chrysler 300C question



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I have seen anecdotal evidence that at least a few 1957 hoods never had the holes, so those would not have had letters. This would be very rare.

But if your hood has filled holes, then it came from the factory with the letters. Chrysler would not have taken the time to fill them just to remove their own branding.
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StillOutThere
Posted 2019-08-02 2:01 PM (#585527 - in reply to #585447)
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ALL 300Cs had the CHRYSLER hood letters when the left the factory. The pins on these are small and the barrel retainers that hold the letters are not truly tight. They could bepulled out without a lot of effort. And any body shop repainting a car was very unlikely to have the retainers in stock as they were not a common item. So they got leaded and bondoed over and sometimes welded up.
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hemidenis
Posted 2019-08-03 12:03 AM (#585557 - in reply to #585447)
Subject: Re: 1957 Chrysler 300C question



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Thanks a lot guys, I'm passing this info. This is one of the few 300C if not the only one in south America. I will post pictures of the resto. Is amazing virtually rust free car. Back in 2002 he traded it for a used Dodge Intrepid...



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ram300
Posted 2019-08-03 12:46 AM (#585558 - in reply to #585557)
Subject: Re: 1957 Chrysler 300C question



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Would be interested to know the history of this 300C.

My 300D was air freighted brand new to Guatemala in 58 , still have the air freight receipt, I believe it may have been a US airforce doctor stationed down there but not sure on that.

These cars get around......
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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-08-04 2:12 AM (#585614 - in reply to #585447)
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wow rust free... nice
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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-08-04 2:12 AM (#585615 - in reply to #585447)
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wow rust free... nice
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