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1962 Chrysler 300 - shed find

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by petritl, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. petritl
    Joined: Jul 31, 2006
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    from Marion, TX

    A friend and I recently liberated this 300 from a shed after being parked over 30 years ago. The shed was pretty dry so I'm hopeful that the engine is free and can be made to run. The car was brought home on the last decent weekend (weatherwise) of 2010, I guess we will have to wait until the weather gets a little warmer before we can wash the car and start tinkering on it.

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  2. povertyflats
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    Wow Tad--- I like that alot. But I thought 300's had bucket seats and a console? I guess not. But I sure like that car in a hardtop roof like that. Nice!
     
  3. petritl
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    This is a no letter 300 the cheapie model in 300s.
    for example a 1962 300H would have a 413; dual quads, this car has a 383 2bbl
     
  4. povertyflats
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    Oh I see. Well, I like 383's so it is still a good thing. It is amazing how much nicer those canted headlights look on that coupe rather than how they appear on a sedan. I wonder what a set of Magnum 500's would look like on that car?
     

  5. Still fuckin cool! I'm thinking 500 inch stroker and upgraded brakes and suspension, oh yah!
     
  6. Bigchuck
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    from Austin, TX

    Clean it up, put a supercharger on the engine and have a way cool sleeper.
     
  7. autobodyed
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    wow. car looks to be in great shape. what are your plans for it? like that roof line from the back view, would make a nice mild custom. good luck.
     
  8. BOWTIE BROWN
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    kool kar. Like the red interior.
    LOT OF TARPS IN THERE.
     
  9. tcb-1
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  10. BigBlockMopar
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    A good wash and polish and it will clean up nicely me thinks.
    Nice find.
     
  11. Wow...post 666 for ya.Looks like a High class Cristine,close to pristine car for ya.
     
  12. petritl
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    from Marion, TX

    The plan is to clean it up, get her running and drive the heck out of it.
    I think the car will clean and polish up well.
     
  13. super-six
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    That is a nice, solid Chrysler. I always loved the styling.
     
  14. MacTexas
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    Any of the other cars in the shed for sale?
     
  15. scrap metal 48
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    Car looks in great shape.. I like your plan.. Enjoy.......
     
  16. ndeconte
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    Nice and solid, not use to seeing that up here in new England! GREAT FIND!

    LOVE the old mopars, the bigger the better!
     
  17. petritl
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    The 1968 Chrysler 300 convertible (440ci / auto, PW, PB, A/C, P/W) is available needs some sheetmetel repair but the underside of the car is very nice. The car was parked in the 70s and has car has an Illinois title.
    There is some NOS trim parts for the car as well as a set of NOS fender skirts.
     
  18. sololobo
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    What a cool find, man that 383 is a running monster itself, what a super cruzer. The bench seat is ultra neat, buckets are for cold beer. Good luck with this awesome ride. ~sololobo~
     
  19. jalopyshots
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    That's the biggest "shed" i have ever seen. Nice find.
     
  20. povertyflats
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    from Missouri

    ha ha !
     
  21. JimC
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    The Misouri Highway Patrol used 300 s with bench seats for a couple or so years.
    I had a cousin on the MHP and his first car was a 300.
     
  22. rosco gordy
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    Holy sheet, she,s a dandy ya get rid of the brakes for sure, check the rear, clean , I have a wagon I did that and drove it for 3 yrs like that before the big tear down, now I can,t get the damm thing done new shocks and she is a cruzer my wagon drove way better than my buford does what a great find oh I know some resonable up dates, for that thing........I am really cheap
     
  23. petritl -

    Nice 300 ... I agree with your plan ... looks like it will clean up very nicely ... the body & the interior look to be in great condition.

    That stated, since it's not a 300H (i.e., 1 of 435), it is a perfect candidate for some mild customizing!
     
  24. sean72
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    Petritl, Wow very cool car. I didn't know about the different 300 cars in 1962. So I had to look it up in one of my favorite books, "American Cars, 1960 to 1972 Every Model, Year By Year."

    Here is some of the numbers for the 300 2-door hardtop; Style number 822, Base MSRP $3,323, Weight 3750 (lbs.), Production 11,776.

    The Powertrain options; standard was the 383 cid, 2-bbl., 305 hp, $389 option for the 413 cid 4-bbl., 340 hp and $713 option for the 413 cid long ram, 2X4-bbl., 380 hp.

    The 413 cid short ram, 2X4-bbl., 405 hp was an option only for the 300-H cars.

    Again, cool looking car! It was fun learning something new this morning.

    Thanks, Sean
     
  25. That 383 would look awesome with a cross-ram and dual exhaust!
     
  26. Squablow
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    I bought a '62 Chrysler this fall as well but mine's a Newport and yours looks nicer. Looking forward to updates.
     
  27. petritl
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    from Marion, TX

    Did you bring it to the Pileup? I remember seeing a 62 newport there.
     
  28. Hell of a "shed"
     
  29. That looks like a great find...I'm a big fan of red interiors!
     
  30. 62rebel
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    i'd drive that till the wheels literally fell off it. i had a '63 300 hardtop, 383, 2v, damn fine car... transplanted the engine and trans into my '57 Dodge hardtop. i'm sold on MoPar B engines.... it takes a LOT to kill one.

    the 300 had a habit of overheating... while i was driving the car, i never cleared it up... once i had the engine out, i found a freeze plug weeping, so i popped it out. the lower third water jacket was full of casting sand, and when i pulled the heads off, the water passages from the block were clogged. it almost never ran with sufficient coolant in it.... but never cracked, warped, or did anything but boil over. from what i heard, lots of core sand was commonly left in the blocks.... anyways; best MoPar engine i had.
     

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