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1962 Chrysler 300 Convertible.

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1962 Chrysler 300 Convertible.
Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, January 01, 2017 3:51 PM

Just finished up this very rare original Johan '62 Chrysler convertible.

It started as a built up, with a correct interior & uptop & has been completely restored.

I will refrain from listing all of the modifications & just let you check it out for yourselves. Big Smile

 

Steve

 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, January 01, 2017 3:53 PM

A few more pics.

 

Steve

 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, January 01, 2017 3:55 PM

Interior & engine.

 

Steve

 

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Posted by CanesBart on Sunday, January 01, 2017 8:30 PM

Great work!   

I thought old Johan models didnt have engines or  a working hood?    Or is that just their promo cars?

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Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, January 01, 2017 9:02 PM

CanesBart

Great work!   

I thought old Johan models didnt have engines or  a working hood?    Or is that just their promo cars?

 

The johan models from 1959-1961 were "curbside" kits.

No engines.

Starting in '62, many, but not all, had engines.

Some, like the Cadillac & full sized Oldsmobile kits, didn't get engines until '63.

 

Steve

 

 

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Posted by nottheband on Monday, January 02, 2017 10:04 PM

Another beautiful old Mopar, Steve, you do these so well.  Your paint and foil work look great, and how cool is that engine with the long inlets .... wow.  Cheers.

Steve

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Posted by Tom99 on Tuesday, January 03, 2017 6:00 AM
That looks great!
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Posted by Model Mark on Tuesday, January 03, 2017 5:04 PM
Looks great in that color combo. Nice clean work. I hope you found the front fender side mirror after your photo shoot :).
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Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, January 03, 2017 7:50 PM

I hope you found the front fender side mirror after your photo shoot :).

 

I never lost it Mark.

I was letting the glue dry on a "placement pin" I had installed in the mirror & I thought that it was a good time to take the engine & interior shots.

The mirror was installed after.

 

Steve

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Posted by htown2 on Tuesday, January 03, 2017 7:54 PM

What a great subject, What a great build!

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Posted by shaun.s on Saturday, January 07, 2017 6:52 PM

Wow,love,this build,Steve,I think I remember when you 1rst got this,      you,have spent a boatload,of time,resurrecting this,,,absolutely  beautiful,thanks for sharing,,,,,superbikeshaun

 

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, January 07, 2017 11:17 PM

Did you add the hinge rods to the sunvisors? I have never seen that little detail in a kit. Your foil work is beautiful. Its a lovely job you've done on that build

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Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, January 08, 2017 1:33 AM

justmike

Did you add the hinge rods to the sunvisors? I have never seen that little detail in a kit.

 

Actually no.

The kit came that way.

Actually, quite a few of these old annual convertibles had them.

 

Steve

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, January 08, 2017 6:20 AM

Don't know how I missed this, stellar!

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Posted by baycolony on Sunday, January 08, 2017 9:29 AM

Absolutely stunning.  Love all the textures and detailing.  The paint finish looks "just right" too.  Not too shiny and deep.  Perfect for a pre-clear coat car. 

 Here is a link to my other completed kits: 

http://public.fotki.com/GilCosta/

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