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1957 Chrysler 300C The Beautiful Brute

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
1957 Chrysler 300C The Beautiful Brute
Posted by mrmike on Monday, May 28, 2018 9:56 PM

Back in 2009, I partnered with RandyB to build a '57 300C to help showcase our different building styles.  The Beautiful Brute Build Off was authored and monitored by fury3 (Dave). 

Copied from the original WIP thread...The simple rules are: 1. Randy and Mike are the only participants in the topic.....comments and replies are most welcome but please, refrain from posting your own builds here...rather, post them in your own separate topic. 2.Exterior body paint is limited to "Model Car World" (aka "MCW") factory finishes in lacquer, and only to the limited colors the 300-C was available in. 3.The interior color must be in Light Tan, the only available interior color on the vehicle. 4.Aftermarket parts/decals etc. are allowed and encouraged, but the build must be 100% factory stock...as the Chrysler Division built them. 5. There is no time limit for completion. The builders are to self-pace their own builds...again, this is in no way a contest. 6. Both builders must treat this topic as a "Work-in-Process" (aka WIP) describing in detail (to include photos) the steps of your build. Share your mistakes or "ah nuts" with us!  7. Have fun building your Chrysler, and learn from each other.

For two months Randy and I worked on our 300Cs and both cars came out beautifully.  I cleaned up my Chrysler this afternoon and present it here to those who haven't seen it before.  I also have forwarded the link to Randy's 300C in Parade Green.  Mine is in Gaugin Red.

http://randybmodelcars.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=197328645

 

 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, May 28, 2018 9:58 PM

A few more...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, June 02, 2018 9:07 AM

And, a few more...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Saturday, June 02, 2018 10:18 AM
Beautiful . ( Not biased at all....... LOL )
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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, June 03, 2018 7:12 AM

Thank you Spencer!  Bias?  What bias? lol

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, June 03, 2018 8:34 AM

Lots of good detailing in that engine bay and the build looks great overall.

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, June 03, 2018 9:28 AM

Thank you Joe!  I took this 300C to my Club's meeting for Show-N-Tell and I got positive responses including a little debate on the paint color which seems to change a bit in the poor lighting in the hall.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, June 04, 2018 8:20 AM

Cool build and story, Mike. Nice old Chrysler. I think there is more steel in the quarter panels of this rig then in my whole Mazda.

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, June 04, 2018 11:51 AM

I think there is more steel in that Chrysler hood than in my Mazda CX-5! Laugh

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

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Posted by dimaxion on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 9:02 AM

Sure is beautiful . I appreciate this . I love this color even though green is my favorite . Is it real or model ? Thanx .. 

 

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 8:07 PM

Thank you dimaxion!  It's a real model! Smile, Wink & Grin

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

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  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 8:34 PM

Beautiful?  You bet.

Brute?  Oh yes, very much so.

Great job on the 300C, mrmike, and randyb's green one is also very impressive.  Cheers.

Steve

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 10:08 AM

Thank you Steve!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

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