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AMT 57 Chrysler 300
Posted by Eugene Rowe on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:38 PM

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 4:23 PM

Wet Look clear coat added.   screen shot tool

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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 7:24 PM

Looking great! I have that kit as well. Love that beautiful big boat, even if there is a weird movie associaed with it Cool

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 9:38 PM

Christine was a 58!

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 8:25 AM

Some Chryslers if that era had stainless steel roof sections do I decided to give it a try.  

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 10:14 AM
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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 5:45 PM

When I do chrome trim,I like to use a fine brush and Testors Chrome enamel .Except for a few oppsies,I did pretty well.  

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Thursday, November 16, 2023 10:02 AM

Went with the tan interior w/a black dashboard ,cool!  

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Thursday, November 16, 2023 2:51 PM

This thing is shaping up nicely ! I've always liked the 57 Chrysler lineup ( Chrysler, Dodges and Plymouths). My dad had a 57 Dodge Custom Royal hardtop in red and white. At 12-13yo,  I used to wash it for him and he would let me turn the car around in the driveway. Your Chrysler is reminding me of these things. One day he came home with what was thought to be a broken torsion bar though. Turned out where the torsion bar mounted to the frame broke out. He had it welded, drove the car a bit longer and traded it in. I think there was a short stint with a 60 Corvair, then he got the 63 Pontiac Bonneville 2 door hardtop.. I got my license on that car.

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Thursday, November 16, 2023 3:16 PM

I remember as a Kid my family had a 59 Dodge Royal Lancer that had. A two tone blue exterior with a white roof!I loved the rocket tail lights and loud turn signals!

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Thursday, November 16, 2023 4:32 PM

Eugene Rowe

I remember as a Kid my family had a 59 Dodge Royal Lancer that had. A two tone blue exterior with a white roof!I loved the rocket tail lights and loud turn signals!

 

Similar idea to the Custom Royal in 57. Very nice car !

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Thursday, November 16, 2023 4:48 PM

Dad blew the engine racing on 680 Mom was seriously pissed!

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Friday, November 17, 2023 4:38 AM

Eugene Rowe

Dad blew the engine racing on 680 Mom was seriously pissed!

 

Oh no ! My dad tried that with his 50 Olds 88,drag racing from a light on Park Ave, He plowed it straight into the side of a Jewish lawyers Packard that was making a U turn ! Dad viewed himself behind the wheel as a combo of Joey Chitwood Hell driver and New York City cab driver wrapped up into one. And he drove like it in those years. He did tame out eventually. I;ll just say that the 35 mile ride to grand ma's house was not your average Sunday ride. Mostly your stomach was in your throat, to him every car on the road was a challenge to beat.A conquest worth take up.

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, November 17, 2023 7:24 AM

Luckily Dad still has his 57 Bel Air  Dusk Pearl with a white roof .

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, November 17, 2023 10:47 AM

Tge engine is very well detailed with double overhead cams,road draft tube and transmission fluid dip stick included! 

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Friday, November 17, 2023 10:55 AM

Eugene Rowe

Luckily Dad still has his 57 Bel Air  Dusk Pearl with a white roof .

 

That's great !

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, November 17, 2023 1:20 PM

It was til it too blew up in '67!

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Friday, November 17, 2023 3:14 PM

Eugene Rowe

It was til it too blew up in '67!

 

Wow my dad crashed them and yours blew em up !

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, November 17, 2023 5:57 PM

Dad had a lead foot!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, November 18, 2023 11:44 AM

I like your attitude!

           Oppsies indeed! Neat turn of phrase. Because in reality only you will notice, so there;s no OOPS? there, Right? Besides I hark back to the day mom came home very disheveled and pissed. Seems the Royal Lancer didn't have enough engine for her foot. Blew the engine and Got a ticket as well!!!

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Saturday, November 18, 2023 12:06 PM

L ol!sometimes the mill is not up to your standards!

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Saturday, November 18, 2023 4:09 PM

Engine progress.. 

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Monday, November 20, 2023 6:13 AM

I thought for sure my Dads Custom Royal blew it's engine but he said no. So much oil smoke it was crazy. But he took it in to a garage and they cleaned the top side of the heads under the valve covers and blew out the oil return passages and all was well again. No more smoke.

Different engine than the Custom Lancer I believe, it was non hemi, Something on the order of 320 ci, 4bbl carb and dual exhaust. I remember it had a heck of a hole shot from traffic lights. Impressive for such a big car.

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Monday, November 20, 2023 9:13 AM

Engine and chassis assembly...

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, November 20, 2023 11:29 AM

Back in the Day;

      Our neighbor had one of the 56 Royal Lancers-Fully loaded! 2dr ht! Geez! whatta car. He was always leaving twin tire marks off the light at the end of our road. His wife had one of those that had the "Women's" package?? neat cars always.

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Monday, November 20, 2023 1:46 PM

Nice!

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Monday, November 20, 2023 7:57 PM

I think I will make a custom exhaust because the kit supplied pipes interfere with the torsion bars ...I am thinking of using solder.

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 12:17 PM

Interior coming along..

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 12:59 PM

Gene!

       Is that the Jo-Han Kit. Cause yeah, the exhaust can't be run without some surgery.

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 1:27 PM

Actually it is the AMT kit!

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