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Issue 65 April 7, 2023
In This Issue
Club Events
Tech Articles
Video Corner
Members Say
Restoration Spotlight
Those Were The Days
Final Thought
Chrysler 300 Club International
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From years ago

Perks of being old:
Kidnappers are not
interested in you.
Our spring meet host Hank Hallowell writes:
Hi everyone! As I write this Mother Nature is coaxing us toward spring….and there are few better places for car folks than Hershey:
The Sweetest Place on Earth! Come to Hershey and see when it's NOT during the famous Fall Meet!
We have a variety of activities At leisurely pace combining both car and non car activities! The AACA/America's Transportation Experience is rolling out the red carpet for us and there will plenty of time to sample great food and fellowship!
So COME and JOIN in making this one of the largest meets in memory!!!! Bring your 300 or interesting Mopar/collector car!!!
It's going to be a fun time!!!

This newsletter is for you. Let us know what you'd like to see. Your opinions are always welcome and you can click here for the feedback form.
Club Events

Spring 2023: Hosted by Hank Hallowell, May 17 to May 21, 2023. The host hotel is the Springhill Suites Marriott, 115 Museum Drive, Hershey, PA 17033. (717) 583-2222. Mention you are with the Chrysler 300 Club International to get our special rates of $159/night for the double Queen studio, $149/night for the King studio (plus 11.1% tax). The special room rate will only be available until April 17.
Click here for the meet registration form. The registration form needs to arrive no later than May 6.

Fall 2023: September 17 - 20, 2023 in Fredericksburg, TX. Hosted by Randy Thorne. We will have details soon.

For more information, contact Rob Kern at or
Carlton Schroeder at
Tech Articles

Video Corner
From Bob Jasinski;
Here is some coverage on the Pasadena meet.

Members Say

John Begian writes:
I came across new inside door handles for our 1957-1959 Chryslers. This listing was on Ebay from the seller "dodgeboy" (also known as MegaParts).

Henry Mitchell writes:
Quite a while ago, when I was working on the wiring of my 300C, I took a photo of page 401 of my Chrysler Service Manual, made a 2ft x 3ft poster of it and hung it on the wall so I could see the diagram no matter where I was in the car. it is still there and I still refer to it occasionally.
Kurt Brueske writes:
I am restoring the dashboard in my 300H with a pad I received from RD Autoline -- FYI, the backlog is approximately one year. Nothing like using an exacto knife and cutting a hole in a brand new dash pad to install the rearview mirror!
The dashpad from RD Autoline is a quality product however, there are minor differences around the transmission and heater control bezels that require car and attention and careful trimming. Also, don't throw away your old pad as you will need to transfer the four studs that secure the pad to the dash above the glove box -- the RD Autoline pad does not come with the studs (at least mine didn't) but does have the bonded metal strip like the original that you can secure the posts to; make sure and measure and mark the location of the studs old and new so that when you attempt to place the pad on the dash, the studs align with the holes (again, nothing like studs scratching fresh paint but at least it is hidden when the pad is installed). Finally, through trial and error, I found it near impossible to install the replacement pad correctly with the cast aluminum Astradome brow secured to the dash. It was much easier to detach the cast aluminum brow, gently apply pressure to fit it in place in the molded dash cover and then place and secure the combined cast brow+dash pad cover on the underlying dash.

Here are a few pictures of progress. I am excited to get this back in my 300H in time for Spring. Finally, thanks to Carleton Schroeder for sharing details of his dash jig and lessons learned...a couple of two by fours and some lag bolts helps get the dash up at eye-level and allows easy access to everything. I used a little artist license and chromed the A/C ports on the dash...I like the final result.

Rich Barber writes:
There is a handy reference page for those interested in the lamps & bulbs used in our cars. John Holst made the page which you can access here.

Write us with whatever might be on your mind.
Restoration Spotlight
by Jamie Hyde

Quirey announces F G H seat foam is available. This is sculpted foam, ready to install. As of this writing, the front seat foam is available and the rear seats will be available soon. Contact Quirey for more information.

We will also be reporting at the spring meet on the progress of other projects.
If you like picture puzzles, here are new ones. Take your pick of "California 61", "California 60", or "California 55."
Those Were The Days

1960 Chicago Auto Show
Something a little different

Nick Taylor sends this from the trunk lid on a Valiant in Australia.
For more pictures from the Chryslers on the Murray car show, click here.