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2010 Chrysler 300C Hearse - Update 7.30.14

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Ok, I got the side trim done! Here's how I did it. ;D

First, I took the "stock" trim and lined it up on the car.

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Then Cut the front and rear door sections free.

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Then I trimmed the new quarter panel trim.

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Then I took another "stock" trim from another kit and cut it into 3 pieces. Only need the front door piece.

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Ok, Need to locate the pin in relation to the body and make a new hole on the body for this to fit into.

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Then place body trim in position and cut the excess off the rear secton.

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And now you have the side trim for the extended body! Easy! LoL Just repeat for the passenger side.

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Enjoy till next update! B)

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A thanx to those who have commented on this build! It helps keep me motivated on this build. Havin' a li'l difficulties on the rear door hinge but I think I'm close. You can also see where I'm fixing the roof as well above the front doors. Enjoy! B)

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Wow, what a build! Excellent work, and very nicely done, too. With the demise of the Town Car, I could see a 300 becoming the new standard-bearer for the hearses, at least until Cadillac and/or Lincoln get their heads glued back on right.

Charlie Larkin

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Great job on the trim! This is definitely shaping up to be an excellent build! Looking forward for the next update!

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Jason, that is going to be a great hearse! Of course, you do have some more detail work and clean up to do. There is a crease that needs to be filled. If a crease needs to remain, I suggest the crease stays horizontal, perhaps disappearing as it transitions from front to back.

Also, the triangular area needs to be cleaned up.

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Don't give up! This has great possibilities.

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Well, I've pulled this wreck out of the box to see what I can save. I had to make new sides out of one solid piece of styrene as in one move the rear body work was crushed, but the body held together like Fort Knox. So here's the improved rear body work. Now the very rear of it is going to prove challenging but I'm sure I can pull it off. LoL Think I'm going to need a new rear door. It'll get sorted.

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Roof attachment:

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Better sculpted side panels that blend better with the body:

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Enjoy!

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Cool project! I never saw this thread before so it's all new to me! And I've never seen a 1:1 either. Looking forward to seeing it completed.

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Thanx everyone. The comments are most welcomed as they help keep me motivated.

Well, the rear end came together better than I thought. I have the rear braces glued in tight, corners cut, shaved, and contoured. The roof is done the same way, and I cut the door opening a tad bigger than the hole to give me a door jamb for the door to set against.

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This is to show how much longer than stock the car is.

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And a couple of mock up shots where its on it's wheels. Not bad if I say so myself.

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Enjoy!

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Nice recovery, now finish 'er up and get up here for NNL-East- professional cars are the sub-theme next year.

Charlie Larkin

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Glad to see it back! I thought I was gonna have to "HAUNT" you to get back to it! It's definitely looking great!!! B)

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Thanx for the compliments everyone!

Its starting to look like a hearse now. Some "purist die-hards" wasn't happy with my High Top version. So, I lopped off 8 to 10 scale inches out of the roof. I added the vinyl roof trim, made a divider, and started the rear interior panels as well. Not much else on the body work now. Just tidy up a few things and get them ready for primer and paint. Not gonna do that just yet as I'm fiddlin' with hinges for the rear door, and the rear floor. So enjoy!

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The hole in between the two pieces of trim is for the third brake light that I've made from scratch.

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Interior panels:

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Enjoy!

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WOW way to bring one back from the dead :) I like where this is going!!! by the way bringing the top down a little gives it a lot better look to me and the trim really sets it off!!!

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Bummer with all the problems. Interesting project, glad to see it get a new life and direction. I will be following and wish you better luck to the finish line.

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I liked it before, but couldn't put my finger on what was off... turns out it was the roof. The new roofline looks much better, no longer an ice cream truck look!

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I agree about the roof,It looks way better now and you have made some good progress.Keep it up...

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Thanx everyone! The comments and compliments go a long way with me and keep me motivated. I can say I've never had so much fun killing time and boredom with engineering parts and how they fit. Box stock? What's that??? LoL

Ok, We start on the inside since most of the outside stuff is done. I've made the divider and rear door panels already. So now its time to build upon that and make the rear load floor and side walls. I'm toying with a couple of ideas in my head about the floor, not sure if I'm going to execute them or not. We shall see. Enough of my blabbing. Here's where I'm at so far with about 2.5 hours worth of work.

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I know the divider window is a li'l low, but after doing some research some of the newer cars like this for some reason. Also, pardon the pictures, but I took them with my phone and uploaded via Photobucket Mobile. ;) Enjoy!

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