RE: [Chrysler300] Beats me
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

RE: [Chrysler300] Beats me

What did I say about 5 days ago


From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Brian and Kathy Frank 300gforce@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Monday, July 01, 2019 3:43 PM
To: Bob Jasinski
Cc: Chrysler 300 List
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Beats me


I'm not familiar with all the 1960 Chryslers, but in 1961 the short wheelbase Chrysler (Newport, Windsor, (and DeSotos I believe)) bumpers are different on the back and mount differently than the long wheelbase cars. On the short wheelbase cars, there are two "boxed" sections on the back of the bumper where bolts go through to bolt it to the stub frame. As a result, there are no visible round bolts from the outside because there are no holes. If one tries to use a bumper from a short wheelbase car on a 300 that uses brackets, you have to cut the "boxed" sections off the back and add the holes for the bumper bolts. You also have to get the brackets used on the 300 and New Yorker.


Are there differences in short vs. long wheelbase 1960 Chryslers?




On Mon, Jul 1, 2019 at 3:09 PM 'Bob Jasinski' rpjasin@xxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


I’ve never heard of a single piece bumper requirement in California..  I believe the California plant where the Chevs were built just did it differently than Detroit did  it.  Probably used different tooling and cost less to make.


Bob J



From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of dan300f dan300f@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Monday, July 1, 2019 11:21 AM
To: Michael Reed <rmreed@xxxxxxxxx>; Bob Merritt <bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; Chrysler 300 List <chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Beats me





My 300F was mfg'd in MI  the end of June 1960 and picked up by the original owner.  He lived in Temple City near Pasadena,CA.


I am the second owner.  The front bumper is 3 piece.  Was it considered a CA car or something else????




Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7.


-------- Original message --------

From: "Michael Reed rmreed@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]" <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 

Date: 6/27/19 7:45 AM (GMT-08:00) 

To: Bob Merritt <bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Chrysler 300 List <chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 

Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Beats me 


I'm all but 100% certain that cars sold in California had to have one-piece bumpers, at least in front, by state law. I had a '55 Chevy w/ a one-piece front bumper. Because all the '55s I had seen had three-piece bumpers, I tracked down the reason.

I thought growing old would take longer.....

On Jun 27, 2019, "'Bob Merritt' bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]" <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:




The 1960 front bumper.

Were there two styles? 

I checked the FSM and Hollander's interchange.

Both show the same three piece design -- center section

and right - left bumper wing extensions.

But I dimly remember there might have been a different style,

possibly a one piece. 

Anybody know?



In the Letter Car days of 1955-1965, where did Chrysler

make its money? 

I've heard that Imperial convertibles were losers

due to the work required for so few units, but

justified by the need to maintain an entry in that

market segment. 

This leads me to wonder if  Letter Cars 

were money makers

or money losers for the corporation?


These questions keep me awake at night.

The answers? 

Beats me.


Now that I think about it, maybe the best place

to find answers is the Minnesooooooota meet.

Another reason to make your plans to attend.

July 3 deadline is next Wednesday.


See you there.






[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Posted by: "David Schwandt" <finsruskw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

To send a message to this group, send an email to:

To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxx or
go to

For list server instructions, go to

For archives go to

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:

Home Back to the Home of the Forward Look Network Archive Sitemap

Copyright 2018 The Forward Look Network.  All rights reserved.

Opinions expressed in posts reflect the views of their respective authors.