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skeletonizer
05-30-2008, 11:58 PM
I had been wanting to demold my '06 300c SRT8 for two years. When I saw the 300 Hollywood show car at NAIAS I knew that I wanted to do my front doors the same.

I purchased the CHRYSLER letters from the stealership. They are from the '08 Aspen doors. I was charged about $35 a peice.

Here are the tools I used. I did not use the hair dryer as it was pretty warm out and the glue was pretty soft.
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb217/skeletonized/DSC02006.jpg

Goo Gone by any other name is still Goo Gone. :wink:
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Start at one end with heavy fishing line. Gently pull out on the end of the trim as you pull the line. Look at the line as it cuts through the glue tape. If it is leaving the pad on the door stop and start over on the other end of the trim. I did this and the vast majority of the glue came off with the molding.
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Pull off as much of the remaining glue with your fingers as you can. The rest should come off with goo gone. It rolls up into balls and wipes off.
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb217/skeletonized/DSC02010.jpg

My car is a daily driver and is parked outside in MI. No amount of cleaning or even clay bar would touch the marks left by the molding. Maguire's Scratch X took it right off.
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb217/skeletonized/DSC02015.jpg

I removed the front door molding first so that I could use the remaining trim as a guide. Green painters tape.
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb217/skeletonized/DSC02019.jpg

I applied the new letters, spacing them about the same distance from the leading edge of the door as the letters themselves were spaced.
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb217/skeletonized/DSC02020.jpg

Finished product on a filthy car. It looks even better in person and when clean. The whole project took less than two hours.
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http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb217/skeletonized/DSC02016.jpg

Note that I also changed the window trim to the black magnum trim and removed the upper trim. The service manual was indispensible in doing that one correctly.

fishinboy23
01-12-2009, 11:55 PM
My 06 srt 8 has the chrome trim, how hard is it to change out to the black, and where did you get it, can you post a link?

Magnum Power
01-12-2009, 11:58 PM
It may be just painted.

manny72
01-13-2009, 12:13 AM
looks sweet!!!!!

Fondy
01-13-2009, 12:25 AM
nice job!

Dr. Bud
01-13-2009, 12:51 AM
Very nice! I might have gone a little lower with the lettering, but I see what you were doing, great job!

http://photos.webridestv.com/datastore/images/user/45259d49555db5089564527f6b0e45f3/Chrysler_300C_Hollywood_concept_2009_28867_2008021 9_l.jpg

Now you just need to add the suicide doors and you'd be set!

Mr.PEZO
01-13-2009, 12:54 AM
Damn, You did an good job and it has a fresh look to it.

skeletonizer
01-13-2009, 01:15 AM
My 06 srt 8 has the chrome trim, how hard is it to change out to the black, and where did you get it, can you post a link?


The trim was bought new from the dealer. Set me back about $200 if I remember right. The trim includes the lower weather seal as well. To change it you have to take the door panes off. It is time consuming but not hard. A service manual is a big help.


Thanks for all the compliments.

KStryker
01-13-2009, 01:23 AM
Looks amazing!!

Bryali
05-14-2009, 03:33 AM
Looks great!!

charginscott
05-14-2009, 08:40 AM
Really sets it off, looks nice

R/T 4 Me
05-14-2009, 09:02 AM
looks really good! gives it a throwback feel...

higshemi
05-14-2009, 09:05 AM
Love the look, really gives it a classy touch.

DodgeR/TCharger
05-14-2009, 04:20 PM
x2

THE KID
05-15-2009, 03:54 AM
i like it, but if it were me i would left the chrom window mouldings so the chrome letters have something to tie into just my .02

Br60107r
05-15-2009, 07:03 AM
Can anyone tell me what I will have to buy to change my brakes to an system SRT From an RT on an 05 Magnum. I know The calipers and rotors but I was told I needed the caliper brackets. I called the local dodge dealer parts guy but he couldn't help me. Any help here would be appreciated! Where to go and what the cost should be. Also what is needed to change the suspension. I have 20's with toyos z rated tires and when I'm driving on any rough roads at 65 and above going into a turn it feels like the rear end is off the ground. Is this normal? What will improve this?

06BlackR/T
05-15-2009, 09:01 AM
Can anyone tell me what I will have to buy to change my brakes to an system SRT From an RT on an 05 Magnum. I know The calipers and rotors but I was told I needed the caliper brackets. I called the local dodge dealer parts guy but he couldn't help me. Any help here would be appreciated! Where to go and what the cost should be. Also what is needed to change the suspension. I have 20's with toyos z rated tires and when I'm driving on any rough roads at 65 and above going into a turn it feels like the rear end is off the ground. Is this normal? What will improve this?
You need the front knuckles from an SRT. This is the part that you never see for sale and is pretty expensive. Not sure about the rear.