November 2, 2011
Let's take a look at the tail panels on the 300L:
These are original panels and show the "swirl" pattern clearly.
These panels are unique to the "L"; they are not used on
the 300 model.
Steve Albu found a decal material which might be used to repair
these panels; see
Let's take a look at the instrument panels on the 300L:
At first glance, there does not appear to be a swirl pattern
but indeed there is:
Very faint half-circles are there
and the design is only the right side of the circle.
The design is different than the design on the tail panels.
I measure the width of each row at 3/8".
The swirl is 1/2" diameter and the distance from
swirl mark to swirl mark is something like .010"
The 1965 300 model and the 300L share the same
instrument panel inserts.
Click here for more pictures of interior trim from Don Warnaar's original 300L.
The next issue is how to restore these inserts.