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Old 07-18-2010, 10:22 PM   #1
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63 rebuild

Whats up guys, I've been on this sight awhile checking out things, and decided to show you my build. This is a 1963 Chevy pickup i've had since 1985 when i was 16. It started out with a 460 ford motor in it, it had to go. I put a 350 in 3 years later and had it painted, drove it till 1992 and parked it. Been setting ever since. I decided to tear it down and give it a new life. http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/a...1&d=1279506104
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:28 PM   #2
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:23 AM   #3
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Re: 63 rebuild

Lookin' good boat
Love the mother-in-law seat LOL
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:02 PM   #4
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:12 PM   #5
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Re: 63 rebuild

Well down to the frame ,so this is where it starts
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:12 PM   #6
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A lot of work went into these pic, cleaning, scraping, grinding, sand blasting,then primer.now its clean enough to work with.
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Old 07-20-2010, 01:20 AM   #7
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That's cool that you've hung on to this truck this long....was it your first vehicle? Looks like it was pretty nice before you tore it apart. What's the basic plan this time around? Your truck is the ideal truck IMO.....A '63 Custom Cab, big back window, short fleetside
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:07 PM   #8
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I had a 71 nova before i got the truck , I,m going to go with the 2.5'' disc brake drop spindles, 4''/6 drop, to start with.

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Old 08-16-2010, 11:00 PM   #9
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trying to decide if i should buy a new fender or go with the replace patch http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/a...1&d=1282013798
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:55 AM   #10
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I would definitely patch your existing fender. In fact you should be able to repair that with just a piece of 18ga cold rolled sheet. All you need to do is put that little bit of a curve and the lower body line in it. That's what I would do. You might need that inner support also. The new replacement fenders leave some to be desired and require some work to get them in shape.
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Old 09-26-2010, 01:49 AM   #11
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painting the frame
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Old 09-26-2010, 02:06 AM   #12
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early classic drop spindles with disc brakes. front end rebuild kit by moog, and 1 '' drop front coil springs and 5 '' drop rear springs. adjustable panhard bar, kyb shocks
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Old 09-26-2010, 02:56 AM   #13
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need to find a power steering box

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Old 09-26-2010, 09:13 AM   #14
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Re: 63 rebuild

That's looking great Boat
Is that the original trans x member,just moved rearward?(sans lower supports)
If so,what kind of E brake set up did you have?
I'm at about the same stage with mine(also a '63)and need to make a decision soon on what I'm going to use.I'll be running a TH 350.
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:46 PM   #15
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no its not the original trans member .when i bought the truck it had a 460 ford engine in it ,when i dropped the 350 in i used the same cross member just moved it around a little works fine, don,t know what it came out of . as far as e-brakes i never had any cables ran anywhere so i need to figure that one out.
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:52 PM   #17
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Re: 63 rebuild

.......lookin' sweet boat!!! Sure nice to work on them with all the easy access. Cant wait to see more progress.
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:09 PM   #19
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been doing some cleaning while waiting on parts to come in.
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:13 PM   #20
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and did put in new u-joints
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Old 09-26-2010, 05:43 PM   #21
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:33 PM   #22
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Thats awesome, Boat! Subscribed for sure!
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:00 AM   #23
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sandblasted and painted some parts
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the new blasting box
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:11 AM   #25
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got my new power steering box ,just waiting on the conversion kit from classic parts
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