I think it’s “buyer beware” and if you’re the buyer make sure you check the car thoroughly.SH!T!! Bobby!! You messed up a party!! DAMN!!
Good for you saving your buddy. I'm surprised Mecum would let this through if it was pieced together the way it was. I always was under the impressions when these classic car auction companies sold these vehicles for such high prices they went through the pedigree so people did not get screwed over as this chap apparently did.
Which raises another question. If he sells this to someone else and fails to disclose the inconsistencies, could he be sued by an unsuspecting buyer and money returned?
I'm going to lower this car 2" - 3" in the front. Someone clearly put new springs in this car. Just waiting on a spring compressor.
The 63 is gonna outlive you I'm guessing. Great work bud!I'm going to lower this car 2" - 3" in the front. Someone clearly put new springs in this car. Just waiting on a spring compressor.
Meanwhile, I decided to rewire the 63 Unibody. The stock loom has a glass tube fuseblock attached to the headlight switch . Also these trucks had a wiring flaw where all of the exterior lights wired through the turn signal switch. If you upgraded to Halogen headlights, the extra load on high beam setting would trigger the built-in circuit breaker in the headlight switch and the headlights would cycle on and off. I'll also order a couple of junction blocks to be placed under the hood, one for constant and the other for switched power. I have an upgraded (from generator) 10SI alternator on this truck already as well as an electric cooling fan.
New loom---> American Autowire 510260 American Autowire Classic Update Series Wiring Harness Kits | Summit Racing
Man, that must draw a crowd when you start that up.Seriously, I’m pushing to get this truck done. I talked to Paul yesterday while we were looking at the Mustang for Brian. I told him I changed my mind on the 63; yeah he owes me a lot for the work I’ve done for him but I can’t allow him to slave on this truck. He’d spend a month on this truck to complete all the bodywork. Ima pull everything out of this truck (engine, trans, interior, wires) and send it to Doug’s Custom. Gonna cost $10-$20k, depending, but Doug can put multiple employees on the bodywork whereas Paul is one guy.
Less work on the 72 so I’ll feel better letting Paul do that.
I’ve been driving the 72 a lot since I got those new wheels and tires on the front.
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Ridiculous truck to drive on a bumpy street if you have your foot in the gas.
It does but I’m almost seriously contemplating selling it or taking this motor out and putting it in something lighter. 500+ ft lbs of naturally aspirated torque in short bed 50 year old lowered 4,000 lb. truck is a lot of work to drive on bumpy streets.Man, that must draw a crowd when you start that up.
The 63 is gonna outlive you I'm guessing. Great work bud!
1963 was a great vintage.