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My 1963 Short Fleet is a KEEPER
#1224837 Mon Jul 10 2017 11:59 PM
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I bought this truck in February 2017. Tomorrow it will be back on the road.

LINK to the STORY on my BLOG page.

Jay

Re: My 1963 Short Fleet is a KEEPER
Lugnutz #1224838 Tue Jul 11 2017 12:16 AM
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Life is good. Now all you gotta do is drive!šŸ› 


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
ā€˜65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (Iā€™m #2)
ā€˜39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
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Re: My 1963 Short Fleet is a KEEPER
Lugnutz #1224840 Tue Jul 11 2017 12:22 AM
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A short bed, Fleet Side, big window with both original side trim, custom cab, deluxe heater???? Are you kidding me? WOW, very nice find. Worth some good money. Good job LugNuts.
I am doing a 67-72 steel bed swap on my 60GMC. Will let you know how it goes. It's a ShortFleetV6CustomCabBigWindow4X4CaliforniaBlackPlate4SpeedDeluxeHeaterBubbleHoodPowerSteeringRustFreeBeauty


Watch out for careful drivers!!!
I'm away on an ego trip. Will be back on Feb 30.
I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
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Re: My 1963 Short Fleet is a KEEPER
Lugnutz #1224843 Tue Jul 11 2017 12:31 AM
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Deluxe heater? I don't know. Maybe?
Does have windshield squirt things. Don't work though. Custom steering wheel horn ring is busted. Stainless windshield trim and sail panels look good though. Original seat.

Re: My 1963 Short Fleet is a KEEPER
Lugnutz #1224847 Tue Jul 11 2017 12:44 AM
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Yes, you have the deluxe heater. If that deluxe steering wheel is an original 1963 Truck wheel, priceless. Very rare. I believe it is an original wheel. I think you hit the mother load. Do you have the push button windshield washer knob on dash? Washer pump/wiper motor? You have the truck that people want for a Barrett-Jackson show quality restore.


Watch out for careful drivers!!!
I'm away on an ego trip. Will be back on Feb 30.
I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
Plan B is always better than plan A, by definition.


Re: My 1963 Short Fleet is a KEEPER
Lugnutz #1224852 Tue Jul 11 2017 01:33 AM
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It may be a rare original truck but it has rust holes everywhere. Yet, I've seen worse. The windshield wiper dash piece is gone. I suppose the wiper motor under dash does have the pump but condition is unknown.
I bought it because even though it was very rusty on the surface, it's a very very straight truck. It didn't live a hard life.
The worst rust is in the DS A pillar. Big hole at the top corner of the DS A pillar. Hood is pitted but without a single dent.
The truck has character.

Re: My 1963 Short Fleet is a KEEPER
Lugnutz #1224924 Tue Jul 11 2017 12:11 PM
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Nice toy! I would keep it for sure! Good luck and have fun!

Re: My 1963 Short Fleet is a KEEPER
Lugnutz #1224961 Tue Jul 11 2017 03:26 PM
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I think it's beautiful.

Re: My 1963 Short Fleet is a KEEPER
Lugnutz #1225988 Tue Jul 18 2017 01:46 AM
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Oh WOW! you do find some cool stuff, Jay. Done GOOD!

Re: My 1963 Short Fleet is a KEEPER
Lugnutz #1226277 Wed Jul 19 2017 07:36 PM
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Excellent Job!!

I miss my old '63 LWB Fleetside. I had a lot of fun in that old truck. It didn't have all the options yours has, but it was a great first vehicle.

I hope you will enjoy your '63 as much as I did mine.

Last edited by 62Stick; Wed Jul 19 2017 07:36 PM.
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