63 1500 barn find

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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by raylim » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:21 pm

Thanks guys!
Your feedback is much appreciated!
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by dbrick » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:11 am

I have some used 1500 distributors if you need one. Just a thought, what's the chance of not cosmetically restoring it? Fix what's broken with the correct parts, then wash it and drive it. It's only original once.

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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by raylim » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:38 am

dbrick wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:11 am
I have some used 1500 distributors if you need one. Just a thought, what's the chance of not cosmetically restoring it? Fix what's broken with the correct parts, then wash it and drive it. It's only original once.
That was my original thought but seeing that there were some body work done on the doors (areas prone to cracking) and the rear tail plus it has been sprayed once already I figure it has been tampered.
But, I am new to this game in the area of restoring or preserving and to keep its patina, so I'm open to what you all think. The engine bay is very clean and I can just use some rubbing compound to clean it up or keep it in its current state.
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by spl310 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:51 am

I'd suggest making it drive and enjoy it. You can respray later
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by raylim » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:24 pm

You’re right....I’ll bring it to Solvang for the “Diamond-in-the-rough” category this year.
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by raylim » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:53 pm

Here’s a picture the previous owner sent to me. Check out the hubcaps.
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by datsun1500 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:51 pm

Looks like 320 pickup hubcaps
I remember when no one wanted the 1500s......

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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by ted heaton » Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:53 pm

datsun1500 wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:51 pm
Looks like 320 pickup hubcaps
NOT

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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by pebbles » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:05 pm

Pinto.
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by datsun1500 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:01 pm

ted heaton wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:53 pm
datsun1500 wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:51 pm
Looks like 320 pickup hubcaps
NOT

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Something I owned had caps like that. I’ve just owned too many cars!
I remember when no one wanted the 1500s......

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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by raylim » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:05 pm

A closeup of the brake and clutch pedal pad. You guys were wondering if they were from a Mercedes. Not too sure but it look more like an arrow tip.
Any thoughts?
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by Linda » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:22 pm

Volkswagen?
68 1600
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by raylim » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:02 am

Linda wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:22 pm
Volkswagen?
Ive seen VW and its actually a VW symbol on the pad.
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by spl310 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:43 pm

These may be aftermarket VW replacements.
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by raylim » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:48 am

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Swapped out the newer plastic fan for a metal one. it definitely looks period correct. This shroud looks a bit smaller than my 67. Perhaps it’s correct for the 63.
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2018 Chevy Bolt - daily
2005 Toyota Tacoma -weekend
1970 1600 -restored
1967 1600 -resto-mod -in progress
1963 Fairlady -running to be restored
1969 2000 -Extra Crispy - parting out