63 1500 barn find

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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by mraitch » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:53 pm

my 2c, as I said

Get it completely sorted mechanically/electrically/instrumentally such that it is a completely reliable driver, and just enjoy it.

Collect the 'pretty' bits in the meantime, where missing.

Enjoy it and then decide. As they all annoyingly say, it's only original once. A MAJOR decision, best left for the future for now.

It's a wonderful sight to see.
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by Toptech360 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:49 pm

I couldn't agree more with that. Give it a good cleaning and sort the mechanicals to like new condition, Sunday drive it and admire it!
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by raylim » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:37 pm

Thanks guys!
I really value your input. I guess I had the award “bug” so had the momentary intention of making it pretty for next year’s show. Well, let me put some radials on it drive it for a couple of months then decide. I’ll post more pics soon. Btw—- it was nice to see you all at the show. We’ve already asked for a room at the same hotel for next year!
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by Pjackb » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:57 pm

Solex68 wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:02 pm
I saw that car at the show and it was phenomenal shape for its age. So many things on it were perfect. Ray's son showed it off like a sales man but he won't let it go at any price. That was for certain.
Lol
That’s for certain look at him taking full ownership
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by raylim » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:01 pm

Thanks Jacques for the great candid shot!
Thank you again for making your way down to L.A., it was nice meeting you and your wife.
Safe travels back home and hopefully we'll see your ride soon! You may get the "Insanity" award if you get the car here. I've remembered folks flying in from the Netherlands in the past to visit this show...what a treat to meet them!
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by spl310 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:47 pm

Hubcaps will be spendy to find. I have some that will work in a pinch.
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by raylim » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:06 pm

spl310 wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:47 pm
Hubcaps will be spendy to find. I have some that will work in a pinch.
Thanks Sid,
I got some a while ago and am waiting for the body to be finished before I get the stock rims blasted & powder coated with new whitewalls.

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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by raylim » Wed May 01, 2019 12:42 am

Here’s something I discovered recently. Is this how the stock front seats situated where the cushion comes off as it rests in this fiberglass tub?
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by ted heaton » Wed May 01, 2019 1:47 am

raylim wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 12:42 am
Here’s something I discovered recently. Is this how the stock front seats situated where the cushion comes off as it rests in this fiberglass tub?
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by ted heaton » Wed May 01, 2019 1:52 am

spl310 wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:47 pm
Hubcaps will be spendy to find. I have some that will work in a pinch.
Sid, you still trying to unload those Ford Pinto? hubcaps?
:lol: :lol: :lol: :D :D :roll:
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by spl310 » Wed May 01, 2019 10:43 am

I have a couple of sets Ted. They work great for a driver. Stainless, so no rust, inexpensive to replace. Look right on the car.
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by raylim » Thu May 02, 2019 11:57 am

Ted-
Sid-

I do have the original hubcaps that I am waiting to put on after I get my car all done (wheels blasted & painted, and body painted).
In the meantime here are my choices. Ranchero or Pinto (which I thought looked like Datsun 510 hubcaps).
Your thoughts?
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by ted heaton » Thu May 02, 2019 12:08 pm

Falcon/Ranchero caps in the second picture.

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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by pebbles » Thu May 02, 2019 5:46 pm

We know for sure Ted isnt going to steal either of the temporary choices.
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by ted heaton » Thu May 02, 2019 6:04 pm

pebbles wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 5:46 pm
We know for sure Ted isnt going to steal either of the temporary choices.
When Ray mounts ( a LOOOOONG Time from now) his "real" 1500 caps
he can sell theses pretend caps to Sid.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :roll:

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