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Old 12-13-2017, 08:44 AM   #1
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Saving the 63' from the grave

Been snooping on here for a while thought i'd start a thread about my 63 swb build I'm in the middle of. Bought this truck from northern ohio back in june. Couldn't pass up the price and didn't want to see it get scrapped. working on getting more pics up now and i'll try to keep updating the page. good to be on here with you guys










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Old 12-13-2017, 09:05 AM   #2
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Keep plugging away a little at a time and don't be afraid to walk away if you get frustrated. It saved me a few times.

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Old 12-13-2017, 02:23 PM   #3
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love the pics,makes me want to get out and work on my 63! Love the way the nice clean firewall looks....good call....
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Old 12-13-2017, 02:53 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, I'll try to get more pics up in a bit. I'm farther ahead then what i have posted but still a long way to go.
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Old 12-13-2017, 03:11 PM   #5
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the truck will be layed out on air. I went straight to Azproformance for the Choppin' Block front kit. everything bolted on,lined up, and looks great. for the rear i wanted everything layed out in certain spots so I am building the rear setup.

here's a couple shots of the front getting everything mocked up and when i had the cab on the lift still finishing the firewall and undercab welding


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Old 12-13-2017, 09:25 PM   #6
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Nice start...you jumped in neck deep keep the pictures coming.
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:42 AM   #7
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couple more pics while i'm checking emails. once all the structure was welded back in the truck we got all the exterior panels that were to be replaced off and ready for blasting. once blasted i prepped, cleaned up, and put under a couple coats of primer to seal it up from flash rust



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Old 12-17-2017, 06:39 PM   #8
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Hustling along. I am stoked to see this driving.Cool project.Like the Choppin Block choice for parts.
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Old 12-18-2017, 07:40 AM   #9
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bodywork getting underway. most the work was just around the panel replacements. rest of the cab was in fairly decent shape just some skim coats on most places. these doors are on for rocker fitment. I have new skins that will go on these shells since they don't make a whole door for a 63'


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Old 12-26-2017, 08:41 AM   #10
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getting some work in on the doors. stripped off the skins. sandblasted the inner door structure and coated them.got everything cut out and fit just need to start welding on.


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Old 12-26-2017, 03:36 PM   #11
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Looking good
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Old 12-26-2017, 03:41 PM   #12
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thanks. I got a lot acomplished over the long weekend. had 4 days to work on it and thats all i did day in and day out. heres some shots as of last night.




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Old 12-26-2017, 04:43 PM   #13
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you do nice work! looks great,i hope mine turns out 1/2 as nice!
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Old 12-26-2017, 04:51 PM   #14
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just take your time man and you will be fine. I notice when I try to get things done by a certain time. I skip a few things I wish I would've done so I try not to do that anymore.
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Old 12-26-2017, 08:50 PM   #15
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Very nice work! I'm following along.
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Old 12-26-2017, 09:02 PM   #16
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Wow- looks great.
Wherebouts in Ohio? I am originally from Ashland County.
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Old 12-27-2017, 07:05 AM   #17
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Dpowers I live in the hocking hills area in between Lancaster and Athens. love it down here
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Old 12-27-2017, 08:01 PM   #18
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Fantastic work.
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:45 AM   #19
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this build is badass, I came across you on IG i believe, unless its someone ripping off your pictures.
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:25 AM   #20
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Very nice, what are you going to run for hub caps i see you have the clips?
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:15 AM   #21
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probably my Instagram @dimfab I post on there as much as I can it's kind of a way for me to look back at what dates I got cettain things done. sort a timeline for me I guess

i'm running the chevy dog dish caps that I also got from Detroit steel wheels. just had them do the whole setup for me.
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:08 PM   #22
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when you install the door skin is it spot welded on? Nice job on the doors insides!
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:09 AM   #23
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yes, the doors are spot welded on from the factory inside lip and a few at the bottom that attatches to an inside brace. I put all spot welds back in the same spots when I install new ones.
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Old 01-05-2018, 03:09 PM   #24
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Going to be awesome!! Great progress. What color are you going to go with? What size or sizes are your tires?

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Old 01-08-2018, 07:34 AM   #25
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rwade still choosing between some colors. tires are 245/40/20 front 275/40/20 rears
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