Raise and support the rear of the truck with jack stands. Read the metal tag attached to one of the differential cover bolts. These new models came with a new coil-spring front suspension along with the introduction of a few new 6 cylinder engines; the 230, 250 and 292 series. Everything works as it should. Its gross vehicle weight rating was 4,600 to 5,300 lbs. If You Can Get Your Hands On One For The Love Of All That Is America: Buy It!!! Doors, hood and tailgate open and close like factory new.
The glass is excellent with no chips, and the windows roll up and down as new. The 148-horsepower 261 straight-six was an option. The optional V-8 was the 160-horsepower 283, which was the same engine that powered the Corvette. Type in your vin number, and thats it. The conventional 1950s throwback model was the Stepside, which had the wheels mounted outside the cargo box under protruding wheel wells, with a step placed between the cab and rear wheels. Cab mounts are rust free and in good condition. However, this stamped number may only contain the sequential serial number.
I can also provide excellent bank references so that you can wire funds with peace of mind. This truck was professionally restored both cosmetically and mechanically. Buy now to own the best manual for your Chevy. Undercarriage that was sandblasted, and undercoated during restoration. Except as expressly authorized by automobile-catalog. The trucks featured a 6.
Absolutely no issues or disappointments. Please note my 100% feedback so that you may bid with confidence. The body was a lesson in minimalist styling, with only modest touches of chrome. It contains complete maintenance and repair information. Engineers reduced the pickups' height by seven inches to give it a lower center of gravity. Also new for 1963 was the introduction of the alternator. No power steering or power brakes but it stops and handles suprisingly well.
I can help arrange professional transport at buyers expense. Its not very fast but its fun to drive. Straight six 230 ci Three on the tree. Shifts excellent, strong clutch, no issues. The half-ton rode on 6. The full Terms and Conditions of using this website and database can be found. Between 1960 and 1965, truck buyers could choose from up to six engines.
Lots of clear black and white pictures, illustrations, wiring diagrams and specifications clarify the instructions. It has been driven less than 3000 miles since completion. Very desirable Short Bed Stepside body in excellent condition! The three-quarter-ton model sat on a 127-inch wheelbase and the one-ton version had a 133-inch wheelbase. The truck has had one repaint back in 1994 and the oak bed was replaced at that time all else is original. Steering is tight and in proper alignment.
The 250-horsepower 327 V-8 also was an option in 1965. There should be a tag on there showing the gear ratio. Violations of copyright will be prosecuted under the fullest extent of the law. The early 1960s Chevy pickups featured bold, straight body lines, a cab with slight overhangs over the windshield and rear windows, headlamp bezels and an egg-crate grille. Engineers beefed up the front springs and torsion bars and added coil springs to the rear. Also check the Large photos that I uploaded! Quick access to automobile-catalog website - - type in a browser: a-c.
The trucks employed an all-wheel independent suspension system. Conventional coils replaced the torsion bars up front in 1963, allowing the frame's reinforcing x-member, in place since 1960, to be deleted. The light-duty 1960 to 1965 pickups came in half-, three-quarter- and one-ton versions. Especially prized are the final year 1966s with the optional and beloved 327-cid small-block V-8 even if it is detuned two-barrel best suited for low-end torque rather than a powerhouse Corvette 4-barrel. Classic Industries offers 1963 Chevrolet Truck Truck Bed Components, 1963 Chevrolet Truck Stepside Bed Sides - Full, 1963 Chevrolet Truck Bed Sides - Partial, 1963 Chevrolet Truck Running Boards, 1963 Chevrolet Truck Side Steps, 1963 Chevrolet Truck Patch Panels, 1963 Chevrolet Truck Front Bed Panel, 1963 Chevrolet Truck Stake Pocket Repair Panel, 1963 Chevrolet Truck Bed Floor Panel, 1963 Chevrolet Truck Stepside Rear Fender, 1963 Chevrolet Truck Fiberglass Bed Side, and 1963 Chevrolet Truck Rear Bed Corner. Guess what Im thinkin is that someone restoring a vehicle could slide an engine in there from another same year truck and claim the truck is a numbers matching vehicle.
The three-quarter ton models had a gross vehicle weight rating up to 5,600 lbs. Calendar year production on the 1963 models totaled 483,119. Priorities have changed and it's time to pass it on. Primary Use: Family transportation Pros: Built like it should last a hundred years, and with proper care they all will. Under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the automobile-catalog. The 1960 to 1965 models were leaner, more sculpted, roomier and offered more power than the previous generation. It was sold in San Antonio new with the original warranty information with the original owner's information, Original owner's manual as well as a few other original pieces.