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The Revivification of a 63 Split Window

Old 03-01-2015, 11:23 PM
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I'm just amazed at people that take on these monumental restorations
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....a labor of love for sure. I assume that's an early '63 as I think I see the underseat "toolbox" depressions...
I wouldn't even know where to START!
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:56 AM
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I wouldn't even know where to START!
Step 1: Remove wallet from back pocket and open folds.

Step 2: Turn wallet upside down and empty.

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Old 03-03-2015, 11:16 PM
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The oil pan was pretty banged up in the front from someone hammering out a dent. Considering the price of high capacity pans, I decided it best to repair this one by filling the dents. Most fillers probably would not hold up to the fluctuation in temperature an oil pan experiences, so i used 3m panel bond, sanded, then sprayed the pan with SPI epoxy primer








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Old 03-11-2015, 11:32 PM
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The paint and body shop finished gluing the panels on today. She is all one piece again.






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Old 03-12-2015, 07:33 PM
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Wheels showed up today. The quality looks to be excellent












Cheap sumitomo 215/70r15 tires. They were 315 shipped. I like them because they are super sticky. Yes the wear out fairly quickly, but for a car that will be driven 800-2000 miles a year, why spend the big bucks on super hard tires that last 80,000 miles???? Just my opinion. Tires will expire before they need to be replaced.
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Chris, your wife is going to kick you azz if those tires stain that marble foyer. BTW wheel and tire selection

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Wheels showed up today. The quality looks to be excellent












Cheap sumitomo 215/70r15 tires. They were 315 shipped. I like them because they are super sticky. Yes the wear out fairly quickly, but for a car that will be driven 800-2000 miles a year, why spend the big bucks on super hard tires that last 80,000 miles???? Just my opinion. Tires will expire before they need to be replaced.
HEY let us not " dis " the Sumitomo tires. I run them on my C5. About twice the price of the ones you got. I don't run "run flats" and don't track the car (other than low speed auto cross) so I figure replacing them every three years or 30,000 miles is good for me.

Nice to see that project coming together.
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Wheels showed up today. The quality looks to be excellent












Cheap sumitomo 215/70r15 tires. They were 315 shipped. I like them because they are super sticky. Yes the wear out fairly quickly, but for a car that will be driven 800-2000 miles a year, why spend the big bucks on super hard tires that last 80,000 miles???? Just my opinion. Tires will expire before they need to be replaced.
Like the rims-they look good!
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HEY let us not " dis " the Sumitomo tires. I run them on my C5. About twice the price of the ones you got. I don't run "run flats" and don't track the car (other than low speed auto cross) so I figure replacing them every three years or 30,000 miles is good for me.

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I didn't mean cheap as in crap, but inexpensive.

My father always buys the michelins with the thin white wall, but they are way too expensive and are extremely hard tires. Again, i just don't see the point in spending a ton of money on tires for a car that will only be driven a few thousand miles(if that) per year.

I really like the look of the redlines with the daytona blue paint, but the only ones i could find were $950.00, so that option was quickly ruled out.
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Car parts in the foyer, gotta love it.
I got the look about the leather hides rolled up on the pool table for a few months at my house.
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Car parts in the foyer, gotta love it.
I got the look about the leather hides rolled up on the pool table for a few months at my house.
Well, it's been raining for what seems like a month now and the garage is overflowing, so they had to go somewhere temporarily. .
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Old 03-13-2015, 01:24 PM
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I didn't mean cheap as in crap, but inexpensive.

My father always buys the michelins with the thin white wall, but they are way too expensive and are extremely hard tires. Again, i just don't see the point in spending a ton of money on tires for a car that will only be driven a few thousand miles(if that) per year.

I really like the look of the redlines with the daytona blue paint, but the only ones i could find were $950.00, so that option was quickly ruled out.
Understood. I had michelins on the 63 originally. As it took me too many years to finish the build the Michelins were way out of date and started disintegrating within the first 250 miles.
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Tires are mounted and wheels balanced. The only thing I don't like about the wheels are the center caps. They are cheap plastic, so I'll probably hunt around on the internet for metal caps.





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Tires are mounted and wheels balanced. The only thing I don't like about the wheels are the center caps. They are cheap plastic, so I'll probably hunt around on the internet for metal caps.





Look good with blackwalls!
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Old 03-20-2015, 02:27 PM
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We picked up the 63 yesterday from the body shop. I would have had him continue on with the car, but the doors I found on ebay for $650.00 turned out to be really jacked up...they look to have been involved in a roll over. My plan is to remove the skins and see if the metal can be straightened. Ill post updates on the doors when i get to that point as there are some very interesting differences in the front pillar when compared to the 64-67 coupe doors.

-BTW, the 67 Coupe is parked temporarily in the bushes because one of the rear casters on the dolly fell apart yesterday.



I'm really loving these wheels! I was worried they were going to look funky with the drums on the rear, but that is not the case.





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Old 03-23-2015, 12:58 PM
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The Wilwood front disc brake conversion kit arrived. This kit looks to be worth every bit of $800.00.





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Old 07-25-2015, 12:38 AM
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Wow, it has been a while since I have posted updates on this build, but it is progressing, slowly and much has been accomplished.

Today I dropped off the rest of the engine parts at the machine shop. This guy is slow as all &A%^$m, so I am sure we wont see the engine again until Christmas.
The oil pan turned out really nice, but it took about 10 hours of work to smooth it out, coat it with epoxy primer, smooth it out again, coat it again with epoxy primer, then finally top coat with Quanta products chevy orange. The car will be dropped back off at paint soon, so we are hoping to start final assembly in winter. Ill start posting pictures of the chassis rebuild as soon as it is back from the blasters.



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