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1963 Chevy BelAir wagon

Discussion in 'Cars For Sale' started by 1pickup, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. 1pickup
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
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    City: Poynette

    State: Wisconsin
    Price: $7,500
    Part of this build was documented on the HAMB on the "1963 BelAired Wagon" thread

    specs: stock bodied, lowered with AIR LIFT air suspension, changed from V8 to
    250 CI inline 6 cylinder (from 52K mi '69 Chev truck), Powerglide 2 speed automatic
    (52K mi '69 Chev truck)

    needs / to dos:
    repair star chip in windshield; purchase & install rear cargo floor section - 3rd seat was missing & I have a piece of plywood covering the rear footwell (which houses the air ride tank/valves/etc); clock steering wheel & replace the piece that holds the turn signal lever in the on position. They work, if you hold the lever; Replace tailgate window safety switch

    work completed:

    frame: pressure washed/degreased/painted with POR15 (front section only), modified for
    air line routing, fabricated & welded on new upper shock mounts,

    suspension: relocated front shock mounts, new front wheel seals, cleaned/greased
    wheel bearings, installed AIR LIFT airsprings (5815 front, 5813 rear), installed air bag
    mounting brackets (BC Fabrication) front & rear, installed AIR LIFT Easy Street 4 way
    air management system, installed fox-body Mustang rear axle snubbers, lubed chassis,
    filled rear end w/ 80/90W lube, installed new front shocks ('63 Chev 1/2T truck), installed new
    rear shocks (stock), shortened front drive shaft 2" (longer trans), made rear driveshaft telescopic,
    installed new u-joints & new billet aluminum & urethane carrier bearing

    brakes: installed new master cylinder, all new wheel cylinders, all new brake hoses,
    all new brake hardware, cleaned & painted backing plates, brake drums & brake equipment,
    turned brake drums, new brake lines on rear axle & LF to hose

    engine: cleaned/degreased/primed/painted w/ VHT Burnt Copper, installed new valve stem o-ring seals, installed new Offenhauser 2X1 aluminum intake manifold, installed new intake to exhaust gasket, installed new valve cover gasket, installed 2 rebuilt Rochester 1 bbl carburetors, installed new plug wires, installed modified from stock exhaust manifold (split) for dual exhaust, made carburetor linkage, installed new glass pack mufflers, built dual exhaust, installed new fuel pump & filter, made fuel lines, adjusted rocker arms, installed 2 new chrome air cleaners

    transmission: cleaned/degreased, installed new filter & pan gasket, replaced fluid
    installed new front & rear seals

    body: welded in new passenger side front floor pan, welded in new trunk well
    (modified from a pan for a sedan), cleaned/wirebrushed/painted with POR15
    necessary parts of the rest of the floor, sandblasted/fixed rust/painted front inner fenders with
    truck bed coating & trimmed to fit around new shock location & A-arms when lowered, installed
    new battery tray, wirebrushed/painted underside of hood with POR15, cleaned/painted/lubed hood hinges, sandblasted/repaired/painted radiator support, radiator cleaned/checked/painted,
    installed new door weatherstripping, silicone sealer applied to cracks in windshield rubber, installed sound/heat shield on floor pan, removed, cleaned, & painted fuel tank & reinstalled

    interior: modified dash to accept air switches/gauges/USB port, painted dash satin black(top)
    & '72 GM gold(bottom), new glove box liner - modified for FM/USB amp & pc fan, wirebrushed/painted rear metal side panels before black naugahyde upholstery. made headliner (faux leopard fur) & installed, made & replaced necessary tack strips for upholstery, wirebrushed & painted satin black metal interior trim pieces, installed sound/heat mat on floor, installed new black carpet, made/installed new windlace, upholstered & installed B & C pillar trim, upholstered & installed wheelwell covers, upholstered & installed seats, made new door cards &upholstered door panels

    wheels/tires: Chevy rally wheels with '54-'55 Cadillac wheel covers, 15" pinner white wall tires have good tread, but are older tires - no problems to date

    electrics: installed Kentiger 4 channel FM/USB amp (modified for antenna) in glove box,
    installed computer fan for amp cooling, made front speaker bracket & installed PYLE 3.5"
    speakers in dash, installed PYLE 4X6" speakers in rear side panels, installed 1/8"/USB port
    in dash, installed new antenna, wired air suspension controls, rear window motor refurbished &
    grounded direct to chassis (bypassed bad safety switch), wired switch under dash for air horn,
    installed/wired relay to operate air compressor

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    The shot of the stickers on the windshield show some of the shows this has attended, from central IL to Central WI. I'm sure I'm forgetting some other things. Just bored & ready to move onto next project.
     
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  2. 1pickup
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
    Posts: 812

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    Bumping this back up to see if there is any interest. Ran a compression check & all cylinders were from 125lbs - 145lbs. Got other projects & could use some $$ to get those further along, as well as trying to pay off my mortgage. Would consider a partial trade on something older, especially 20s-30s body, but do need to get most of it in cash. Reliable & fun.
     
  3. 1pickup
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
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    $7,500 My other projects need some $$ & attention.
     
  4. 1pickup
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
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    Bump. Check it out at Symco this weekend.
     
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  5. 1pickup
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    Time for a new owner.
     

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