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Old 05-02-2017, 11:45 AM
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Going to purchase a 1963 F250. What should I know?

Hi all, I am going to purchase a 1963 F250. Body is in great shape, no rust. New engine, new brakes, fleetside with side tool box. It is NOT the unibody. Offered to me for $3500.

Seems like a great deal, needs paint refreshing and a new seat cosmetically, mechanically I'll know more Friday.

Any advice? TIA

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Hi all, I am going to purchase a 1963 F250. Body is in great shape, no rust. New engine, new brakes, Styleside (fleetside is a Chevrolet) with side tool box. It is NOT the unibody. Offered to me for $3500.

Seems like a great deal, needs paint refreshing and a new seat cosmetically, mechanically I'll know more Friday.
Solid front axle with leaf springs, steering shaft goes directly into the gearbox, anemic 12 1/8" x 2" front/rear drum brakes.

There's no parts from any other truck that can be swapped to add P/S and/or disc brakes.

Engines swaps are another issue, due to how the engine is mounted in these trucks.
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Solid front axle with leaf springs, steering shaft goes directly into the gearbox, anemic 12 1/8" x 2" front/rear drum brakes.

There's no parts from any other truck that can be swapped to add P/S and/or disc brakes.

Engines swaps are another issue, due to how the engine is mounted in these trucks.
Are the challenges you state specific to 1963 or all Gen 4 F250 4x4s?
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are the challenges you state specific to 1963 or all gen 4 f250 4x4s?
1961/65 f100/250 4wd & 1966 f250 4wd
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