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1963 Ford F250 06 Sep 2020 16:59 #214475

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Happy Father’s Day to those of you with children.

I think I’m about to pull the trigger on a 1963 F250 I looked at a while ago. Wanting to ask you all how hard it is to get panels/parts (parts I would think easy) for them. Can’t find many others that have sold or being parted here in AUS, I might be looking in the wrong places, I’d require a drivers side door and quarter panel for certain after a quick look I had. In the interim I’d just Club Rego it with the dents and bruises and perhaps swap the straight 6 for a V8 but the long term plan is to use this as a subject for paint and panel practice. Hopefully the picture attached. Cheers All.
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1963 Ford F250 06 Sep 2020 17:01 #214476

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It attached twice apparently. Sorry.
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1963 Ford F250 06 Sep 2020 21:54 #214486

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Nice project to keep you busy over Summer. Doing whatyou have just done is the best approach, ask everyone.
Try some of the FERD forums too as they will have their favourite suppliers of body parts. I dont think Rare Spares would have any but worth a look just to be scared to death by their prices. Happy hunting and welcome to the Forum.
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1963 Ford F250 06 Sep 2020 23:31 #214487

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Are you sure it is a 250?? Here in the States with dual rear tires it would be a 1 ton 350.. Not that it would make a difference in body panels??

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1963 Ford F250 07 Sep 2020 09:02 #214496

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I had one just like that in the 70s,had a 300 Canadian six.......mine was a 350 though......I think in Oz Fords ,only the F100 had single wheels,the 250 had duals ......do recall it had deadly two piece rims that were split in the middle of the rim with a few tiny ledges to hold them together ..

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1963 Ford F250 07 Sep 2020 11:09 #214501

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Cheers.

Cobbadog, I’ve been lurking around here for a while. The last project I was looking at doing was a ramp truck to make a nice combo for my car but the regulations were too hard to deal with which is when I originally looked at this rocket. Now I’m decided on a pickup so for the couple grand asking price it’s not a big loss if it takes longer than I plan.

Brocky45, good spotting. It is a 250 but had an axle swap in the 90’s, can’t remember why as it was ages ago when I originally spoke to them, will ask again to confirm before purchasing though.

JOHN.K., this one is also a Canadian 300 with a 4 speed box. The plan would be to take it out and drop a 351 Cleveland in. It hurts a bit as I’m a Holden (GM Australia if you aren’t from over here, well was before they closed us down) guy. Haha. Lucky I’m fond of early F’s.
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1963 Ford F250 07 Sep 2020 21:49 #214533

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Urchy, I feel ya pain, holden on is hard but this is a bit of a classic with a loud V8, just leave the name plate off and it won't hurt so much. Good luck we will enjoy watching what ever progress your fix or repair daily makes. :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
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1963 Ford F250 07 Sep 2020 21:55 #214535

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Surprising if they sell it cheap ...most people got the idea old Ford s are worth megabucks.

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1963 Ford F250 10 Sep 2020 19:16 #214570

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Sarge, lucky I like the sound of a 351. I will just drive it with my eyes closed. That’s if I chuck out the Canadian 6. Which would be highly likely.

JOHN.K. Pretty sure they will stick to the price they were throwing around. Well I hope anyway. Haha.
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1963 Ford F250 11 Sep 2020 19:23 #214593

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The 300 was a good engine, dependable, no timing chain or belt, and no where near as thirsty as the great thumping 351 Urchy87 . . . :unsure: :huh:

Which GM plant did you work at?

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