1963 GMC 1/2 Ton Step Side

Price: - Item location: Wimberley, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: GMC
  • Model: Other
  • Year: 1963
  • Mileage: 100,000,000
  • VIN: 1001PG17914A
  • Color: Gray
  • Engine size: SBC 350
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1963 GMC Other

1963 GMC 1/2 Ton Short Bed Stepside

I dragged this truck out of a barn 6 years ago with plans to restore it to original condition. Well, you know how plans change. The original V6 was really not a good candidate and the 3 speed manual transmission was not all that desirable.

So, since I had a small block Chevy sitting in the corner of my shop and a 67 Chevelle rear axle from a parts car, I put out the word to my hot rod buddies in search of a Muncie 4 speed.

While waiting for that to materialize, I pulled out the welder and added a couple patch panels to the sheet metal along with other body repairs. That and a couple quarts of epoxy primer was all it took to make the cab and bed presentable.

It didn't take long to source a good Muncie M-21 and after a few modifications I had the rear axle ready for spring perches. A few machine shop weeks later the small block 350 with 4 bolt mains was refreshed and assembled and ready to add the goodies.

For steering and suspension I sourced a 79 Chevy tilt column to couple to the original manual steering gear and with new front power disc brakes, bushings and ball joints the ole truck was ready for the road.

A little more paint for the interior and a trip to the local upholstery shop resulted in a comfortable carpeted interior.

3 Years and multiple weekends of wrenching resulted in what you see in the pics.

It's been a fun, reliable truck to drive but new challenges have presented an opportunity for other projects and it's time to pass the truck on to a new owner.

QUESTIONS? Call or text Thomas...512-787-4476


Here's a listing of all the spec's

ENGINE

350 4 bolt mains

270 Comp Cams hydraulic flat tappet cam

9.2 compression - pump gas friendly

Flowtech Headers

Edelbrock Performer Intake

Holley 4412 - 500CFM - 2 barrel carb

Transmission

Muncie M21 close ratio 4 speed

Hurst Competition Plus shifter

Cast iron bell housing from a 57 Chevy

Rear Axle

Chevelle 10 bolt Eaton Posi

3.55:1 ratio Richmond gears


New Stuff

Front disc brakes

Master cylinder and booster

Torq Thrust wheels

Full Flowmaster Exhaust

Tires

Aluminum radiator

Equus gauges and Tach

Windshield

Weather-stripping

Seat Cover

Carpet