1963 GMC 1/2 Ton Step Side
- Condition: Used
- Make: GMC
- Model: Other
- Year: 1963
- Mileage: 100,000,000
- VIN: 1001PG17914A
- Color: Gray
- Engine size: SBC 350
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
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
350 4 bolt mains
270 Comp Cams hydraulic flat tappet cam
9.2 compression - pump gas friendly
Edelbrock Performer Intake
Holley 4412 - 500CFM - 2 barrel carb
Muncie M21 close ratio 4 speed
Hurst Competition Plus shifter
Cast iron bell housing from a 57 Chevy
Chevelle 10 bolt Eaton Posi
3.55:1 ratio Richmond gears
Front disc brakes
Master cylinder and booster
Torq Thrust wheels
Full Flowmaster Exhaust
Equus gauges and Tach