1963 Dodge Town Wagon Power Wagon
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As purchased out of Roseau, Minnesota on July 22, 2017.
Sert No. tag located on drivers door frame near the VIN tag.
VIN tag has to be riveted back in. Found in the glove box.
Original oil bath air cleaner.
Rear view mirror is attached differently than most because of the radio.
VIN # stamped in the frame right behind the front passenger tire.
This AM radio seems to be original or dealer installed but it’s held in by two screws through the roof.
Arriving in Fremont, CA at midnight,
Restoration under way in Hayward, CA.
First item, rusted gas tank. Engine would only run for 5 minutes at a time.
New rear window seals. Sliders are next.
Front seat was in need of recovering at Top Notch Upholstery in San Jose, CA. All other seats next.
New rubber seals for the sliders. Next up, new front floor pans.
The rear windows got done without cutting the rubber. Looking better everyday from the sun shrinking it.
Having the original round mirrors fitted with new mirrors and painted.
New windshield being installed.
I found two long back seats to recover and finish off the seats. Thanks to PowerWagon John out of Minnesota.
New custom front floor pans from Exline Custom Auto in Warfordsburg, PA.
New custom rubber mat. Thanks to PowerWagon John out of Minnesota.
The charactors “L. 01 63” appear in two areas of the engine compartment. Under the hood and next to the radiator.
I believe the radio was dealer installed at a later date.
Two barrel Carb WW3-225 or WW3-226
New cowl ventilator weatherstrip from VintagePowerWagons.com
For some reason the badges are not the same on the back.
A town wagon hood has two positions. Normal and straight up. Apparently you can take an engine out without removing the hood.
Boiled and sealed at San Jose Radiator Restoration on Lincoln Avenue.
Straightened bumpers and rear splash pan.
Nice clear gas.
Original Carter Fuel Pump Part # M2611S
Dorwart Motor out of Roseau, Minnesota.
Fresh Air Intake
The W100 badges on a 1963 had red paint instead of black like a 1965.
The original Craigslist ad put up on Facebook by Todd R. Yotter in July 2017.