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.
VIN # stamped in the frame right behind the front passenger tire.
Rear view mirror is attached differently than most because of the radio.
This AM radio seems to be original or dealer installed but it’s held in by two screws through the roof.
4 speed NP 420 transmission with no 2nd gear synchro and a small clunk in 1st gear.
Arriving in Fremont, CA at midnight,
Rudolph Stanley Rice
Restoration under way in Hayward, CA.
Boiled and sealed at San Jose Radiator Restoration on Lincoln Avenue.
First item, rusted gas tank. Engine would only run for 5 minutes at a time.
New rear window seals. Sliders are next.
Straightened bumpers and rear splash pan.
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.
Having the original round mirrors fitted with new mirrors and painted.
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.
Nice clear gas.
The rear windows got done without cutting the rubber. Looking better everyday from the sun shrinking it.
New windshield being installed.
New custom rubber mat. Thanks to PowerWagon John out of Minnesota.
Original Carter Fuel Pump Part # M2611S
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.
Dorwart Motor out of Roseau, Minnesota.
An original spare tire and rim, I believe.
This is not original to this year town wagon but I have always loved the emblem.
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