1963 Rampy Refurbish

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Racemaster
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1963 Rampy Refurbish

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Hello everybody, it's been a while since I've logged on. Life has been crazy and there just seems to be little time for anything of late. When I last was on here I had bought a 61 Rampside and was asking lots of questions and got some great info. I still have the 61 and plan to build it as my company vehicle, however I picked up a 63 Rampside shortly after and decided to do it first. I'm planning to sell it when it's done and let it fund the 61 Rampy project.
I lucked up on this 63. The previous owner had already rebuilt the entire brake system, suspension, gone through gear box, rebuilt the carbs and started on body work. The entire underside of the Rampy is finished, new everything. It only had 3 rusty spots and he had already cut the metal out. Here's a few pics of what it looked like the day I bought it.
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61 & 63 Corvair Rampsides
65, 67, 69, 70 Mustang fastbacks
72 Duster 440 alky bracket car
70 Mustang Mach1 tube chassis car 514ci
61 & 63 Corvair vans
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Mid Tennessee

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Re: 1963 Rampy Refurbish

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Here's a few update pics. Progress is slow, but it's still progress. It's tough when you do this work all day on customers cars then try to find the time and ambition to do it on one of yours. :banghead:
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61 & 63 Corvair Rampsides
65, 67, 69, 70 Mustang fastbacks
72 Duster 440 alky bracket car
70 Mustang Mach1 tube chassis car 514ci
61 & 63 Corvair vans
various others.......

Mid Tennessee

Jimbo
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Re: 1963 Rampy Refurbish

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looking good, keep up the good work, where are you in mid Tn. Thats where I am north mid Tn. Jimbo :fc front:
PS you might want to come see me, I just bought out a body & paint supply store, so I have a lot of stuff cheap
or call me 615-633-3082

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Re: 1963 Rampy Refurbish

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Time for interior color! Next weekend jams...
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61 & 63 Corvair Rampsides
65, 67, 69, 70 Mustang fastbacks
72 Duster 440 alky bracket car
70 Mustang Mach1 tube chassis car 514ci
61 & 63 Corvair vans
various others.......

Mid Tennessee

Jimbo
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Re: 1963 Rampy Refurbish

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Looks good, wish I was that far along. Jimbo :fc front:

mart
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Me too, liking the paint

Chi2
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Re: 1963 Rampy Refurbish

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You have done some amazing work! I'm just beginning a restoration of a 61 Rampy, and I will be taking notes from your progress. How did you clean the cab floor boards so well? I've been working on removing this black, tar-paperish material (sound deadener?) for hours, and even with a heat gun it persists!

Also, what paint brand and color is that? It looks great. Did you take it down to metal first, or just hit it with a heavy sanding to get a good bite?

Jon
1964 Greenbrier, 4sp
1961 Rampside, 110hp engine

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I used a 4 1/2" grinder with stiff wire brush to clean the cab floor. The color you see now is the interior, wheel and stipe color. The main part of the body will be a different color. I took the majority of the body down to metal because I wasn't sure what was under the primer the previous owner had sprayed on it. More pics to come soon.......
61 & 63 Corvair Rampsides
65, 67, 69, 70 Mustang fastbacks
72 Duster 440 alky bracket car
70 Mustang Mach1 tube chassis car 514ci
61 & 63 Corvair vans
various others.......

Mid Tennessee

61lake
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Re: 1963 Rampy Refurbish

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Really great work. I'd like to restore a Rampy for my next project.

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Time to order wheels and assemble.
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61 & 63 Corvair Rampsides
65, 67, 69, 70 Mustang fastbacks
72 Duster 440 alky bracket car
70 Mustang Mach1 tube chassis car 514ci
61 & 63 Corvair vans
various others.......

Mid Tennessee

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Re: 1963 Rampy Refurbish

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I need to have it finished for Rod Run in September. It's going to be close.....
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61 & 63 Corvair Rampsides
65, 67, 69, 70 Mustang fastbacks
72 Duster 440 alky bracket car
70 Mustang Mach1 tube chassis car 514ci
61 & 63 Corvair vans
various others.......

Mid Tennessee

Chi2
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Re: 1963 Rampy Refurbish

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Beautiful truck! What are you going to do with the bed? Liner all or in part? Up the bed walls or just on the floor?

I can't tell if that green primer is epoxy or ?? Finally, unless I missed it, you never did say what paint system you were using. The finish is out of this world- really nice.

Thanks.
1964 Greenbrier, 4sp
1961 Rampside, 110hp engine

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I'm searching for a good spray in liner guy now. I'm going to have the entire bed including walls and covers sprayed in black liner.
I stripped the truck to bare metal so I had to use an etching primer to start then a 1k, 2k and sealer primer.
61 & 63 Corvair Rampsides
65, 67, 69, 70 Mustang fastbacks
72 Duster 440 alky bracket car
70 Mustang Mach1 tube chassis car 514ci
61 & 63 Corvair vans
various others.......

Mid Tennessee

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