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  1. '63 Champ Pickup - Brake System

    Brake System

    Last updated 03-28-2009
    The brake system was fully redone. Rear drums were excellent, and were just cleaned, friction surface scuffed, and the drums painted. The wheel cylinders and shoes were replaced, along with the emergency brake cable.

    The front brakes were replaced with a Turner disc brake conversion system. I purchased the kit with just the bracket, fasteners, and spindle spacer from Jim Turner, and sourced the other component from local ...

    Updated 06-25-2016 at 07:36 PM by r1lark

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  2. '63 Champ Pickup - Chassis and Fuel System Restoration Part 2

    .........continued from Part 1:


    Next came the steering idler with a NOS bushing installed………


    ….and all the ’special’ 8E steering linkage is NOS too:


    BTW, all of these new parts came with an 8E12 (V8 with 5 speed OD tranny) truck ...

    Updated 06-25-2016 at 07:39 PM by r1lark

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  3. '63 Champ Pickup - Chassis and Fuel System Restoration Part 1

    Chassis and Fuel System Restoration


    Last Updated 03-27-2009

    This page covers the restoration of the chassis. After sandblasting at a local blaster, the chassis was epoxy primed, and painted with Eastwood’s Chassis Black paint. Was very happy with the Eastwood finish, but we will see how it holds up long term…..check back in a few years! Unfortunately the pictures of the early stages of chassis work are missing in action; if they are found, they will ...

    Updated 06-25-2016 at 07:44 PM by r1lark

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  4. '63 Champ Pickup - 1963 Champ Conestoga Dealer Poster

    1963 Champ Conestoga Dealer Poster

    A neat item, provided by Richard Quinn. Measurements of the poster are 34 inches by 22-1/2 inches. Thanks Richard!!


    (Click to bring up a BIG version……)

    Updated 06-25-2016 at 07:45 PM by r1lark

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  5. '63 Champ Pickup - Introduction of the Champ Conestoga Option Dealer Literature

    Introduction of the Champ Conestoga Option

    September 14, 1962

    The Introduction Package sent to dealers consisted of: two (2) typewritten pages describing the new Conestoga camper top for Champ pickups; one (1) Confidential Price List; one (1) typewritten page describing the differences between the ‘Standard’ and ‘Deluxe’ Conestoga top; two (2) Dealer Order Forms; and a two-page (front and back) flyer with pictures and specifications.The individual pages of the Introduction Package are reproduced ...
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