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We decided to sell the 63 convertible. It was just sitting and we will never
get to it. Am going to post on e-bay and try selling locally. I was'nt happy
with some of the pictures I took so I went to the garage to take some of
the front. I tried to roll it back but it wouldnt budge. Made sure the
parking brake was off (was never on), in neutral, etc. No move. What
could be wrong? Stuck brake cylinder? How can i tell? It has been sitting
for a long time.

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Jack up the wheels and see which are locked up.
 

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Wheel chocks.
 

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Death, what is wrong with you, you used to be too proud to ask questions. I thought this one was a joke. Are you spending too much time on your houseboat?
 

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Death, what is wrong with you, you used to be too proud to ask questions. I thought this one was a joke. Are you spending too much time on your houseboat?
BAHAHA, the only boats are anything over 35 feet of sleek fiberglass with
twin lamborghinis (big blocks are acceptable.

Yes I was serious LOL. I am humble.

FE-----YAHTZEE! left from rotor is the culprit. Still trying to break loose.
 

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Met a guy at an autoshow the other day that claims to have just sold a 63 Gal convert, 500XL, 390, 4 speed for $1,500.

Car wasn't running, though he said, otherwise, it was in decent shape.

I'm not looking for another project, but converting my 64 automatic to a 4 speed would have been a real interesting garage winter project.

Also, getting a good front top bow would have been a definite plus, if the 63's bow was good.
 

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That '62 has tons of potential and doesn't look bad at all as is. My first one was a red '63, and my current projects probably wish I hadn't looked at this '63.
 

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My 1st Sunliner I bought had been sitting in a yard since 1974, the drivers side drum was froze up solid. I had to drag it off the car hauler that delivered it with my 4 wheel drive. Now it was stuck in the middle of my driveway. Tried taking off the spindle nut and beating it with a sledge but didn't budge. Finally wound up cutting around the face of the drum with a cutoff wheel untill the wheel hub would spin even though the drum was still frozen solid. It's still that way untill I get around to cuttin the drum in half.
That is a good looking 63, wish I was in the market for one. Sure would be less work than the turds I usually buy.
Mike
 

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I saw an e-mail from a guy in Germany, probably your guy.
Also has a Swedish interest.

Do appreciate the help though.

Now I have to clean out the trunk before it goes.
There is enough trim to do 2 '63's in there.
 

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Good show, Death, glad you moved it. Now, I was just going to say, just throw that big gas-powered OHC leafblower you have in the trunk and I'll take your convertible sight unseen.
 

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Good show, Death, glad you moved it. Now, I was just going to say, just throw that big gas-powered OHC leafblower you have in the trunk and I'll take your convertible sight unseen.
Its more like a lot clearer. It moves leaves, sticks, limbs, trees, medium
to large size animals and some neighbors.

Got the wheel to free up. Got the drum off, sprayed everything down with
carb cleaner (dint have brake cleaner) adjusted the brakes down a little
and hit the inside of the drum with some 100 grit to get rid of any high
spots. Soon to be on its way to Michigan.
 
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