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Old 03-31-2007, 07:46 PM
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How can I tell if it's a custom cab?

I am looking at a 63 F250 4x4 and the owner says it's a custom cab but I don't see any thing special about the inside (trim on the dash or doors) . What should I be looking for.?Is there anything different about the outside such as chrome bumper and grille or side moldings? I need correct information to take back to the current owner along with an offer for what I'm willing to pay for the truck . I know you guys can help me. Thanks.
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hey, on mine just above the steering column it says custom cab,rite uder the instrument panel. is the grille painted or aluminum look at the inside of the doors are there any padded armrest or vinell panels , mine did not have the panels but did have the armrest and I did have a zipper pouch on the driverside door, hope this was good advise but I'm not real sure , looking forward to see what others have to say.
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I am looking at a 63 F250 4x4 and the owner says it's a custom cab but I don't see any thing special about the inside (trim on the dash or doors) . What should I be looking for.?Is there anything different about the outside such as chrome bumper and grille or side moldings? I need correct information to take back to the current owner along with an offer for what I'm willing to pay for the truck . I know you guys can help me. Thanks.
Chrome grille, chrome windshield reveal mouldings, Custom Cab nameplates on each door, chrome outside door handle guards, foam seat cushions, woven plastic seat inserts, left hand armrest, upper inside door trim panels of molded white plastic with chrome outline moldings, trim molding around instrument gauge cluster, white 4 spoke steering wheel with chrome horn button (3 spoke steering wheel/horn ring on 2WD models), right hand sunvisor, cigar lighter.


The zippered door pouches were not a standard feature of Custom Cabs. They were available at an extra cost on all models.
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Jetta, Most of the trim has been mentioned, and unless it is all straight and polished I don't know that it would make a truck worth $10.00 more. Convencing the seller could be a different story.

4X4 trucks have come a long way since the early 60s, upgrade parts will be hard to come by.

Don't pay a huge price for the truck unless it is near perfect.

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How about the outside of the truck ? Would it have a chrome bumper or body side moldings? Would it say custom cab on the emblems?
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Chrome bumpers were optional on all models whether they were Custom Cabs or not. On the outside of the door there's a Custom Cab one piece script nameplate. The chrome hood side emblems with red plastic inserts make no reference to Custom Cabs, only the door script ID's a Custom Cab. Bright anodized side moldings were another feature of Custom Cabs (which I forgot to mention above).


These older 4X4's are distinctive, but ride like a truck and steer like an oxcart. Keep that in mind before buying one. No power steering, disc brakes, tilt wheel, or other creature comforts were available then, and will have to be swapped in. The cab interiors are very cramped by modern standards, and get more cramped the longer you sit in them.
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Thanks for the info. I'm interested in keeping the truck as close to original as posible , that's why I want to make sure the truck is a true custom cab and not a regular cab that someone has added a couple of custom parts to. Does anyone have photos of a 1963 custom cab inside and out and also a regular cab so I can compare the two?
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Thanks for the info. I'm interested in keeping the truck as close to original as posible , that's why I want to make sure the truck is a true custom cab and not a regular cab that someone has added a couple of custom parts to. Does anyone have photos of a 1963 custom cab inside and out and also a regular cab so I can compare the two?
Try this site's gallery and look under 1963 F100/250. Some people have interior pictures of their trucks.
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My 63 F100 is a CustomCab. There are a few pics in my gallery. My bumpers are not chrome, they are painted.
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How much is to much?

What is a 63 F250 4x4 worth? It's a solid truck , the only rust thru Ifound is on the left side of the radiator support at the bottom. The truck was painted about 10 year ago and some of the repair work is starting to show (bottom of fenders , cab corners below tail lamps but if you stand back and look at it from 20 feet its pretty nice. Having said that I guess it doesn't matter if a rust hole is the size of a pin head or a baseball the repairs are the same (like a complete repaint / repair of anything that is underneith the paint. All the rubber such as door gasket , belt moldings is in poor shape . I'm sure the brakes and steering would need to be gone over and repaired as needed along with the driveline but again it's all there. I'm not trying to talk myself out of it but I know no matter how good it looks it will take alot of time and money to put it back to what it once was. Any body want to give me a price range or tell me what they have paid or are asking for this type of truck?
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Thanks for the info. I'm interested in keeping the truck as close to original as posible , that's why I want to make sure the truck is a true custom cab and not a regular cab that someone has added a couple of custom parts to. Does anyone have photos of a 1963 custom cab inside and out and also a regular cab so I can compare the two?
1963 VIN Rating Plate~other years are different.

Look on the VIN Rating Plate, located inside the glove box door. Look where it says BODY...below the line it will read 81B = Custom Cab. Standard Cab is: = 81A
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VIN tag will tell the story.
Value is IMPOSSIBLE to tell without seeing it, and even then it depends what part of the country you are standing in, as these trucks are rare in the rust belt and easy to find in drier climes. Generally, a 4x4 is worth no more (and frequently less) than a 4x2 version as it is less fun to drive, harder to modify, and the rodders have zero interest in them.
It's worth whatever it's worth to you.
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Is there any other books other than NADA or KELLY blue book that might be out there that I can get a range of values from?
I have been looking for other trucks that are for sale but can't find anything close to this one to compare values.

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Jetta, Let's try a different approach, What is the seller asking for the truck? What are you willing to pay for it? Let's see if we have any advice with that method.

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The seller wants $7500.00 for the truck but it's not worth near that much to me . I am trying to come up with a range of values for trucks that are close in model year and are 4x4 . The price I want to pay is about half of the asking price . I need a range to take to the owner to show him that the asking price is way to high. If anyone has purchased a 4x4 F250 1961,62,63,or 64 what did you pay for it and what condition was it in .
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