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1963 Dodge Custom 880

Matt Pillard writes:

I found your web page today and thought I would send you some pics of our 1963 Custom 880.

1963 Dodge 880 1963 Dodge 880

It is a 2-door hardtop, restored a couple of years ago, with some small details to finish her out (primarily the dash). My parents bought it from a highway patrolman in Hastings, Nebraska where the lived when they were first married in 1965. We've owned her ever since. It has the 361 and TorqueFlite automatic transmission.

1963 Dodge 880 - interior

Dad and I started on her in the late 80's. Had it sandblasted, re-built the tranny, ran new brake lines. The engine required no major work. The project stalled out for a number of years as my dad passed away from cancer, our body guy got a divorce and moved out from his house (and shop). Mom and I got it back on track while I was in college and finally got the body work done, and interior (the door panels and arm rests are original) completed in late '97/early '98.

1963 Dodge 880

It's a lot of fun.

Thanks, Matt!

Yes, &qyot;a lot of fun" sums it up nicley!

I can't think of a more fitting tribute to your family than to have carried on with the '63's restoration and to again enjoy the power, style and comfort of a big block C Body Mopar! :-)

Gary H.

September 9, 2001

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