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Old May 9th, 2017, 01:53 PM
beerbelly beerbelly is offline
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I joined about 2 years ago after buying my 1965 Ranchero, a retirement gift to myself, but I realized haven't shared many photos. I've included a few here. I use it for what it was designed as, a light utility truck, and a daily driver, rain or shine.

I'm also a member of other forums (Ranchero.US, The Ford Falcon News), but I've recently decided I like the tone of this site much better; less BS and more realistic, on-point discussions about Falcons.

So thanks for this site, and I look forward to more discussions with all of you.

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1965 Ranchero Deluxe
factory 289 4 speed car
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Old May 9th, 2017, 07:34 PM
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Jeff W Jeff W is offline
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That is a nice looking truck. Awesome to see it used as it was intended. I see two different styles of rims in your photos. Which are you running with currently and why did you choose it?

Jeff Watson
Seattle, WA
'63 Tudor Wagon (170 - 3 spd.)
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Old May 10th, 2017, 05:03 AM
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Thanks Jeff.
I had been running Wheel Vintiques 15x6 steelies until recently. I didn't have a garage, so my car sat outside (under a car cover in the winter), and I didn't want nicer wheels just sitting out in the rain. We recently built a garage, so off came the steelies and on went some 15x6 Torq Thrust D's.
1965 Ranchero Deluxe
factory 289 4 speed car
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Old May 10th, 2017, 07:13 AM
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That's a great looking Ranchero. Thanks for posting the pics. Would love to have one for a daily driver and to haul my bicycles around. It would get much better gas mileage than my V10 F250
Scott Zimmerman

'65 Falcon Futura 2 door hardtop, 289 V8
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Old May 10th, 2017, 05:44 PM
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Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing the pics. Yep, what falcons are meant to do.
Don Bartlett
Federal Way, WA
61 Four Door Sedan
144-6, 3 on the tree

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Old May 10th, 2017, 09:52 PM
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That looks like the same trim package on Gene's Ranchero (Smithkid). My first foyer back into Falcons (post high school, when I had a '62 Futura) was a '64 Ranchero. It ended up being too far gone for restoring it in a garage in an apartment complex (1995). So it went away, but the desire for a Falcon was sparked - and I found the wagon a couple years later. They are harder and harder to find and yours looks really great. Good job keeping it usable as a truck!

Roger Moore

63 "Flarechero"
powered by: '65 289-V8 | T5 | 8" TracLoc rear

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