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Old August 30th, 2013, 01:22 PM
Ageless Ageless is offline
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Greeting from the West Sound

In 1966 I learned to drive in a 61 Falcon sedan and thru the years have owned several Falcons. Last summer I bought a 62 Ranchero in ery good condition. I had been thru a lot of sheet metal replacement (floors and front frame). 170 I-6 and 4 speed which while a decent combo, I'm at an age where I want a hotrod. I have a 71 302, with dual-plane 4 bbl intake, mild cam, headers and HEI distributor. Backing it up with a 4-speed toploader, posi rear and Mustang suspension.

I have 2 small fiberglass camping trailers that I want to tow. OK, I know this is overkill but as I said, I want a hotrod!

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Old August 30th, 2013, 02:57 PM
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Greetings! Looks like a nice ride. Is the engine/drive-train installed at this point, or upcoming in the near future? Keep us posted with pics as your projects commence. We're always interested. Also feel free to join us at our bi-monthly meetings. We often have "tech days" as well and these are always a welcome addition to our meetings.

Gene Smith
Fredrickson, WA
'65 Ranchero Deluxe
302, 4-Spd
Granada Discs
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Old August 30th, 2013, 03:53 PM
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Presently it has a 170 I-6 with Dagehiem 4 speed. BTW, it will get repainted to Sierra Blue when complete.

Another ?; do we include Econolines on here as my next project is a 64 E103 pickup.
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Old August 30th, 2013, 06:18 PM
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Falcon is a falcon. I have a sedan delivery and a 63 van. Brian has a van but as far as I know we have no pickups yet.
Welcome and nice ranchero I have soft spot for the round bodies.
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 01:00 PM
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I do have to say, having seen this for the first time today, that somebody really wanted that Ranchero to feel like a truck. I think this is the first Ranchero I've seen with full-size style truck mirrors!

Nice to see Ranchero's on the road though, in any form, since so many have rotted away. How's the bed compartment in yours?
Roger Moore

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

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Old September 24th, 2013, 11:58 AM
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The bed is in very good shape,normal dings.Someone applied bedliner to it. As I plan on doing a bit of custom work on it, when I pulled the bumpers, I found severe rust in the front frame crossmember, so that will be cut away and a square steel tube welded in. Thru winter I will fabbing front and rear pans then using modified Fiat 850 bumperetts.

This week I dragged home an 85 T-bird for parts. 302 and AOD (future projects) But it appears the power brake booster will fit with slight modification to the lid.
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