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My next victim?


 40 panel is kind of on hold until I decide on running gear and find a donor. The 36 coupe has to wait it's turn in the parts gathering progresses. But I've had this 62 Ranchero a couple years. Took it on trade and haven't had any luck selling it. I also have a 76(ish) Scout pickup with no title. I've been thinking a lot about butchering the Ranchero body onto the Scout running gear. I think I'll need to take 8-9 inches out of the frame. Engine is a 196 4 banger and if It runs decent, I'll probably just go with it. Some guys have told me they got 20mpg with them. I think I can scrounge up a set of 31x10.50s. Junkyard roadkill project. Should be fun.



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Sweet. I like rancheros! I like the one they had on roadkill garage. Episodes you can watch on youtube.

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This project looks like another fun one! I too love the Ranchero's....Just good looking vehicles...Keep us posted on the progress!

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I like the old scouts.I think the ranchero would look good sitting on the truck suspension



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Well, I have a friend from Seattle coming in a couple weeks and he wants the Ranchero pretty bad, wife won't ride in his 37 Ford ratrod pickup with open transmission and mesh floorpans,lol.
I'll start a new thread on my next build.

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Good to have you back. You have more luck finding projects than anyone I've ever seen



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Glad to see you around WB..hope all is going good for you!

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rjsbu wrote:

Good to have you back. You have more luck finding projects than anyone I've ever seen


  I have way too many "keepers". The 36 Ford coupe will be gone in a couple days. Money from it will fund several projects.



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willowbilly3 wrote:
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Good to have you back. You have more luck finding projects than anyone I've ever seen


  I have way too many "keepers". The 36 Ford coupe will be gone in a couple days. Money from it will fund several projects.


 I thought the 36 was the car for you????biggrin



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willowbilly3 wrote:
rjsbu wrote:

Good to have you back. You have more luck finding projects than anyone I've ever seen


  I have way too many "keepers". The 36 Ford coupe will be gone in a couple days. Money from it will fund several projects.


 I thought the 36 was the car for you????biggrin


  Well, with the developments in my health situation and some other bucket list plans, the reality was I'd never get it finished. With the money I can do everything I want for now. My 40 panel is still on simmer, waiting for a direction so hopefully I can make a plan for the chassis and get on with that. A 71 Merc did fall in my lap so I have a 429/C6 begging to get used. And If my buddy takes the ranchero off my hands, it would be down to the 40 and the pickup truck project that's falling together. Probably sell my 59 4x4 too.



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Sometimes we have to do things that we really don't want to do, but life goes on! Selling the 68 GTX I had was probably the one car I wished I had NOT sold! And every time a Harley roars by I think of the 48 Pan I sold after 28 years! I'm glad to hear you still have some projects going on, but knowing you, it wouldn't be long before you find some others!...lol

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Ok, you will all think I'm crazy but I will have a lot of help on this one. I will be working on it with my nephews help. He has a side post lift plasma cutter and is a good welder. Parts gather is coming together. I have a (late) 1977 F250 4x4 camper special chassis, several 429/460 engines and a ZF 5 speed and transfer case. This body I am trying to get because it has nice patina and is a custom cab but I have a plan B and C for other 59s. I will probably sell the factory 59 4x4 I drive now.
Tell me what you all think, crazy old delusional fool or...?

 



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Too bad your so far I have a set of 31x10.5 I took off my truck. Too small for me now lol. I got a set of 35x12.5.
never ran them yet and I am already thinking of getting 37x12.5 this is a bad habit to have.
I was always against rebuilding a full size truck. Because I knew that it costed double of a car resto. But here I am all these years later building a full size truck!

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 Trucks are easier than cars in some ways. I think I am going to run 255X85X16. About 32-33 inches tall and not too wide to stay inside the fenders. Kinda want to keep the old school tall and skinney. They made 19.5 wheels for them as an option but they are scarce and expensive when you find them.



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Not crazy at all WB! I think everyone should build what they want and how they want it!

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I like it! I also like that your going to leave it as is on the paint. Glass looks good in it



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Well, it didn't work out. The picture I took a few years back and the truck doesn't look near as good now up close. I will go back and get the trim, maybe the doors, heater and knobs. I'd like to get the grill but those cage nuts spin out and are almost impossible to get, unless he will let me cut holes in the now rusted out fenders.
I can pretty much piece together a good body with what I have but that would mean painting it (UGH!)
And several cool cars he said weren't for sale 6-7 years ago have all been bought by his Wisconsin deer hunters. Kinda of a minirant but those guys have been sifting the good tin out of this country for decades, got all the cool coupes first, back in the 70s.

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Sorry it didn't work out,but I figure you'll come up with another plan!

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Sorry it didn't work out,but I figure you'll come up with another plan!


  There is a 59 farm truck just outside of town, hasn't moved in the 10 years I've been here and looks straight from the highway. I think I'll go check it out. Actually there are 3-4 of those setting around, pretty sure the one still gets used as it has a water tank on it.



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Good luck on your search! I've always liked the 58-60 Ford trucks..Had a buddy growing up whose pop had a black 58..Just a beautiful truck and he kept it immaculate!

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Here is the parts truck. It's a pretty decent cab and the one I plan on using right now.

I made an offer on a 59 F600 but never heard back.DSCN1608.JPGDSCN1609.JPGDSCN1610.JPGDSCN1611.JPGDSCN1612.JPGDSCN1613.JPGDSCN1614.JPGDSCN1615.JPGDSCN1616.JPG



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Looks pretty solid, and you drug it home so I guess its a go.

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 I had to buy a pair and here is a complete 4x4 that was part of the deal. Pretty rough but was driven to where it sat 19 years ago. I might just sell it whole to recoup my investment on the 2.



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the ranchero is what my dad taught his sons how to drive in right whar the Excalibur and the Luxor now stand on the corner of the strip and Tropicana cool good times the 59 F150 should make for a good ride.............................................BEAR

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