Tango's Ultimate Hot Rod House

Members Login
Post Info TOPIC: My next victim?


Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 647
Date:
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.



Attachments
__________________


Mod

Status: Offline
Posts: 1361
Date:

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

__________________


Moderator

Status: Offline
Posts: 1906
Date:

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

__________________

Me give up? NEVER!

In memory of our friend, gone but NEVER forgotten!



Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 1247
Date:

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



__________________

rick



Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 647
Date:

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.

__________________


Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 1247
Date:

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



__________________

rick



Moderator

Status: Offline
Posts: 1906
Date:

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

__________________

Me give up? NEVER!

In memory of our friend, gone but NEVER forgotten!



Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 647
Date:

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.



__________________


Moderator

Status: Offline
Posts: 1906
Date:

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



__________________

Me give up? NEVER!

In memory of our friend, gone but NEVER forgotten!



Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 647
Date:

cr55 wrote:
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.



__________________


Moderator

Status: Offline
Posts: 1906
Date:

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

__________________

Me give up? NEVER!

In memory of our friend, gone but NEVER forgotten!

Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.



Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard