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Old 12-10-2008, 03:00 AM
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very cool
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Old 12-10-2008, 05:30 AM
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That will be a very cool ride, looking forward to watching this one get built.
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:55 AM
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I would join in on the You Suck but I don't know how much green and labor it cost you. No matter, it will be a cool project.
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:03 AM
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Yeah, good question. He's such a good friend, we've not even talked about how much I owe him for it yet. I'll ask in a few weeks, when I actually get the title to register it. He won't care how long it takes to pay, but I will be making it a priority, so gun/ammo buys might be fewer and farther between. He wants to see the final product as much as I do, but has too much other stuff to do as well, so this was moving along very slowly and was mostly for resale anyway, even though he loves it. This is the same guy whose 1965 F-250 Crew Cab I was driving around (and replaced the rag joint...). That reminds me that I owe y'all a pic or two in that thread.

As for labor, I hope to be doing most of it to keep the cost down, but he's definitely the Bondo, paint, and upholstery guy, though I will be apprenticing through those phases and assisting (as opposed to being in the way, I hope).
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:54 PM
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Mac, GREAT truck!!
I have owned two '60 Rancheros. First one was when I turned 16. My Dad & I removed the 6 banger and installed a Hi-Po 289 and 4 speed trans. Wish I still had that one, because it was our first real "Father-Son project" and it was when I finally started realizing that as I got older my Dad (and Mom) were getting smarter. It was Bright Orange and loud. Had to sell it two years later when I moved to Indy for a job. Great for burnouts with the light rearend and 289 it would really smoke the tires.
Second Ranchero wife(now ex)/life/work all conspired to not leave any time or money to work on it. Sold it to a friend who had restored it to original condition.

I have some chrome strips that go on the top of the bed if you need them you are more than welcome to them. I'll see what else I have.

As for a resources:
-Local Ford/Falcon clubs.
-Mustangs were mostly Falcon parts (Mustang guys hate hearing that) and usually the same parts are cheaper for Mustangs (well 5 years ago they were...)
-Dennis Carpenter http://www.dennis-carpenter.com/cars.php is a good source for parts.

Thanks for the stroll down Memory Lane.
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:50 AM
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Well, I got out the rest of the old carpet and padding. The floor is worse than we thought. Under the driver's seat turned out to be the worst of it. Several square inches of what you are seeing is my driveway!

But it will be dealt with! We shall adapt and overcome!
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:14 PM
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Well, I suppose if you want to call what you are doing, restoration, OK.

But, for me, restoration is doing to what is needed to have it back to factory new like condition, complete with orginal type engine and transmissions and etc.


It does look like you have a lot work to do yet.
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:18 PM
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Nice ride. I like the Falcon Ranchero's. I would like to find a '57 really really bad.
The Falcon Ranchero's were first built in 1960. Indeed, 1960 was the first year that Falcons were built.

The 57 Ranchero's were based on the full sized 57 Ford frame and body.
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:19 PM
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No, it's not a restoration to factory original, but a restoration to popular modifications of that era.

Oh, yeah. This thing has a ton of room behind the seat. I'm thinking of a nice rifle rack...
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:24 PM
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I had a '61 Falcon 2 door, with the "big" 170 ci six cylinder and a 3 speed, on a good day it would do maybe 70 mph. I sold it to buy a 1954 Hudson Super Jet.

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Hmm, I had a 1963 4dr with 144 six and 3 spd.

80 plus was no problem. Think that I got up over 90 mph several times. Somehow I managed to keep from getting speeding tickets back then.

1/4 mi speed was 70 mph.
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