1974 Ranchero 500

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  1. BQuietHiatt1

    BQuietHiatt1 In First Gear

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    My 15 year old son and I picked up this 74 this past weekend . It's going to be his 1st car or Cruck as he calls it. Pretty good looking from 20 feet away. Has some odd rust peeling paint and thin body filler along the roof pillar that makes me think it was a vinyl top car at some point in its life. No door tag/sticker to decode. We kinda like the vinyl tops so if we can find the correct trim pieces we might put a new vinyl top on anyway. F Code 302 runs okay, needs carb rebuilt and general tune up. Has the most absolutely awful sounding heater blower motor! Son opened the ashtray and asked "what's that button?" Cigarette lighters just aren't a part of life in new cars!
     

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  2. 72GTVA

    72GTVA Administrator Staff Member

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    Welcome! From the picture looks pretty good overall.

    You can tell him it is for the Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator (Marvin the Martian from Looney Tunes) and he shouldn't touch it. :p
     
  3. beerbelly

    beerbelly In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    One of my favorite characters, right after Wile E. Coyote

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    Rods N Restos In Fourth Gear

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    PonyExpressRider In Overdrive

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    NICE!!! Welcome to the club!
     
  6. Saff54

    Saff54 In Overdrive GOLD MEMBER

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    Looks like a great project to share with your son,welcome to the site,keep us updated!
     

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