49 Ranchero build

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  1. Unclebrad

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    Now that's a pretty cool conversion right there. I love those 49's anyway.
     
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    I would drive the heck out of that. Pretty cool.
     
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    Did he stop working on it? It was just getting interesting.
     
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    Huh, I assumed the green one was the finished version, but I see it is not. Well, shame he gave up. Unless rat rod was the goal?
     
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    Unfinished Rat Rod, you mean.
     
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    Did you guys see all 4 pages? Still looks like he's working on it - last post was just a couple days ago.
     
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    Yeah, that is one cool build. I especially like his choice of using an early 50's Ford pickup cab for the back; so many of the conversions never look right in that area, but this one looks "factory". I hope he gets it done.
     
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    Me too ! I kinda' like this ol' Mercury too. old ranchero mercury ute.jpg old ranchero ute 1.jpg
     
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    Dunno where those pictures were taken but those look like New Zealand number plates. Always liked them -- wouldn't mind a 1950 one -- would be the same age as me.
    Denis.
     
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    They are . Guy brought it over the pond to put it in the "Eyes On Design" show in Detroit a few years ago.
     
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    At first I was thinking I can't believe he is going to cut that nice 2 door up, but just wow, it's looking awesome. As beerbelly points out getting the back if the cab right makes or breaks these conversions and this looks perfect.
     
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    The guy should have found a 1940 Buick truck for a parts car. Would have made his job easier.

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  14. 5.0 Chero

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    Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by jakesbackyard, Nov 28, 2018.
    thread is only a week or so old I do not think he as given up........,
     
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    So the Merc would have only been available new in Aussie -- we never had them new here. Imported from Aussie to NZ then shipped to US . Wonder where it is now.
    The 40 Buick looks good too .
    Denis.
     
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