'61 I just acquired...

Discussion in 'Ranchero Pics' started by David in Sugar Land, TX, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Just bought from a gentleman in Kyle, off eBay. Originally belonged to his grandfather.

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    Hi all!
    I love classic British bikes (own a beloved '73 Norton Commando), but had the itch for a classic truck... So...

    Just picked-up a 1961 Ranchero in Kyle, Texas... an Ebay purchase. Hopped right in and drove it 3 hours to southwest Houston. No worries!

    It has some rebuilt transplants...
    '67 200 straight six, '70 Maverick-donor rebuilt C4, 8" diff, 14" Mustang rims with original bottlecap hubs and a few smaller mechanical upgrades. New shocks too! Owner moving family to Vegas and letting go of this baby.

    Cosmetics are poor. Faded red paint, rust bad on bottom of both sides.
    Still, all electrics work except for horn (even overhead bulb above rearview). Interior is also poor, unrestored. Needs new hides stiched up.

    I will enjoy this truck and work little by little on appearance (according to small budget). PO gave me two Scarebird brackets for front disc brake upgrade. Also old Mustang AC in pieces and lots of literature, shop manual, brochures, catalogs etc.

    Plan on using SAE 30 or Rotella 15W-40 or Maxlife 10W-40.

    Glad to be here now and look forward to breaking in this classic.

    -David in Sugar Land, TX

    [ October 17, 2005, 08:22 PM: Message edited by: David in Sugar Land, TX ]
  2. That's cool!! :D Ya gotta love the little '60-'63's! Keep us updated with lots of pictures!!
    Jim [​IMG]
  3. sarah

    sarah Pic Moderator Staff Member

    Oh its the future mini me......dang

    I need that truck
  4. Tim70ranchero

    Tim70ranchero In Overdrive

    wow... nice chero. the rust is actually minimal, considering the year. I think it will make a awesome street cruiser.
  5. As Is '66

    As Is '66 2 Wheeled Mod Staff Member

    Southwest Georgia
    Naah ya NEED to seperate your Needs from your Wants Girlfriend....
    The streetable jewel you see here is to stay that way...Steetable!
    No slice & dice here dear... :rolleyes:
    Fix and restore is what I read.
    Pics We Love Pics... :D

    [ October 18, 2005, 09:22 PM: Message edited by: As Is '66 ]
  6. FrogLeg

    FrogLeg Guest

    LOL SET that Gal Straight as is...
    Needs and wants....(sigh I am hearing it in the background from my other half right now....lol)
  7. sarah

    sarah Pic Moderator Staff Member

    OK FROGGY.....I need...I want....therefore....I get

    got it......good
  8. 5.0 Chero

    5.0 Chero Bahumbug Staff Member

    Prunetucky California
    :eek: W.O.M.A.N. :eek:
  9. sarah

    sarah Pic Moderator Staff Member

    yep uh huh uh huh......
  10. Petey

    Petey Guest

    Yeah, right ! Ain't a one of us here that wouldn't give up our beer rations or a few meals if the right Ranchero deal popped up. I don't think "need" has anything to do with it.
    Tennessee Hillbilly
  11. sarah

    sarah Pic Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks Petey for backing me up here......

    love ya baby...
  12. FrogLeg

    FrogLeg Guest

    Ahh Im just pokin fun... I cant seem to help myself when it comes to good deals eighter...
    sadly enough my poor woman, and the neighbors have to suffer the sight of my own personal "project/junk yard" as they Sloooooowly take form.

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