** 79 GAS FILL **

Discussion in 'Ranchero Tech Help' started by Freestyle Don, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. Jk8Fan

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    I know I will get skewered for this, but I wasn't ruining the paint on the 64 again, especially since I just had it painted. One of these days, maybe, I will locate the cell under the bed and make a flap in the bottom of the bed.

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    andrewok1 In Maximum Overdrive GOLD MEMBER SILVER MEMBER

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    it works run it !!!!
     
  3. Doc76251

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    I don't mind the fuel cell, it works..... but what's up with the boat cleats?

    Cheers,

    Doc
     
  4. Freestyle Don

    Freestyle Don In Third Gear BRONZE MEMBER

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    My problem........would be. Where you gonna put the stuff? If I can`t use the bed? Might as well drive a Yugo....:)
     
  5. colnago

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    On Facebook, someone posted pics of their lowered truck. I hate lowered trucks, so I mentioned that it was now no different than a Honda Civic, because you couldn't use it as a truck. I was not very popular on that thread!

    Joseph
     
  6. wdfp

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    When I first got my 79 it would only take about 15 gallons no matter what I tried. Also had a little drip when filling it so when I had it apart to put the 460 in it last year I replaced the fill hose and the vent hose also and since then I just put the gas nozzle on slow and it fills right up with it just hanging there so I figured the vent hose had been restricted somehow but it works fine now..
     
  7. RancheroRandy

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    It's yours so do what you want....
     
  8. handy_andy_cv64

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    When I got mine back on the road in '09, the fill and vent hoses were totally rotted. Changing them out without dropping the tank, on a hot Summer afternoon, was just so fun.
     
  9. Jk8Fan

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    They were there when I got it and, honestly, I don't mind them. I wonder how many decades ago someone decided they wanted them for tie downs
     
  10. Jk8Fan

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    I can haul a cooler and my tailgate chairs in the bed with a load bar. I have a Ram 1500 if I really want to haul anything.

    In the below pic, you can still see my load bar from where I had a cooler and chairs snug against the cab. I keep it behind the seat. I keep one in each of my trucks to keep loads from sliding around the truck. I think they are around $25 at Harbor Freight and entirely worth it

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  11. Jk8Fan

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    I don't use my Ranchero as a truck. If I go to Home Depot or Walmart or anywhere I need a truck, I take the Ram. The Ranchero is 55 years old. Time to cut her some slack and let her be a nice afternoon or weekend driving vehicle.
     
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    I don't use my '64 Ranchero as a truck, but I do use my '67 F250 as a truck. I rebuilt the engine and tranny, reworked the rear axle, and swapped the front drums to disks, so she's a very capable truck.

    I agree. I figure if you keep it on the road, then you're doing it right. I just personally hate lowered trucks. It's a sickness; I HAVE to give 'em a poke.

    Joseph
     
  13. Jk8Fan

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    I had a 72 Ford long bed pickup about 10 years back. 3 on the tree, 351. I regretted selling it the day after I sold it. In fact, I think I was having regrets as the guy was topping the hill leaving my house.

    That was a good truck.
     

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