Another Rusty Ranchero pulled from the field

Discussion in 'Ranchero Pics' started by FordManMT, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. FordManMT

    FordManMT In Second Gear

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    Found this gem in a field just West of my town
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    I do all my own sheet metal and body work, one tack weld at a time (primer is covering a new patch
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    Slowly starting to take shape
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    Where I am currently, re-asembling the front for paint
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    Not bad for a 19 year old back yard mechanic, eh?
     
  2. Torkair

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    Looks good, now just get that chevy crap off the hood and find something better to weld on in it's place!
     
  3. FordManMT

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    Haha thanks.

    Truth being I love that hood scoop looks it conforms to the front of the car.

    I would rather have a much longer hood scoop, but Im looking at a tunnel ram, so she would have a Chrome Intake with the 3 red throttle blades, or throttle bodys what ever you want to call them
     
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  4. 5.0 Chero

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    Looking good and dont worry about the L88 inspired scoop. Do not worry the Chevy haters around are just jelous of Cheap chevy horsepower it takes 2 or 3 times the dollar per HP for a ford.
    In fact maybe drop a L88 into it to match the scoop!!!!!! then you would have something! ;)
     
  5. davis

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    yeah, that scoop...........
     
  6. HuevosRanchero

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    hey a little GM rash doesnt hurt.....much :D

    Nova SS hood grills.

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    Kewl save dude!
     
  7. FordManMT

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    like I said Im looking for a tunnel ram for my 460. Found one I just done want to drive to Spokane
     
  8. KenW.

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    Good job on the body work!!
    5.0 Chero... quit perpetuating the cheap chivie build myth. My 460 is .060" over (472 cu. in.) With a stroker crank I can go to 557 cu. in.!! Try that with a BBC... the crank throws would hit the camshaft!!
     
  9. FordManMT

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    Thanks KenW.

    I have done 4 diffrent rust patches, and I saved the hardest for last, the rear fenders
     
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  11. sarah

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    The scoop gives it character and there is nothing wrong with a little GM engineering... my GM inspired piece is the HEI under the hood, its big but hasn't failed me soooooo its all good.
     
  12. TestDummy

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    I'm sort of with Carl on this one. The L88, while a sweet looking scoop (I had one on my Chevelle) just don't look right on that massive hood, in my opinion (which is the only one that really matters,...to me).
     
  13. 5.0 Chero

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    You sort of missunderstood me Mr Omally, I was saying keep the scoop and drop a L88 into it just for kicks!;)
     
  14. drlance

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    A chevy in a ford.....hmmmmm........... Not original though.... the streetrod guys have been doing it for years!!!!
     
  15. Hyrb

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    Go with the tunnel ram. I always liked those and would love to see what one looks like on a chero.
     
  16. FordManMT

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  17. As Is '66

    As Is '66 2 Wheeled Mod Staff Member

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    Well now, I like your CarTruck, just as it is!!!
    When you get done with yours, I`ll let you do mine...
    BUT it`ll be MORE of a challenge!!!
    Welcome to the site, and keep the pics coming!!!
    You doing a FINE Job, especially fer a 19 years old (young) man...
    You GO BOY!!!
     
  18. FordManMT

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    Thanks As is 66'

    I found two 57 rancheros not far from my house. I'm going to check them out tommorow
     
  19. FordManMT

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    Went and checked out the rancheros. They are 59's and he only wants $1200 for the pair. I'm going to my credit union Monday to look at a loan.
     
  20. hawk

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    Two days with no site. Did you get 'em?
     

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