ATV in a 1973 Ranchero?

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  1. vespaholic

    vespaholic In Second Gear

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    anyone know if a full sized ATV will fit in the back?
    Thinking about downsizing to a Ranchero but I need to move my ATV in it
    Thanks
     
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  2. handy_andy_cv64

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    That bed will not allow an ATV to drive up and in, because of the rear body design. The sides of the T/G opening are closer to each other than the bed sidewalls themselves, so an ATV may or may not fit between them, depending on its track width. But a '73 has very good towing ability, so what about a low-slung utility trailer with wind deflector, to move your ATV around?
     
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    My Kingquad fit with tail gate down,50" wide.Its tight,trailer is the way to go.Welcome to site!
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  4. handy_andy_cv64

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    One thing to think about-- in pulling the trailer, adding air bags to the rear springs will help with sway control without the ATV in the bed making the rig roll.
     
  5. vespaholic

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    Thanks for the replies.
    Im most likely not going to buy a trailer only to trailer the ATV maybe once a year.
    Plus I have no place to store a trailer.

    LSChero I have a Yamaha Grizzly which is probably the same size as your Kingquad.

    Does anyone happen to know the measurement between the wheel wells on a 1973 Ranchero?
     
  6. The Wrench

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    48 inches
     
  7. vespaholic

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    48" Between the wheel wells??
    That's great & surprising!
    That's the same as my C20, so width won't be an issue.
    I did not realize Rancheros were so wide in the bed!
    Thanks!
     
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    Yeah, 48" is universal, insofar as construction materials are concerned.
     
  9. vespaholic

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    How about the bed dimensions of a 1970-71?
    Anyone know?
    Thanks
     
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    I don't know exactly, but it will haul more than 90% of the new 'pick up' truck beds.
     
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    Unless you get one like mine.
     
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    10% are real trucks.
     
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    Had to go to the stealership and order mine, they didn't have any on the lot and weren't expecting any...

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    Hi ... don't have the answer, but can tell you it's a few inches less than 48" wide between the wheel wells. As I discovered the first time I tried to haul some sheetrock in my previous '71.
     
  15. vespaholic

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    So the '70-'71's are narrower than the '72-'76's.
    That helps
    Thanks
     

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