Discussion in 'Ranchero Pics' started by ribald1, Dec 16, 2009.
I like the headlight detail, how did you do that?
Modifyed Jag XJS euro lights
ribald1: Interesting project, nice work!
5.0 - Why isn't in perpull peeple eater yet?
This is one cool Chero. Me likes
Were you planning on grafting in a middle section of a '77-'79 T-bird to fill in the 4" gap, or is that just how it ended up? How about a Lincoln opera window, installed with a modified angle on the sides? Better yet, a rectangular window with a sunroof-style latch and hinge. There might be some OE power vent windows that could be adapted. I've often thought about putting '77-'79 T-bird t-tops into a '77-'79 Ranchero, but they're too big for the Ranchero roof. There's no room for the roof reinforcement brace all t-top installations need. Looks like you could just about make that t-top roof section work on yours, if you can find a donor vehicle. OK, I'll shut up now. JD
See the top picture. the job is done.
One of the reasons for this is to make room for a roll cage, and I am going for a clean simple look, so I am going to forgo the clearance lights also.
And they thought my trailer/bed idea was crazy! As 2Seater said,
Love or hate it, these mods are obviously done with some true grit and know-how. Can we get a picture of the interior welds on the cab extension and how you filled the space?
I didn't do interior welds I punched holes and button welded backing strips in, then cut and shaped the peices to fit the holes. The sides were easy, the top i had to cut and change the angle at the rear to keep the curve continous.
My bad, I didn't pay attention to the wider b-pillar
Looking forward to roll cage pics! JD
All this work you`re doing to these Ranchero trucks will result in One Mighty Fine Truck!!!
You will not find another like it, fer sure!!!
You Go Boy!!!
Dan, 5.0 and ribald
I finished the bass speaker enclosure. I made it out of 14G and bolted/glued 1/2 plywood to the inside. This is not going to sound like a horse that ate a bucket of broccli like many running down the road.
I am using 2 perfect (infinity) 10's for the bass and 4 6.1's for the mid/highs.
I like my horse broccli sound
This is my guage set up.
I used the Autometer Cobalt full sweep guages. I neede a tach that went to at least 8000, and a 160MPH speedo will cover most situations.
I stripped the cluster assembly, opened holes in the back half for acess to the rear of the guages, dropped the guages in, screwed the two halves together, positioned the guages correctly, then filled the interior of the assembly with spray foam to lock everything in place.
That's really shaping up great! Are you going to mount the power amp(s) in that same compartment? I'd recommend dividers made of wood, and ventilate the amp mounting area. If you mount midrange/tweeters too high, close proximity to your ears will give you a headache. The forward area of the doors works well, and the factory locations are a good place to start. Keep up the good work, and take lots of pics! JD
The ribbed area of the bed is being replaced with a sheet of aluminum, and I am welding up a fuel cell that will be incorperated into it.
The amps will be in a compartment where the gas tank used to be.
I have a piece of 1" plywood that will be the face of teh bass speaker enclosure.
That round hole you see in the side wall behind the seat area is the location for one of the rear mids, the front are in the door.
So, do we have two different builds going on in this thread?
I am using this thread for the entire car build to have it all in one place.
No, it's a great idea, keep it up. I think that thing will be sweet.
I think you should keep everything in this one thread, maybe the Admins can rename it for you? I'm amazed on how much you've done in so little time.
From the pictures, that looks really great, especially the level of light they produce! What are all the other gauges or did you just buy the standard set?
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