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Discussion in 'New Member Welcome Center' started by Brian Coote, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. Brian Coote

    Brian Coote In First Gear

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    This looks like a great forum! I'm used to lurking the Falcon forums, but the Ranchero aspect covers so many more years, more variety and experiences.

    No questions yet, but as I play around with my '62 Rancho with '68 200 I6 and a REAL three on the tree (3.03, not 2.77) I'm sure I'll be posting more.

    Anyone in the southwest/Phoenix area use Desert Valley auto parts? They seem to have a lot of Ranchero parts, but you have to email your request and wait - I'm still waiting...
     
  2. Saff54

    Saff54 In Overdrive GOLD MEMBER

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    Welcome Brian,great site,lots of knowledge here,any pics?
     
  3. T16592

    T16592 In Fourth Gear PLATINUM MEMBER

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    Hi Brian ! I agree that there nothing like having a site devoted to our cars. Of course with all the great owners and their knowledgeable reply's I find it interesting to read about all years of Rancheros problems. Say is that the same Desert Valley Auto the same as the junk yard that was on TV a few years ago? I guess things change. On the TV show you pulled up to a parts guy/counter and they got your part. I understand about all the insurance / liability BS but does any salvage yard allow customer access to look and pick your parts ? Just wondering :confused:
     
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  4. PonyExpressRider

    PonyExpressRider In Maximum Overdrive

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    Welcome Brian...
     
  5. thebruins

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    I’ve been to DVAP a bunch of times, and every time I’d pay the $1 or $2 entrance fee and walk around on my own. You have to get a DVAP employee to remove the part for you, though. Last time I visited (November 2019) there were a bunch of 70s Rancheros but all of them were (almost) picked clean and not in a very great shape anymore. Managed to find a nice emblem so that was nice.
    It’s worth a visit, lots of other Fords as well so you might get lucky and find what you need.
     
  6. Brian Coote

    Brian Coote In First Gear

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    That's great! I'm looking for a large log head for my I6 200, along with linkage for kickdown. So it's not Rancho-specific. But a 1960-63 tailgate, I might be dreaming.
     
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  8. Brian Coote

    Brian Coote In First Gear

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    I'll try to get in touch. Thanks!
     
  9. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    That's Eastern Washington, so drier than Western Washington, just not as dry as AZ. You should also ask them what all they do have, as there appeared to be doors and other panels.
     
  10. R.C.Heli Pilot

    R.C.Heli Pilot In Second Gear

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    Beware with DVAP I havent dealt with them myself
    but with talking to other people in the car hobby
    they price gouge and dont have much customer service
    ie. they dont call you back, dont respond to emails, there rude in person,
    act like there doing you a favor
     
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  12. RancheroRandy

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    LOTS of Rancheros in AZ so you should be able to find one there...went to DVAP years ago and wasn't impressed...
     

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