New Guy from Morgan Hill CA.

Discussion in 'New Member Welcome Center' started by zenking12, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. zenking12

    zenking12 In First Gear

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    HI, thank you for letting me be a member. I have wanted a Ranchero for years and just got one.
    Its a 1966 that needs a lot of work.
    I'm sure I will have a lot of questions. (hope you guys don't mind).

    Dan
    Morgan Hill CA.
     
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  2. Sparkes442

    Sparkes442 In Second Gear SILVER MEMBER

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    Dan:

    Welcome-- this is a great place to find help and friends. I have a 66 that I restored, if you have any questions, let me know. I strongly suggest you get the Ford Shop manual and the Assembly manuals for the interior, exterior, chassis,, and electrical. They are invaluable. Craig
     
  3. zenking12

    zenking12 In First Gear

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    Craig, thank you. I ordered a shop manual but didn't know about the others. will do.
    Since you have a 66, Im looking to get some tires and wheels. Any suggestions on sizes.
     
  4. 5.0 Chero

    5.0 Chero MODERATOR Staff Member

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    Morgan Hill I just left there..........
     
  5. TestDummy

    TestDummy In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    And a party was thrown right after you did.
     
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    andrewok1 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER GOLD MEMBER

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    WELCOME to the site , I bought my 72 in Morgan Hill ,CA
     
  7. Huevos

    Huevos In Maximum Overdrive

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    Welcome, I am just north of you.
    Check for tire and wheel packages at Wheelsforless.com
    Sometimes they have great deals and ship the tires and wheels to you mounted and balanced.
     
  8. Cindy

    Cindy In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Hiya Dan, welcome to Ranchero Land.
     
  9. zenking12

    zenking12 In First Gear

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    Thanks
    Any. Idea what would be a good rim and tire size for 66
     
  10. Basstrix

    Basstrix In Overdrive BRONZE MEMBER

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    Welcome!
     
  11. Saff54

    Saff54 In Overdrive GOLD MEMBER

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    Welcome to the site zen,lots of knowledge at this forum,I was clueless when I bought my 67,but all the help from the folks here really helped me through all my issues
     
  12. zenking12

    zenking12 In First Gear

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    Thanks everyone. I see some live near me in Morgan Hill CA. Can anyone recommend an upholstery shop for my seat
    that does good work and a quick turn a round?
     
  13. PonyExpressRider

    PonyExpressRider In Overdrive

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    Welcome Zen... don't forget the pic's.

    Also, you doing a custom or factory build... will help guide the opinions.
     
  14. 5.0 Chero

    5.0 Chero MODERATOR Staff Member

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    Huevos
     
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  15. kal

    kal In Third Gear

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    Welcome to the site. An www.martiauto.com has info on the cars. What are your plans for it?
     
  16. zenking12

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    I hope to fix it up little by little. I have the engine running now but I need to get a fan shroud. I want to get the interior redone carpet kids on the way headliners here and reupholster is ready for me when everything gets here. Then do brakes and front and safety first right? After that it just depends on how much I like the vehicle as to what I’ll do next.
    Rims, Convert to automatic etc.
     
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  17. T16592

    T16592 In Fourth Gear PLATINUM MEMBER

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    Yes brakes first And drive it every chance you get :)
    Welcome to the site.
     
  18. zenking12

    zenking12 In First Gear

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    Hi Sparks, Im going to buy tires and wheels today.

    Front 215-65-15 Rear 235-60-15 what do you think? Will they look good and will they fit and not rub?
    Thanks for any help
    zen
     
  19. Sparkes442

    Sparkes442 In Second Gear SILVER MEMBER

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    All depends on your wheels and off sets. I'm running an old set of 14" Torque Thrusts (14x7)-- In the front I've got 235/60R14 and the rears are 225/70R14. Those tires should fit, just watch the offsets.
     
  20. zenking12

    zenking12 In First Gear

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    Great thanks for getting back to me
     

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