New guy from NC

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  1. weavertwins12

    weavertwins12 In First Gear

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    I look forward to learning more about Rancheros and getting some help along the way of my restoration. I have a 1971 GT that has been in my family since 1973. It was sitting in a basement for almost 25 years (untouched since my father's death) and over the past year I have been working on it (with help from a friend) to get it on the road and to a few shows. It is still far from being done.

    Thanks, Brian
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  2. TestDummy

    TestDummy In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Look done to me. Nice.
     
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  3. 1965 Ranchero 66G

    1965 Ranchero 66G In Maximum Overdrive PLATINUM MEMBER

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    Welcome, I agree with TD great looking Chero.
     
  4. Jeff B

    Jeff B In Maximum Overdrive BRONZE MEMBER

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    70 and 71's are popping up all over. Looks nice.
     
  5. PonyExpressRider

    PonyExpressRider In Overdrive

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    The Ranchero's that are being stored since the 70's are popping up also... Amazing the similarities in stories as well!


    another nice one here.
     
  6. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Yes, quite gorgeous, but I have a question: have you kept all the original parts and wheels that you've replaced?
     
  7. andrewok1

    andrewok1 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER GOLD MEMBER

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    nice , enjoy the shows post up more pictures when you are able /Welcome to the site /ANDY
     
  8. 5.0 Chero

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    nice looking chero but if your air cleaner is one like this please throw it in the trash
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  9. TestDummy

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    What he said. Total garbage.
     
  10. Basstrix

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    Nice!!!
     
  11. weavertwins12

    weavertwins12 In First Gear

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    Yes, I have everything. It originally had a 351C in it- but it was going to require a sleeved cylinder. I kept the 351C and C4. I found a '71 429 and a C6 that we rebuilt to put in its place. It had been sitting so long that I couldn't part with the polyglas original tires and have them on the original wheels. Thanks, Brian
     
  12. handy_andy_cv64

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    Nice to have the 429, but do you plan on eventually repairing the Cleveland, restoring it back to its factory glory?
     
  13. TestDummy

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    Replace a 429 with a 351? Hahahahaha :confused: Why not just put a straight 6 in there instead. :confused:
     
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  14. Hillbilly

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    I'm with Sean there. Put the 351 in a jet ski or lawn mower or maybe a Fox body Mustang. The 351 is nice but it can't compare to the larger engine.
     
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    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    I'm only thinking originality. If I had been able to find a different higher-displacement engine for Babe, don't you think I would've?
     
  16. TestDummy

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    Originality and value aren't compatible with Ranchero's.
     
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  17. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    I'm not talking value, only originality.
     
  18. PonyExpressRider

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    Some Ranchero's do have some value... better value then what is expressed here sometimes. Yes Rare does not mean valuable! Neither does popular, but it will get you more value!

    But I have been surprised (blown away) by what some people think mine is worth! Even Hagerty has the value above what some people here would think. So apparently, rare and original, does have some value! Generally speaking yes, Ranchero's are not that popular which can hurt the value. Its also safe to say that if you have 1 of 10,000 the value is going to be hurt again.

    Its all about what someone is willing to pay! I get it!

    When I began restoring mine, I had a friend tell me; "custom or original, the value will be the same, as long as you are aware that you will never get what you got in it, out of it... ". Words have pretty much fallen true, generally speaking.
     
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  19. Kiwirancher

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    Must say I agree PonyExpressRider . I don't worry too much what I put into mine -- I probably have about $40 ,000 in mine by now . Could maybe get $30,000 for it here on a good day! I get my value out of things by keeping them and using them. The enjoyment of cruising in a vehicle that you have toiled on and that you like is priceless .
    Denis.
     
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    I will be pretty close to that $40K number if not over by the time I finish the detail stuff that's left to do, and get the Numbers Matching Block back in the car. Not counting my labor, which I have estimated at about 1000 hours! But even with that, the numbers that I have heard tossed around about the value of my car by knowledgeable car people dwarf that number! And not by people I know, but people who have been around cars for a long time and understand what they are looking at. Maybe they are just in shock to finally see something they have only heard about. I guess I won't truly know until I am completely done and have it appraised.

    The $30K number seems to be the consensus high value for a Ranchero, and a really nice one, on the board here. But yes, just driving it around and seeing people reactions make it all worth while!

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