New guy from Ohio

Discussion in 'New Member Welcome Center' started by stan, May 17, 2018.

  1. stan

    stan In First Gear

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    Just (finally) got my '61 Ranchero home after a year -it was some distance away and the timing wasn't good for the seller or me to get it.

    Lots of rust. Might be too much to survive, but it has a 289, 4-speed and a 9-inch rear end that his uncle put in years ago, so I have a dream...

    Happy I found this place and hope to contribute asap.

    Stan
     
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  2. FordR500GT

    FordR500GT In Maximum Overdrive

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    Welcome the the forum! Lots of knowledge here....
     
  3. Saff54

    Saff54 In Overdrive GOLD MEMBER

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    Welcome Stan,this is the forum you need!
     
  4. kal

    kal In Third Gear

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    Welcome to the site. Any pics & info on the car? How bad is the rust on it?
     
  5. stan

    stan In First Gear

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    Thanks.
    Anything back from the firewall is bad. Floors, "bed", tailgate, etc. The driver's side rear part of the leaf spring is through the floor of the bed.
    I might not be able to save it with my lack of skills...
     
  6. beerbelly

    beerbelly In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Hell, nothing a plasma cutter and a welder couldn't fix!
     
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  7. 1965 Ranchero 66G

    1965 Ranchero 66G In Maximum Overdrive PLATINUM MEMBER

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    Beach front property in Arizona anyone.
     
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  8. andrewok1

    andrewok1 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER GOLD MEMBER

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    welcome to the site, do give up until it beats u down .then get up and do it again , good luck //Andy
     
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  9. Saff54

    Saff54 In Overdrive GOLD MEMBER

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    Is it only rotted sheet metal?hows the frame?
     
  10. 1965 Ranchero 66G

    1965 Ranchero 66G In Maximum Overdrive PLATINUM MEMBER

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    How's your pocket book.
     
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  11. andrewok1

    andrewok1 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER GOLD MEMBER

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    real men have wallets-do you have a pocket book ????
     
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  12. 1965 Ranchero 66G

    1965 Ranchero 66G In Maximum Overdrive PLATINUM MEMBER

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    Yep, And the stuffings.
     
  13. andrewok1

    andrewok1 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER GOLD MEMBER

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    your stuffing also TMI - WOW ,good thing we are far apart
     
  14. 1965 Ranchero 66G

    1965 Ranchero 66G In Maximum Overdrive PLATINUM MEMBER

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    lost me on that one.
     
  15. andrewok1

    andrewok1 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER GOLD MEMBER

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    i was lost to begin with do not feel left out
     
  16. stan

    stan In First Gear

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    ….closer to the main question, the driver's side frame rail also sucks, but oddly only in the back. I would love to back-half it, but with my skills/knowledge, it might take me the rest of the decade to do it.

    dang it.
     
  17. PonyExpressRider

    PonyExpressRider In Overdrive

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    Welcome Stan... I had a dream too. Started four years ago and now I have to chirp the tires every time I take her out! Brittany is a very sassy "B"!


    Take your time, keep the vision... it will come together, and most likely with the information provided here from more then one or two of these guys! And Gal!
     
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  18. T16592

    T16592 In Fourth Gear PLATINUM MEMBER

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    Welcome :D
    We all started somewhere along that ‘rusty’ trail . Ask a lot of questions with pictures and we can help lead you up and out of the woods. Or at least give you a lot of opinions if it is a up or downhill project effort
     

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