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Discussion in 'New Member Welcome Center' started by Rancherous, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. joe welch

    joe welch In First Gear

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    New to the forum, just found in a barn this old one owner 65. gonna need a few parts so hopefully this site will provide good direction on how and where to spend my hard earned dollars. Original owner ordered new, 200 Cu In 3 on the tree with air. He's on the left, a friend of his came walking up to help...good thing he did, it was 90+ degrees out there
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  2. 72GTVA

    72GTVA Administrator Staff Member

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    Looks like a great find! Welcome to the site!
     
  3. joe welch

    joe welch In First Gear

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  4. andrewok1

    andrewok1 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER GOLD MEMBER

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    WELCOME aboard
     
  5. andrewok1

    andrewok1 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER GOLD MEMBER

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    welcome Deeno , where are you in Florida ,
     
  6. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Looks like "this old one owner" also loves Beezers! Welcome to the forum!
     
  7. Deeno

    Deeno In First Gear

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    Fort Walton Beach
     
  8. Saff54

    Saff54 In Overdrive GOLD MEMBER

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    Welcome demo!great bunch of guys and girl to help you along with your Chero!
     
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    Saff54 In Overdrive GOLD MEMBER

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  10. Ran Man

    Ran Man In Third Gear

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    Welcome to the site Deeno. You will receive some great advice and knowledge.
     
  11. schluese

    schluese In First Gear

    Hey guys

    I´m Joerg and I come from Germany and I´m sorry about my school or translator english.
    Since now a little over two weeks I am proud owner of a 1977 Ranchero with the 351M/400 engine.
     
  12. Chris Bergquist

    Chris Bergquist In First Gear

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    Hello. Need a little help. I'm going on a road trip later this week to pickup a big block '67 Ranchero I've purchased. There are some extra parts that I need to tie down in the bed. I plan to put a couple eye hooks in the place of the bolts that hold down the large removable piece in the middle of the bed. Here's what I need to know...what is the thread of the bolts that hold the piece in place?

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  13. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    They will either be 1/4-20 or 5/16-18 SAE thread. Just take one of the bolts out and take it with you when you go to purchase the eyebolts, and snag a thread tap and WD to chase the threads before putting the eyebolts in.
     
  14. Chris Bergquist

    Chris Bergquist In First Gear

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    Thanks for the info. I'll take both with me.
     
  15. ribald1

    ribald1 Banned PLATINUM MEMBER

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    The proper tool is a thread chaser.
    A tap is very likely permanently ruin rusty threads or break during the process.
     
  16. beerbelly

    beerbelly In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    If they're anything like the ones in my '65, those are just cage nuts under there, and they're not all that sturdy. I tried using them to attach a temporary kayak rack to, without much success. They tend spin in their cages if you torque 'em too much.
     
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  17. Kiwirancher

    Kiwirancher In Second Gear

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    I made two stainless tie-down attachments for my board and bolted them down with the bolts by the wheel tubs on my 66. They don't have to do much work but so far [ two years ] have been fine. Guess it depends how much strain will be put on them
     
  18. Chris Bergquist

    Chris Bergquist In First Gear

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    There are three tie downs, front-center of bed, one on each side in front of wheel well. These will hold the heavy stuff. The others just to hold some light stuff.
     
  19. Chris Bergquist

    Chris Bergquist In First Gear

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    Well, sorry to say, no sale. Lots of dings, chips and ripples in the paint. Stop lights didn't work, turn indicator didn't work, horn didn't work, padded dash and carpet was wrong color, dash chrome was pitted and the wiring in the engine compartment looked armature. I passed.

    Still looking for a "good" driver 67. Back to working on the Daytona Coupe:)
     
  20. Didus

    Didus In First Gear

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    Bonjour je me présente Didier 50 ans je roule en rue Harley et en Ford Ranchero de 1977 bonjour à toutes et tous!
     

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