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  1. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Considering Europe's closeness, not all that weird. A 1973 Ranchero in Europe, now that's weird. Cool, but weird.
     
  2. Betty the Ranchero

    Betty the Ranchero In First Gear

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    The expanse of Europe and States is nearly the same. From here, where i live to my Dad is nearly 1k miles. Also to geneve, switzerland. And from geneve to vienna the same
    G-A-Ch Bermuda-Triangle. lol.
    But Europe is not only Germany, Austria and Switzerland, you know..!
    Found the Ranchero while we made holiday a year ago in california. The owner wanted to press ist, so for 1,5k we bought. But shipping, customs, TAXES, german TÜV approval etc... increased the price to 8k.
     
  3. Kiwirancher

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    Yeah , I can relate to that . My 66 cost me $14,450 usd , then $9000.00 nzd to get it here and customs cleared. A bit more for compliance inspection , warrant of fitness and rego and it added up to around $30,000 nzd legal and on the road . Still very happy with that, that was in 2015. Still being driven daily and going strong !
    Denis.
     
  4. Betty the Ranchero

    Betty the Ranchero In First Gear

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    :DWhat a price at all. So we were lucky. What i couldn‘t understand is that the per owner wanted to press this beauty. 6635A876-6A4F-4AE2-A6C1-A625BD1CB0AA.jpeg

    As you can see the engine looks good, the best, it was completely functionally:
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    Okay, we need to do a lot, but she‘s running and we can cruise with.

    In the wintertime here, your summer:), we want to begin with the restoration. We‘ll keep her as original as we can do.
    New painting in that green after we did all works on the body. New fabric roof and the interior must also be completely redone. There is no interior cladding on the Top inside. you can only see sheet metal, the door sides look, nah, okay but we need to restore too.
    But will keep the winter-blues away:D
     
  5. Ryan Rivera

    Ryan Rivera In First Gear

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    Wuz up everyone brand new here i recently just brought a 1979 Ford Ranchero GT as a project car to do with my 7yr old son create memories. As far with Rancheros its definitely one of my top favorite muscle cars. So anyways im im starting from the bottom with this project so please any advice would greatly be accepted and appreciated im also looking for parts, as of now im needing of floor panels so any advice about that would be appreciated. Thanks
     
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  6. Freestyle Don

    Freestyle Don In Third Gear BRONZE MEMBER

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    Welcome Ryan!
     
  7. LSChero

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    Welcome to the site Ryan!Search LTDII,cougar,montego and t-bird as well when looking for parts.Patch panels for floors are avalaible,not sure on full floor pans.Good luck with build!
     
  8. EvilScientistMoose

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    I will not let this thread die!

    (Throws a child's inflatable ring at the thread in an attempt to keep it afloat, only notices afterward that I forgot to put air in it)
     
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  9. Leo Vargas

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    Hi everyone.

    Finally after looking for over a year, found a 68 Ranchero with a 302, factory disc brakes and factory a/c. 3 items very high on list. It has headers, just replaced the glass packs with some magnaflow mufflers. Braided stainless steel front brake lines. Not the original color, but a very thorough paint I think about 20 yrs ago. Needs some tlc with minor fixes and some rattles I have to find. Sorry could not upload picture at this time.
     
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  10. handy_andy_cv64

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    Pics are 1MP max size, but if you are having trouble resizing them, you can send them to my email, silvertwinkiehobo@gmail.com, I'll quick resize them, send them back to you via email.
     
  11. Joern

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    Hi everybody,
    My name is Joern. I am from Germany and i buy a 1977 Ranchero 5,8 .
    The car ist restored but need work at details. Maybe i search some little parts and i hope i get help here.

    Greets
    Joern
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  12. handy_andy_cv64

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    Hello Joern, and "wilkommen im forum." My German is far worse than your English, but we fortunately have some members from Europe, a few of them are German, so hopefully, we can help you with what you need. Your Ranchero is beautiful, I love burgundy and gold, so any photographs you can post from inside the car and the engine compartment are always appreciated.
     
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  13. GabsMeanKitty

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    Hello! I'm Gabby, and brand new to the forum. I just inherited a '72 Ranchero... maybe this group can appreciate the love in that, lol. I am going to need help from the ground up, so feel free to put your two cents in!! I wrote a little background in my profile info about myself, until I get the hang of posting. ;) About the car, well it's a '72 Ford Ranchero, exterior needs a lot work, and under the hood it needs a lot of work... that's about all I know, so starting out, advice on how to identify what I have under the hood would be most welcome. Thanks for having me, and I look forward to chatting with y'all.
     
  14. handy_andy_cv64

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    If you snap a close-up of the tag on the driver's door pillar, it'll hold most of the coding to tell you what you have, we can decipher it for you. Of course, pics are always welcome, 1 MB max size.
     
  15. OLD BOB

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    New old guy in Texas. I raced a 62 Ranchero in the 60s. Ran low 11s with a small block and a 4 speed. Held the national record for the class for a while. Sold it and went back to collage. Bought a new 67 El Camino, 350 hp 4spd that I still have.
    A couple of weeks ago I bought a totally rust free and straight 64 Ranchero that has never been wrecked. Poor re-paint at some time but other than that mostly original. It was stored inside for the past 20 years. It looks like some one changed the engine and installed an auto trans but never finished the job. I am still deciding what to do with it. I did not realize how high interior parts had gotten.
    I am glad that I found the site for Rancheros.
    RD
     
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  16. beerbelly

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  17. handy_andy_cv64

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    Where in Texas? I'm in Seguin, and a collector's yard at picknpullsa.com is about fifty miles West of me. Unfortunately, the mid-60s Cheros they have, the interiors are roached out or plain gone, but still could yield mechanical parts and body panels.
     
  18. OLD BOB

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    Thanks, I am in Odessa. The body is almost perfect but the carpet, door trim and dash pan are missing.
     
  19. handy_andy_cv64

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  20. Saff54

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    Welcome to the site bob!
     

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