Ranchero/Montego update

Discussion in 'Ranchero Pics' started by Dan the ranchero man, May 28, 2008.

  1. HuevosRanchero

    HuevosRanchero In Maximum Overdrive

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    used to having red background on the magnum center caps anyway...its all good!
     
  2. Dan the ranchero man

    Dan the ranchero man MODERATOR Staff Member

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    That was my train of thought as well. The guy had no clue when the black ones would be available. (told me he had guys waiting 15 weeks already) so it was red for me!!!! :)
     
  3. Dan the ranchero man

    Dan the ranchero man MODERATOR Staff Member

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    Jack set up

    One of the things I like to change in the rancheros is the jacking system. I hate the bumper jacks/tire irons provided with the car. That is why I convert to a bottle jack,breaker bar with a 13/16 socket and a wheel chock. I have photos earlier in this post of the tire relocation. Here are some shots of the jack set up. First photo will show everything mounted. The second shows how nicley the wheel chock hides the jack.

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  4. Dan the ranchero man

    Dan the ranchero man MODERATOR Staff Member

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    Tires soon!!

    Very soon (next week I hope) the new tires and wheels will be mounted on the ranchero "MX". I will have the photos posted as soon as this is done. This will most likely be one of the last posts (I make after the tire on car photos) for this thread. I want to thank everyone for thier help and comments on this car while I was putting it together. Take care for now and photos next week :) !!
     
  5. billg72469

    billg72469 In Fourth Gear

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    I am making an aluminum drawer that is the width of the rear area, and the same depth , that is 3 inch deep, enough to store the jack, base, handle, 12 ga shotgun, 45 acp , road flares and other things. I have installed the drawer, will make the drawer face on monday and them take some pics.
     
  6. Iron Mullet

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    I'm looking forward to the wheel pictures, but am wondering how we are going to get by without Ranchero/Montego updates!

    What tire size did you go with?
     
  7. 5.0 Chero

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    Was wanting to see some modified Sport Panels on the doors.....:(
     
  8. Dan the ranchero man

    Dan the ranchero man MODERATOR Staff Member

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    Guess I will have to start another project :D :D :D (wife would kill me!)
     
  9. Dan the ranchero man

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    Not sure if I was going to try that route. I was tossing the idea around of t-bird door panels at some time. I will be replacing the std two spoke wheel with a three spoke rimblow when money allows first. Hey! I guess there will be another update!! :D
     
  10. hawk

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    Dan,keep this thread going. You're having an awesome adventure and we love following it.
     
  11. LUCKYJACKASS

    LUCKYJACKASS SITE SUPPORTER- SILVER

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    Wow. Beautiful project. That thing looks awesome. Sorry to hear of your dealings with the body shop. Look forward to seeing the pics with the new wheels. :cool:

    Read all 51 pages tonight and was amused at one of your early posts - I wish we were still bitching about gas at $2.65/gal. :mad:
     
  12. Dan the ranchero man

    Dan the ranchero man MODERATOR Staff Member

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    First thanks for the complement. Second $2.65/gal seems real cheap now dosen't it? You can bet next weekend there will be some pic's!
     
  13. krehmkej

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    This sounds like a brilliant idea. Eagerly awaiting updates. I presume you're using standard drawer slides on the sides?
     
  14. billg72469

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    You guys that want modified sport door panels , has anyone done any? And if not what do you think about a larger speaker molded in the panel and a storage pocket under the arm rest?
     
  15. Dan the ranchero man

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    Wheels And Tires!!!!

    Well like promised I am posting the Ranchero "MX" with it's new wheels and tires. I am pretty happy with the look (I know sitting high is not everyones thing but I love it)

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  16. ribald1

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    Thats a beaut!
     
  17. krehmkej

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    Nice, very nice! :)
     
  18. LSChero

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    As expected Dan..top shelf-first class work!Please post pics of engine bay,interior.Thanks for sharing.
     
  19. Iron Mullet

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    Awesome, Dan. Just Awesome!
     
  20. Dan the ranchero man

    Dan the ranchero man MODERATOR Staff Member

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    If you go back on this thread I believe there are some photos of both. :) If you are looking for others than the ones posted let me know. Take care Dan
     

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