Ranchero pit tow truck

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  1. andrewok1

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  2. ForistellFord

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    A 73 with the opposite of a bumper tuck. Love that.
     
  3. 1965 Ranchero 66G

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    The pic on the top left shows why these are not to have heavy loads, looks like a female dog squatting to pee.
     
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    the PYL hauled 2600 lbs from Salinas to Turlock and around 1/2 that back
     
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    Would have been cool if they beefed up the rear end with a dually axle and fat fenders. I guess they must have beefed up the rear of the frame though to mount that towing gear .
     
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    atleast it was able to tow , unlike a unibody having laid down flat like a dog in heat
     
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    What's the load capacity for a '73? I always figured my '64 had a capacity of ~500 lbs. At the most, I think maybe I've hit 1/10th of that (grocery store).

    Joseph
     
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    Didn't the axle snap in half though?
     
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    When the wife needs dirt for her garden, the wife gets dirt for her garden....

    Dirt hauler.jpeg
     
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    Is that a leg I see sticking out?

    Joseph
     
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    It's fertilizer. Yeah, that's the ticket.
     
  12. 5.0 Chero

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    not till a few months later
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  14. ForistellFord

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    Interestingly. it wasn't the load over the axles that was the issue. It was the load over the driver's seat.
     
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    Wrong side for that - and why you gotta pick on Carl? He's good people and doesn't deserve your cheap shots... even in jest. Geeeez!
     
  16. 1965 Ranchero 66G

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    Really, no cheap shots in here that I've ever seen... Any one have an oversized burrito, I'm hungry.
     
  17. ForistellFord

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    Carl knows it's just ribbin'
     
  18. 5.0 Chero

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    Passenger side axle Moron
     
  19. ForistellFord

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    Hey man, I don't even try to think about your weight distribution.
     
  20. Doc76251

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    Dunno about y'all but it looks like there is about a foot ish of bed missing on that Towchero
     
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