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  1. LSChero

    LSChero In Maximum Overdrive PLATINUM MEMBER

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    My second ranchero project,purchased from one of our members BMF.1972 500 h code Cleveland,c4.
    First bath in a couple of years.
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    Motor had water in crankcase,bored 60 over,spun thrust bearing.Rest in peace..New motor in works.
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    Been collecting new and used replacement parts for a couple of months.I try to upgrade parts when replacing
    with new,if in my minimal budget.
    Brakes,supension,steering components first on list.Safety first!
    New rotors,calipers,bearings,hoses.1.125 anti-swaybar,rebuilt steering box.
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    Pulled brake booster and colume today for replacement tilt colume and hydroboost unit.
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  2. Jimbob

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    Keep the updates coming LSChero, looking forward to seeing it done. Is the hydroboost conversion just a bolt on mod? or does it need a bit of cutting and welding etc? my understanding is that it gives you way more braking force?
     
  3. LSChero

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    Hydro-boost unit is out 05 stang 4.6.Will have to fab adapter plate and modify pedal rod for sure.At this point,not sure if swap is possible.lot of bracing behind firewall.
    Not crazy about removing entire dash assy.to make it happen.I have MK V unit if this idea is a fail.Yes,hydroboost is improvement over vacumn assist.
     
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    72 colume on left,77 cougar tilt on right.Will have to swap ign. switch and NSS.
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    This was under dash pad..almost called EOD!May pull dash anyway.Wiring is totally hacked +need to replace heater core.
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  5. 72GTVA

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    Oh wow! The good news is no original dash wiring runs up there... maybe that is just the stereo/amp wiring???
     
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    Bulldog security system,key fob,door looks,remote start and rude noises.
     
  7. 72GTVA

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    Are you going to use any of that or looking to back it out?

    That is really a good looking car! Do you know the build date?
     
  8. LSChero

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    Data plate not present on door,hopefully build sheet under seat.Not going to use alarm.You want it?
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    No, no alarm, thank you.

    Was interested to learn the date because of the mid-year change. There was a production change around March of '72 that changed the wheel bearings and some other suspension shtuff - wanted to make you aware of that (if you weren't).
     
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    Based on your frame date you're probably a post production date build - the frame date is right in the timeframe when the change occurred.
     
  11. LSChero

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    I believe you are correct.Date stamp on wiper motor Sept 27 1972.Supension look to be same as 73,built 11/72.Havent got to the back half yet.
    Thanks Dan.
     
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    That'll be good news - most of the suspension, steering and brake parts will interchange.
     
  13. eqshadimar

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    Looks great! Should be a nice project for you.

    Laters,
    Jeff
     
  14. 5.0 Chero

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    But remember there was also a Spindle/ bearing size change in 74 so rotors and spindles are 72/3 only
     
  15. 72GTVA

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    Yeah, but... isn't LSChero working now with a '73 and a '72??? :D (Rancheros are like potato chips, you can't have just one...)
     
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  16. Jimbob

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    Has the frame been painted at some point?
     
  17. LSChero

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    After I pulled drive line,I detailed frame and engine bay.Hours of wire wheel /hand brush,scraper to get 42 years of road grime off of ranchero.Well worth effort.Sealed with primer and coated with duplicolor truck bed coating.Semi gloss on inner fenders.Still have back half to do..
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  18. Jimbob

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    Sounds like a lot of work! but looking at the results, sure worth the effort.
     
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    WOW. Talk about not wasting any time! Keep up the progress!
     
  20. LSChero

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    Just retired Friday!Got to hurry.Working my bucket list while Iam still sucking air and above the grass.
    Thanks guys.
     
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