Shooters Ranch

Discussion in 'Ranchero Pics' started by colt45shooter, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. colt45shooter

    colt45shooter In First Gear

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    Well I thought I would post some photos of my project 1966 Ranchero.
    Warning some of these pictures may be too graphic to the true Ranchero owner.

    Before any work was done
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    After we removed 1/8th inch of paint
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    Scoop installed
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  2. TestDummy

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    That looks great. What kind of scoop is that?
     
  3. 5.0 Chero

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    Scoop? Looks like a bulge to me but looks good! Kinda looks like a Eleanor "Scoop"

    [​IMG]PR-82E "Eleanor" scoop as originally seen on the 67 Mustang GT. Front is not open. This scoop features an additional external flange for mounting to a steel or fiberglass hood. Smooth grey gel coat finish for easy painting. Hand laid for long life and durability.
    Width 28" rear / 29" front
    Length 35"
    Height at front 2-1/4"
     
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  4. Giska1

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    Looks like it belongs on that hood, very nice :D
     
  5. TestDummy

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    I hope it the seam doesn't end up cracking.
     
  6. colt45shooter

    colt45shooter In First Gear

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    It is in fact an "Eleanor" scoop from Unlimited Products. Thanks for the compliments folks. Not too bad for my first attempt. Especially for an Aircraft Sheetmetal man.
     
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  7. burninbush

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    Looks like nice work to me. Is this done for clearance, or just styling? [appears to be a hole in the hood in one of those pics.]
     
  8. colt45shooter

    colt45shooter In First Gear

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    You are correct. The numbskull that had it before me cut the hole for a "Shaker" scoop but then decided to leave the air cleaner off and the car outside in the weather. Needless to say we got 7.5 Gallons of oil and water out of the engine block. That's why I went and bought a new 351W/HO to put into it. The scoop is basically to cover the hole and add some style to an otherwise plain Ranchero. I've already had offers to buy it from folks here in Texas, but I'm not done with the restyling of it yet. So I tell them no.
     
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  9. sarah

    sarah Pic Moderator Staff Member

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    that is good work shooter... what color is planned for your beast?
     
  10. colt45shooter

    colt45shooter In First Gear

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    Thanks Sarah. The pic below in the color I plan on shooting it with.

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  11. Denny

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    I like your Ranchero, but I also like your old Ford pickup.
     
  12. sarah

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    Thats an awesome color shooter, my daughters Prelude was that color. She just purchased a Mazda the same color... that will look good on your ride, do you plan on any accent or pinstripping on her?
     
  13. colt45shooter

    colt45shooter In First Gear

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    That one belongs to my Brother-In-Law. He has two of them. We chopped 8" out of the top of the other one and lowered the frame by 4" to make it a cruiser. They are both '53 Fords.

    Sarah, as yet I have not decided to put any striping on it, but I may do the wide Cobra stripes down the hood in a pure white with a clear coat finish to show off the glare.
     
  14. TestDummy

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    Ahhhhh!!!! Shooter, don't paint that thing a foreign car color! Go with one of the 'old school' American muscle car colors (Grabber Blue, Sublime, etc). JMHO!
     
  15. ForistellFord

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    Deep Amethyst is a great American color!
     
  16. burninbush

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    Deep Amethyst is a great American color! >ff

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    Isn't amethyst more like purple? What are you seeing that I'm not?

    Any photoshop experts here? What would a Chero look like -- in side view -- if Ford had moved the rear axle back about 8 - 12 inches? It strikes my eye as odd when I see a pickup where the rear wheels are forward of the middle of the bed. Or when the hood is longer than the bed.
     
  17. ForistellFord

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    Deep Amethyst is the color of my Durango, purple in some light, blue in others. I was suggesting a color to him, not describing his.

    Sean's a mad Photoshop ninja.
     
  18. TestDummy

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    Mad, I tells ya!!! I'll get to that later. That's an easy one.
     
  19. TestDummy

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    Well, with apologies to Tim, here it is. I moved the wheels back about half a wheel well. I don't know about the looks, but I bet it rides like a Cadillac....
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  20. Tim70ranchero

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    you think that'll help with the traction problem??

    with all new springs.. mine rides like a caddy anyway .
     

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