Discussion in 'Ranchero Pics' started by Clark, Apr 21, 2012.
What it was like:
Can't believe my lying eyes ! The earth really must be on it's last days. Next thing ya know Carl be actually spraying his with some pearl flip/flop purple or one of the Mystic Mustang colors. I know that's Clark's Ranchero, what you done with him ?
That is awesome!!! It will feel like a new car when it's done.
What paint colors are you gonna be going with?
That is going to look great,.. You are going to feel like a puppy that just found his pecker...
FYI, Ford made a serious design mistake with the gas filler...
If i were you, I'd relocate it to inside the bed.....
It took me all of 2 hrs. to do mine...
I agree, if anything should be done thats the first thing, maybe the only thing
When you are painting it anyway. Looks like a big job that one Clark.
It's going back to black with new orange stripes.
Yes we're changing out the gas filler. I wanted it inside the bed. My body man thinks a proper inset filler and flip door should replace the outer fill. Any thoughts on that?
Body guy asked me if this Ranchero had ever been wrecked because the front fenders are aligned so badly with the body. It has not. Shop owner says that's just what you got in 1975. Body guy says all will be straight before he's done with it.
Hillbilly - Just got off my wallet, ouch!
He's going to lick his Ranchero for hours?
I like the flip door idea, and was planning just that with mine,...before it was taken over and completed. I even had all the parts taken from a 2005 Explorer. Door, underlying supports, everything.
I say door that way you can fill it if you have the bed loaded.
You know, if you ever actually paint that POS Pyle, it'll be one badass cruiser.
Make sure that the inset filler is sealed well to the body. The cavity between the bed and outside quarter panel is basically open to the cab. Any fumes will migrate to the cab. I had a friend do this to a 73. He put a flip door in the side of the bed. Was a little awkward to fill but also had fume problems.
Looks good.It is a lot of work. I've done my 78 twice through the yrs.
Back in Black is good.
Why don't you unload those on me. I have yet to scrounge something.
I foamed that void.
It also acts like a megaphone shouting road noise into the cab. The foam quieted that right down.
If I had them with me, I would. I'll ask Dad to look for them and give me a shout. The trouble with that is, the guy can't find a bolt laying in front of him, if it was the only thing laying if front of him. It might not work for yours anyway. The cap location on yours looks flatter. I'm not even 100% certain the Explorer door would have worked on mine, but it was free, so what the hell.
I better get busy! When I parked next to your Ranchero before, they were pretty much equal in the looks department. It looks like that won't be the case next time unless I do something.
Maybe you should workout a little. Watch what you eat. You'll be fine.
Do those 12 oz curls like Clark, and you will be in shape in no time!
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