If I proceed to build my recently acquired '69 Ranchero I want to do something a bit different (I say different because I can't find much documented online that answers my following questions). It's a ute, and I want it to be functional. I want to be able to take it camping and not think twice about pointing it down a dirt road or forest service trail, go explore beaches possibly, all the while carrying motorcycle(s). To this end I'm thinking about a set of 225/70r15 tires for their taller narrower profile. Will that size fit a '69 Ranchero at all four corners? I see people say it fits on later models but nothing re the 68-69 body. What other similar sizes should I consider? I don't really want less than a 205 or more than a 235 width and want around 27" (or more) in height. I've got a set of 14" mag wheels on the car and a spare set of aluminum alcoa wheels off my Ranger (what I thought I'd use to get a more modern readily available tire size). Also has anyone lifted or know a good way to lift a Ranchero? Say 1", 2" max. The rear isn't hard. Longer shackles and/or longer more arched leafs. The front is less straight forward for me. Taller springs (don't know what if anything is available), spacer to go under/over the spring? Not sure what I can do there, especially in regards to seriously screwing the steering and handling (I've already accepted it would handle worse just due to the higher COG alone). And longer shocks would be needed which I doubt are going to be easily sourced. Alternatively, has anyone ever swapped a twin I beam front suspension under one of these cars? That and some off road driving lights would make for a robust Baja ready Ranchero.