1957 ranchero bed

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  1. 210eddiep

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    Does anyone know if this is what the bed sheetmetal should look like on a '57 or is it something they cobbeled up? It's uglier than the cover in the middle of my '71's bed.

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    Check out the tailgate, no rust holes!


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  3. Louis

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    The bed is correct. I had a really nice original 57, hope someday to have another one.
     
  4. 70BossRanchero

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    That bed actually looks pretty straight. I was trying to remember what the bed on the 58 I had looked like. I agree that that looks right. Mine had a 3 on the tree, the syncro's were shot, you had to double clutch all the shifts up or down. I used it to move to where I am now, a great ride, I miss it too. I bought it from a guy who used it to tow a car to Bonneville to race. It was a pretty straight original car. Wish I could have kept it.
     
  5. Lincolnut

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    Was a New Mexico car back in '73 or so and the bed is correct for the 57/58....That is a real nice project to start with...........Some day I will have one here in New Mexico............

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    Thanks Ya'll. I was'nt sure it was right because there were no ribs on those side pieces.
     
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    Ed, Is that a new project?
     
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    I'm hoping it's gonna be! I'm trying to get him to trade for plum crazy and give me some boot.
     
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    WOW! Thanks for the link. I had to join up to see the pics:D It's amazing to see what people will do for a paticular car. Its great to see what was under the bed plate. You didnt hijack any thing it's right on target. Thanks again!
     
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