1960 Ford Falcon Ranchero

Discussion in 'Ranchero Pics' started by Sam Magness, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Sam Magness

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    Yah I actually want them to look stock steel
    I've never been a fan of flashy rims

    I may ditch the centerlines all together for some stockers if I can find some
    I'd like to get the engine, but I don't know how I'd get it..
     
  2. Giska1

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    Ok with the rims, send him a pm, where are you located and then find out how much the shipping is, not cheap for a whole engine :eek:
     
  3. ribald1

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    You just drive over to his place, throw it in the back and drive home.
     
  4. 5.0 Chero

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    Kinda like I just did with your hood?
     
  5. ribald1

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    Thats the basic idea. Maybe next time you get one of those gear vendor overdrives I will be bucks up and end up making a trip to your place.
     
  6. billyons

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    I like the stock steelies too. Last weekend I found 2 5-luggers at a pick a part yard, now I'm looking for a decent set of hubcaps.
     
  7. Sam Magness

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    Well thought I'd post a quick update on the project!

    Done alot lately, just about every time I have a day off. So I'm putting in 10/20 hours a week on it.

    I've finally got it mechanically sound!
    Replaced the valve gasket, which stopped it from smoking.
    Adjusted the valves themselves, rebuilt the carb, new gaskets/lines/filters galore. It's running awesome!

    Went through all the joints/pivots and serviced it all. Made a list off all the bushings that need replacing. Now I have it totally quite externally as far as suspension goes and such. Very nice.

    Visually I stripped the hood and tailgate down to metal. Lots of bondo, strangely it's not doing anything. Just on there...... I mean yah a couple little scrapes but they went way overboard with it. So right now it's got lots of rattlecan primer on it.

    I also dropped it today! Well almost, got the rear end done, 2" drop. Might be going to a 3 sometime later, but gotta get the front done. Which should be thursday. I'm just waiting on that before I post some new pics!

    I'm having alot of fun, and driving it everyday!
     
  8. HuevosRanchero

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    sounds good! post those pics soon!
     
  9. DonC

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    I know your likely not very near but I do have a set of steel rims I'm willing to part with, the tires are good too, but these are 13" 4 lugger rims. I can use the tires for my other car so would be willing to get them removed to make shipping easier. I know it may not be worth it anyway due to the cost of shipping.
     
  10. Sam Magness

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    Yah from what I can tell shipping looks close to 150 bucks
    for that cost I could get a pair of NOS couldn't I?
     
  11. Sam Magness

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    Well here's a bad pic of where we are at right now!

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    Lowered 2 inches overall, might be dropped another inch in the back to remove the rake, but right now I'm not really worried.

    Let me know what you think!
     
  12. 5.0 Chero

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    hell I would drop it a couple of more inches front and back! looks good!
     
  13. Lulu2

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    Looks good man!
     
  14. Sam Magness

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    well that's about as low as it can go in the front without any clearance issues, and remember I'm working on a budget

    autozone had 3 inch blocks on clearance for 7 bucks
    so that's going in rather then the 2 it has now

    front is fine with me!
     
  15. HuevosRanchero

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    looks good to me right there!! good color on that car, and I like the wheels as well...good package already
     
  16. Sam Magness

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    Put in the 3 inch blocks in the rear yesterday

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  17. 5.0 Chero

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    Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. Lulu2

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    Lookin' good!
     
  19. Sam Magness

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    Well this is a project that I love, but alot of people probably won't.

    I've taken a milk crate that was my grandfathers. It's been around for a long long time. I decided to go ahead and make this into a center. Couple cup holders and hold my aftermarket gauges.

    This was the rough up for it, won't be finishing it up until I tear it all apart for body work and paint. I love it though.

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    tight fit!

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    I liked the turbo coupe idea having seen one in an MG but now think a 1.8L turbo Audi quattro 4-wheel drive conversion would be even better.
     

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