Red Ryder

Discussion in 'The Stable' started by LSChero, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Heh heh, took you long enough to respond! Soooooo...which mirrors are those? I really don't like the GT mirrors as they're too small to be effective. But Panther mirrors have a different footprint and angle for a Ranchero.
     
  2. RancheroRandy

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    Nice work! I like your sling...
     
  3. LSChero

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    Dont remember what I pulled mirrors from.D5---- Maybe cougar/Tbird.I pre fit them,had to roll them almost on stem.They will be fine,anything is better than tear drop mirrors.Got rear view camera that I may or may not mount above rear window...

    Doors are done! On to the rest before heat arrives.Tic tock..
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  4. handy_andy_cv64

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    "Before the heat arrives." Hell, last night at Midnight was 70 and humid. This morning it was 68 and humid. This afternoon, it was 80 and humid. Blehhhhh.
     
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  5. handy_andy_cv64

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    Anyway, there's some mid-70s T-birds and Mark IVs at the collector yard. I'll have to look at them, see if their mountings match the Ranchero footprint.
     
  6. LSChero

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    "Footprint"is close to OE mirrors.These are designed to mount more on flat plane,not 45 degree.Got new mounting hardware and will make em work.Always in search of 72-76 of #1 wheel well trim if you come across a nice set in your travels.
    Can you decode this production #?
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    Weather is can be ifee here,but humidity not an issue thank God!.Couple weeks ago.
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  7. handy_andy_cv64

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    South Texas, the day after it hit:

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  8. LSChero

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    Body ready for primer,but weather not cooperating.If the wind isnt blowing 20mph,its too cold.Got the wheel trim fitted anyway. SAM_4894.JPG SAM_4893.JPG
     
  9. handy_andy_cv64

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    Yeah, that's a no on any wheel well moldings. All the Rancheros are either redone/repainted without moldings, or they were all gone. I'm heading to the collector yard, remember, there is a '76 there, and I think there's a '73 Grand Torino 4-door, along with a few mark IV's, a couple T-birds, and a '78 Cougar.

    I just had a thought, that died of loneliness...if the Grand Torino has well moldings, will those fit a Ranchero?
     
  10. Hillbilly

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    Fronts = probably. Rear likely need to be from a wagon.
     
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  11. 1979 RANCHERO GT

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    The Ranchero rear wheel moldings only fit Rancheros 72-76, wagon rear moldings only fit wagons. and Grand Torino moldings only go down to the body line and cut across the sides to the other wheel opening.
     
  12. LSChero

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    GT torinos had two options on wheel/side moldings.The belt line trim no bueno on rancheros,could probably make rear trim work..
    Note chrome side view mirror on black sport gt,looks ok.
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  13. handy_andy_cv64

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    I'll see what's there, take pics, get prices. Don't expect cheap, though, as these will be in the Collector yard.
     
  14. LSChero

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    65*,light wind so I went for it.4 coats featherfill polyester(gal).That will keep me busy sanding for a while.
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  15. handy_andy_cv64

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    Nope, its trim was the beltline trim, and damaged anyway: PSX_20210317_234505.jpg PSX_20210317_234535.jpg
     
  16. LSChero

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    Took me 10 years to find one set.Fork lifts usually kills trim before they get in yard.Thanks for looking for me Andy!Ill just sell one ranchero and all will be good.
     
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  17. handy_andy_cv64

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    I wonder what it'd look like if you were to modify a set to fit a Ranchero?
     
  18. LSChero

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    Sealer on,scuff with some 400 and will be ready for color!Supposed to be in 80s next weekend and no wind.
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  19. andrewok1

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    wow wow Red aint RED no more
     
  20. LSChero

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    Yep,red is dead and so will be this thread.I wanted to paint it white/black GT stripes,the boss said hell no..Mica it is.
     

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