Stephen's 1979 Ranchero 500

Discussion in 'The Stable' started by Stephen, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. Stephen

    Stephen In First Gear

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    Well, I bit the bullet and bought this 1979 Ranchero 500.
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    Some slight body damage on that left front fender there...

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    The hood sets just a wee bit crooked...maybe the driver's side hinge spring?

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    A little bit of clearcoat peeling from the corner of the bed.

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    Sir Mix-a-Lot approves! I'm gonna have to replace that bumper...unless you can re-chrome holes. ;)

    I see a few bubbles under the vinyl top...so I'm slightly worried about what kind of rust may lie beneath. It's been garage-kept for at least 30 of the last 36 years.

    Glad I can be a part of this community to learn and share my adventures! Check out my blog at http://ranchero500.com!
     
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  2. HuevosRanchero

    HuevosRanchero In Maximum Overdrive

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    looks like a good project
     
  3. ribald1

    ribald1 Banned PLATINUM MEMBER

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    The hoods on these cars can be difficult to get perfect as often the fenders need to be adjusted to get everything to line up. Especially if a fender has been bumped hard.
    Nice ride, a little TLC and it will get peoples attention.
     
  4. Dan the ranchero man

    Dan the ranchero man MODERATOR Staff Member

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    That is a pretty clean looking ride. White would show the imperfections if it was not. Great starting point for a project.
     
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  5. Kane

    Kane In First Gear

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    I'm about 3 months into my 79 Ranchero 500 and it has been a bonding experience. Enjoy wet beast.jpg 20160601_191015.jpg 20160601_191042.jpg
     

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