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Getting Ready to Sell the Rancheros

I need to post the Rancheros and the sail boat on Craig’s list.  I’m going to put some photos up here and a description.

Dolphin Senior 15ft. Sail boat. $250.00
It needs some fiberglass hull repair and a sail.  Trailer needs lights, winch, maybe tires.

1957 Ranchero. $2000.00
This Ranchero is mostly all original.  Exceptions are the seats and engine breather.  I believe it came with a column shifted automatic but currently has a 3 on the floor.  It has working power steering.  292 Y block V-8.
It was driven into it’s current location in 2011 when I bought it.  I have spent some time on disassembly but done no restoration.  The floors are completely rusted out but everything above the running boards is in pretty good shape.  It will be a great project car.
Most of these pictures are from the day I purchased it.  It is basically the same now except dirty and partially disassembled.

Isn’t that sweet

1968 Ranchero.  $5000.00
Daily driver.  Most of these pictures are from when I bought it and are for reference.  They are pretty accurate representations of it’s current condition except for the damage showing in the last picture.  I parked too close to the edge of the carport before I got used to it.

 

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I purchased a 1957 Ford Ranchero as a restoration project.

This Ranchero is mostly original and in good shape with the following exceptions:

  1. The floor pans are rusted to the point of non-existance. This has caused the body to sag slightly and there is nothing to bolt the seat to.
  2. There is some rust in the bed and tail-gate. Some of the bed will need to be repaired/fabricated but it is mostly in tact.
  3. The original 292 V8 runs but is tied to a 3 on the floor manual transmission. It came originally with a collum shifted automatic so I am looking for a transmission.
  4. The steering wheel is not original but I obtained a 1957 wheel from the seller.

For photos and more detailed descriptions see https://dennis.texarkanausa.com/?p=17. Registration required.

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2011-11-06 Named 1957 Ranchero

We came up with a name today!

I suggested Leia as in Princess Leia and a girls name but Jeryl suggested the Greek fire goddes but could not recall the name.  I researched and found the name was Hestia.

Hestia has a much more interesting story than I am interested in but I think that Jeryl should get to name this one so I can hold it over her head someday :).

Here are some links to some information about Hestia.

http://messagenetcommresearch.com/myths/bios/hestia.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vesta_(mythology)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hestia

http://www.goddessnames.net/hestia.html

 

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2011-03-23 1957 Ranchero Diassembly

I started the disassembly of the

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1957 Ford Ranchero

In March of 2011 I purchased this 1957 Ranchero to restore. I will be updating this post with original photos as well as current. I will create new posts with the restoration progress as it comes along.

This Ranchero is mostly original and in good shape with the following exceptions:

  1. The floor pans are rusted to the point of non-existance. This has caused the body to sag slightly and there is nothing to bolt the seat to.
  2. There is some rust in the bed and tail-gate. Some of the bed will need to be repaired/fabricated but it is mostly in tact.
  3. The original 292 V8 runs but is tied to a 3 on the floor manual transmission. It came originally with a collum shifted automatic so I am looking for a transmission.
  4. The steering wheel is not original but I obtained a 1957 wheel from the seller.