1957 Ranchero Autos Projects

2011-03-23 1957 Ranchero Diassembly

I started the disassembly of the

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I want to edit favicon.ico so I have a custom icon in IE and other supported browsers.

I have edited them before but can’t remember whem or how.  Initially Windows Paint was opened when I opened the file but that is not much of an editor so I went looking for something better.

Starting here: I looked at: and  I will try to decide which of these to use as they both seem more than what I need.

I also looked at which is free and probably does all I need.



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Oby and Yoda playing on Youtube

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Autos Projects

Old Cars

In an effort to keep computers from killing me with taking all my time and not providing significant physical activity, I have decided to spend some time working on and operating old cars. Since currently all my cars are over 12 years old, that covers them all. I will have articles and photos here. I will also keep some major milestone posts at:

1968 Ranchero Autos Projects

1968 Ford Ranchero

I purchased this Ranchero in August of 2010 intending to have something to work on but…

It was so much fun to drive and it looked so good already, I decided to look for something else to work on.

1957 Ranchero Autos Projects

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.
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  2. It will have 3 levels of security.
    1. members to view and make comments
    2. Trusted members can create posts
    3. Me only can see private posts.
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    1. Absolute Privacy – Only logged in users can see this site
    2. Email Encoder – don’t allow the possibility of email addresses to be scimmed
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Met Karen Flannigan at Chilies 

Thought she looked like Jenny Dodez