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Old 03-21-2004, 08:48 PM
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Ranchero, should i buy?

i was over at a friends shop and saw this car (or is it a truck??) and i kinda like it i hope these pics work. i have no clue if it runs. but take a look and gimmie your opinion if you be as kind.
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Old 03-21-2004, 08:59 PM
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I would drag it home, but that's just me.

It will have the floor rusted out cause of that aftermarket sunroof.

How much $ ?
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Old 03-21-2004, 09:01 PM
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If you like it, it all depends on how much they want, and if it runs. If it doesn't run, it would probably be a big project, and if it does, it all depends on how well...
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Old 03-21-2004, 09:03 PM
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$$$$

I haven't talked to him yet, How much is to much, how much would you pay??
P.S. not bein ******** but i thought rust came from water??
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Old 03-21-2004, 09:14 PM
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After-market sunroofs are notorious for leaking water.

It really depends on how much rust it has, if it has an engine and trans, and how much money it would cost to get it as nice as you want it. I would guess it has no engine, or needs a lot of work if it does.
So I would offer $200. it's only worth $50 to $75 to a junkyard, if that.

I think it has a lot of potential.
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What year is the car? It has a 1972 front end on it but the actual body may be a later year (longer frame horns). The body has a RANCHERO GT stripe kit on it.

What kind of drivetran? Get lucky and it has factory buckets and console?

Shame someone cut the roof for that chintzy sun-roof.

Stock 1972 RANCHERO GT (97R) (This is a 429 car);



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Old 03-21-2004, 09:23 PM
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honestly wasn't tryin to be smart

it has an engine, but i think it has been wreked because the front clip says Torino. those seats still look good, heres a veiw of the front, it shows the scoops better
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Old 03-21-2004, 09:30 PM
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Dang! now I want one.

Anyway, there is somthing wrong with the front clip. it's tweeked or one wheel is up on a brick. Any of you guys see that?

I would def check for frame damage.

Just remember, it's parked for a reason.
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Old 03-21-2004, 09:33 PM
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he has a 60's vette, completely restored, just parked inside his shop. dosn't run it, won't sell it. hhe's just a little wierd. but he's the coolest guy i have ever met.
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Anyway, there is somthing wrong with the front clip. it's tweeked or one wheel is up on a brick. Any of you guys see that?
The guy has a TORINO 500 front clip sitting on it. Musta been popped somewheres along the line. That's why I say before buying it to make sure the body is a 72 as the later frames were extended for crash bumpers and the frame horns have to be modified to hang the early metal.

I had a 1973 GT (same color and stripe as the white 72 pictured) with a 351CJ and that thing flew. I got rid of it because I thought I was getting too old for fast cars and bought a new BRONCO II.


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The guy has a TORINO 500 front clip sitting on it. Musta been popped somewheres along the line. That's why I say before buying it to make sure the body is a 72 as the later frames were extended for crash bumpers and the frame horns have to be modified to hang the early metal.

I had a 1973 GT (same color and stripe as the white 72 pictured) with a 351CJ and that thing flew. I got rid of it because I thought I was getting too old for fast cars and bought a new BRONCO II.



is right! did you sell the Bronco II before it rolled over?
Wasn't there a lawsuit against Ford for those things?
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did you sell the Bronco II before it rolled over?
I bought it brand new in '89...One of the nicest vehicles I have ever owned (Made a believer out of me on EFI too).

ANYTHING will roll over if you push it too much...
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Old 03-21-2004, 10:36 PM
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I wouldn't take that car if someone paid me...really, I wouldn't.
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I bought it brand new in '89...One of the nicest vehicles I have ever owned (Made a believer out of me on EFI too).

ANYTHING will roll over if you push it too much...

They must have built them right cause I still see a bunch of them on the road.

No offense, I just remember hearing about them rolling over.
And I would think so since it it shorter than the Exploder.
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My dad gave me a Bronco 2 ive been fixing it up for a daily driver. (I'm hopefully getting my license in another month) So far i've bought a new battery, throttle positioning sensor, spark plugs, starter selenoid, and a starter. It runs pretty good now but I'm still gonna get a Distributer cap and rotor button and plug wires.
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