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Old 08-01-2005, 07:37 PM
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Ranchero from "Goldfinger"

I was watching Goldfinger last night, and there was one part of movie where early 1960s Lincoln Continental is crushed inta a cube and then lowered into Ranchero's bed. Now, Continental is pretty hevy car, weighting probably few thousands pounds. Is it really possible that Ranchero's load weight is really that good or is this just movie error? This was early 1960s Ranchero that was build on Falcon's chassis.
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Yeah I rtemember the scene also. My reaction also was that is not possible. The Licoln would out weigh that Ranchero by about 1500lbs. The Ranchero may be able to haul it, but it would be pretty sagged down and you sure would not be doing highway speeds with that weight. It would cause the back end to sway from side to side.
Now is it possible that that Ranchero could do that. I don't think so. But if someone knows and can explain where I'm wrong, thats ok.
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You got me curious, I took it off the shelf and am goin to watch it now
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WOW! That cube of metal had some weight to it! The crane operator was very practiced to have PLACED, not DROPPED, that cube into the Ranchero. The cube was probably not full weight, but hundreds of pounds anyway. You'll notice when it is placed into the back of the Ranchero that the rearend DOES drop about 5 inches!!! And they only show the car driving a hundred feet before they cut to another shot. The highway scene probably used a fake block to make the car ride normal and level, BUT, when Oddjob pulls into the driveway with the block in the back, the car is weighed down as to be riding on the BUMPSTOPS!!!

Lots of Fords in Goldfinger, the Mustang, the Continental, the Ranchero, just about every supporting vehicle besides Bonds car and Goldfingers car is a FORD! Gotta love it!
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Lots of Fords in Goldfinger, the Mustang, the Continental, the Ranchero, just about every supporting vehicle besides Bonds car and Goldfingers car is a FORD! Gotta love it!
Don't forget Thunderbird

BTW, here is something I found on web

After the Lincoln is crushed, it is gently lowered onto the bed of Oddjob's Ford Ranchero pickup, which would have crushed it. A '64 Lincoln weighs close to 5000 lbs, not counting the the extra weight of the gold that was supposed to be in it (or the body... ), and that year Ranchero had a max load weight of approximately 1000 lbs. A mid-sixties Ranchero was built on the Falcon chassis.

Tilly Masterson's Ford Mustang was supposedly the first appearance by a Mustang in a major motion picture. The Mustang was introduced in April of 1964 and Goldfinger was released in December. Ford supplied many cars to the film including the CIA agents' Thunderbird, all of Goldfinger's goons cars, and the Lincoln Continental that is crushed.
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[QUOTE=four-sixty-power]The cube was probably not full weight.

Thats neat that that is the first appearance of the Mustang!
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The cube was probably not full weight.

Thats neat that that is the first appearance of the Mustang!
I read somewhere that Ford was making Mustang painted in gold color for the movie, but it wasn't done in time. So instead they used white Mustang.
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