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Old 07-02-2005, 11:34 AM
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Voting for the 72 Ranchero

My vote goes to the 72 Chero. I bought mine January 1973 and still have it, 134000 miles and still lookin good [..course it was in dry storage from March 81 until October 04].
A close second though goes to the 70,71 machines.
 
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my fav would have to be the '77-79 ranchero. My dad had a light green one and i can remember riding in it when i was a kid . It was the first Truck and the first Ford i ever rode in.
 
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I posted pics of my 65 in my Gallery.
 
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Old 07-30-2005, 01:45 PM
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1957 and 1958. Those were my favorite body styles in history of Fords, without doubt best looking Fords ever.



 
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Ranchero

Had a 57' and a 61'...........still miss the 61', was my favorite.
 
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Old 08-27-2005, 09:14 PM
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My favorite Ranchero year (to restore & make into a cruiser) would be the '67 model. I also like the '68s/'69s as well as the '70-'71 Rancheros too. Of course, that explains why I have a '73, huh?

I got the '73 because I wanted a work truck (something with a frame) and also something with a Cleveland in it, so that narrowed my choice down to either a '72 thru '74. However, I really don't like the '72 grille so that really narrowed it down!
 
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Old 08-28-2005, 04:49 AM
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Old 08-28-2005, 05:00 PM
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Mine is the 68/9 Ranchero. I have owned my 68 about 15 years now, nothing special, just a nice driver with a 302 C-4 and an 8". AND I use it. Next up is the 57, sadly I just left my 57 "go down the road", too many projects!
 
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Old 10-03-2005, 01:14 AM
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My preference is for the Torino/Gran Torino-styled and LTD II-styled Rancheros. I just like the look of the 73-79 models. Then again, I like how the 73-77 GM A-bodies look too. Must be from growing up in the mid-seventies.
 
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Old 10-03-2005, 06:16 PM
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well my favorite is the 1970. I got a 70 squire, with a 351c. slightly modified. Im still in the process of gettin it ready for cruising , Im loving every minute of it.
 
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hey hows it going, i have a 57 ranchero, it was my dads and we just started to work on it during the summer of '05, im 16 and its a sweet car to have, still needs alot of work, body some carb. and some paint. has the 312 t-bird in it. i think the 57 year is the best, i dunno they all go to big and turned into luxury cars.
 
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As I understand it, it's a pretty simple job to sit that '57 on a late model Crown Vic frame. Put it on a '01-'02 Interceptor chassis and you'd have a super '57, fast....handle....reliable.....and get 22+ MPG!

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hey hows it going, i have a 57 ranchero, it was my dads and we just started to work on it during the summer of '05, im 16 and its a sweet car to have, still needs alot of work, body some carb. and some paint. has the 312 t-bird in it. i think the 57 year is the best, i dunno they all go to big and turned into luxury cars.
 
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Thumbs up 1957

Gotta go with a 57 . Did not have a Ranchero, but family had a green and white 57 wagon. Always thought those little wings were great and the way the hood was hinged. Dads wagon had a big engine with overdrive. That passing gear would make it roar. What was the biggest engine? Thanks for bringing up subject. Wonderful memories.
 
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Old 02-10-2006, 06:49 PM
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Neat old thread resurrected. Maybe just because I have one, I have to go with the '67. I bought a '72 that I have to go get when the weather gets decent again. Would love to find a '57, '58, or '59, to me they are THE car to have from the 50's. When I was a kid Dad came home with a brand new '57 Ford Fairlane 500 2 door hardtop complete with the 312 Interceptor engine!!! What I would give to find one of them in buildable condition!!! IMO, during the 50's Ford was the absolute leader in styling. From the looks of the new cars the last few years, Ford is way ahead of the rest again....
 
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Old 02-12-2006, 09:10 PM
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I have a 78 GT sitting in my yard wasting away.
Not a thing wrong with it .
Havnt driven it for 2 years!
 
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