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1963 Ranchero w/ a engine swap

 
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gussets, done.
final weld, done.
front body mounts, done.
cut it off its support and didn't move a inch.
on to the rear body mounts.
 
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Old 02-17-2017, 07:13 PM
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hydro boost and clutch master converted to 63 ranchero pedal assembly.
 
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lots done today.
brake and clutch pedals installed
rear driveshaft installed
econoline steering column shortened and ready to get mounted.
I was anxious to get some shiny parts on,
shes getting closer!!!
 
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womp womp womp.
that's all I got done today
 
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She sits a bit high lol
 
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its only 36" at the rocker height
 
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She's a beaut!!!
 
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IDIoit, you have the best projects! You must have the energy of 17 year old, and the technical knowledge of a 70 year old!
 
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lol, by the end of the day, im dead!
like a physical 70 yr old hahahah
but I gotta keep chugging!
big plans of getting all my projects done this year.


didn't get nothing done on the chero today, it was yard clean up day.
had an awning that fell during the last storm and had to fix that, get rid of some scrap metal,
sad part, I had to junk a decent short bed for the 87-97 trucks, no one wanted it and I wanted that darn thing gone.
super duty frame gone


I ordered my powersteering for the chero tho,
got my alternator in today, I just need to find 2 belt water pump and crank pulleys.
I know I have 3 belt pulleys, I may machine them off.


tomorrow, its back to work on the chero! and a little bit of machining aluminum!
 
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Energy? He's raising a pair of twins who, if I remember right, are JUST about reaching the age where they're capable of raising and sustaining havoc around the house.
 
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they'll be 2 in july. already reeking severe havoc.
their favorite word is TRUCK TRUCK.
I should part 2 trucks in the living room and call them their bedroom lol
 
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not having a core support, sucks.
 
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try finding a 1330 CV front output shaft for a BW13-56...
this has been a nightmare for a few weeks.
but its finally in, and shafts are done.... for now
work was murder but I did get a few things buttoned up.
 
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I plated the front of the frame to the 4x4,
and installed studs on the frame for the radiator.
still gotta make a mount for the radiator but...
minus the floor and the dog house, the major fab work is done!!!
I take that back, I still have 2 more intermediate body mounts to do.
then its on to the fun stuff!!
tomorrow ill run fuel line and install a holley fuel pump.
my powersteering should be here tomorrow, so I can finally mount the alternator and the PS pump.
then on to my most favorite part of building cars...
HEADERS!!!
I have a week and a half left on this project.
then a 56 Lincoln comes into the shop to finish up a chop!
 

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