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Old 02-17-2009, 03:57 PM
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New Ranchero?

I think it would be great if Ford came out with a new Ranchero. Think its possible?
 
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by fredo181 View Post
I think it would be great if Ford came out with a new Ranchero. Think its possible?
I think it would be cool too, but not a chance in hell it will happen. Guys like us are still in love with old V-8 rear wheel drive Ranchero.

Somehow a Taurus based Ranchero just doesn't do it for me.

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Old 02-17-2009, 06:42 PM
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But what about a Flex based one?
 
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The Ranchero was one of the ugliest vehicles ever produced, from any manufacturer. No thanks for me.
 
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They have one, just not here. It's called the Falcon Ute:



XR6 Turbo that could even be a new Lightning:


Also available as a cab and chassis, for the more industrial minded:
 
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Where can you buy one of these? Are these available in another country? I have never heard of this ? Looks pretty cool!
 
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Originally Posted by fredo181 View Post
Where can you buy one of these? Are these available in another country? I have never heard of this ? Looks pretty cool!
unfortunately, we are not allowed to have them.
if you would like to play with one, you will have to get a set of gravity boots so you don't fall off the bottom of the earth, and go down under to Australia..
 
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But what about a Flex based one?
I think that the Flex and 2010 Taurus will share a platform, if nothing else, they will share drive trains. Don't get me wrong, it has merit, I guess I'm stuck in the 70's on certain models.

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Old 02-18-2009, 05:13 AM
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The Ranchero was one of the ugliest vehicles ever produced, from any manufacturer. No thanks for me.
Uh...what year Ranchero would that be?

1957? 1958? 1959? 1960? 1961? 1962? 1963? 1964? 1965? 1966? 1967? 1968? 1969? 1970? 1971? 1972? 1973? 1974? 1975? 1976? 1977? 1978? or 1979?

An aftermarket company took 1978/83 Fairmont Futura's, shortened the roof, removed the back body panel and decklid, fabbed up a pickup bed and tailgate.

Don't recall what it was called, but it didn't look half bad.

You wanna see ugly? The first US/Canada factory produced "Ranchero type" vehicle was the 1937 Studebaker Coupe Express.

If you think the 1937 version is ugly, you haven't seen a 1938!

btw: I see you own a 2008 Super Duty. Do you think those headlights and over chromed grille are beautiful?
 
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Originally Posted by NumberDummy View Post

An aftermarket company took 1978/83 Fairmont Futura's, shortened the roof, removed the back body panel and decklid, fabbed up a pickup bed and tailgate.

Don't recall what it was called, but it didn't look half bad.

and you would be refering to the 78-79 ford durango.
sweet little truck with a 302 and a 4 speed. the drawback was that the tail lights were in the tailgate. so if you tried to move a long object with the gate down, you had no visible rear lights.
 
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Originally Posted by tjc transport View Post
and you would be refering to the 78-79 ford durango.
sweet little truck with a 302 and a 4 speed. the drawback was that the tail lights were in the tailgate. so if you tried to move a long object with the gate down, you had no visible rear lights.
Durango, that's it...thanks.

I kinda thought it was made thru 1983.
 
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Originally Posted by NumberDummy View Post
Uh...what year Ranchero would that be?

1957? 1958? 1959? 1960? 1961? 1962? 1963? 1964? 1965? 1966? 1967? 1968? 1969? 1970? 1971? 1972? 1973? 1974? 1975? 1976? 1977? 1978? or 1979?
Is all of them a good enough answer?

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btw: I see you own a 2008 Super Duty. Do you think those headlights and over chromed grille are beautiful?
The front end styling is certainly a departure from traditional truck styling, but it suits me just fine. The Ranchero has the sex appeal and curves of a 450lb. buffet regular.
 
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Originally Posted by NumberDummy View Post
Durango, that's it...thanks.

I kinda thought it was made thru 1983.
you know, you are most likely rite bill, since i have never seen you wrong on anything yet.
i do remember i wanted one real bad, but had to decide on either a durango or the F250 4X4 since i could not have both. the 250 won.

they are harder to find than hens teeth nowadays.

a quick search brought up this 81:
http://classiccars.com/17660.car
 
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Originally Posted by WhlM1 View Post
The front end styling is certainly a departure from traditional truck styling, but it suits me just fine. The Ranchero has the sex appeal and curves of a 450lb. buffet regular.
Ford provides ad cuts to dealers for use in newpaper ads.

Some local dealers 'round here have used a black marking pen to black out the top edge of that chromey Super Duty grille where it meets the hood.

Looks far better, IMO. But there's not much they can do with those headlights, which would look better if they were turned 180 degrees.

I happen to like the styling of 1957 and 1967 Ranchero's. Like the new Super Duty, the rest of the bunch look just so-so.
 
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The older Ranchero's were better... but still not my cup of tea. As for the leading chrome edge, that is part of the reason why I went with the smoke bug shield..
 

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