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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by selohssa, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. selohssa
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    I dug this out of an old railroad box car this week in edmonton alberta canada. It had been there since 1970. It is a 1957 ford ranchero. It has a small block chevy(rumor is that it is a 301), a three speed stick and a ton of character. I am attempting to get it going right now so i will post updates as soon as i can.

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  2. plodge55aqua
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    Thats Cool.. looks like it paid off well for you..
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    Awesome!! I was hoping you would still post pics after the other thread got deleted. wash it, change the oil & drive it.
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    pontiac valve covers?
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  5. Fat ASS Whitewalls
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    It's in Canada. GM did all kinds of things different there.
  6. selohssa
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    I know. Those valve covers are identical to the chevy but say pontiac. Does anyone out there know anything about this car?
  7. plodge55aqua
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    The seats are out of a 67 Plymouth Satilite, looks to be a early 70s build.. That yard looks familiar..
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    Good find.
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    ah ya, forgot bout that, id like to see more pics of it....
  10. poofus1929
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    Cool. I dig Rancheros.
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    Look's like 1966 Pontiac seats to me...
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    A Hamber in Oz wants those valve covers.....
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    great find:)
  14. Boyd Who
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    Nice score! Amazing what jewels are hidden away. A few blocks from me is a nice '55 Pontiac 2-door sedan running a SBC with a tri-power and 4-speed. It's been parked in the old guys garage for probably 30 years. Not for sale. :(
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    dude..... those valve covers are EXTREMELY rare......great score.....find more history.
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    No, the fake embossed pattern up the center say Mpopar all the way.
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    Did the guy have anything else. Looks like he has a junkyard.
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    I like it !
  19. James Boys
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    Cool find! Can't wait to see more pics
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    Very cool, there used to be a chopped, black '57 Ranch running around the Calgary area 15-20 years ago, your car reminds me of it a little (without the chop, of course). Neat find, I'd run as is with a wash and a mechanical going over.
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    What kinda wheels does it have? Great find
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    looks bitchen, drive the wheels off it.......
  24. plodge55aqua
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    That Chopped Black Ranchero was out of Canmore.. and the owner was a Member of the Wild Rose Car Club.. I believe he still has it..
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    I stand corrected, thanks!:)
  26. haroldd1963
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    Great Find....Keep us posted on your progress!
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    cool find , as you work on it please post more updates ,
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    Well we won't call this one a BARN find. But looks like you been working on the RxR. Love it, Iceman
  29. selohssa
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    Well, I got it running today. At least I got it started today. I have to take in the fuel tank tommorrow. The front wheels are ET and the rear are appliance. I have been told that this may be an old drag tow car from Edmonton. If it is that car, the engine is a 301 stroker (cool). It was originally red and white, then two tone blue, then dark green, then this Dodge "Sassy Grass Green". Like I said, it was put away in 1970 but does anyone out there remember this car?
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    Hey alright man. Cool score!!! Damn I love it reading stories like this. There's still "STUFF" out there. Just have to go looking for it.

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