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Projects My 1957 Ford Ranchero Build Topic

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Javier Garcia, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. hotroddonnie
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
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    hotroddonnie
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    Cool! keep up the great work.
     
  2. love 57 ranchero's!
     
  3. Javier Garcia
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
    Posts: 109

    Javier Garcia

    Wanted to thank everyone for the positive comments, I have to keep thanking MCW and the crew over there for the pride they are taking working on it.
    Pass rocker got put on, and the heater is leaving to shave the firewall for a cleaner look (and we don't need a heater in Florida) they found a nice nest there. 20140912_093748.jpg 20140912_143756.jpg 20140912_143747.jpg
     
  4. nonobadog
    Joined: Jan 8, 2012
    Posts: 19

    nonobadog
    Member

    Love the pictures.
    Where did you get your patch panels? Did they fit easily or need a lot of trimming? I have to replace both rockers, front floors and toe boards.
    I am getting ready to start on my chero soon. I finally decided to use an FE block. I have a 73 f350 engine and trans I am going to use. I really like the scoop on the roof. I may copy that. It will compliment the Edsel front end. Texas57 thanks for the heads up on the frame.
     
  5. Javier Garcia
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
    Posts: 109

    Javier Garcia

    The only panels we bought were the rockers, everything else was made in house at MCW customs and their metal fabricators.
    Make sure you post a build up of yours!
     
  6. Javier Garcia
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
    Posts: 109

    Javier Garcia

    Today firewall got shaved today and frame / front suspension got wire wheeled and painted. 20140913_104401.jpeg 20140913_155116.jpg 20140913_155122.jpg 20140913_164411.jpg 20140913_164423.jpeg
     
  7. El Camino Kid
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 187

    El Camino Kid
    Member
    from Calif

    Nice truck! Looks like it coming along nicely. Im looking forward to seeing this come together for ya.
     
  8. ems customer service
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 2,476

    ems customer service
    Member

    all 57/58 ford floor braces are the same 300 or 500 or convert, retrac, ranchero and wagon all use the same 4 rows of braces.

    when in doubt on any thing ems, call us 216-541-4585 ask, be pushy if you need to, customer service will find me to get you a answer
     
  9. John Lafayette
    Joined: Jan 15, 2011
    Posts: 95

    John Lafayette
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    Looks great. Always good to see another 57 Ford!
     
  10. Javier Garcia
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
    Posts: 109

    Javier Garcia

    Engine got painted, HUGE difference so far, now new stuff will be getting put on. 20140915_210707.jpg 20140915_211257.jpg 20140915_230057.jpg
     
  11. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 18,844

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    ever thought about power steering / disc brakes upgrade while you have it all apart?
     
  12. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^im with him
     
  13. Javier Garcia
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
    Posts: 109

    Javier Garcia

    honestly never thought about it, cause the power steering isn't really a big deal o me, and all the brakes are brand new and decided that would be ok till my budget grows a bit.

    here's a little bit more progress on the motor detail 20140916_174541.jpeg
     
  14. Javier Garcia
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    Javier Garcia

  15. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    "power steering not a big deal" - best keep the stock steering wheel. might want to put something over distributor hole so something does not drop in there besides the distributor - same for valve cover holes..
     
  16. Javier Garcia
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
    Posts: 109

    Javier Garcia

    Thanks, we did cover all holes.

    And I'm not leaving the steering wheel it has now but it will have a 1958 Impala steering wheel.
     
  17. nonobadog
    Joined: Jan 8, 2012
    Posts: 19

    nonobadog
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    Thanks I will start a post soon.
     
  18. JimmyChanga
    Joined: Aug 13, 2009
    Posts: 13

    JimmyChanga
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    from Garyville

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1411049234.322095.jpg
    Fatman Fab sells some really nice drop spindles that hold 70'ish camaro rotors. They even have tubular control arms. I have the uppers but not the lowers. Airbags in between. I used a lot of patch panels from Rock Auto and parts sourced of off Ebay. You will find you have to get creative with the metal repairs.


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  19. 69supercj
    Joined: Apr 5, 2010
    Posts: 329

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    Check with Rick at Wirthit designs, he's got some neat stuff for these '57-'59 Fords and several others for that matter.
     
  20. Javier Garcia
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
    Posts: 109

    Javier Garcia

    Dash partly apart getting ready for paint and the new steering wheel. 20140917_164923.jpg 20140917_165857.jpg
     
  21. Javier Garcia
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
    Posts: 109

    Javier Garcia

    Loading it up, and at the body shop for body work and paint. 20140923_183112.jpg 20140923_191008.jpg
     
  22. resto-rodder
    Joined: Mar 20, 2009
    Posts: 50

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    Nice job on the chopped Ranchero. The '58 Impala steering wheel will be just the right touch!
     
  23. spinner
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 224

    spinner
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    are we getting close to an update? looking forward to it.
     
  24. Late to the build but I just read the entire thread,this truck is so cool.

    Looking forward to the updates. HRP
     
  25. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
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    flamingokid
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    Subscribed...very cool.
     
  26. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
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  27. burtonantiqueautoparts
    Joined: Jan 13, 2014
    Posts: 17

    burtonantiqueautoparts
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    One of my dream cars is a 1957 Ranchero.. Jealous :)
     
  28. JohnnyGretsch
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
    Posts: 90

    JohnnyGretsch
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    Wish we'd had these in Australia. Will be following closely! :)
     
  29. VwDrvFnd
    Joined: Oct 19, 2013
    Posts: 3

    VwDrvFnd
    Member
    from Houston

    Very nice Job So far! Looks great!
     
  30. Javier Garcia
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
    Posts: 109

    Javier Garcia

    I apologize for the lack of updates but my inner fenders got stolen by a scrap metal guy and that set back my budget, along with some other expenses. But I'm back on it! Here are some body pictures 20150215_160939.jpg 20150215_160947.jpg 20150215_161406.jpg 20150215_161417.jpg 20150215_161048.jpg
     

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