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Projects My 1957 Ford Ranchero Build Topic

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

  1. Javier Garcia
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
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    Javier Garcia

    Hopefully will start seeing primer this coming week!
     
  2. Javier Garcia
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
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    Javier Garcia

  3. Javier Garcia
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
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    Javier Garcia

    After a loooong road trip, a blown out tire on the trailor, and a lot of laughs. We found a 57 wagon for the parts I need!

    Special thanks to Noel for all his help and willingness to pick up the trailor and haul with his truck! 20150221_194132.jpg 20150221_194147.jpg
     
  4. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 4,823

    OahuEli
    Member
    from Hawaii

    Just found your thread and it looks like you're off to a good start. Whats gonna happen to the wagon?
    I've wanted a '57 Ranchero for decades, almost had one a few years ago, with similar floor and rocker issues but otherwise solid body. It even had a late '60s 390 stuffed in it. Unfortunately there were issues with the title and VIN #s not matching. I'll be following your progress from here on out.
     
  5. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 2,699

    woodbutcher
    Member

    :D Hi Javier.Nice build.Just my opinion:rolleyes:,but I think that you should have kept the heater.How do I know?I was born and raised in Fl.10-45 to 10-85.It is a bitch to get the slop and slime off the inside of the windshield during rainy and cool to cold weather.
    Lived in Vero Beach and saw more cold and freezing weather than I would have liked to over the 40 years.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  6. Sucks your inner fenders were stolen for what? 15 cents a lb. The car is coming along nicely. Keep us updated and visit www.57fordsforever.com sometime. My tag there is my name Rich Muise...here I don't want anybody to know who I am, LOL.
     
  7. Javier Garcia
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
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    Javier Garcia

    Unfortunately the wagon is very rusty, so after it gets the parts I need taken off, and some spare parts that I will just keep, it will most likely get sent to the junk yard.

    I would've liked for it to be a little more solid and put it to the side for a few but it's not worth it.
     
  8. Javier Garcia
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
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    Javier Garcia

    Thanks!
    We wanted a clean engine compartment, and we might be adding vintage air system. But we will see.
     
  9. Javier Garcia
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    Javier Garcia

    I couldn't believe something he might have gotten maybe 20 bucks cost me a lot of headaches and delays!
    But that's the way things go sometimes, but I'm not quitting on this one!
     
  10. Javier Garcia
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
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    Javier Garcia

    Here's some pics of when I went today to the bodyshop, and tomorrow we are picking out the color!:D

    Body guy said some more blocking and then some high build primer, block and paint! 20150222_114515.jpg 20150222_114633.jpg
     
  11. hotroddonnie
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 244

    hotroddonnie
    Member

    Nice job! Can't wait to see color.
     
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  12. Javier...make sure you get new cowl drains put on before you assemble the front fenders...very important unless you want to replace your floorboards again in a few years! Hey Donnie..I'm with you...anxious to see the color. You don't suppose that matte pink on the back was a trial do you?. lol
    Root beer would be great on that car.
     
  13. dos zetas
    Joined: May 10, 2009
    Posts: 175

    dos zetas
    Member

    You did good to pick one with so little rust. Those 57s and 58s were pretty bad for rust...
    I always liked 57s, now that I've seen your chopped chero, I like them even more.
    Keep us updated, please.
     
  14. Javier Garcia
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
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    Javier Garcia

    haven't gotten around to order them, but i will!
    Will post pictures of color later today,if we decide.
     
  15. AndrewnTX
    Joined: Sep 13, 2009
    Posts: 182

    AndrewnTX
    Member
    from Plano, TX

    Very cool project!!
     
  16. Javier Garcia
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
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    Javier Garcia

    Colors have been picked, hopefully color will be going on soon
     
  17. Ford blue blood
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
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    Ford blue blood
    Member

    So...you going to tell us or do we have to wait????????????
     
  18. Javier Garcia
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
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    Javier Garcia

    I havent decided, if maybe i should wait til the car, or atleast some parts are already painted.o_O
     
  19. Javier Garcia
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    Javier Garcia

    Thanks, at first i wasn't sure i got the right car, but after seeing more project 57's i thought i got a pretty decent deal.
    My plans are just to have a simple vintage style custom, to cruise and enjoy.
     
  20. any thoughts on the tail lights ? I love the roof vents a friend used a 56 buick bumper on his and it look at home
     
  21. Javier Garcia
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
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    Javier Garcia

    We have not decided on the tail lights, we may do original lights as I don't want the Cadillac lights. But we may figure a way to modify the stock ones a little bit.
     
  22. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,442

    Gotgas
    Member
    from DFW USA

    Done to death... but by far my favorite near-bolt in tail light mod... Edsel Bermuda tail lights in '57 Fords.

    I found a Bermuda wagon on a side street about two years ago. It was a little rough, and judging by the weeds grown around it, hadn't moved in years. But it still had those tail lights! I thought about it for two days, then drove back over to look at it - and it was gone.

    [​IMG]
     
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  23. Make something like the old sattleights or do a A bros style light
     
  24. Really good job, enjoying this thread, you are doing this right.
     
  25. KustomCandy
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 37

    KustomCandy
    Member
    from Australia

    Nice Ute :D

    I think I have you on my FB page mate? You post a bit of Bobber sicyle stuff? Thought you were a Stripper or Painter.. (Which the latter you are/where)

    Watching to see how she pans out for you.

    Dan
     
  26. Javier Garcia
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
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    Javier Garcia

    Thanks for compliments.
    No FB page, but maybe the guys working on the car have one and that's what you see.
     
  27. Javier Garcia
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
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    Javier Garcia

    Thanks!
    I went through your truck page, and I really love it!
     
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  28. Javier Garcia
    Joined: Aug 31, 2014
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    Javier Garcia

    Went to a show yesterday, took the cars out to get inspired for the Ranchero.
    Brought my 33 Ford Vicky (not hamb style), and my original 62 Galaxie 500.

    Went to the body shop today and owner said Wednesday they will be doing bodywork inside the bed.

    Will post more pics soon!
     
  29. oldwood
    Joined: Mar 13, 2010
    Posts: 856

    oldwood
    Member
    from arkansas

    If ya wanted to go the WOODIE route here is one I saved the wood from. Your project is looking good!!!
     

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