Register now to get rid of these ads!

History Tiago’s Ranchero

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Ryan, Oct 18, 2021.

  1. Evolution of a custom show car, even without the wreck, I bet it there still would have been a wilder 2nd version. Kind of the MO of customs of the late 50's early 60s. Marks 55, Miss Elegance had a couple of facelifts. Madam Fifi, same thing, Ron Dunn's 50 Ford. I could go on.

    Both versions are perfect examples of the era and how rapidly the custom scene changed over a short period of time.
     
    Stogy, catdad49, Tman and 3 others like this.
  2. panhead_pete
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,952

    panhead_pete
    Member

    Version 1 is clean although never been a fan of exhausts running like that on full bodied cars. Kind of detracts for me.
    Version 2 looks like @Plowboy licked the blotting paper and pulled out his torch.
     
    Stogy and Tman like this.
  3. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 6,193

    stanlow69
    Member

  4. spinner
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 234

    spinner
    Member

    Stogy likes this.
  5. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 23,042

    Moriarity
    SUPER MODERATOR
    Staff Member

    Stogy, stanlow69 and lothiandon1940 like this.
  6. If I am not mistaken I saw the ranchero at Half Moon Bay drag strip in 1957. It was light blue, still had the primer on the door, and windshield posts from the top chop. I was just a 16 year old kid, but it left an indelible impression on me.
     
    stanlow69 likes this.
  7. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 10,044

    anthony myrick
    Member

    Wedge cut that thing down the center. Not down the side but the floor and roof
    Keep the width in the back, narrow it so the cowl and nose gets better proportions
    F2B2D9D6-752E-42B2-9B5E-26A8793C232D.jpeg
     
    Stogy and stanlow69 like this.
  8. cabong
    Joined: Nov 29, 2005
    Posts: 577

    cabong
    Member

    Look close at the fuel tank, strapped into what's left of the bed....
     
    Stogy and Sancho like this.
  9. cabong
    Joined: Nov 29, 2005
    Posts: 577

    cabong
    Member

    Always loved that Ranchero, in all forms!! Ya always have to remember that all those critters we deem as "not too cute", we built by someone who thought they were bitch'n.... The Dream Truck comes to mind. That lavender stepside version was always my favorite, and I almost took it back to that point !! R&C Dream Truck Shirt 003.JPG
     
  10. spinner
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 234

    spinner
    Member

    Stogy likes this.
  11. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 23,078

    Stogy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    There is a sweet spot...so many revamps as trends changed...

    Motivated by Custom meets Ratfink...

     
    williebill likes this.
  12. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 23,078

    Stogy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction...maybe an predecessor to this in the late 50s early 60s...dreamworld racing designs...
     
  13. stuart in mn
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 2,115

    stuart in mn
    Member

    The second version was just too much overall, but I have to admit I've always liked this rear view.
     
    Stogy likes this.
  14. Germ
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 1,290

    Germ
    Member

    The Tiago Clone was built by Brad Masterson, Myself, and Mikey Scum!
    Oh, and I went to Jimmy White’s shop during the build and Jimmy rolled the pan for us that we used for the rear of the car!

    I have a bunch of pictures of the build! Masterson and I laid out the chop and we both looked at each other at 3:30 am and said “fuck it” let’s cut it! Neither one of us had much experience at the time with those 1957-1959 curved front glass Fords!

    What’s the worst that could happen right?
    We also “torch welded” the whole chop.

    I think it’s because we were trying to be traditional in the metal work! It was important at that time to try and do a car like Barris and Hines would have done in 59!
    lots of hammer and file work on the sheet metal.

    We also did a bunch of research before we built this car and we uncovered a bunch of documents and photographs related to the car! If I remember right Masterson even got in contact with a Tiago family member who sent us a bunch of unpublished photos or the original build!

    We were all at different places in our lives at this time and the partying and out of control behavior the drugs and drinking eventually ruined us.

    It’s also very difficult to do these builds when as the builder, you want to completely clone the car to its 100 percent original presentation that dates to its original era, but the owner wants to do other things with the car that wouldn’t necessarily be an identical clone.

    All I’m going to say is that the cloned car needed that original exhaust. I think that was one of the most original things about the original car.

    I had a really good time with my best friends when we had that shop in Lynwood!
    Those walls will never talk.

    -germ
     
  15. rpm56
    Joined: Nov 29, 2013
    Posts: 89

    rpm56
    Member

    They seriously fucked up a cool looking Ranchero. Sad deal.
     
  16. Germ
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 1,290

    Germ
    Member

    I don’t even understand why the second one was even built after the original was rear ended!

    But I’m biased because I don’t like 1960’s Kustoms or 1960’s styled Hot Rods or that even that shitty Southern California Surf Beach Music.

    The second version is like looking at a Rob Zombie movie! It sucks!
     
    kidcampbell71 and LOST ANGEL like this.
  17. 1940Willys
    Joined: Feb 3, 2011
    Posts: 603

    1940Willys
    Member

    Whats wrong with Strawberry Alarm Clock?
     
  18. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 10,044

    anthony myrick
    Member

    I like Rob Zimbie’s movies
     
  19. UNSHINED 2
    Joined: Oct 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,120

    UNSHINED 2
    Member

    @Germ so whats the trick to chopping the 57-59 Ford glass?
     
  20. The 59 windshield is a one year only, not the same as 57 and 58.
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.