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04-10-2018 09:36 PM
Terence Rucker
Re: 1963 Ranchero project.

Hi,
I'm new to the board as I just became the owner of a 62 Ranchero that looks almost exactly like yours. (Corinthian White with Beige interior) I love the way the wheels and tires look on your Ranchero. What tires/rims did you go with? What sizes work with the constraints of the Falcon wheel wells?

Right now my Ranchero is running on a 200-6 and a 5 speed Ranger tranny. It runs well but I have a 289 and T5 just itching to be dropped in.

All the best,
Terence
04-10-2017 06:16 PM
hiddenshield
Re: 1963 Ranchero project.

I don't know if I am doing this right or not but, I have a 66 model Ranchero and I am in dire need of the front bed panel you are talking about. Do you have any idea where a person could buy one from? Please call me at (850) 305-6209 if so. I appreciate any help you can give.
05-08-2011 01:16 PM
RetroSpeed
Re: 1963 Ranchero project.

Thanks for sharing the progress pictures on your Ranchero build.

Your finished truck looks terrific, especially with the two-door wagon trim.
02-04-2011 09:08 AM
OrthmannJ
Re: 1963 Ranchero project.

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Originally Posted by IceColdMonster View Post
is ther enof room under the back panel for a spare tire and the tools to change it. I just got a 63 and all the bolts are striped so I need to get an easy out to look in ther
Maybe one of those "space saver" spare tires, but most likely a regular tire/wheel will not fit.

It's quite shallow.
01-23-2011 11:26 AM
FordFool
Re: 1963 Ranchero project.

There may be if you are willing to go thru the back panel of the cab. But no, if you want to remove the cover in the bed and install the spare there. These Rancheros have the floor pan of a wagon, so the area behind the cab is the rear seat area of a wagon. If you can visualize that.

Hope that helps
12-28-2010 05:13 PM
IceColdMonster
Re: 1963 Ranchero project.

is ther enof room under the back panel for a spare tire and the tools to change it. I just got a 63 and all the bolts are striped so I need to get an easy out to look in ther
09-02-2010 01:11 PM
OrthmannJ
Re: 1963 Ranchero project.

When we ordered the interior parts they all arrived in two boxes from Dearborn Classics.
I took the boxes with ne to the interior guys house and they turned up missing. Guy was having a yard sale, only thing we can think of is they made someones day.

So he was cool about it and said he'd pay for the parts (poor feller, bout $300 bucks worth of stuff)

So we reorder it.

Have had a hell of a time getting the stuff shipped. It's only one day out from there to here. Been waiting 3-4 weeks on some stuff.

Annoying.

Anyway, last bits are supposed to be here tomorrow.
08-20-2010 10:25 AM
OrthmannJ
Re: 1963 Ranchero project.

Quote:
Originally Posted by finkster View Post
I noticed you gauge facia is looking a bit funky. Th earlier versions are much cleaner looking. Check out a '62 gauge cluster. Much cleaner and 10 minute swap.
I'll check my barn this weekend to see what I got anf if I have one, I'll send it up to you gratis. That means free!
Wow, that'd be awesome!
Thanks.
08-20-2010 09:52 AM
finkster
Re: 1963 Ranchero project.

I noticed you gauge facia is looking a bit funky. Th earlier versions are much cleaner looking. Check out a '62 gauge cluster. Much cleaner and 10 minute swap.
I'll check my barn this weekend to see what I got anf if I have one, I'll send it up to you gratis. That means free!
08-19-2010 12:38 PM
61Sunliner
Re: 1963 Ranchero project.

Very nice! You've turned that Ranchero around pretty quick. Makes me want to get mine back on the ground.
Mike
08-19-2010 10:21 AM
OrthmannJ
Re: 1963 Ranchero project.

Installed the wood grain steering wheel Yesterday.
Took some creativity, but I got the original Falcon horn button on there.
[SIZE=3] [/SIZE]
08-18-2010 08:37 AM
OrthmannJ
Re: 1963 Ranchero project.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Butch Evans View Post
Orthmann,
The Rancheto is looking great. Still would like to know the b/s on your wheels and tire size.

Thanks:
Butch Evans
Thomasville NC
Thanks Butch.

The tire size is P205/60R15.
08-18-2010 08:32 AM
OrthmannJ
Re: 1963 Ranchero project.

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Originally Posted by Ranchero65 View Post
Nice Job Orthmann , ALso what Butch is asking in case you don't know is What is the BS= Back Space of the wheel is. They do look good !
Thanks man, It's been a ton of fun. Now I get to enjoy driving it.
Put the wood grain steering wheel on last night. Would have sworn the tires were perfectly straight. Of course they weren’t. Got to "adjust" it today.

Yeah, I figered out after a bit that he was asking what the Back-spacing is. Honestly, I'm not sure.
08-17-2010 05:42 PM
Ranchero65
Re: 1963 Ranchero project.

Nice Job Orthmann , ALso what Butch is asking in case you don't know is What is the BS= Back Space of the wheel is. They do look good !
08-17-2010 05:26 PM
Butch Evans
Re: 1963 Ranchero project.

Orthmann,
The Rancheto is looking great. Still would like to know the b/s on your wheels and tire size.

Thanks:
Butch Evans
Thomasville NC
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