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05-04-2019 01:10 AM
gregaust
Re: 69 ranchero restoration

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Originally Posted by chunger View Post
I know it's been almost 2 years since this thread was updated, but I would love to see how this truck turned out. Are there more pictures? Would love to see them!
Oh yes absolutely... Great metal work , nice resto
05-02-2019 10:14 PM
chunger
Re: 69 ranchero restoration

I know it's been almost 2 years since this thread was updated, but I would love to see how this truck turned out. Are there more pictures? Would love to see them!
07-25-2017 05:19 PM
SDJIRICEK
Re: 69 ranchero restoration

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Originally Posted by northerndave View Post
insides of quarters blasted and epoxy primed.



I didn't like how the factory bed floor drains dumped water right on top of the rocker, the water would then have to run forward to the front of the rocker and drain inside, or back and drain inside the rocker. Once inside the rocker it would have to find a drain hole and exit the bottom of the rocker.

We thought this would be a nice improvement.







Of course we will trim those hoses off close to flush with the inner rocker plate. But now the water from the bed floor is routed to the ground rather than the inside of the rocker.



Welding replacement quarters on.









Not seeing the pictures anymore. Says to upgrade your photobucket account.

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04-25-2017 06:57 AM
northerndave
Re: 69 ranchero restoration

insides of quarters blasted and epoxy primed.



I didn't like how the factory bed floor drains dumped water right on top of the rocker, the water would then have to run forward to the front of the rocker and drain inside, or back and drain inside the rocker. Once inside the rocker it would have to find a drain hole and exit the bottom of the rocker.

We thought this would be a nice improvement.







Of course we will trim those hoses off close to flush with the inner rocker plate. But now the water from the bed floor is routed to the ground rather than the inside of the rocker.



Welding replacement quarters on.









03-08-2017 02:39 PM
northerndave
Re: 69 ranchero restoration











Donor panels from AZ











Fitting



02-16-2017 05:18 AM
northerndave
Re: 69 ranchero restoration



02-15-2017 05:40 AM
northerndave
Re: 69 ranchero restoration

The ranchero is going on the rotisserie this morning.
01-28-2017 12:56 AM
gregaust
Re: 69 ranchero restoration

Very nice work , thanks for sharing. Look forward to following
01-27-2017 06:02 AM
northerndave
Re: 69 ranchero restoration

Moving on to floor pans.

I'm of the old school of body repair theory "replace only what's needed", so we cut our new panels up and use the chunks we need rather than cutting out good sections of original metal.

My one and only shop employee besides myself, has gotten very good at fitting panels.

This repair area is covered by a chunk of the front pan and a chunk of the rear pan, that's why it's so pieced together. The slits are from the pan manufacturer, reliefs cut prior to stamping. The panels again were by sherman and I have to say I think whey are very good floor repair stampings.



We took the repairs out to the inner rocker, floated seams over floor brace flanges where possible and fit for butt joint on open spans. I like to do it this way, I really don't care for overlaps anywhere in my body repairs.



















the car will go onto a rotisserie next week, then we will roll it outside and blast the belly, coat with black epoxy.

After that we will be waiting for a pair of quarter panels to arrive from Arizona.
01-23-2017 11:13 AM
northerndave
Re: 69 ranchero restoration









There we go, she's as solid as a rock.
01-23-2017 06:00 AM
northerndave
Re: 69 ranchero restoration

Hi Roy, thanks for the compliment.

I actually ordered the T-boxes and a set of floor pans through... (don't laugh now)

Rock auto.

I always check rock auto on all of my projects and compare the price against that of dearborn, macs, classic undustries, NPD etc. I don't always go with the cheapest, I'll pay quite a bit more for a premium quality body panel and I'd buy 2 of them and throw one away before I'd buy a bargain priced option that doesn't fit well.

But in this case I wasn't seeing a bunch of options for 69 fairlane/ranchero T-boxes or floor pans. I know rock auto usually lists sherman parts, In this case I decided to give it a try.

I wish they offered them in halves (not welded) because we had to drill the welds and split the halves to fit them. But it worked out ok. We did tome tweaking on the parts, no more than I would expect though.

We have the passenger side buttoned up now, I'll post pics after a bit. Working on the trans support arm for RH right now.
01-20-2017 10:56 AM
royster
Re: 69 ranchero restoration

Nice work Dave, man, looking at that Ford, pics anyway, you wouldn't think the rust monsters had such a hold on her!
You got boxes from Sherman?
You post an address or contact # for Sherman
Thanks & do keep up posting your progress
Roy
01-19-2017 03:30 PM
northerndave
Re: 69 ranchero restoration

I've located some donor quarter panels for this car, I believe I'm ready to pull the trigger on that purchase. Anybody viewing this that knows of some decent ones please let me know.
01-19-2017 03:26 PM
northerndave
Re: 69 ranchero restoration

Thanks Randy.

Actually the rest of the structure on this car is very good. It's this interface from rockers to front frame rails that has basically rotted away. We had to cut the inner rocker back quite a bit further on the passenger side to get to good metal, the outer is pretty much junk as well.

We ended the day on a good note, the cutting is done and we've began building back outward. Tomorrow we should have the passenger side all repaired.





01-19-2017 02:26 PM
GT350HR
Re: 69 ranchero restoration

Wow Dave!
Why do I get the feeling this is the "tip of the ice berg"? My '67 Ranchero had rust in the front corners of the wheel houses , and the panel above the (stock) single muffler. Since it isn't a load area , I pop riveted patch panels from a wrecked donor Fairlane to fix it and undercoated over the repair. I'm not trying to hid it , just eliminate the swimming pool I get everytime it rains. LOL This was a "how to" feature vehicle in a major magazine and I had no idea it was rusty.
Nice work you're doing on that one.
Randy
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