This 1961 Ford Ranchero was given to my son in Oct 2007. We were sitting at dinner one evening when the mother of a friend of his called and asked if we wanted the car - free to a good home. We pulled up pictures on the Internet and my son fell in love with the "truck". We went to look at it the following morning and it wasn't in too bad of condition. This is based off the Ford Falcon and uses many of the same parts as the Falcon, except in the back end. The vehicle came home Saturday.
Tech Specs As It Sits: 1961 Ford Falcon Ranchero, 144 cu, straight 6cyl, 3 speed "on the tree"
Tech Specs When Completed: 1961 Ford Falcon Ranchero, 200 cu, straight 6cyl, 3 speed, Mustang Yellow, wood bed, 3 "on the tree" manual
Ok, my son was 10 was he was given this vehicle. First we worked on starting and stopping the vehicle, then had to stop work for awhile. We are now just restarting on this project and he is 13. The goal is to get it done around 16 1/2, so we have 3 years roughly to make this driveable. However, we have our work cut out for us - it needs floorboards and LOTS of sheet metal work.
Step 1 - Original Condition
Step 2 - Sheet metal work
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