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How about an extended-cab '64 Ranchero?

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The friend/boss asked me to go through this CA desert auction list to see if there was anything worth bidding on. Looked through dozens and dozens of cars, and spotted this oddball. If you want to do something different with the Trumpeter '64 Ranchero, you could take a whack at it: 

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So, did you get it?  Looks like a fun little machine to tool around in.  Of course it would need a 289 or 351 under the hood and some wheels/tires.

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Looks as if someone spliced a portion of a Falcon wagon into the center of the bed and cab. The back seat looks as if it came from a Falcon wagon and they used the rear bulkhead of the Ranchero in the bed. 

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On 4/18/2020 at 7:45 AM, TarheelRick said:

So, did you get it?  Looks like a fun little machine to tool around in.  Of course it would need a 289 or 351 under the hood and some wheels/tires.

Auction ends in just under two weeks; I'm looking for cars that are potential flippers or keepers (and in one case, yard art!). There's another two that would make good model projects:

https://bid.bidfastandlast.com/ui/auctions/49067/3457926

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https://bid.bidfastandlast.com/ui/auctions/49067/3443005

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15 hours ago, ChrisBcritter said:

Auction ends in just under two weeks; I'm looking for cars that are potential flippers or keepers (and in one case, yard art!). There's another two that would make good model projects:

https://bid.bidfastandlast.com/ui/auctions/49067/3457926

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https://bid.bidfastandlast.com/ui/auctions/49067/3443005

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I see some real money makers on there if they can be bought for a good price.

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Wow. That auction is amazing. Literally dozens of solid project vehicles there.

If that was local, I'd be signing up to bid.

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What's interesting about the Ranchero is that type of conversion can be found in Argentina.

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Brian, did you notice that the Argentinian Ranchero is actually based on an Aussie Ute?  They had a whole range of cars based on the Aussie Falcons and then continued updating them with contemporary grille styling and interiors for many many years.  If you study your photo you will see it has a four door front door and the reduced overhang of the Aussie ute.  We didn't do the crew cab conversion, however.

Cheers

Alan

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Alan, IIRC the two Falcon ranges were completely separate entities.  

The Argentinian Rancheros weren't introduced until 1973, and had rear end styling that was similar to Ford's truck line of the time.

http://www.todofalcon.com.ar/galranchero.htm

 

Argentinian crewcabs were done by coachbuilders, which were also building nifty crewcabs and utilities based on their half-ton pickups.  These were not seen elsewhere on the globe either.  Argentinian Falcon wagons (known as "Rural") were based on the sedan, and were also completely different from their Australian cousins.

 

Argentinian Falcon home page:  https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=es&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.todofalcon.com.ar%2F

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