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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-30-2014, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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For those around Phoenix, I have a new DD

It's a 72 Ranchero.
Red with white stripes(hood is more silver).
351C and a C4.
Bit of a beater, but runs good except when I break it fixing something minor. Paid $3800, have already put about another $1500 or so into it in little things. Water pump, gauges, steering wheel, new ac stuff(not installed until I can get it all), seat belts, misc stuff that I can't remember right now.

Came close to getting a Mustang, but we really needed something with a bed to haul stuff. I couldn't have gotten a 69 for the money I had.

The 72 Ranchero is one of my holy grail cars, so I am pretty happy with it.
I go to the show at Kmart at 67th Ave and Bell on Saturdays sometimes. Problem with that is I work until 6pm in Chandler, so I can't get there until it is shutting down.

Feel free to say hi if you see me.

Russ

RIP Mallory, Abby, and Sadie. We miss you girls.

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Missing a sane owner. I have gotten rid of the 2.3L stuff and will be going 351C. Has gone from being planned as a daily driver to a wild weekend fun car.

72 Ranchero GT w/351Cleveland & automatic. Although this wasn't supposed to be a project car it seems that it has become one. Stupid rusted out California floor pans.

89 Mustang LX Hatchback 2.3L with auto. Supposed to be for my wife, on hold.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-31-2014, 10:00 AM
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I'll try to honk and wave if we pass. (horn may work depending on the angle of the road and the ambient temps )
Nice choice on the ranchero. What better way to have a classic AND a truck?

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Sweet, congrats on the ranchero!

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-31-2017, 11:26 AM
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Congrats.

Can't be too many of those around Phoenix in that color combination. My friend had one for many years and sold it about 10 or 15 years ago. It was a beater then. Black interior? Could be the same car.

Anyway, did you know that 72 was pretty much a "one-off" for body parts? The front clip of a Torino matches but that's about it.
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Thanks.

Not the same car, this one has a red/white interior with black non factory carpet. bought it in Parker, AZ. Was originally a CA car.

Car has been parked for a year. I really miss driving it.
Front suspension was bad, ate a tire. Started working on it, and found out the floor pans are totally rusted. Kind of lost my momentum on it, especially due to some health issues that came up last fall. I have all the new parts for the suspension and steering, if I haven't lost any. Actually have 65-69 Mustang repro floor pans to use, not exact but have seen it done. If I ever get back to it. I'd honestly trade it for a 69 coupe in the same condition but that isn't happening.

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RIP Mallory, Abby, and Sadie. We miss you girls.

74 Pinto Wagon.
Missing a sane owner. I have gotten rid of the 2.3L stuff and will be going 351C. Has gone from being planned as a daily driver to a wild weekend fun car.

72 Ranchero GT w/351Cleveland & automatic. Although this wasn't supposed to be a project car it seems that it has become one. Stupid rusted out California floor pans.

89 Mustang LX Hatchback 2.3L with auto. Supposed to be for my wife, on hold.
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