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    Posted: 23-December-2020 at 9:53AM
Good day!

I am a new member and am excited to join the forum! I am the proud owner of a 74 Gran Torino 2-door which I am restoring with my son. I'm currently trying to source a roof skin and a set of doors in good condition since the originals would require a substantial amount of sheet metal work to restore.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

The only doors I found so far are from a Ranchero of the same year on car-part.com.  If anyone can confirm interchangeability that would be great too!

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i have that stuff but i'm in washington state, and shipping large items has been near impossible  latelyCry
 but yes 72-76 ranchero doors will fit , just swap the glass as they use different glass!

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Welcome to the forum.  You've been upgraded to a new member so you have full forum access.  As John stated the doors are interchangeable with a Ranchero, but the glass is different.
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Thanks much for the welcome and the feedback! I can look into shipping options if you can provide a few details and pics of the doors and a roof skin if you have that too. Thanks again. 




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Thank you and glad to be upgraded!  Great to be here!!

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72-76 torino bolt on fit 
 72-76 ranchero doors the same you need your glass.

watch out for power windows vs manual the glass is different at the bottom to make clearance for the power window motor. you can get away with using a power window glass in a manual door but not the other way around! Hope this helps. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72 RS 351 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-January-2021 at 2:41PM
Originally posted by Dan the ranchero man Dan the ranchero man wrote:

72-76 torino bolt on fit 
 72-76 ranchero doors the same you need your glass.

watch out for power windows vs manual the glass is different at the bottom to make clearance for the power window motor. you can get away with using a power window glass in a manual door but not the other way around! Hope this helps. 


Okay, really, the manual glass cannot be used with power window actuators etc? i have two pairs of glass, I guess I will need another most likely.Ouch
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i've never checked but sal and carl both reversed the actuators and said the regular glass will clear....
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

i've never checked but sal and carl both reversed the actuators and said the regular glass will clear....


Do you mean the window regulators? I found a pair of NOS regulators many years ago, and the rebuilt Ford window motors used to be easy to get, and about $35 each back then.
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yeah from what i understood they swapped regulators side for side and the glass just clears the motors??? idk if they had to mount them upside down or what idk???
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74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
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Thanks, that is interesting. I'll want to look into that earlier on, in case I need to hunt other window glass. I bought spares 25+ years ago from a later Ranchero, two with no scratches in them.
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Have you found doors and a roof ? I may be able to help you . Are you looking for sport roof or formal . i live in Rochester area , only about a hour away . No shipping needed.
Jerry VerSchneider
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