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    Posted: 21-September-2020 at 3:44PM
Hi Everyone, 
I'm new to the forum from North Texas (near Wichita Falls). I've been messing with old cars for over 40 years. I've had stuff from 1 liter British sports cars to a one ton truck with a Triton V-10. I learned to drive in a mid 70's Torino Elite and have owned a 64 Galaxy and a couple of Mustangs through the years. I joined this forum because I just picked up a 72 Ranchero. It has survived at least two fires, one internal and one external and it has had a 460 swapped in place of the original 351. 
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Nice. Welcome to the group. 
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Welcome, I love the 72 Gran Torino front end, take some pictures.
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Welcome! Same here, always loved the 72 front
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welcome!!Big smile
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Welcome to the forum! I have upgraded you to a full member so you have full forum access and can post pics. 
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Welcome, lets see some piccies of the RancheroSmile
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welcome mgnostic!
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It took a few tries but there she is in all of her crispy glory. It's gonna need a new windshield but at least none of the body panels gut burned up. The windows were open a couple of inches so the interior took a lot of smoke damage when the garage it was stored in burned. So far I've hosed it off, changed the oil and reconnected the transmission kickdown. 
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Hi,
 
Cool car, doesn't look too bad and looks pretty solid all looks as if all the trim is present. What's it running Cleveland or Windsor ?
 
You going to go original paint or a new colour
 
Keep us up to speed with progress and piccies.
 
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It started life with some flavor of 351 but it currently has a 460. It looks like it had gold paint with the ginger interior but I'm leaning to white with a blue interior. Overall it is pretty complete, just neglected and smoky. The driver side tail light had melted but I've already replaced it.
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Way cool. Have you ever considered putting a cap on the back? 
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A cap wouldn't be out of the question. I'm still sorting through it to see what i have to work with.
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Welcome....there is guy in Kennedale (over by Texas Motor Speedway) that posts parts on Craigslist every now and again. When I needed parts for my wagon he always seemed to have what I needed.

Good luck with your build and who knows I may see ya around at the local car shows. Wink  
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Wagon my Dad bought new from McAnary Ford on June 6, 1973 in Gary,Indiana
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