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    Posted: 14-June-2017 at 7:43AM
A little cool trivia about the Ranchero and Wagons. 1972 and most of '73 versions of the taillights had a red painted inset on the taillight bezels. I remember my Mom's wagon having the red many years ago, but almost all have faded now or been painted black. Both of my '72 wagons have small amounts of the red left, if you look carefully. After '73, Ford painted them black.

Here is an NOS unit I picked up about 8 months ago in a shed of parts I bought. Still with the box and unopened packet of mounting screws.



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The guy had a dent and rust-free '72 GTS hood in original paint, several intakes, fender corners, grills, nose moldings, wheels and tires, and all kinds of neat and unusual items. He stored them for decades, never telling anyone he had them except 1 person. I stumbled onto it by complete accident.
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Joe,
 Are you looking to sell it?
www.supermotors.net/22468
Yeah, It's a Hybrid...It burns gas and tires.

No matter how good she looks, somebody, somewhere, is tired of her sh*t.

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That's neat. I just looked at my Ranchero....I'm guessing my red has faded because it's just dull silver there, even though the black outer painted trim is still very much there.
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Todd, if you are interested, make me an offer.

Sal, look up under the inset area on your bezel where the sun and rain don't get to it as easily. There may be a small amount of the red left there.
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Nice find!

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Joe,
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