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    Posted: 31-March-2013 at 1:40AM
Picked up an old razorback style Topper about a year ago. I have been in the process of resto modding for my 73 Ranchero MX. Here is the link to the ranchero site where I have been posting the progress. http://www.ranchero.us/forums/showthread.php?p=231057#post231057 
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Wow, great work. Share some pics when it's all done and on the car.
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LOVE that topper!
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Check out the ranchero link on the top of this thread. I painted the Topper today and all went pretty good... Almost. Lets just say my shop was bugged! (box elder bugs that is) They kept flying into the paint and landing on the topper. Witht e temps here in the 20's at night and 30's daytime I thought we were past having any kind of bug issues. But when i heated up the shop and started spraying they were everywhere (like I was outside). Top still looks good for a first time job I just have a lot of specks were the bugs have landed (looks like dust) Not sure yet if I want to sand and buff or just live with it.  Take care Dan
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wow, i've never seen one like that, cool and stylish! nice work! were the bugs hibernating in the garage? post a pic when you get it all done and on the car.
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Moving along on the topper last night. With the help of my and and a freind I installed the hatch door. Then the door seals where cut and laied in to see how they fit. Hope to get it done this weekend. Will have more photos to share soon.
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Looks beautiful!
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Here are some photos of the final product. The topper will be mounted tomorrow when I can get some extra hands avalible.
 
 
 
 
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That looks awesome! Great work
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Here are some photos of the topper mounted to the ranchero. Will get some nice outdoor shots in a day or two. But for now........
 
 
 
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Wow that is so cool!!!!

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I want one!!!
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wow that looks awesome!! i never cared for the look of a canopy (we call them canopies on the west coast) on a ranchero or el camino, BUT i love yours, nice work. Cool
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That looks great!! By far the best Ranchero topper I have ever seen.
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Thanks Guys! At first I was worried if it would look good enough to put on the car. But you guys have answered that question. Thanks again. Dan
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as promised some outdoor shots!
 
 
 
 
 


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Dang that looks good Dan. Still think it would look better on a purple 71!
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dan, (at the risk of sounding stupid here) did they make a montego in a ranchero style?? or is that something you put together? as i can't say i've ever seen one. still looks cool!
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

dan, (at the risk of sounding stupid here) did they make a montego in a ranchero style?? or is that something you put together? as i can't say i've ever seen one. still looks cool!
First off you are not sounding stupid. I have stumped many with my version of the Ranchero MX. Yes I put this together. I have seen other Montego front clips on a ranchero but none ever made it to the level of completion that mine has. Thanks for the props take care Dan
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Nice!
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