VIDEO 1965 Ranchero Rust Free Daily Driver So Cal NHRA Pit Truck

Price: US $8,200.00 Item location: Pendleton, Oregon, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Falcon
  • SubModel: Ranchero
  • Type: Standard Cab Pickup
  • Trim: Ranchero
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 117,375
  • VIN: 5h27u244776
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 200
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Cruise Control
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1965 Ford Falcon Ranchero

My father purchased this in late 1978 from our neighbor.It was in nice shape and just required a few basicadditions.We did a entire color change and jambs. This was my first restoration at 16 years old.The plan was made that Dad would use it for a park and ride vehicle until he retired from the LAFD.He finished using it 1997 and passed it on to Me.Had big plans to do a performance upgrade and soon realized that it would be best to leave it as is.Money,time and shop space....never enough of each.

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Restoration and additions
Upgraded the drive line from a 71 Comet doner.This was my grandmother's last vehicle.Super low miles and no modifications where required for the newer running gear.It is now equipt with a 200 ci 6 cyl 3 spd trans (syncro 1st gear) and matching rear end assembly .All original engine trim and hardware was reused for the upgrade.Refreshed the body, bed and engine bay.Painted entire body and bed FordWimbledonWhite.Removed all cad plated hardware and had it plated.Reupholstered door panels and bench seat and re chromed the front bumper.Installed stock radio and heater box.Completed by mid 1980.
Found my Father's Street Roadster in a barn in Bellingha, WA.Purchased the roadster and returned the car to my Father.The Ranchero was relegated as a shop truck and event push truck.
New pressure plate, clutch and throw out bearing.Trim work was removed and polished.New carpet kit and shift collar.Added cruise control and fresh brakes.

Newparts included with sale - supplied by Dennis Carpenter
Rear window rubber - in sealed bagDoor seal kit - in sealed bagWind wing vertical rubbers - in sealed bagDoor handle set - boxShift collar and pin - boxCowl to hood weather strip- complete with clips1965 manual 'Red Book" - in bag1965 wiring guide - in bag
used parts
Heater/ Def control set with cables - great shape2 brake lens with clear back up lens- no cracks3 brake lens trim piece - chrome spiders - great shape