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Old 07-08-2012, 07:48 AM
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I usually don't like things like that, but you do have to give the builder credit for completing the project! That was a lot of work. Would like to see it close up & agree about it being too high. I saw a Pinto wagon years ago that was on a Jeep running gear - he had the floor channeled over the frame and the roof was only a couple of inches higher than stock. Nice job, but being a Pinto, the original floor was probably rusted away when he started, making the channeling an easier job. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should!
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:41 AM
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Here's a picture of the tailgate - just click on the link and then on each picture.
http://www.salguod.net/weblog/archiv...ird-ranc.shtml
You could always be lazy and go with a net too.
So what is so hard about the tailgate? (probably a dumb question) but wouldn't you just use the rear half of the Ranchero - the tail gates are attached to the bed, right?
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:03 PM
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Here's a picture of the tailgate - just click on the link and then on each picture.

http://www.salguod.net/weblog/archiv...ird-ranc.shtml

You could always be lazy and go with a net too.
If you look closely, the gate is fabricated from bar stock.

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So what is so hard about the tailgate? (probably a dumb question) but wouldn't you just use the rear half of the Ranchero - the tail gates are attached to the bed, right?
The tailgates were cut from tailgates of the period donor station-wagon. To fashion a proper looking gate on a BIRD would involve sectioning the rear body panel and fabricating an inner frame.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:37 PM
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That link above is my web site, I was just going to post it.

That '58 was placed on a 4WD '77 Chevy Blazer frame with the requisite SBC. Evidently the prior owner used it to haul a trailer full of mowers for his landscaping business.
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