This week we have added to the company fleet of vehicles. We have the newer Smart car in the Mustang Maniac livery of course, but we decided we wanted something a little more “us” if that makes sense. We wanted a car that would allow us to pick up larger parts, put them in the back to bring back to the yard. The Smart car is an ideal run around, but not to good with anything to be picked up over the size of the passenger seat. But our new car had to have character just like the cars we look after. We have been looking around for a while now then this little beauty came up. 1965 Ford Falcon Ranchero, we just had to have it, I do believe we will be using this on a daily basis, the only problem is – who gets to the keys first. The Ford Mustang was heavily based on the Falcon and many parts of the Falcon can be seen on the 1964 1/2 Mustangs. So as I bought the car back to the yard the general consensus was it was a good purchase and instantly adopted as the work shop truck.
Parked out the front of the offices:
A little more detail: (Excuse the health lunch on the seat – it was a long drive!)
Al was the first to jump in and claimed it as his new toy!
We have added the car to “Our Cars” pages with a little history of both the Ford Falcon and Ranchero which can be found here.
The KR Replica has been fired up with the full exhaust fitted. The tips have now been added and finished the back of the car perfectly. The aircon is topped up, the engine is topped up with “Evans” waterless coolant. We are now going to take her to our geometry bay where will align the wheels, tracking camber etc ready for the road test. The interior seats will be with us soon and will be fitted as soon as they get here. The carb needs a final tune and she should be ready for collection. We are looking forward to the road test of the beauty.
We have taken a video of the KR starting up and placed it on YouTube click here or click the logo below to go to our channel.
We should have a few more pictures next week of the ’66 Coupe Strip down.
The WebShop sales has been going well and proving quite popular with a the full list of items we have in stock. It could be possible we might need somebody to look after the online sales for us soon. Thank you all for your support.
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KR start-up on YouTube click on the logo below
Ford Ranchero history click here or go to “Our Cars – 1965 Ford Falcon Ranchero”