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Ford Durango

Post #1 by chad » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:41 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Durango

may B sompin for the '4eyed pride" guys?
a National Coach conversion, glass equiped p/u bed-ed Fairmont (fox body?), to f/u when the Ranchero wuz discontinued using the 'mid-leveled" 200 i6 & auto transmis.
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Post back comments (X ?) as I'd like to hear more re: this v e r y low production vehicle.
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Re: Ford Durango

Post #2 by xctasy » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:20 am

I think it was a shame it wasn't a front line car, but ya know, as my US buddy from Chicago restaurateur mate Mark, get a real truck, not this Kiwi Ute sheet...

He laughes because he knows that if you had to feed out cattle, it would get stuck, and if you loaded it with firewood, it'd snap, and the doors wouldn't open...


Seperate chassis required, like the Starsky and Hutch Tornion based Ranchero,
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load the crap outa it, and beat on its its 2-bbl 351 or 400, it would just beg for more...

Or more vaquero, cowbouy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A87rNheEoQ0

From 1960 to 1971, they used to coup up the poor driver in a tiny space with short sedan doors.

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They 4x4'd it along the way, with a cow catcher, of course...would be rude not to...eh?

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The Aussies then for 5 years did things the US way, thats what an XA,XB and XC Utility Falcon pickup is. An accomodation is King Pickup. American have always done that, except for the 1972-1982 Ford Courier,

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Like George Apples red station wagon, with coupe doors but the wagon wheelbase...

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I had the hots for "Apples Ways" Patrica Apple (Kirsty McNichol) from Season two, but I was only five, sue me...she didn't get my fan mail, and I blame my mother...

Long,Ranchero style Mustang coupe doors, low hardtop windscreen, and s-p-a-c-e to for a Cheese munchin Idahoan to sing Alouette, gentille alouette while pluckin a chiken. Yeah!.

In 1979, the Aussies went backwards from the look after the cabin space area of the Two Door 75-80 Granada style of pickup.

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Not a two door long door car with an extra 12" in the portes, just a stupid short door box.

So your Ford Durango lookes good to me. But I could snap its back in a two hours with one load of wood and a few antipodean bumps in the road to the chicken farm.G""d knows I've done that to my trailers a few times.

That's why ya'll have F150's, 250'S and 350's like Lazy JW's White OX....and long cabins so you can lay your firearms down safely without bumpin 'em...
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FAZER 6V0 3x2-BBL Holley 188 HP 3.3L/200 I-6 or 235 HP 4.1L/250 I-6
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Re: Ford Durango

Post #3 by chad » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:09 am

All lo0ok so similar 2 our own, cept that 3rd one & last one.
Right now that 1st one (here a '60 - '65 ranchero) is goin 4 $1500 or so.
(as U may know it had bout 3 6 cyl and 2 bent8 optioned motors).
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Re: Ford Durango

Post #4 by xctasy » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:41 am

The US Durango would have ended up taking another path to survive Aussie roads. Those guys tow withthere unibodies, and there roads were worse than an East African Safari trail, with tousands of miles of bulldust, gibbers, and washouts of 2 feet that they used to hit at 60 mph.

The Fox chassis is competant, and strong, but as it was in 1978, it woudl have suffered the same fate as the 1960 Falcon, 1971 Cortina and fallen appart on the highway like happened often on those old stock US and Ford of Europe engineered cars. The term Found Off Road Dead applied to the XK Falcon and TC Cortina, cars not desiged to be put in a rack and elogated as our tow hitched equiped station wagon version did in service.Literally, a weekend of trailer use would riun one of those cars, so the axles, suspesnions, ball joints, gearboes and engins were up sized and fast.


The Aussie version of the XK2000 prgram had a wheelbase which was was 0.4" shorter at 109.5 " veres the US 109.9, but thats because of the differences in ride hight due to the castor and kingpin angle of the coil over A arm suspension. Do you know that ride hehgt changes wheelbase on an IFS vehicle? Axles were US style for the 6.75 and 7.25, then went to another loacally made Bor Warner 75, 78, or importe 8 or 9" with various early crown wheels of 7-3/4" or 8-3/4".

All the Aussie stuff had shared only one kind of car floorplan platform and 181 inch length. No change untill the XM hardtops, then they got the bigger trans tunnel and firewall like the US 62.5 revision.

The rear aproach and departure on the US pickup and US station wagon would get ripped out when over loaded during Ford Australias simulated out back testing. After deciding on one standard floorplan, the breakover angle was better, the car sat higher, and there were no two doors until the 1963 XM Hartops, so no Ranchero/Sedan Delivery like doors.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=69983


64 200 Ranchero Josh's former 64 and now 61 Chero is my favoute ever round body, both info on his two old Pickups are here.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=73503


A young Jack Telanac and newbies like Jac Nasser redid the US 1966 Falcon and Fairlane to emerge as the 1966 and 1967 models, totally different to the US ones behind the B pillar, with a fuel tank and tire postion change, and the rear swage line and appointments varied despite the same grilles and hupcaps on some versions.

Even though they like like twins or cousins, the XR Falcon and 1967-1972 Ford Fairlane 1st generation (ZA-ZB-ZC-ZD-series) had the marks of the cost cutting razor slash of Canadian boss Bill Bourke running through them. Its that ethos that makes Aussie stuff so much fun to compare with a huge yearly budget changes for all US Falcons, Cheros and Fairlanes. For AUssie stuff, the advances were in making 144/170 and 200's into seven bearing 188, 221 and 250 cubic inch engines with bigger bellhousings and 9.25" clutches and everything undeneath was alitttle different.

http://www.automobile-catalog.com/make/ ... /1967.html



As I've stated, the Aussies in 1975, rejected the Fox plateform, because our single Falcon base serviced three wheelbases, eight body types, and the whole Fox project by 1978 was missing the 108.4 inch wheel base wide body S cars, so Ford Australia would have had to develop a long wheel base station wagon, utliity from that Fox base.
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XEC Ltd ICBE's Inter Continental Ballistic Engines-
FAZER 6Bi (M112 & EEC5) or FAZER 6Ti (GT3582 & EEC5) 425 HP 4.1L/250 I-6
FAZER 6V0 3x2-BBL Holley 188 HP 3.3L/200 I-6 or 235 HP 4.1L/250 I-6
X-Flow Engine Components Ltd http://www.xecltd.info/?rd=10

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