61 ranchero trim option mysterys.

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61 ranchero trim option mysterys.

Post #1 by Dragonlich1961 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:28 pm

Acording to my vin model i have the standard tirm package (painted trim correct?) yet i have the shiny window and windsheild tirm. and i have a single stip of alluminum trim on the lower half of the indent on the sides. this trim had a rummer strip in it anD was held on with poprivets. i know the bottom peice was not factory. somebody also chromed my bed trim. Again this was either painted or stainless correct?

Can anyone enlighten me to make sure what i have is correct in that i originally had painted and some has swapped it for stainless at one point.

does anyone know of a source for the side deluxe trim. I eventuallly want to do a two tone paint and i think the trim will look nice on it. Yellow w/ white in anyones curious.

how does the window trim come off, it looks like it clips on but mine does not want to budge at all.

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Chris

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Re: 61 ranchero trim option mysterys.

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:28 am

:hmmm: the factory delux side trim is stainless and had no rubber strips in it, also was never put on with pop reverts. But after this many years you can find many that are mixed with factory and aftermarket trims and also different year models too where people used what they could find. Guess it all depends if your trying to go factory stock restoration or custom. Most of the early Rancheros up to 63 even if they were Deluxe trim package witch did have the stainless door trims and the stainless and chrome bed rail trims but usually didn't have any of the side stainless trim like what was on the cars. You will need to hunt for good used trim pieces and decide which year style trim you might want to use in your case the fronts are the same size on all on Falcon cars depending on year you pick and the same on the doors but only on the Tudor (2 door) cars, the rears though will be harder you would need some long ones to fit a Ranchero or on a Sedan Delivery so you need them off a Tudor Station Wagon. Potential years you could use would be 1961 to 1963 and maybe the 64 and 65 if feel like doing a little more work adapting them so find pictures of all them and see if you find what you might like. Good luck in the hunt :nod:
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Re: 61 ranchero trim option mysterys.

Post #3 by Dragonlich1961 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:15 am

Thanks for the reply. Any idea how to remove the ones on the door. Mine simply will not budge. Almost as if they gave been glued on.

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Re: 61 ranchero trim option mysterys.

Post #4 by bubba22349 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:47 am

Those aftermarket strips usally are glued on, there are some adhesive removers made or you can use a heat gun to warm them up to remove them. Also you can carefully scrape them off with a putty knife if your going to repaint it anyway and don't plan reusing the strips. You can get those aftermarket type strips new too they were made in a number of styles. Check at auto body supply companies for them and the adhesive remover or some of the larger auto parts stores also have body and paint supplies too. Good luck :nod:
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Re: 61 ranchero trim option mysterys.

Post #5 by Dragonlich1961 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:30 pm

Im talking about the window trim not coming off. The side trim came off once the rivets were removed. Sorry for any confusion. There appears to be a bit of glue but I'm have no idea on how to remove them. I thought they clipped on.

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Re: 61 ranchero trim option mysterys.

Post #6 by bubba22349 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:55 pm

:hmmm: are you talking about the stainless trim around the door frame around the Windows or around the windshield?
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Re: 61 ranchero trim option mysterys.

Post #7 by Dragonlich1961 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:21 pm

Door frames. sorry about that.

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Re: 61 ranchero trim option mysterys.

Post #8 by bubba22349 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:49 pm

The door ones clip on over the edge of the window frame they can be a real job to remove and not cause damage to them. Good luck :nod:
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I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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