Wheeler Dealers Series 14

Wheeler Dealers: S14 E6 – Ford Falcon Ranchero

Budget: $6,000
Purchase Price: $4,500
Final Cost: $18,100
Selling Price: $20,000
Profit/Loss: +$1,900

Work Completed: New coilover springs, shock absorbers, upper and lower control arms. Front drum brakes replaced with GM disc brakes. New rear leaf springs with proper shackles. Brightwork restored from matte black to chrome. Full body respray from matte black to period-correct turquoise and cream. Engine rebuilt and repainted from yellow to black; new clutch and flywheel installed. Aftermarket radiator replaced with newer high flow aluminium unit. New wood bed liner. New interior door cards, carpeting, headliner, and vinyl bench seat.

Notes: Equipped with a 289 cu in (4.7 L) Windsor V8 and 4-speed manual transmission. Restored car taken to a ranch to pay tribute to its farming roots. Sold at asking price.

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Peter schofield January 18, 2023 at 10:18 am

I wonder if a before and after photo of each car would show what has been done. Particularly with this car as they repainted and rechromed the trims and bumpers.

WHEN you search the episodes the only photos available are the before … which does the website a serious disservice.

Mark Skwarczynski March 2, 2018 at 7:49 am

Anyone know the details on the disc brake conversion they did? I have a 66 mustang, basically a falcon, and the kits are pretty pricey. The one Ant used looks pretty simple and sounds pretty inexpensive.

Ben Sadleir May 1, 2018 at 11:06 am

Mike , I recorded this episode because I have A 64 sprint ..as far as I can tell they use a aftermarket adaptor that he showed and then used GM Rotors etc. to finnish up with , I agree this is a cheaper way to go but he did not address any master cylinder mods at all , not to mention if you ever need parts all the parts houses don’t have a clue ….What Chevy parts on a Ford ??? wtf I am positive they will spin out . lol
If you find out more info maybe contact me through this site .

TJ February 23, 2018 at 2:03 pm

Where is the showroom where they sold the Ranchero?


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