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55 Dodge 'Ranchero/El Camino" $5250
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drosera88
Posted 2018-12-25 5:27 AM (#575784)
Subject: 55 Dodge 'Ranchero/El Camino" $5250



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Looks like they dropped a truck bed straight into a wagon or sedan. Has disc brakes and a continental kit. Willing to trade for a nice boat. Looks pretty backwoods.


https://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/cto/d/welcome-1955-dodge-ranchero/6775558393.html

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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2018-12-25 12:40 PM (#575796 - in reply to #575784)
Subject: RE: 55 Dodge 'Ranchero/El Camino" $5250



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The pickup bed insertion is exactly how the factory built finned Dodge
and Fargo trucks were built. I had seen a LOT of GM Cameo pickups before
I set eyes on a Mopar. It was so crudely built, I thought for sure it was
"backwoods" built ! Turned out, that is just how Mopar built them !
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drosera88
Posted 2018-12-26 2:36 AM (#575820 - in reply to #575796)
Subject: RE: 55 Dodge 'Ranchero/El Camino" $5250



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Doctor DeSoto - 2018-12-25 11:40 AM The pickup bed insertion is exactly how the factory built finned Dodge and Fargo trucks were built. I had seen a LOT of GM Cameo pickups before I set eyes on a Mopar. It was so crudely built, I thought for sure it was "backwoods" built ! Turned out, that is just how Mopar built them ! :laugh: :laugh:

I was thinking the same thing! The Sweptside being a standard truck bed cut to fit in between the fins of a wagon. 

Makes me wonder why they didn't just adapt the Aussie utes into an American version for a more polished look. They got some pretty sweet looking car-trucks over there that we never got. 

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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2018-12-26 10:26 AM (#575833 - in reply to #575820)
Subject: RE: 55 Dodge 'Ranchero/El Camino" $5250



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The real utes from Oz didn't look quite so low and "swept" as that
photoshop rework makes that one look, but your point is valid. A full
size U.S. market Forward Look car, built with an Aussie-cued ute roof
and bed would be a massive improvement over what really happened.
While we're at it, give the 57-59 wagons the 1960 NY'er treatment for
some really good looking wagons !
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drosera88
Posted 2018-12-26 11:00 PM (#575862 - in reply to #575833)
Subject: RE: 55 Dodge 'Ranchero/El Camino" $5250



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Doctor DeSoto - 2018-12-26 9:26 AM A full size U.S. market Forward Look car, built with an Aussie-cued ute roof and bed would be a massive improvement over what really happened. While we're at it, give the 57-59 wagons the 1960 NY'er treatment for some really good looking wagons !

Most definitely. I agree on the wagons too, the 60-61 wagons are an absolutely stunning design. It's kind of dissapointing that we never got a 57-58 hardtop wagon. Plus they cut the fins down on the 57-58 wagon some reason, and we never got wagons with full size fins until 60. If I ever get good at welding I'll probably make my own 57-58 hartop wagon with full fins, probably a Desoto. 



Edited by drosera88 2018-12-26 11:01 PM
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