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by RangerReg
Wed 09 Dec 2015, 13:42
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Help bring the Ranger to the funeral
Replies: 16
Views: 13920

Help bring the Ranger to the funeral

Sad News: My husband, the longtime car enthusiast just passed away yesterday in an accident. Life is upside-down for me at the moment, but I draw comfort from the good memories of my husband working on the latest auto-project. A calming reminder of a time when most problems could be fixed with a soc...
by RangerReg
Wed 09 Dec 2015, 13:39
Forum: Restoration
Topic: 1970s GM Ranger Resto starts!!!
Replies: 258
Views: 27661

Re: 1970s GM Ranger Resto starts!!!

Sad News: My husband, the longtime car enthusiast just passed away yesterday in an accident. Life is upside-down for me at the moment, but I draw comfort from the good memories of my husband working on the latest auto-project. A calming reminder of a time when most problems could be fixed with a soc...
by RangerReg
Mon 07 Dec 2015, 13:25
Forum: Restoration
Topic: 1970s GM Ranger Resto starts!!!
Replies: 258
Views: 27661

Re: 1970s GM Ranger Resto starts!!!

WOW Cool!! 8) 8)
Does that mean I owe you "ROYALTIES" now Oom Johann 8O 8O :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :lol: :lol:
You wouldn't happen to have a copy of that drawing ?? but I guess that was GMs property :cry:
by RangerReg
Mon 07 Dec 2015, 11:00
Forum: Restoration
Topic: 1970s GM Ranger Resto starts!!!
Replies: 258
Views: 27661

Re: 1970s GM Ranger Resto starts!!!

OOps forgot to answer - YES that is the Ranger Springbok logo on the upper middle of back seat. 8) 8)
Looking to have same embossed on two front seats when redone as monies allow.
by RangerReg
Mon 07 Dec 2015, 10:58
Forum: Restoration
Topic: 1970s GM Ranger Resto starts!!!
Replies: 258
Views: 27661

Re: 1970s GM Ranger Resto starts!!!

Mark Ever on the lookout for inexpensive (read CHEAP) materials... I went to Build It Hardware store and picked up waterproof flashing, about R235 +/- for a roll. You can get different widths but I opted for the easier to handle width. I researched online and I think it is basically the same, bitumi...
by RangerReg
Mon 07 Dec 2015, 07:50
Forum: Restoration
Topic: 1970s GM Ranger Resto starts!!!
Replies: 258
Views: 27661

Re: 1970s GM Ranger Resto starts!!!

Couple more pics of progress...
Carpet underlayment.jpg
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by RangerReg
Sun 06 Dec 2015, 16:59
Forum: Restoration
Topic: 1970s GM Ranger Resto starts!!!
Replies: 258
Views: 27661

Re: 1970s GM Ranger Resto starts!!!

Took awhile, but finally saved enough bucks for sound deadner, underlayment and carpet 8O Gave rear seat a GOOD clean and glad to see NO RUST underneath carpets anywhere :mrgreen: Stripped and I will take SEVERAL: measurements before cutting and I will make several small cuts rather than screw it up...
by RangerReg
Thu 26 Nov 2015, 23:04
Forum: Restoration
Topic: 1970s GM Ranger Resto starts!!!
Replies: 258
Views: 27661

Re: 1970s GM Ranger Resto starts!!!

Well no pics yet as it is dark now, but picked up carpet at a wholesale place for @ R750 :lol: Sure beats the R2300 quote I got. 8O Also the 3D moulding of the interior bits and the badges and now I am looking where I can dress up the Ranger a bit...I think I will place a Ranger Badge on the boot li...
by RangerReg
Thu 26 Nov 2015, 22:41
Forum: Restoration
Topic: 1972 Fairmont XY GT Restoration.
Replies: 347
Views: 30973

Re: 1972 Fairmont XY GT Restoration.

I must admit this restoration is one of the best I have seen and coming from California I have seen plenty!! Your attention to detail, quality and originality is with the best and would not at all be out classed in shows like Pebble Beach or in LA or San Diego!
WELL DONE 8) 8)
Reg
by RangerReg
Fri 20 Nov 2015, 12:56
Forum: Restoration
Topic: 1970s GM Ranger Resto starts!!!
Replies: 258
Views: 27661

Re: 1970s GM Ranger Resto starts!!!

STILL no joy on the 5 3/4 sealed beam headlight :x but maybe the Cape Town antiques car show in January may turn up something :!: See events section for details. I did manage to recast the ranger badge so now I have spares...came out pretty good I think 8) 8) Just have to mount locating pins on back...