1966 Ford Ranchero 3rd Generation 66-67

"<yoastmark

1966 Ford Ranchero Began the 3rd Generation of Ranchero

"<yoastmark

We love the 1966 Ford Ranchero! – That’s the 3rd Generation of the Ranchero from Ford! And what better place for a Surf Ranchero than down at that Pier of piers! Chas Sinklier aka VivaChas is a big fan of the beach the sea and sunsets!! – Also likes Pina Coladas – Getting Caught in the Rain – Ranchero Customs – Having half a Brain! – Haaaz! The Ocean Calls to You to Buy this Cool ’66 Ford Ranchero on your choice of product! – Personally – I recommend a nice big print b/c you can see it and be inspired by it every day! – Course wearing it can be fun as well – Up to You – But! – Buy It Now Whilst the Chill is Still on the Champaign!!! Click Here to Shop for this Image on Swag! ~;0) VivaChas Automotive Art and Stories!!!

1966 Ford Ranchero Stats!

Whew! The ThanksGiving Holiday messed up my Schedule! – I’m Behind on VivaChas Publications! – And! – I’m glad of it! – Not much is more precious as a Special Time with a Grand Family Occasion!! – That Said – Let’s spill a ton of stats about this week’s rides! The 1966 Ford Ranchero birthed the 3rd Gen of the feisty little pickup!

1966 Ford Ranchero Mug from VivaChas - Click this pix to shop for lots of stuff with this Ranchero on it!

1966 Ford Ranchero Mug from VivaChas – Click this pix to shop for lots of stuff with this Ranchero on it!

-The 1966 version of Ranchero was a one-year model. Falcon and Fairlane were redeveloped on the same basic platform. It was one that did not include the sedan delivery. 1965 marked the final year of sedan delivery production. Instead, the 1966 Ranchero used Falcon front sheet metal, trim, and interior accents! It used a modified station wagon platform. Engines available were the 170 cu in (2.8 L) I6, 200 cu in (3.3 L) I6. – And! – two- and four-barrel versions of the 289 cu in (4.7 L) V8 made the scene! Transmissions choices ranged from the C4 three-speed automatic to the three-speed column-shifted manual. The 1966 model was marketed simply as the Ford Ranchero. It did not carry Falcon badges. Seat belts were standard on the ride!  Source: Ranchero Wiki

1966 Ford Ranchero Video

Here’s a treat! This video shares visually what we’ve been talking about so far. We all like Viedeos and this one takes us on a tour of this ground-breaking ride! Now Jack the video provider is not a Radio Personality and who is! But! – He shows us some great details on the 1966 Ranchero! – He’s a Great Guy! –  Video Source: Jack R

1967 Ford Ranchero Phone Cases! - Click the pix to shop phone cases and other gifts!

1967 Ford Ranchero Phone Cases! – Click the pix to shop phone cases and other gifts!

And Now the 1967 Ford Ranchero Third Generation

1967 Ford Ranchero at High Tide is a Tribute to the lost surfer! - Click here to shop for this print and stuff with this image on it!

1967 Ford Ranchero at High Tide is a Tribute to the lost surfer! – Click here to shop for this print and stuff with this image on it!

1967 Ford Ranchero Hoodie! And More!! - Click the pix to shop Hoodies and More!

1967 Ford Ranchero Hoodie! And More!! – Click the pix to shop Hoodies and More!

1967 Ford Ranchero at Hight Tide from VivaChas! – This Ranchero is from the last year of the Third Generation that ran from 1966-1967. It’s Generational family predates it major competition the Chevy El Camino. Chas creates automotive art and stories related to his images here at HotRodneyHotRods.com! Your rooms are not complete without a VivaChas Print or two on your walls! Ranchero fans owe it to themselves or loved ones to get a nice print of this classic ride! A T-Shirt or other fun product wouldn’t break the bank and would make a unique gift! – Buy it Now! There’s no time like the present to get a nice present! – Click Here to Shop for Gifts featuring this image! – Haa!  ~;0) VivaChas Automotive Art!!

1967 Ford Ranchero Stats!

We’ve seen the improvements on the 1966 Ford Ranchero. Let’s see what – if any – improvements came along in ’67! – The 1967 Ranchero used the post-’66 Falcon/Fairlane chassis. 67 sported basic 1966 Ranchero body with Fairlane trim! It was Fairlane front sheet metal and interior treatments instead of Falcon. Ford marketed it as the Fairlane Ranchero.

1967 Ford Ranchero Tees! - Click the pix to shop all T-Shirts and more!

1967 Ford Ranchero Tees! – Click the pix to shop all T-Shirts and more!

The 67 Ranchero was well-received and a unique one-year vehicle! The design used clean, straight lines, dual stacked headlamps, and plenty of power. At last the Ranchero entered the muscle car arena in 1967. Engine options started with a 200 cu in (3.3 L) straight-6. And then went up to a 390 cu in (6.4 L) FE-series big-block V8 giving 315 bhp (234.9 kW)! That mill was backed by an optional C6 automatic. The ’67 also had the largest expansion of trim levels since the vehicle’s introduction 10 years prior. Supplementing the base model were the new Ranchero 500, 500/XL, and GT. The GT-A was Ford’s label for ’66 and ’67 automatic transmission-equipped GTs. But! – that they gave to both the Fairlane and Mustang and that did not apply to the Ranchero.

What did apply to all American cars in 1967 was the use of a dual-circuit braking system! Finally a dual-chambered master cylinder increased stopping safety! Increased awareness of passenger safety resulted in such innovations as safety-padded windshield pillars! And an unusual 1967-only safety pad which protruded from the center of the three-spoked steering wheel to a point just beyond the rim. It minimized abdominal injuries in the event of a collision. – Who’da thunk it!!  Source: More Ranchero Wiki

1967 Ford Ranchero Video Overview!

This video shows us a great overview of a really cherry 67 Ranchero! Guy’s got nothing to say – But! – He shows us plenty!! – Have a Go!  ~;0)  Video Source: motoramamovie

So There You Have It!

1966 Ford Ranchero Laptop Zip Case from VivaChas! Click the pix to shop for lots of gifts with this ride on it!

1966 Ford Ranchero Laptop Zip Case from VivaChas! Click the pix to shop for lots of gifts with this ride on it!

Yeah! – There You Have It! The 1967 Ford Ranchero introduces itself to the ranks of the Muscle Car! It’s light body and ample power along with great after-market parts creates in it a Street-Sleeper! That’s a ride that just might fool the competition on some of those inevitable Red-Light-Races! – Now I’ve never actually done street racing. I race at the track! And none of us here condone or recommend excessive acceleration on public streets. – But! – I have heard of such things! – Usually out in Cali! So always drive carefully and with full respect for the laws of the land! ~;0) VivaChas Automotive Art and Stories!!!

Hey! Just One More Thing!

That’s Right! – Just One More Thing b/4 We Go! Having a Cool Ride isn’t about just one particular kind of mode of transportation! It’s more of an attitude thing! That’s why I like RoadKill! – That’s not meat on the road! It’s a great Inter-Web show from Motor Trend Magazine! A couple of the Editors from a couple of the mags run by MT teach all about street rodding and Muscle Cars! Watch this Episode for a Crazed Look from the lads! – Go with it! – I think you’ll be glad you did!!!  Video Source:  Motor Trend Channel

Tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • VivaChas Hot Rod Newsletter

  • Subscribe to the VivaChas Newsletter via Email

    Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. We don't share or sell our subscriber's email addresses ~:0) VivaChas!