1970 Ranchero Dominican Beach Sunrise is Photographic Art from Chas Sinklier aka VivaChas! The 1970 Ford Ranchero is a versatile pickup truck that’s at home on the Beach as well as the Ranch or Suburban scene. These rides are part of a Series on the Generations of Ranchero hosted here at HotRodneyHotRods.com. The 1970 and 1971 Ranchero is the 5th Generation of the pickup from Ford. It’s a Classic and should be up on your walls if you’re a fan of this unique UTE truck! – Buy it Now so you won’t forget! ~;0) VivaChas Automotive Art!!
1970 Ranchero Dominican Beach Sunrise
Beach memories are Best! Some of the Top-Flight fun The Internationally Recognized Opinionist Herself – Juni and I have enjoyed have been at the Sea Shore! No doubt about it the 1970 Ranchero Dominican Beach Sunrise pix encapsulates some of those occasions! And that’s part of the fun of being an artist! Sharing that persistence of memory with you these adventures we can all share together! It’s almost like Magic! Having this and other images like it up on the walls of the Clubhouse inspires the serve and repeat Specials in Life!! We call it R&R Magic! ~;0)
Ford Ranchero Generation 5 Stats!
A large segment of our readers are into the stats of a particular ride! That’s why we often share stacks of info about drive-trains, options and subtle changes in the generations of these UTEs from Chevy El Camino and Ford Ranchero. We’ve been working on this story some weeks now. I know I’ve learned a bunch about these Pickup Truck Cars in this series! – While Chevrolet’s El Camino used the same body from 1968 to 1972 the 1970 Ranchero had a complete restyle in the 5th Generation! And that gen carried only through 1970 through 1971! Somebody at Ford must have been working around the clock to keep its edge!! Some of the stats are sourced from Ranchero Wiki stuff!
Ford Torino Video Commercials – Heritage for Ranchero!
Just don’t seem to be much in the way of Ranchero Commercials! – But! – Ranchero owes its style and gear to its basis on Ford Torino! Such is the way of the UTE Ranchero! Give it a watch at how things were done in TV advertising in 1970 and ’71! Worth a Watch! ~;0) Video Source: Genius7277
Print Ads of the 1970 and ’71 are Deluxe!
Yonks looking back ol’ VivaChas worked in advertising! Print Ads Ruled the day back then! Magazine Ad perked up interest in the New Models Back-in-the-Day! Have a look at this bewdy of an Ad from ’70 and ’71! Pop Culture is a part of our automotive heritage! The good folks at Old Car Advertising shared this Ad with us! Source: Old Car Ads
More on the ’70 and ’71 Ranchero!
A minor but nevertheless important variation debuted with the 1970 model. Prior to 1970, no Ranchero had any interior badging identifying it as such. With the 1970 model came a “Ranchero” or “Ranchero GT” badge on the glove compartment rather than Fairlane or Torino badging! – And – Both the Torino and Ranchero featured a shallow-pointed grille and front end! And as said by many this Ranchero had more curvaceous lines influenced by coke bottle styling. A fourth trim option was made available in 1970. The Ranchero Squire was an upmarket trim package that featured a wood-grain appliqué similar to that found on the Country Squire station wagon. Like in previous years, all Torino trim and engine options could be ordered, including all-new Ram-Air 429 Cobra Jet or Super Cobra Jet engines! Stat Source: Wiki Ranchero
1971 Ford Ranchero at Three Palms
This image of the 1971 Ford Ranchero at Three Palms is more art from VivaChas! It represents the second year of the 5th Generation of Ranchero. A Day at the Beach is like any other at the sea shore – Fabulous Fun! This and other Automotive Art illustrates articles in the series Generations of Ranchero. It is running concurrently with the series Generations of El Camino here at HotRodneyHotRods.com – The ’71 Ranchero has one basic difference between itself and the ’70 and that is the Grille! – Subtle but significant to the Fans of the Ford UTE or Pickup Truck. – Here’s your chance b/4 the price increase to get a print, T-shirt or product featuring this Classic Ride! Buy it Now! ~;0) VivaChas Automotive Art and Stories!
More on ’70 & ’71 Ranchero!
One feature I liked on the 5th Gen was the new “shaker” hood scoop! The Scoop was mounted to the carburetor and shook with the engine at idle. – So Cool seeing that Hood Scoop jumping around watching your engine at work! – Another great option was an upgraded grille that featured hide-away headlamps! Though on a vintage ride like this Ranchero finding headlamp covers that still worked was a real find! There was an optional hood on Ranchero with an oversized scoop that was standard on Torino GTs. And once again the 1971 is distinguished by a grille divided by a center section. Hence the ’71 Pix above featuring those changes! ~;0)
The first Ford Model T and Model A pickup trucks were created from sedans by placing a truck box behind the body of a car. In 1934, Ford Australia‘s designer Lew Bandt modified a coupe with a smoothly integrated load-bed that could be used like a car to drive to church or to deliver pigs to market. This created the coupe utility that remains a popular body style known as the “UTE” in Australia. In North America, pickup trucks evolved into a heavier duty form with cabs and beds that were quite distinct from passenger automobiles. The Ranchero was the first postwar American vehicle of its type adapted from a popular sedan from the factory. It combined the sleek looks of a sedan with the utility of a light-duty pickup truck. Source: R-Chero Stuff
A Video Treat for 5th Generation Ranchero Fans!
Here’s a 5th Generation 1970 Ranchero walk-around video that shows in detail everything we’ve been talking about today! This Ranchero GT is loaded to the gills with options, bells and whistles on this vintage bewdy! Sit Back and enjoy thirteen minutes of selling a fab ’70 Ranchero! I think you’ll like it! Video Source: Mike Elfstrom
Just One More Thing!
For those who’ve made it this far down the page here’s another great Ranchero Ad from Back-in-the-Day from our friends at Old Car Advertising! This ad inspired both 1970 Ranchero Dominican Beach Sunrise as well as 1971 Ford Ranchero at Three Palms. – And Remember to sign up for the VivaChas Newsletter that comes out about once a week featuring each new post and automotive art! – We don’t share, sell or even rent your eMail address! It’s only for VivaChas Hot Rod Story Fans and Buyers! – You can sign up at the bottom of this page or up top in the side-bar. – Let’s keep in touch! So Subscribe and leave a comment below Now! ~;0) VivaChas!
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