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fordnmerc
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From: Watkins Glen, NY USA
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posted 06-23-2002 01:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Take a look at eBay # 1836570914

It was Fate! The last 6 digits in the VIN of my 79 Ranchero GT are 157914. All contained within that eBay number, and in sequence!

And when I got the Ranchero early last month, it had the same EXACT mileage of 40220!

With a little attention to the paint, etc, the LTD II will be a very beautiful car.

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David

"Lean on me. I am just another dumb fence post."

1978 LTD II 2 Door
1979 Ranchero GT

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fordnmerc
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posted 06-23-2002 01:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay....20 miles difference in the mileage.

Ain't much!

David

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MLariviere
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posted 06-26-2002 10:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll let you go on this one,David. ;( Those were nice cars,weren't they? And affordable,too.

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Thud
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posted 06-27-2002 06:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My first new car was a '79 LTD II with the "Sport Appearance Package" (midnight blue with a white sort-of Starsky and Hutch stripe). Those cars have a really nice shape to them... good, clean lines.

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Dwayne

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Moneymaker
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posted 06-27-2002 09:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Starsky and Hutch?

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Thud
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posted 06-27-2002 09:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah. It was a three element tape stripe that kind of emulated the S&H stripe. It was white with an orange and red border, a little "II" on the c-pillar, and there was a stripe that outlined the raised center of the hood and front facia. It had a 351M with a C4, a/c, gauges, buckets and the handling suspension. I had dual exhaust added from the cats back (2 cats on this thing).

Like I said, this one wasn't a very good car... but it sure looked good to a 17 year old... and I kind wish I had it back (nostalgia is hell!)

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'94 Lightning #942 of 4007
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Thud
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posted 07-08-2002 03:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is one that looks just like what I had:

http://www.torinocobra.com/images/mike_cunningham8.jpg
http://www.torinocobra.com/images/mike_cunningham9.jpg


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Dwayne

M&M Member #18
'94 Lightning #942 of 4007
'70 Mach1
2 '69 Cyclone Spoiler II's
'65 Galaxie 500 + parts car

[This message has been edited by Thud (edited 07-08-2002).]

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fordnmerc
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posted 07-08-2002 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah! Beautiful car! That is the LTD II Sport model.

Mine is the type with the small opera window and vinyl half roof. But I don't mind. I really like it, anyway.

I just won a Grant GT mahogany steering wheel for it, which closely matches the woodgrain on the dash, on eBay, # 1840473695. With luck, the horn will work when I get it installed!

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David

"Lean on me. I am just another dumb fence post."

1978 LTD II 2 Door
1979 Ranchero GT

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