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1958 Ford Unknown Custom-made tow truck

1958 Ford Unknown in The Sweeney, TV Series, 1975-1978 IMDB Ep. 3.02

Class: Cars, Pick-up — Model origin: US

1958 Ford Unknown Custom-made tow truck

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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stronghold EN

2007-01-24 10:15

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It has towing equipment ..but I wouldn't call it a tow-truck!?

bent8rover UK

2007-01-24 11:49

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Ford Ranchero 1958
...but the tail isn't right. Could this be a cut-down panel van?

antp BE

2007-01-24 12:00

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stronghold wrote
It has towing equipment ..but I wouldn't call it a tow-truck!?

tow truck was for the heavy tow trucks (like the one in Terminator 2). Light trucks like this one fall in the chassis-cab or pickup category.

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zorglub CH

2007-01-24 13:02

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1958 Ford Custom or Fairlane. Initially, a four door sedan. During the seventies, it was common to "convert" american cars in towing machines or whatever. I'm living in Geneva Switzerlanz and I remember well some of them. One of those was also a red '58 Ford Fairlane (not this one) that was in service for one of our local Junkyard... The best or the worst was a Facel Vega Excellence in usage by a Body Shop !!!

Ddey65 US

2007-01-24 13:57

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I've heard of cases where people took Rancheroes and El Caminoes and converted them into tow trucks. And I'm talking about in the USA.

This is a 1958 Ford Ranchero, BTW.





-- Last edit: 2007-01-24 22:24:50

bent8rover UK

2007-01-24 23:44

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zorglub wrote 1958 Ford Custom or Fairlane. Initially, a four door sedan

Ddey65 wrote II'm talking about in the USA. This is a 1958 Ford Ranchero


As this was imported (well, ok, registered) in the UK 1967, it's unlikely to have been converted earlier and shipped, most likely done here? A 'factory' Ranchero should have be sculpted towards the light fitting, this does not have this: www.carnut.com/cgi-bin/03/_image.pl?/show/03/fame/fame119.jpg. So where has the back come from?

I think it would be safe labelling this one '1958 Ford', for now?

stronghold EN

2007-02-22 12:21

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partially seen in eps 3.07*
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Cycolac Fan EN

2008-05-12 01:14

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I agree with zorglub. Looking at the length of the doors this was definitely a four door originally and NOT a Ranchero, Rancheros had longer doors like a two door coupe. So this was a 1958 Ford sedan or station wagon.

The rear bodywork has obviously either come from a later vehicle, possibly a European van (Bedford CF??) or been scratchbuilt.

Cycolac Fan EN

2008-07-12 12:13

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I've just seen this episode entitled 'IN From The Cold' Season 3, ep 2, and this is 1958 Ford is definitely NOT a Ranchero. It started life as a four door saloon or station wagon. The rear bodywork is NOT from a Ford and it appears to have Austin tailights.

dsl SX

2012-11-23 05:39

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Link to "www.flickr.com" .

jpts AU

2015-07-13 12:24

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Nothing on the DVLA Database for the vehicle with the registration; RGJ 59E.

rjluna2 US

2015-07-13 13:25

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Did Australia ever made these 1958 Ford Utility? :think:

atom SE

2015-07-13 13:32

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The Australian 1958 Ford still had the 1955-1956 US Ford body. Australian utes had a rear side window like a normal passenger car.

Link to "oldcarbrochures.org"

rjluna2 US

2015-07-13 13:39

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D'oh! [Image: duh.gif]

Kindstone US

2016-01-02 21:03

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It looks like a custom build to me

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