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Howard Yoshimoto's 1953 Ford Pick Up of Maui, Hawaii. Howard was an expert body and fender man, and the pickup was built at Henry's Auto Body in Wailuku in 1953. It started life as a 1953 Ford two-door sedan front half, and a 1952 Ford station wagon back half. The front was grafted onto the rear end, forming a "Ranchero" type pick up, 4 years prior to Ford Motor Company.
Ron Wyman's 1952 Ford Ranchero, of San Diego, California was restyled in 1953. According to Ron, the 1957 Ford Ranchero was designed from his car.
Horace Davi's 1949 Ford Pickup was restyled prior to 1955.
Bill Wentz's 1950 Ford "Ranchero" of Knoxville, Indiana. Bill car-truck was restyled around 1955-1956.
Jack Rushton's 1941 Ford Pickup of Montebello, California as it appeared in 1957.
Wayne Christensen's 1957 Ford Ranchero of Norwalk, California. Wayne purchased the Ranchero in 1957. It was a pristine powder blue, a sight to behold and a canvas ready for the youthful ingenuity of the Christensen brothers. Without missing a beat, Wayne and his older brother Keith immediately lowered it to the ground. It was then adorned with real Appleton spotlights and Oldsmobile fiesta hubcaps that added a touch of elegance. In 2023, Keith told Kustomrama that having the Ranchero lowered "on the ground" was "the most a kid in high school could afford back then." Photo from The Keith Christensen Collection.
Rick Gregg's 1950 Ford Pickup as it appeared in 1959.
George Mitobe's 1957 Ford Ranchero of Artesia, California was restyled by Branson's Custom Shop sometime between 1957 and 1959. Larry Watson of Watson's House of Style applied the scallops and striping.

The Ford Ranchero pickup was introduced in December 1956. According to Ron Wyman of San Diego, California, the 1957 Ford Ranchero was designed from his 1952 Ford custom that he built in 1953.[1]

Ford Ranchero Customs

Barris Kustom's 1957 Ford Ranchero
Bill Moore's 1957 Ford Ranchero
George Mitobe's 1957 Ford Ranchero
Richard Lee Tiago's 1957 Ford Ranchero
Tim Musico's 1957 Ford Ranchero - The Edselero
Wayne Christensen's 1957 Ford Ranchero
Lee Wells' 1958 Ford Ranchero
Terry Browning's 1958 Ford Ranchero - The Ruby Ranch
Brian Everett's 1959 Ford Ranchero
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