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Old 01-21-2021, 04:20 AM   #1
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Default Help! 1959 Ranchero GVWR

Help! 1959 Ford Ranchero GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating)
Does anyone know the 59 Ranchero GVWR?
Or do you know books that has GVWR?
I look forward to hearing from those who are familiar with them.
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:42 AM   #2
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Default Re: Help! 1959 Ranchero GVWR

I'm wondering if you'd like to know just for personal reasons, or do you need to provide an 'official' weight rating number for Title & Registration fee / taxation purposes?

Given a choice between slightly different numbers from multiple sources, a lower GVRW should (obviously) result in lower fees you need to pay.

Here is a google search link on the words "1959 Ranchero GVRW", hopefully it works for you.
https://www.google.com/search?q=1959...obile&ie=UTF-8

I glanced thru the first several websites and found the weight of the vehicle listed but did not notice a number for the vehicle plus payload, GVRW.

Perhaps another member on this forum has the information you need and can be more helpful.
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Old 01-21-2021, 07:46 AM   #3
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Default Re: Help! 1959 Ranchero GVWR

I need gvwr in Japan to register my 59Ranchero.
I couldn't find it on the internet.
59 Chevy El Camino is mentioned in the Chevy pickup book,
but Ford Ranchero is not found...
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Old 01-21-2021, 09:50 AM   #4
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Post Re: Help! 1959 Ranchero GVWR

The only place I can imagine to find that SPEC would be a 1959 FORD OWNERS MANUAL. Reprints are available.

Or, go here - http://www.ranchero.us/forum/index.php

Maybe someone there has a copy and will copy the page for you.
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Old 01-21-2021, 10:10 AM   #5
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Default Re: Help! 1959 Ranchero GVWR

I ordered the 1959 shop manual yesterday.
I didn't know this site.
So it will be helpful.
Thank you very much.
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Old 01-21-2021, 11:37 AM   #6
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Here are two webpages...
The first one shows the vehicle weight as 3591 lbs | 1628.85 kg
I am not sure how accurate their information is. There may some incorrect information on the page.
It might or might not be helpful to get an actual weight on the Ranchero you have. Yours might weigh more than the listed weight.
https://www.conceptcarz.com/s13476/ford-ranchero.aspx

This next link is a copy of a 1959 Ranchero sales brochure. On page 3 the payload weight as listed as 1100 pounds. The printing date on this brochure is September of '58 and with advance printing deadlines the information pre-dates the actual vehicle production and may have changed after production begfan.
http://oldcarbrochures.com/static/NA...er/index1.html


A couple extra links for Ranchero pages found while looking for weight specs...
https://auto.howstuffworks.com/1957-...nchero.htm#pt6

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Ranchero
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Old 01-21-2021, 12:34 PM   #7
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Default Re: Help! 1959 Ranchero GVWR

So sounds like 4,691 should be close enough for the GVWR.

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Old 01-21-2021, 12:46 PM   #8
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A 1959 Ford Ranchero in Japan !!! Cool !!!
That should open some eyes....
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Old 01-21-2021, 12:52 PM   #9
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A 1959 Ford Ranchero in Japan !!! Cool !!!

That should open some eyes....
Hopefully GODZILLA won't step on it. You know how he gets ...
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Close enough only works in horse shoes, hand grenades and thermonuclear warfare.

They (DMV) most likely want to register it as a truck and need the documented rating to assign the correct weight rated tags to it.


ADDENDUM - I looked through a 57 FORD CAR owners manual and there is no mention of GVW or GVWR. It has to be in the 1959 FORD TRUCK SPECIFICATIONS LISTING.
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Old 01-21-2021, 03:28 PM   #11
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Default Re: Help! 1959 Ranchero GVWR

GVWR includes empty weight, passenger weight, fuel weight, and bed weight. That 1,100 lb load rating added to the vehicle weight should be pretty close. The Ranchero cars were not a 1/2-ton pickup. They were more like 3/8-ton. I learned that the hard way with my old elCamino.
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Standard catalog of light duty Ford trucks GVW is 4600 pounds with either the 6 or 8
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