CC Outtake: 1979 Ford Ranchero – “Nice Truck My Eye”

While visiting fellow ex-TTACer Edward this past Wednesday in Portland, our walk-to-lunch conversation about life after TTAC was interrupted by a lawnmower. Looking towards it, I see that its owner-operator ferries it to his jobs in a somewhat unusual rig. Well, it is Portland after all, and nothing is unusual there, but a bicycle-ferried lawnmower might have been less conspicuous than this 1979 Ranchero. “Nice truck!” I shouted to the owner. “Nice truck my eye” was the droll response.

This generation Ranchero has the unique distinction of being a center-cab vehicle, with a hood as long as the bed.

Kind of like this.