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Old 06-23-2015, 09:02 PM   #1
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Default 1957-1959 Ranchero/ Wagon fuel sending unit interest?

I have been debating making a few 1957-1959 Ranchero/Wagon/Sedan Delivery fuel sending units. I have made about 100 float arms based off a non-working original sending unit. I also made a few whole sending units. I'm wondering if there is any interest in buying just the float arms (with detailed instructions) or if there is any interest in a small run of the whole sending units anyway. Most places will not sell me bulk sending units unless I am a dealer of course. Thanks.
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Old 06-24-2015, 08:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1957-1959 Ranchero/ Wagon fuel sending unit interest?

I had a difficult time finding a new replacement last year when i finally got it i parted with 100 dollars so in the sake of cost and as rare as a working one is to find i would think you have a good product advertise and they will buy

ps where were you about a year ago......
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Old 06-24-2015, 09:32 PM   #3
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Default Re: 1957-1959 Ranchero/ Wagon fuel sending unit interest?

There was quite a bit of work into these. Even though you would think it would be easy to make, I had to find the right sending units with the right measurements and then make the float arms based off an original. Here are some pics of the sending unit as well as the float arms themselves. So far everything seems to work fine, the only last piece of the puzzle is the new sending unit does not have the locating tab underneath like original to go into the slot on the tank. I am not sure if this will make a difference because there really is only one way to put the sending unit in. I had the float arms zinc plated. Original sending unit on top, new one on the bottom.


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Old 06-25-2015, 12:20 AM   #4
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Default Re: 1957-1959 Ranchero/ Wagon fuel sending unit interest?

Since these are not available anywhere, I can't imagine these not being a very popular item. I personally have two wagons and a Ranchero.
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Old 07-03-2015, 07:17 PM   #5
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Default Re: 1957-1959 Ranchero/ Wagon fuel sending unit interest?

I could use one, any idea of cost?
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Old 07-11-2015, 11:23 AM   #6
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I'm not sure on cost as of yet, but they should be around the same price as the regular car ones. I hope soon I'll be done making sure the fit and finish is ready to sell.
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Old 07-11-2015, 08:27 PM   #7
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Default Re: 1957-1959 Ranchero/ Wagon fuel sending unit interest?

I also would be interested in one.
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:28 AM   #8
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I'm interested in buying one. Depending on the price, I might just buy two.
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Old 08-26-2015, 01:49 PM   #9
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I am insterested as well.
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Old 08-31-2015, 01:44 AM   #10
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You do nice work !
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Old 08-31-2015, 09:00 PM   #11
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Default Re: 1957-1959 Ranchero/ Wagon fuel sending unit interest?

P-fear,
I would like to obtain a sender of original type for my '57 T-bird. The Ford number is different from the Station Wagon, in the Ford parts book, not sure if it is the float-arm or what. I have a "NEW" one in now, but it is not accurate. Could your unit work on the Bird??
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Old 11-03-2015, 04:01 PM   #12
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I would be interested in one... Two depending on cost
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Old 12-29-2015, 09:42 AM   #13
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I just acquired a 59 two door wagon. I would purchase one from you today. Thank you sir.
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Old 12-29-2015, 03:24 PM   #14
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Default Re: 1957-1959 Ranchero/ Wagon fuel sending unit interest?

If I sent you a inoperative sending unit for a 55/56 Ford wagon/sedan delivery gas tank, could you reproduce it with the actuator arm and travel extents exactly as original?
OOps, sounds like some people are pushing you to start your own small business.
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Old 01-03-2016, 10:29 PM   #15
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You have to have the correct OMS on the sender to work with the gauge.
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