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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Have U ever imagined if the Ford Ranger used to be as unique as this?

The Ford Ranger that we know today is a large middle-to-upper class pick-up that is thick with a masculine impression. However, in the past, the vehicle model was contrary to the concept version that had appeared in the 1960s despite has the same name.
Here's the 1966 Ford Ranger II Concept was an ultra-modern pickup truck with a custom-designed passenger compartment. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2URFqoa)
The concept car designer was Syd Mead, who originally wanted to build a Ford convertible pick-up, similar in design to the modern Chevrolet SSR. The concept car was built in 1966 and given the name Ford Ranger II.
The 1966 Ford Ranger II Concept as in a four-passenger pickup has fully operational with A/C, radio and a fully operational top conversion(Picture from: https://bit.ly/3byNroA)
This concept truck appeared with a futuristic look created with a streamlined windshield, high-intensity headlights rectangular-designed and Clearwater Aqua finish. "This was designed to mount onto a '63 Ford station wagon frame. It was fully operational with A/C, radio and a fully operational top conversion," said Syd at the time.

According to Ford, the concept car was an ultra-modern pickup truck with a custom-designed passenger compartment. Seen as a two-seater vehicle, the Ranger II converts into a four-passenger pickup at the flick of a finger.
And this the 1966 Ford Ranger II Concept has the new innovations in the time include aircraft-type canopy doors that operate hydraulically at the trun of a key and a forward-hinged hood that opens hydraulically by a switch on the master control. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3dH5nPB)
The rear portion of the cab moves 18-inches into the bed of the truck while a roof section moves up into position and two additional bucket seats fall into place. The Ranger II’s ultra-streamlined windshield is made of specially tempered plastic-type glass. It also features high-intensity headlights of rectangular design, extruded aluminum grille and walnut flooring in the cargo bed.

As a two-passenger pickup, the truck bed is 6 ft wide and 8 ft long (the standard F-250 bed size). The cargo bed has walnut flooring, courtesy lights, aluminum loading rails, vinyl-covered side panels, and padded wheel housing.
1966 Ford Ranger II Concept as in a two-passenger pickup designed by Syd Meadand featured 6 ft wide and 8 ft long (the standard F-250 bed size)(Picture from: https://bit.ly/3bBHK9r)
Its functional interior features contoured bucket seats, and a host of options including power steering, tilt-away steering wheel, SelectShift Cruise-O-Matic transmission, AM/FM radio and a SelectAire air-conditioner.
The Ranger II is 57 inches high, 18 feet long, 84 inches wide and has a 120-inch wheelbase. Power for the special show vehicle is provided by a 390 cubic-inch V-8 with three carburetors. By the way, Syd's design is magical considering that he was the artist behind several Hollywood futuristic movies, such as Blade Runner, Aliens, Tron, and others. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DESIGNYOUTRUST]
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