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#21 bryan_m

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:22 PM

oh man, i forgot about the wagon version of the pinto! my cousin had one......it was like a rusty orange color!

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:03 AM

:wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: It Carl !!! I was the proud owner of a 73 in my early days. And that thing was a ###### tank !!! :D :lol: :blink:

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:43 PM

Great looking car !!
We had many at our house growing up. We beat the snot out of them and they still ran till the rust got the best of them.

#24 Platerpants

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:44 PM

nice ford

#25 Captain Obvious

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:06 PM

That is really cool! :)

My mom had a '73, as I recall it was a red-orange color, had a white vinyl roof, and white interior...may have to build one some day ;)

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:45 AM

Thanks guys for the nice comments...

#27 RandyB.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:44 PM

Great looking Pinto Carl....fantastic looking exterior paint job!

#28 James2

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:07 PM

even the little econbox looks great Carl, great job.

#29 Brudda

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:39 PM

I love pintos. Nice build! I drove one for 10 years and not a problem. Had a valve cover gasket go at 80,000 but no major problems. There was a place in cambell calif called pinto -capri performance and they had some mean pintos there. I saved so much money with that car. Man, thanks for the memories!! I now have a C6 Corvette but I still love that pinto!!!!! Cool build!

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 03:56 PM

Thanks guys, my first car was a pinto. l do enjoy the comments...it means alot..

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:19 PM

Nice job, don't see these around anymore, and can't recall the last time I've seen a 1-1.

Had a friend who's mom owned a beige Bobcat (Mercury's version of the Pinto) that as I recall had wood grain panels like a Country Squire. Could tastes have really been that bad in the 70s?

That car always smelled like diet soda and cigarettes.


Oh, and for all the Pinto haters, the cars didn't blow up, it was a defense reflex. The cars that hit them got burned up. :lol:



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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:20 AM

Don't know how I missed this, but awesome job! I'm another that has always liked Pintos.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:56 AM

Smooth and SHINY :) :) :) , Slusher. Just the way I like them.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:14 AM

Nice job. I see 3 pintos on a regular basis. One of them is an orange runabout like this, very clean looking, and she has the Yosemite Sam mudflaps with "Back Off!" at the bottom .

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:22 AM

That is a nice looking build. Great paint. All the Pintos I see are converted to race short track - they are beat beyond belief, but run and run. They must be a good balance of power and weight for the short oval track and inexpensive to keep going.


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

Thanks again guys for the great comments...

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:24 AM

Very nice all around-car and diorama. Tell me where did you get Pennsy plate or did you color that?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:21 PM

Yay Pinto....did it blow up on your shelf yet?
seriously.......very clean build

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:11 AM

Thanks Piston dog...

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:16 AM

Judging by the reflections, thats the smoothest Pinto Ive ever seen. My uncle had one with a built Windsor back in the day. The pass. side door would pop open and it couldnt get alligned because the V8 twisted the pan!