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#1 slusher

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:17 PM

Here is a pinto l finished this summer l never posted. lt is an AMT kit and its painted in dupont hemi orange. lt is very close to the factory orange. lnterior is model master sand beige. All comments welcome..
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#2 camarofreak82_427

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:20 PM

Thats neat very clean build!

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:23 PM

Carl.........that`s pretty cool!!!!!

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:24 PM

Very nice. Good to see a Pinto model done so well.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:39 PM

Very well done... Don't see many of these, 1:1 or inscale anymore...

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:54 PM

They're is actually in a local junkyard a early pinto in that exact same color combo, Very cool model.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 06:00 PM

Carl that is one super sharp and clean Pinto. Thanks for sharing............................

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 06:03 PM

Nice build. The paint looks great.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:49 PM

Nice ... for a Pinto. :lol:


Seriously ~ nice.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:53 AM

Very nice build!!

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:57 AM

Are the exploding gas tank, faulty park pawl and over-pressurizing Firestone 500s replicated too? :lol:

In all seriousness, nice job on that.

That Sand beige looks like it'll work well for a lot of the tan/covert/saddle/ginger interior tones used in the 1970s.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:57 AM

Sweet! Love that orange- kind of fitting given the incendiary nature of the early Pintos too, when you think about it. B)

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:00 AM

nice build. you have more restraint than me, i would have tubbed the ###### out of that thing!! really nice to see stock though.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:22 AM

That's a real nice looking little Pinto Carl! I like how the windows are tinted just a touch and the color really suits it. Well done!

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:27 AM

Very nice clean build.

Where is the flammable decal for the rear bumper?! :D

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:25 AM

cool! love it in orange.......my grandfather had a white one back in the late 70s.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:26 AM

Keep that thing near a fire extinguisher. The fuel tank may blow at any second. That is one ugly car. But that is an awesome build. We had one when i was a kid. It was doodoo green. I hated getting picked up from school. I made mom park at the end of the block and i walked to the car. One day dad told us he got us a "new" car. It was a wrecked ford escort. Come to think about it, he must not have liked us much.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:28 AM

Love love love your Pinto. Beautiful paint, as always.

Actually, for those of us old enough to remember and who actually OWNED some, Pintos were pretty cool cars. The first ones with the little 1600cc English Ford engine (the basis for the Lotus Twin-Cam) had front disc brakes, and handled pretty well. I had one, which was a match for an MGB, performance-wise; much more useful, and always started in the rain. Also had a later 2-liter car with a cam, headers and 2 side-draft Weber carbs that was pretty quick and surprised a lot of BMW drivers. And the only time they exploded was when someone stopped suddenly in front of something big, moving fast.

The media hysteria and greed-happy lawyers made the car out to be a deathtrap, and it wasn't.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:23 PM

Love love love your Pinto. Beautiful paint, as always.

Actually, for those of us old enough to remember and who actually OWNED some, Pintos were pretty cool cars. The first ones with the little 1600cc English Ford engine (the basis for the Lotus Twin-Cam) had front disc brakes, and handled pretty well. I had one, which was a match for an MGB, performance-wise; much more useful, and always started in the rain. Also had a later 2-liter car with a cam, headers and 2 side-draft Weber carbs that was pretty quick and surprised a lot of BMW drivers. And the only time they exploded was when someone stopped suddenly in front of something big, moving fast.

The media hysteria and greed-happy lawyers made the car out to be a deathtrap, and it wasn't.


Ace a friend of mine had a 71 with one of those engines and it was a cool car. l had a 76 in 1981 when l was 16 and enjoyed it. it was a decent car and l am going to build one like my 1;1 l owned. the float kept sticking and washed the rings down and it began to smoke so l traded it for a dodge pick up truck.

thanks for the comments everyone...

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:14 PM

Lovely clean build Carl. Who can't love the Pinto? Well, I love to look at it anyway, a sentimental favorite. No offense Bill but our family '73 was a piece of #$%. Had to take a running charge at hills. Engine was shot by 70K miles. But it was a very handsome wood paneled wagon.