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I built this some years ago. It's the old AMT kit. I built it straight out of the box. Even used the junk two piece tires! I added the kit turbo and glass pack mufflers. The paint is Krylon Ocean Breeze on the body and Dupli Color Bahama Blue on the interior. Fun little kit out of the box even if it isn't all that accurate under the hood. Sometimes it's good to let go and not sweat the details. Just build them how they were meant to be.

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Thanx for checking it out! 

 

 

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Love it. Been arguing with myself whether to get this kit, I think I've decided, yes! Nice colour.

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Great looking Pinto. You mention this not being a very well detailed kit but with the way you painted and detailed this build it looks great. 

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It needs a 427! Nice looker. 

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Looks nice and the color looks good on it !   I bought a new Pinto in 72 and another in 78. Neither one ever blew up ! And the 72 was rear ended !

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Very sharp Pinto!  My first car was a 76 Pinto...

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Awesome little Pinto , they look great with big 'n' littles on them !  Out of box is perfect for a kit like this , great job ! :D

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Very nice Roger.

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16 hours ago, doorsovdoon said:

Love it. Been arguing with myself whether to get this kit, I think I've decided, yes! Nice colour.

Thanx! Get the MPC kit when you do. It's all around a better kit for around the same money. 

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17 hours ago, espo said:

Great looking Pinto. You mention this not being a very well detailed kit but with the way you painted and detailed this build it looks great. 

Thanx David! It's mostly the chassis and underhood that's lacking. But, it was typical AMT. 

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6 hours ago, slusher said:

Very sharp Pinto!  My first car was a 76 Pinto...

Thanx Carl! My sister had an earlier Pinto in this color combo. It had the big and little slotted mags along with a set of side pipes. 

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Hi Roger, I didn’t think I liked Pintos, but I really like the looks of that.  Really nice build, and great colour. 
 

Cheers, Steve

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14 hours ago, cobraman said:

Looks nice and the color looks good on it !   I bought a new Pinto in 72 and another in 78. Neither one ever blew up ! And the 72 was rear ended !

Nice build Roger! I’d like to have one like that on my shelf.

I think everyone who lived in the era has a Pinto story!  They weren’t bad little cars.

My buddy had one for all of a few weeks.  He was rear ended sitting at a light. The accident report header said it all... Vehicle One: Ford Pinto.  Vehicle Two: Mack.

 

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I drove a Pinto wagon all through high school and the thought of 5-slot mags with fat meats behind that 2000cc engine is a hoot. Sure a nice looking model though and the stance is very attractive.

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Great looking model.  Really nicely done.  When I turned 16 my dad bought me a brand new 72 pinto.  I put similar 5 slot mags and similar large rear tires on it...also had it turbocharged..fun little four speed four banger for sure.  Thanks for sharing the model.  It brought back  fond memories for sure.

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On 10/11/2020 at 3:09 PM, Slimguy said:

Great looking model.  Really nicely done.  When I turned 16 my dad bought me a brand new 72 pinto.  I put similar 5 slot mags and similar large rear tires on it...also had it turbocharged..fun little four speed four banger for sure.  Thanks for sharing the model.  It brought back  fond memories for sure.

Thanx David! I'm glad it brought back fond memories for you! My brother had a '79 that he had guy do some work on the head, new or maybe it was a reground cam, new carburetor and a header. He said it was like he dropped a second motor in it! He totalled it before I got a ride in it. He was drinking and showing a buddy what it would do and lost it. 

 

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Very nicely done.

The painting of the filler panels on the bumpers sets it above the rest.

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Pint-tastic!  absolutely Love it!... Very nice clean work!

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This is cool! 

Back in High School, this girl I knew had one about this color. I swear they painted everything on the car with the same paint! 

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