1974 Ford Pinto

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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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Thats neat very clean build!

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

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

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

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

Nick

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

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Nice build. The paint looks great.

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Nice ... for a Pinto. :lol:

Seriously ~ nice.

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Very nice build!!

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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.

Charlie Larkin

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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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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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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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Very nice clean build.

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

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

cheers

bryan

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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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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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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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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.

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

bryan

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: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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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.

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nice ford

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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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