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any Pinto rally cars out there?
« on: January 28, 2011, 07:21:28 AM »
I have been wanting to make my pinto into a rally car lately. Its either that or a pro-street style buy I think rally style because it would be waaay more fun and usable. Anybody out there have some all terrain tires, big ol' fog lights, maybe a off road tube bumper, or anything like that? I've tried searching but haven't found anything like this.
I know where a 78-80 fiesta is but I'd rather have RWD.






 
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Re: any Pinto rally cars out there?
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011, 03:03:27 PM »
Why make a clone? Build the real thing!!!! Go for it. LOL
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2011, 04:08:23 PM »
It's funny you post this up today. I was thinking the same thing. This month's Hot Rod mag has an article on the Rally/Baja cars of the 70's. They talk about all the cars that were built to off road race, the Pinto was mentioned. I have a 77 Runabout that would make a great rally car.I could make a neat skid plate and tube bumpers and the 2.3 would work great. Keep us posted on your project. It's a great idea.




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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 04:43:16 PM »
haha I've wanted to make one for a while then I saw that magazine stole my idea hahah. But it will be a while because I'm still busy workin on my torino but i'd love to get that going!!
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2011, 10:39:52 PM »
I started going through my pile of parts , 8"Ford ,dana 44, sway-a-way coil overs,  many sets of leafs I think I have to build new upper & lower A arms tube type for more travel 10-12", have lots of left over truck & Jeep parts. Need to design a well built cage & skid plate system. I have the drive train built NA-2.3 /T5 already. Got to do it on the cheap. Best part about doing a rally car is function over beauty. No expensive paint jobs. Hmmm  I wonder if someone has some used ranger long travel suspension they don't need any longer. Sounds like a fine spring project.
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011, 11:58:15 PM »
nice! build her up! ha   Would be fun to actually build a car you could beat up. and I'm sure you could find a used set up on a rally website for a okay price.
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2011, 01:20:04 PM »
Going to start on my cage & sub frame connectors first, then design suspension after, I don't think I'll go the long travel route just yet however use really good shocks/springs to start off. I'm going to check some rally sights to help the planning stage.
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2011, 01:43:59 PM »
I can't wait to see this


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