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dga57

April 14, 2014, 11:34:50 PM
Me too, Mary Ellen!  Good night! :)
 

blupinto

April 14, 2014, 11:31:48 PM
I'd better say good night, John-Boy. I'm on fumes.  :)

dga57

April 14, 2014, 11:31:18 PM
Cooter was cool!
 

blupinto

April 14, 2014, 11:29:00 PM
That's awesome! I had a bit of a crush on him too.  :)

dga57

April 14, 2014, 11:27:31 PM
There WAS one here... could be gone now if it's not mentioned on his website.  He comes through here every once in a while driving a General Lee... usually to help raise money for some charity or another.  I actually saw him out on I-81 one time.
 

blupinto

April 14, 2014, 11:24:51 PM
The best I can do is Barking Spider noises. lol Thans to my older brother and bad influence in my childhood. lol
 

blupinto

April 14, 2014, 11:23:45 PM
There IS one in VA!? His website didn't mention it! Awww man! It sounds fun! Plus, Ben Jones has a, ahem... garage band. lol I want to see and hear them!

dga57

April 14, 2014, 11:22:57 PM
I can't whistle period... through my teeth or otherwise! :(

dga57

April 14, 2014, 11:21:24 PM
Cooter actually lives in Virginia.  There's a Cooter's Place in Sterling along with the two you mentioned.  They are fun!
 

blupinto

April 14, 2014, 11:20:20 PM
What got cut off was I hate being broke with tired cars!I want to travel again. Yes, in a Pinto!  ;D
 

blupinto

April 14, 2014, 11:19:18 PM
Bless her heart! lol I never could do that... even when I had teeth! lol
 

blupinto

April 14, 2014, 11:18:10 PM
I want to go back east again!!! I would LOVE to visit Cooter's Place in Nashville or Gatlinburg (I think that's where the other one is). In the next several weeks, Rick Hurst (Deputy Cletus), Sonny Shroyer (Deputy Enos - another of my Hazzard County crushes!), and Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke) will be

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Offline Runabout75

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Pinto Barn
« on: June 30, 2013, 09:02:35 PM »
Just got a 1973 Pinto from the Pinto Barn in California. It was just the year and interior I was looking for, including sunroof. Steve Wimmer and company were great to work with. Had it shipped to Florida. It arrived on a carrier with a BMW SUV and a Masserratti. (See photo) Glad Pinto Barn had the car for a while. They worked extensively on the engine and it runs like a dream. Tinted and replaced steering wheel this week.
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Re: Pinto Barn
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2013, 09:18:05 PM »
Congrats, looks like a clean piece..
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Re: Pinto Barn
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2013, 11:43:38 PM »
Good Luck with that beauty. I would check all the seals on that sunroof and make sure they are soft and will seal good in the moisture in Fla.

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Re: Pinto Barn
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 06:19:09 AM »
I saw that pic on facebook when he shipped your car. Nice find  8)
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Re: Pinto Barn
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2013, 09:13:44 AM »
once upon a time 25 years ago or so i knew some people who their son played youth sports with my son and they had in storage a green 71 or so pinto .. i have`nt followed up on it since but the home is still there and the garage door is never opened .. i dont want to just walk up and say " hey ammember me !!!  let me see that pinto again ? !!!

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Re: Pinto Barn
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2013, 10:04:20 AM »
That '73 is, indeed, a beauty.  I had to sell my '72 sedan and was looking for another Pinto when that one first showed up on eBay.  I looked it over carefully in the photos, and then went to the Pinto Barn website where there was even a video "test drive" available.  I am totally convinced you just bought a terrific Pinto!  I decided against pursuing it because another car on that site caught my eye: the blue and white '78 they referred to as Ol' Blue.  I fell in love with that car but there was a notation that it would not be available for sale until after the Fabulous Fords Forever show at Knott's Berry Farm in April.  My intention was to get in touch with them as soon as the show was over.  In the meantime however, I stumbled onto a gorgeous all original '72 Squire wagon with 66K documented miles located only a couple hundred miles from home.  To make a long story short, I bought the Squire and drove it home rather than having to ship a car from California to Virginia.  When they finally listed that '78, they put a "buy it now" price on it that was exactly the same as what I paid for my Squire!  Too bad I don't have room for two Pintos!
I hope your '73 is as fabulous as it looks.  Enjoy!
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Re: Pinto Barn
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2013, 02:35:54 PM »
I bought a 75 Pinto a year ago but never could get it running. It's a lot of fun driving the 73 around town. EVERYONE wants to tell you their Pinto story.

Hoss429 - I would definitely "Pinto up" and go up to that house and knock on the door. Could be an undiscovered treasure.

tbucketjack - I will check all of the seals on the sunroof - good advice. Florida is hard on cars. I intend to garage this little beauty.

dga57 - I also looked at this car 2 years ago, when it came on the market the first time. Glad Pinto Barn got it though. They did some good work on the engine, sold it to me for a good price and then arranged all of the shipping. Good luck with your new wagon. That's REALLY low mileage. What a find.
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Re: Pinto Barn
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2013, 02:43:41 AM »
I've personally met Steveo Wimmer, his family, and his talented Pinto Techs and can say full-heartedly that these are great people who love Pintos! Whenever I can get the $$$ I want mine to be rehabbed by them!  :)

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Re: Pinto Barn
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2013, 02:37:46 PM »
OP was that the one with the sunroof?  if so It sure looked nice, I don't understand why they didn't talk about the sunroof more in the add?
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Re: Pinto Barn
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2013, 11:38:48 PM »
Nice! I'd never heard of the Pinto Barn; wish I had though.


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