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Tough Pinto
« on: August 19, 2009, 09:09:23 PM »
Thought I would share my pinto derby/figure 8 car. 1980 Pinto all the same car at different stages....















 

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Re: Tough Pinto
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2009, 10:20:12 PM »
Man, this belongs in the Derby section. I am sorry I looked, can't stand to see a Pinto beat to death. Not criticizing, I just personally don't enjoy it.

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Re: Tough Pinto
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2009, 12:00:17 AM »
I agree... I love Pintos too much. But we did have fair warning...

Whenever I go to the junkyard I lament (to myself) the presence of a lot of those old cars that (in my opinion) should be restored and roaming our roads today. That lil' '80 will end up in the junkyard when her metal cannot be crumpled anymore and her frame is so buckled that she's undriveable. Very sad, but I had to investigate Tough Pinto... :-\
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Re: Tough Pinto
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2009, 08:48:56 PM »
Well I put the pics in the derby section for a reason.  No worries though guys, the silver 78 behind it in the first few pictures is potentially going to be restored to v8 glory...... A few cars on here have swayed me to save the little pinto.

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Re: Tough Pinto
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2009, 01:01:01 AM »
Is "toughie" still among the living? She sure did take a beating.
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Re: Tough Pinto
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2009, 07:34:52 AM »
Is "toughie" still among the living? She sure did take a beating.

It has been ran either six or seven times and we are debating on if we are going to put it back together or not.  The front leaf spring mounts were extremely rusty so during the last run, which was a figure 8, it took are hard shot to the passengers side tire.  the result was the front leaf spring mount pulling out completely away from the floor and tearing the floor back about a foot.  It would take some major reconstructive surgery, but we are still considering it.  It has a narrowed 9" with a 5.67 gear which will eventually be used in my V8 conversion.  I think I may need a gear swap though  ;D.

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Re: Tough Pinto
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2011, 03:19:47 PM »
that pinto is really beat up! amazing they hold up so well. everybody gets all teary eyed when they see em beat up like this but its better this than rust away in a field or get crushed

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Re: Tough Pinto
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2011, 06:41:08 AM »
I am looking for a good 1980 body- too bad I missed this one.