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79 wagon project
« on: October 21, 2015, 10:36:07 AM »
Looking to start a Pinto wagon project and looking for recommendation s on the rear end. Hoping to use some experience from you guys, so here goes. Mini tubbing the rear- does anyone make a kit to do this, or what's a good kit to use and make work? Would you recommend using a narrowed 9" on leaves moved inboard, or go with a 4 bar system? Lastly- what's a decent tire size to use; looking for a little of the 'wow' factor but still want it to be streetable for weekend cruises, etc. Probably going to have a stroked 347 or similar when done. Thanks in advance for any help!

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Re: 79 wagon project
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2015, 05:21:19 PM »
There used to be a kit for the Pinto, but not for many years now as far as I know. Your best bet would be a universal kit for the rear frame.

Since you will be doing the above, I'd suggest going with a 4 link suspension since you can get the mounts for those as part of the frame rail kit.

Also I would seriously suggest making subframe connectors to go from the rear to the front. It sounds like that shouldn't be a problem for you to do. There are several different ones here on the forum if you do a search. But for you it will be pretty easy to just run them from the new rear frame rails to the front.

Can't help with tire size, but I know there are people here who have done it. Hopefully they will speak up.

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Re: 79 wagon project
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2015, 11:26:56 AM »
you may find some help in my photo gallery,ask questions if need be.
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