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Converting Bobcat to Pinto front end - easy/hard?
« on: March 12, 2012, 09:59:03 PM »
How difficult is it to convert a Bobcat to a Pinto? Is it as simple as changing the hood and grill? Would love to do it if you don't have to mod anything, just unbolt and bolt... anyone tried this?

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Re: Converting Bobcat to Pinto front end - easy/hard?
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 11:25:30 PM »
Pretty easy change, especially '79 & '80, just a grille change and substituting "ford" for "mercury" on the hood. But why would you want to change to a Pinto. The Bobcats are actually Rare, Pintos not so much.  :) :) ???

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Re: Converting Bobcat to Pinto front end - easy/hard?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 04:44:56 AM »
Thanks Jon - I had considered that, but I'm toying with how much I want to replicate my first car. However, I am looking at pix of the bobcat to see if I will fall in love all over again... it's a 78, so I guess you'd add a hood change, and I forgot the tail lights as well.