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Offline bobmartin9

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Custom build with Pinto Upper Control Arms question
« on: December 18, 2012, 10:21:49 AM »
What year Pinto used a 4-1/2" bolt spread (center to center) on the crossbar for the upper control arms?
Thanks in advance for ANY help on this one!

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Re: Custom build with Pinto Upper Control Arms question
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2012, 12:00:57 PM »
The 71-72 measures 4.5" between the bolt center lines (I believe the 73 is the same).  The 79 has 5" for the same measurement (same for 74-80 I believe).  The early bolt holes and bolts have a round cross section while the 74-80 have a foot ball shaped cross section (so the bolt does not rotate).  Have fun with the custom build.
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Re: Custom build with Pinto Upper Control Arms question
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 02:23:05 PM »
I appreciate the response thanks!

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Re: Custom build with Pinto Upper Control Arms question
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 04:20:54 PM »
Most of the kits use the early 4.5 set up and they of course use the early rack and springs as well....