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my little pony barn find
« on: November 05, 2012, 04:55:59 PM »
First I was given a 1980 hatch. From what I have read I believe it was lite blue 2.3L auto with air I have a HB for interrior code do you know what that means? The interrior has been gutted appears like a tan dash installed has 13" slots bodywork done looks good but need to inspect farther hatch is rusted was give a glass hatch with no hardware all other glass in good shape. Here is the biggie if this car is something that should be restored I don't have the money or time to do it right and rather trade it to someone who would for a street rod style. If it is not one of the rare ones I would love to do eaither a HiPo 4cyl or a v8 with handling primary importance.

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I buy em flat black, color code is light blue. Someone is trying to tell me something.

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Re: my little pony barn find
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2012, 05:28:52 PM »
Build it to suit your tastes.
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012, 11:32:12 AM »
Thank you Pinto5.0 but that doesn't answer my question.  If someone gave you a 1970 mustang fastback wouldn't you check the vin and codes? I wouldn't destroy a Boss Mustang no matter what condition it was in.  That being said I understand that I have a Pinto and there are not too many that were special.  Knowing what I have will lead to my decision on what I will do.  That being said,  DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THE "HB" MEANS ON THE INTERIOR CODE? and anyone have any more info on this car.
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Re: my little pony barn find
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2012, 11:53:34 AM »
HB is the interior code for Blue for the fabric headliner etc... As per my 1975-1976 Ford Car Shop Manual...I do not believe the code for Pintos has changed much.

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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2012, 12:18:51 PM »
If reading the Ford 1980 body-chassis manual correctly, the paint code 3F stands for a color of Light Med. Blue.  The 64B body code stands for 3 Door Sedan.  The interior code HB stands for vinyl low back bucket seats with a interior color of Wedgewood Blue.  In the VEH. IDENT. NO., the 0 is for 1980 (I believe), the T is for the Metuchen assembly plant, the 11 is a body serial code (same as the 64B described above), the A is for the 2.3 engine, the rest is a consecutive unit number.  No clue if this nice Pinto is rare or not.
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2012, 12:36:18 PM »
Thank you both.  I will check a few other things but looks like I will have my resto mod I have always wanted.
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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2012, 04:37:28 PM »
Thank you Pinto5.0 but that doesn't answer my question.  If someone gave you a 1970 mustang fastback wouldn't you check the vin and codes? I wouldn't destroy a Boss Mustang no matter what condition it was in.  That being said I understand that I have a Pinto and there are not too many that were special.  Knowing what I have will lead to my decision on what I will do.  That being said,  DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THE "HB" MEANS ON THE INTERIOR CODE? and anyone have any more info on this car.

I hadn't noticed that half my post didn't post. The rest of it said I have yet to see a stock Pinto that sold for more than 6K so build it to suit your tastes. It's why I love Pinto's. They aren't rare muscle cars so speculators don't drive prices up. My '80 hatch is a special order with a rare color combo but it's not stopping me from customizing it to my tastes.
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Re: my little pony barn find
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2012, 05:12:22 PM »
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I hadn't noticed that half my post didn't post. The rest of it said I have yet to see a stock Pinto that sold for more than 6K so build it to suit your tastes. It's why I love Pinto's. They aren't rare muscle cars so speculators don't drive prices up. My '80 hatch is a special order with a rare color combo but it's not stopping me from customizing it to my tastes.

I have seen some sprint models ones that were used and special ordered for the olimpics.  I have been thinking it would be kewl to paint both my pinto and 79 mustang up like sprint models.  would just need to find a maverick to complete the set.  But right now I would just like to have a scoop from the 79 to 82 mustang and a 302.  Know someone around here who has an awsome 80 I will see if she will let me post a pic or two.
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Re: my little pony barn find
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2012, 06:51:09 PM »
Here's a pic of my '80 with it's '79 Mustang Turbo scoop. It had the draw thru turbo engine in it when I got it.
 

 
Here's my build thread. It may help with some decisions on future mods. My mind changed 5 times on the direction I was going on this car.
 
http://www.fordpinto.com/your-project/here-is-my-'80-hatch-i-call-callisto/
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'80 hatch(Restoring to be my son's 1st car)~Callisto
'71 half hatch (bucket list Pinto)~Ghost
'72 sedan 5.0/T5~Lemon Squeeze