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« on: May 10, 2012, 10:08:42 PM »
I drove my pinto down to my friends machine shop, and he said he just bought a 77 pinto to take the drive train out of. I need to know what parts will interchange with my 80. I believe the front coils are the same, I cut mine to lower it now it rides to rough for me now I want to go on trips now need a smoother ride. Also the windshield, This one is mounted in a rubber seal, Mine is set on butal rubber, but will they interchange.

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Re: parts car
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2012, 10:44:37 PM »
I think I found my answer about the windshield,It won't work :( I still need a windshield, Can't find one in KC. Mine is real cloudy mostly on the passenger side hard to see through when shining in, I've tried all kinds of things to restore the glass, the cloudiness is just below the surface, Any ideas besides only drive at night ha ha

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Re: parts car
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2012, 10:46:30 PM »
It will interchange if you cut it away from the body (cutting between the glass and the body, there is windshield adhesive holding it in place). Get the vinyl trim that goes between the glass and the inside of the car as well, it will fill in the gap on your car where the gasket is currently.

Pretty much everything will interchange minus the fenders and grill, and the head lights of coarse. Brian will know if I'm wrong here! lol :P
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Re: parts car
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 10:48:14 PM »
Did you try Blue Magic's headlight lens restorer? It worked on my 78 sedan's quarter windows. They were really cloudy when I first started driving it. I rubbed in some of the headlight lens restorer a few times and they cleaned up really nicely!
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Re: parts car
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012, 10:53:25 PM »
I'll try the blue magic, I hate to replace a windshield that's not broken. Thanks

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Re: parts car
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2012, 10:56:23 PM »
I don't blame you on that one. You should at least get the windshield if you have somewhere to store it. They are becoming scarce and it's good to have one around, as you never know what could happen when you are on the road! One stray rock from behind a long haul trucker can make your day go south real quick!

Just be sure you have the trim from around the pinch weld and having it glued into place with the trim will barely be noticeable of a change should that time ever come!
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Re: parts car
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2012, 03:37:27 AM »
snag the glass,  just cut the rubber with an olfa knife and take it out easy. new seals are available online to drop it back in.   fenders and hood can swap over.  they are exactly the same unibody with revised fenders so you can make it an early model if you so choose. there is a good windshield polishing kit that comes with a felt buffer for an orbital and several rubbing compounds that you mix to a slurry,  it does a pretty good job on sandblasted glass but takes a lot of patience and elbow grease. A 8 or 10 inch low speed polisher will help speed the process

http://www.metromudd.com/Anodizing/Windshield-polishing-kit/   

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