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« on: May 08, 2016, 09:50:52 PM »
Hi I'm building a 1980 v8 pinto. I like the look of the old pintos with round lights and skinny bumpers. My question is... Can I use the front end of a 1976 fenders,Hood etc with the bumper from a 1971-73

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Re: swapping body parts
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2016, 11:21:22 PM »
It's been done... but it will take a little fabricating, ingenuity, and creativity.  If that's the look you want, go for it!!!


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Re: swapping body parts
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2016, 02:09:11 PM »
Doing the same to my 79 cruze wagon , but I like the 76 grill and the old look , not done yet but I used 76 fenders , along with the hood ,(you can use the stock hood release )  71 to 73 did not have the hood release and the hood will not fit right because the radiator support is move a few inch,s forward ,  I am using the 77/78 front bumpers because I have them and very light ,  you can use the skinny ones but will have to make brackets to hold them, and the tail lights you will have to use the larger 77/78 tail lights , the 76 to 71  down the holes are smaller where the bolt too, 
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Re: swapping body parts
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2016, 07:51:05 PM »
And other body parts I like to swap old be my whole body , swap my 62 year old fat body with grey hair wrinkles here and there for a 25 year old body , blue eyes , and comes with a huge bank
account,  just wishing guys  :o
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Re: swapping body parts
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2016, 10:10:32 PM »
And other body parts I like to swap old be my whole body , swap my 62 year old fat body with grey hair wrinkles here and there for a 25 year old body , blue eyes , and comes with a huge bank account,  just wishing guys  :o
Yeah well, just take a number and get to the back of the line.. LOL... ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: swapping body parts
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2016, 10:50:46 PM »
I don't want to trade my body in, I just want to scrap it.
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Re: swapping body parts
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2016, 07:43:49 AM »
I don't want to trade my body in, I just want to scrap it.
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Re: swapping body parts
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2016, 12:07:28 PM »
This restoration includes a photo essay on a 74 to 71-73 bumper (and related parts) swap. The whole piece is interesting but the bumper aspects starts about a third of the way down. http://www.joe-escobar.com/pinto.html

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Re: swapping body parts
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2016, 05:37:53 PM »
This brings back memories, do remember the rear leaf springs do hit the lower valance and the radiator surport too , but always liked the pencil bumpers,
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Re: swapping body parts
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2016, 09:50:17 PM »
Thanks guys for all the info.     8)

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Re: swapping body parts
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2016, 02:15:15 AM »
And other body parts I like to swap old be my whole body , swap my 62 year old fat body with grey hair wrinkles here and there for a 25 year old body , blue eyes , and comes with a huge bank
account,  just wishing guys  :o

Now there's a swap I could get on board with!!! ;D

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Re: swapping body parts
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2016, 08:12:19 PM »
Mr Pinto did the swap.  Here is his build thread -> http://www.fordpinto.com/index.php?topic=5973.msg39914#msg39914
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Re: swapping body parts
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2016, 12:58:07 AM »
So, he starts this project after a 4 year wait in late 2006. By 2008 the car is done and tested. Then it isn't until 3 years later he posts again. Shortly thereafter the thread dies 4-1/2 years ago.

Hey, is this my wife's project?  It take carbon dating to track her progress.  ;D

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Re: swapping body parts
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2016, 06:35:30 AM »
Yep , I got a few of those projects that need carbon dating to figure out when I last worked on them  ;D
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Re: swapping body parts
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2016, 07:18:15 AM »
Quote
Hey, is this my wife's project?  It take carbon dating to track her progress.

Crack me up  ;D

Sort of how I feel about the "6 month" down time I had planned for my white car....... now in year 5 ?

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Re: swapping body parts
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2016, 10:26:36 AM »
Then there is this. My Sunbeam Tiger. I bought it in 2000 and had a two year plan.  I haven't worked on it since 2004 (already double the years behind schedule). It seems to be moving at a glacial marathon pace.  Oh well, the Turbo Pinto is to blame for some of that lost time.  :)

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Re: swapping body parts
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2016, 10:27:00 AM »
Sometimes they DO take a while... ::)


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Re: swapping body parts
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2016, 11:15:50 PM »
Then there is this. My Sunbeam Tiger. I bought it in 2000 and had a two year plan.  I haven't worked on it since 2004 (already double the years behind schedule). It seems to be moving at a glacial marathon pace.  Oh well, the Turbo Pinto is to blame for some of that lost time.  :)

I've dreamed about owning a Tiger since seeing one at Cayuga race track in the 70s !
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Re: swapping body parts
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2016, 11:21:02 PM »
Drool ...... !



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« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2016, 07:32:45 AM »
That is sweet..
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Re: swapping body parts
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2016, 09:12:27 AM »
They are nice cars , last year they had two of them when we had cruzing the coast , this one had the hood open , he had a ton of chrome , bet you like to have the air cleaner mr reeves!
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Re: swapping body parts
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2016, 11:37:37 AM »
Actually..., when originality counts the Tiger factory oval air cleaner (which is just two stamped steel halves) sold/sells for about $600! And that was prices based on 10+ years ago. With pristine Tiger's having gone from the $40k-$60K range up to the $100k-$120K range they might be worth a whole lot more now.  Same goes for the fan shroud and the remote radiator tank.  Since I only paid $3,500 for the car itself I commented to the Tiger crowd that just those few items represented about a third of what I paid for the car.

1. Engine compartment at point of purchase.  2. Car with much sheet metal removed (replacing front clip) - ya, its been a "project."