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72 Pinto!
« on: October 27, 2013, 11:08:31 AM »
What do you guys think of this?, think it's a decent deal?, I'll be in the area tomorrow and if I have the time thought about stopping by and taking a look at it..

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/4142173737.html

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Re: 72 Pinto!
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2013, 11:53:15 AM »
i`d be suspicious of the mileage .. when i look at a car i look at the gas and brake/clutch pedals ,, that brake pedal looks really worn for 60 grand miles .. and the seats arent stock are they ...and the price i hope is a bit  high ....

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Re: 72 Pinto!
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2013, 12:10:14 PM »
Would be very tough to let that one get away....
Price is a bit high, but I suppose that is relative to the person interested.  Super nice looking though.  My brother had one in the 80's that color....highl y modified giant killer 2.0.  He shoulda never sold that car :)

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Re: 72 Pinto!
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2013, 01:33:15 PM »
WOW, that's nice!
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Re: 72 Pinto!
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2013, 02:02:05 PM »
Yeah, it does look clean but who knows they don't I'm sure this is an estate sale since the owner died, and I'd say it has a lot of miles on the front and rear end it's a snowbird car there's tow hooks on the front and that area is full of snowbirds, the seats do look like they been redone they don't look factory, worn pedals can be a sign of high mileage but then again if it was just driven in town the pedals get way more use than highway driving so who knows there, I was thinking the price was a little high but wasn't sure?, but the big question is there any rust I've seen a lot of cars that have a real nice shell but don't dare step on the floor or you'll end up on the road, but if it's rust free and it runs good might be something nice to pick up, I'm gonna try and get over there tomorrow hopefully it'll be a nice one.
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Re: 72 Pinto!
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2013, 10:17:36 PM »
I'd be concerned about the tow hooks. Possibly towed behind a motor home & auto trans. being towed with the driveshaft in it would concern me. Cheaper price would be nice....
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Re: 72 Pinto!
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2013, 10:47:58 PM »
Unfortunately I didn't get to look at it today got tied up at the Doc's office. As I mentioned I'm positive it was towed a lot of miles the old guy was a snowbird, but they had to undo the drive shaft or it would have fried the tranny they tow like that all the time, price seems a little high but maybe they'd take an offer who knows..
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Re: 72 Pinto!
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2013, 11:14:06 PM »
Unfortunately I didn't get to look at it today got tied up at the Doc's office. As I mentioned I'm positive it was towed a lot of miles the old guy was a snowbird, but they had to undo the drive shaft or it would have fried the tranny they tow like that all the time, price seems a little high but maybe they'd take an offer who knows..
Wow, that's weird. When I first loaded this thread your post about the tow hooks wasn't there. I thought everyone overlooked those...
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Re: 72 Pinto!
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2013, 07:53:40 AM »
Wow, that's weird. When I first loaded this thread your post about the tow hooks wasn't there. I thought everyone overlooked those...
When I first saw the ad that was the first thing I noticed, lol..
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Re: 72 Pinto!
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2013, 01:52:09 PM »
I will gladly buy the bumpers from you if you get it, kind Sir! :D lol

The rear wheels make me wonder...is it just the wheels that have been swapped, or the entire rear-end? :)

Per the pedal comments...tha t brake pedal looks like the one I had in my (stock) 68 Galaxie...non-power-brake cars had all-black pedals, power had shiny inserts. They were proud of power brakes back in the day, when they were an option. :)

Edit: 'Disc', not so much 'power'. ;)

Edit 2: They did have a separate shiny for 'power disc'. http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/pict/331034075747_1.jpg

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Re: 72 Pinto!
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2013, 01:57:22 PM »
Nahhh, I'm passing on it I found something else that caught my eye that may even be better. I doubt the rear end has been changed, it was just used when the moto got parked.
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Re: 72 Pinto!
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2013, 02:03:28 PM »
But it matches!!! :) lol

I have 2 decent hubcaps that match the front I would send you for free!

That's a good car if you can talk him down. :)

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Re: 72 Pinto!
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2013, 05:57:06 PM »
Yeah it does don't it, lol, I may just pursue it again but I sure won't give them what they're asking for it though..
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Re: 72 Pinto!
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2013, 06:44:16 PM »
Yeah it does don't it, lol, I may just pursue it again but I sure won't give them what they're asking for it though..

Well, there is the red Pinto you wanted ;) You never know what people will take, I got a steal on that Cobra II with the 5.0...
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Re: 72 Pinto!
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2013, 09:33:02 PM »
Well, there is the red Pinto you wanted ;) You never know what people will take, I got a steal on that Cobra II with the 5.0...
That's true but they still have it so I'm thinking they're holding out on it, maybe if I threaten them with cash in the hand they might come around, I also got my eye on a cool Falcon that's hard to pass up too, decisions, decisions, lol..
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Re: 72 Pinto!
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2013, 10:31:22 PM »
I don't care much for the rear wheels (because they don't match the front ones) or the front seats, but other than that the car looks fabulous! A tad pricey, though... but I'll wager it's rust-free!

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« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2013, 10:43:36 PM »
It is rust free, main reason it's pricey.
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« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2013, 05:43:16 PM »
I dunno, paying that much for a Pinto is still a lot. Although less than doing one I guess... It is pretty!
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Re: 72 Pinto!
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2013, 06:02:14 PM »
I won't pay that much for it, a wagon maybe??..
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« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2013, 06:45:40 PM »
I won't pay that much for it, a wagon maybe??..

Wagon sure. But even my wagon will be worth more than that to me LOL I'll have it near perfect I hope! Dave can tell you how much OCD I am with this car ahahaha
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Re: 72 Pinto!
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2013, 07:26:33 PM »
Lol, I already have more than that in mine..
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« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2013, 08:09:29 PM »
Lol, I already have more than that in mine..

I can see that ;) I mean I don't know if it's worth it to be honest. Milo is perfect with very minor surface rust underneath, all I'll need to do is sand it and paint it :)

But I guess compared to a used late model car, that would be worth it!
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- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
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« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2013, 08:24:42 PM »
If it's what you want it's worth it, wife loves it so it's worth it. :D
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« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2013, 08:25:35 PM »
yeah...
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Re: 72 Pinto!
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2013, 11:02:55 PM »
I bet you cant find nicer bumpers without a car attached.  IF you are remotely in the market FFS Buy IT  :D