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I just had a totally whacked out idea
« on: October 15, 2011, 02:04:07 PM »
Was posting (again) looking for an extremely cheap Pinto on the wanted section.
 
Then, while thinking of it stripped I had a picture flash in my head.
 
How about a gasser style Pinto? You know, straight axle, blower thru hood, etc. yes, a Pinto really isn't in the right era for that, but still, why not?
 
Just a thought. Back to work for me.
 
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Re: I just had a totally whacked out idea
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011, 03:40:03 PM »
There was a copper colored Pinto with a straight axle on craigslist in Jersey a month ago.
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Re: I just had a totally whacked out idea
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2011, 03:50:56 PM »
I say do what yah want. Me personally ill never have anything to do with a gasser except maybe hauling one to the crusher to watch it get smashed for fun. LOL Ive already done the same thing to a Mini Truck with airride cause i cant stand them either. LOL
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Re: I just had a totally whacked out idea
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2011, 05:53:18 PM »
I wouldn't mind an Anglia gasser myself. Almost bought a couple over the years. I was done with mini trucks myself back in the early 90's but my crew cab dually is dropped 9" up front & 13" in the rear.
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Re: I just had a totally whacked out idea
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2011, 10:03:41 PM »
Just picture mine with the front end in the air and a skinny set of motorcycle tires up front.  I'd be closing my eyes more than I do now.

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Re: I just had a totally whacked out idea
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2011, 03:03:41 AM »
you'd need to radius the rear wheel wells and have the rear tires sticking out, but that would be it. :-)

could probably charge admission for rides.

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Re: I just had a totally whacked out idea
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2011, 06:19:49 AM »
you'd need to radius the rear wheel wells and have the rear tires sticking out, but that would be it. :-)

could probably charge admission for rides.

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Re: I just had a totally whacked out idea
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2011, 10:58:28 AM »
ive already  thought of this i have a 77 c/w
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Re: I just had a totally whacked out idea
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2011, 03:11:03 PM »
A Pinto Gasser?  Yes!  One Request: Drive it down Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and do some bumps and grinds.   Now THAT will get some attention!
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Re: I just had a totally whacked out idea
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2011, 04:36:07 PM »
A Pinto gasser would be really kool. If my Squire wasn't in such good condition I might do that...more for show than go.

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Re: I just had a totally whacked out idea
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2011, 07:54:22 PM »
My buddy had a blown '41 Willys Gasser that he sold for a fortune & now has a vintage '63 Comet Gasser with Fenton wheels & radiused rear wheelwells & another friend has a '62 Comet that is being turned into a Gasser.
 
If I was game I'd have plenty of help......
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Re: I just had a totally whacked out idea
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2011, 11:01:30 PM »
A Pinto gasser would be really kool. If my Squire wasn't in such good condition I might do that...more for show than go.

well with a  351w i think it will get there sooner than later

im building it on a budget so we using a axle out of a 88 2wd jeep 79 ford hiboy f250 front springs 8.8 out of explorer all free stuff laying around
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Re: I just had a totally whacked out idea
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2011, 06:51:11 AM »
Free is good !!

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Re: I just had a totally whacked out idea
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2011, 02:47:29 PM »
This might work but I recomend finding a rusted out car and I think it would have to be a runabout cause they have all that glass in the back Other than that big ole cleveland under the hood big gasser slots a "homemade" sunroof and two econoline buckets too boot and you got yourself a geeny Ine gassermobilesi r! But then again we could always just drive the thing