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My other Pinto 1978
« on: February 16, 2013, 09:35:10 AM »
As some of you know I own a 1980 Pinto Rallye, but be fore I got it a year ago, I also own a 1978 Pinto. I installed new pistons, rings ,header exhaust, had the seats recovered etc. You probably have read some of the prior posts about it. My problem is I Love Old Fords and I would have a Barn full of them if I only had the SPACE. I have a one stall Garage on my house. I own a 80Pinto, 78Pinto, 73Maverick, 05 Mustang and lots of Parts. (see where Iam going with this?) I hope to find the right home in the future where its possibile to store all my cars in one spot. I have cars Storage at all ends of the town. I have been looking ,but havent come across that just perfect home to purchase yet. I am thinking of parting with the 78 Pinto ,but havent made up my mind yet.  :P I really would like to see this car completed ,I have too my projects on my plate right now.

I guess I like to hoard Old Ford cars and Parts. ::)   Kirk




bottom pic is what i wanted to make it look like   :D
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Re: My other Pinto 1978
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2013, 07:31:35 PM »
I say go for it... No sooner than you let it go. You'll regret it.  :'(

Also it will look good sitting next to the Ralley for sure. ;D
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Re: My other Pinto 1978
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 07:57:33 PM »
My garages are packed full. I wont get rid of anything unless I'm sure I will never use it.
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 08:03:11 PM »
I'm with you there. 5.0!! They could put me on that horder show, if people could see the inside of my garage. ;D
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Re: My other Pinto 1978
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2013, 08:14:28 PM »
Hoarders would crap when they look in my garages lol.
 
The moment I sell something is when I need it & then I have to buy it. Once my cars are together I'll sell off my excess inventory except for some replacement parts.
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2013, 08:17:27 PM »
I think I will just build a new shop.. At least that is what I have planned for first 1/4 of next year.. 40X60 over looking the lake. My little piece of heaven.
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My other Pinto 1978
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013, 11:38:22 AM »
I agree but I only have one stall garage at this point. I think I am going to list the 78 in spring. I just hate seeing it stand idle, it could be a very nice car.
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Re: My other Pinto 1978
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2013, 07:37:18 PM »
I think I will just build a new shop.. At least that is what I have planned for first 1/4 of next year.. 40X60 over looking the lake. My little piece of heaven.

I had planned to put up a new 20 x 40 garage with my tax return but thanks to the Obama tax increase on the wealthy who can afford it (I make under 50K) my taxes went up 6000 dollars. There went my garage, some landscaping & the interior I was gonna have a shop put in my wagon. So now those businesses lose revenue as well.
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2013, 07:49:52 PM »
5.0 ya same here working my tail off , about the same boat as you. I just keep pushing on, thankful for what I got .
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Re: My other Pinto 1978
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2013, 08:23:09 PM »
I hear ya'  8)  I just refuse to get a 2nd job at age 47 just to live the life I was able to live a scant 3 years ago...... 
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My other Pinto 1978
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2013, 08:29:42 PM »
53 here , same Ford Dealer for 28plus years. Got some cool stuff , just would like to keep up. Hey we got our Toys at least!
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Re: My other Pinto 1978
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2013, 08:59:23 PM »
Amen to that. I just hope I can afford gas by spring. Since the agenda is to get it above 7 bucks a gallon; we have not yet begun to suffer......
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