37 Guests, 0 Users

Author Topic: The Totaled Pintoracer....WARNING!!! GRAPHIC PICTURES!!  (Read 331 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline 71pintoracer

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1302
  • FeedBack: +37/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • '71 Pinto 5.0 T-5 = lotsa fun!

  • Total Badges: 8
    Badges: (View All)
    Mobile User Tenth year Anniversary Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter 1000 Posts Fifth year Anniversary Photographer
The Totaled Pintoracer....WARNING!!! GRAPHIC PICTURES!!
« on: December 14, 2019, 10:46:15 AM »
 :( :'(
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

Offline Wittsend

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 2240
  • FeedBack: +241/-0

  • Total Badges: 8
    Badges: (View All)
    Tenth year Anniversary Mobile User Topic Starter Poll Voter 1000 Posts Linux User Windows User Fifth year Anniversary
Re: The Totaled Pintoracer....WARNING!!! GRAPHIC PICTURES!!
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2019, 01:00:48 PM »
That will buff out.   ::)


If I'm not mistaken did this happen some time ago..., or am I confusing this with someone else's car? Maybe a brief description for those who don't know.


In any case it good to see that the crash was survived as it looks horrible. Crashes like that are no fun. I was out on a "first date" and within 5 minutes had this (picture below) occur. That is her side of the car the roof collapsed on. Regardless my date must have been impressed. She has been married to me for 37 years.

Offline 71pintoracer

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1302
  • FeedBack: +37/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • '71 Pinto 5.0 T-5 = lotsa fun!

  • Total Badges: 8
    Badges: (View All)
    Mobile User Tenth year Anniversary Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter 1000 Posts Fifth year Anniversary Photographer
Re: The Totaled Pintoracer....WARNING!!! GRAPHIC PICTURES!!
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2019, 01:48:17 PM »
June 8th. D-Day. Not our first date but first time she had ever ridden in the Pinto. I had just installed the new engine and was still getting it tuned. I had been driving and tuning on it all day.
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

Offline 71pintoracer

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1302
  • FeedBack: +37/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • '71 Pinto 5.0 T-5 = lotsa fun!

  • Total Badges: 8
    Badges: (View All)
    Mobile User Tenth year Anniversary Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter 1000 Posts Fifth year Anniversary Photographer
Re: The Totaled Pintoracer....WARNING!!! GRAPHIC PICTURES!!
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2019, 04:02:42 PM »
Kathy was semi-conscious. A tree branch came through the window at some point. She had a shoulder injury, 9 stitches to her neck and 3 next to her left eye. lt could have been wayyyyyy worse!! When we first started dating she didn't wear her seat belt in her car. l told her whenever she rode with me she had to have a seat belt on. The pintoracer had racing seats and harnesses. Had she not had a seat belt on, no doubt she would not have survived it. She always wears her seat belt now.
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

Offline dga57

  • Chief Moderator / Admin
  • FordPinto.com Moderator
  • Pinto PooBAH
  • ***
  • Posts: 6846
  • FeedBack: +208/-0
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 8
    Badges: (View All)
    Tenth year Anniversary Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Mobile User Windows User 1000 Posts Fifth year Anniversary
Re: The Totaled Pintoracer....WARNING!!! GRAPHIC PICTURES!!
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2019, 08:06:51 PM »
Wow!  It's hard to see your gorgeous little Pinto in that condition!  Fortunately, you, Kathy, and apparently your relationship all survived!  I wrecked my original '74 Pinto Runabout while out on a date in 1975 - lots of damage but the insurance company decided it was repairable so it was not a total loss.  Strange as it may seem, the experience of surviving that accident bonded Sherry and me together for a long time in a way probably nothing else would have.  Ultimately, we went our separate ways but I never climb behind the wheel of a Pinto without at least a fleeting thought of her.  I'm hoping for an invitation to see that Cruising Wagon up close and personal when you've got it all done (hint, hint).  I know how great the Pintoracer looked so am anxious to see what you do with a Cruising Wagon!

Dwayne :)
Pinto Car Club of America - Serving the Ford Pinto enthusiast since 1999.

Offline Wittsend

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 2240
  • FeedBack: +241/-0

  • Total Badges: 8
    Badges: (View All)
    Tenth year Anniversary Mobile User Topic Starter Poll Voter 1000 Posts Linux User Windows User Fifth year Anniversary
Re: The Totaled Pintoracer....WARNING!!! GRAPHIC PICTURES!!
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2019, 08:30:50 PM »
It is like we could have a whole section dedicate to "Pinto - Near Death Experiences." But the reality of those who were genuinely injured in Pinto rear end accidents kind of takes the humor out of that.

BTW, in my accident mentioned above, my date/eventual wife was endlessly pursued by the insurance company to take "something" even though she stated she was not injured. She was concern to do so would have affected my insurance cost.  In the end they BEGGED her to take $75.

Offline Reeves1

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 2040
  • FeedBack: +104/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • BAWS302

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Fifth year Anniversary Windows User 1000 Posts
Re: The Totaled Pintoracer....WARNING!!! GRAPHIC PICTURES!!
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2019, 06:23:19 AM »
Figure it was the cable in the steering shaft ?

Offline 71pintoracer

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1302
  • FeedBack: +37/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • '71 Pinto 5.0 T-5 = lotsa fun!

  • Total Badges: 8
    Badges: (View All)
    Mobile User Tenth year Anniversary Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter 1000 Posts Fifth year Anniversary Photographer
Re: The Totaled Pintoracer....WARNING!!! GRAPHIC PICTURES!!
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2019, 10:24:40 AM »
I really don't know, the v8 had been in it for 8 years and it never acted goofy like this time. l haven't taken the rear apart but l'm thinking something broke in it. The last time l was at the dragstrip the locker kicked out and had not worked since. Never made any noise so l wasn't that concerned about it.
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?