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Tire damaged my pinto
« on: October 19, 2015, 10:08:30 AM »
Had a bad time yesterday on my pinto, something fell off a truck into my lane and ran over it , the right rear tire blew up and damaged the fender bad, does anyone near me know of a yard that has a pinto and can chop saw the rear lower part of the fender so i can weld it in ,makes me sad to see it get messed up like this, thanks Blaine in Mississippi
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Re: Tire damaged my pinto
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2015, 10:13:34 AM »
Cripes! That sucks! I hope you find a good quarter soon. Sorry to see that.
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Re: Tire damaged my pinto
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2015, 11:17:37 AM »
Still mad about it, rather it happen to my new car than the pinto , (wife might think otherwise)  >:( .
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Re: Tire damaged my pinto
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2015, 09:26:48 AM »
OUCH !  :'(


Good news is, you can now do a re-paint after fixing, to the best color possible : Grabber Blue  ;D

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Re: Tire damaged my pinto
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2015, 10:52:54 AM »
if my seats were not tan I would most likely repaint it to that , saw a repaint from brown (spit on the ground) to India Gold , not to bad but still better than brown , now just got to find a pinto in the weeds someplace near to chop out the lower rear fender ,  ???
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Re: Tire damaged my pinto
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2015, 02:46:42 PM »
That's unlucky Blaine, but at least no one got hurt?
This is just the sort of thing that keeps me from pouring lots of money in a daily (sort of) driven classic, all at the same time. I'd rather enjoy it as it is, and then after some time without issues (like getting run over by a steamroller), I'll spend some more.
Hope you'll find a replacement part soon, if I could I'd help, but you know there's no Pinto's in yards around here.

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Re: Tire damaged my pinto
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2015, 12:03:41 AM »
Yikes....hope you can find a good replacement quarter. Either that or find a friend with an English Wheel and a planishing hammer.  And, hey....coulda' been worse.  I have a friend who ended up on fire when something similar happened to her Ford Flex.  Not the car....her.  Well....the car too, obviously...bu t yeah....her.  It tore the entire front suspension off the car which left it sliding down the freeway on the oil pan.  You can imagine how things went after that.  It was suboptimal.  Anyway, back to the Pinto: To sum up:  Bad news-nasty dent.  Good news- totally fixable!
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Re: Tire damaged my pinto
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2015, 08:31:42 AM »
Yes your right on it can be fixed and it will , and in a hurry because I miss driving it when the weather is nice, found a new panel ,and a lead on a used one , they have to check today to see if its not rusted out and not crunched up, digging up all my old body tools ,sanders and paint supply,s thought about just bringing it to a body shop buy most i feel would only throw a gallon of bondo and sand to shape , seen that before , so for it to be right i am going to do it myself , soon, yes dutchwagon the only thing that got hurt was my feelings and pocket book, also I have to replace the hard to find tires on one side , 195/70R13 ,  got the wheels off my cruse wagon on it now , later guys ,
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Re: Tire damaged my pinto
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2015, 03:44:34 PM »
Well, the bad news is that a donor pinto may be real hard to find.. the good news is that even though that area behind the wheel there is 'double-walled', it can be carefully cut off just beyond the damaged area, straightened, and welded back in place & smoothed out with a bit of bondo like it never happened.

1 Plus is that if a donor car can't be found, you might find another Pinto owner that is willing to allow you to take a casting of that shape-area so you can fabricate a type of mold to reshape that damaged area..

Yeah lots of work, requires some real talent too, but working with 'vintage vehicles' is never easy.. just most times worth it.. ;)

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Re: Tire damaged my pinto
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2015, 04:39:57 PM »
I'm quite certain there is nothing out of your capabilities there. It's just metal.
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Re: Tire damaged my pinto
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2015, 08:24:17 PM »
Still looking for a donor wrecked pint for the rear fender , no luck yet, the few I have found are too rusted out , may have to buy one of those reproduction fenders and cutting out what I need , only I do not know if they are exactly the same shape as the orgenal one, and how close it is , cut and fit and weld in , use my tig to,prevent warping and lead to fill in, ( don't like bondo ) and repaint the whole car to look new , now have to find two hard to find tires so I can put the pinto mags wheels back on , 195/70R13 ,  right now I have the wheel off my cruzer wagon on it now , will post photos when I start the repair, later Blaine
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Re: Tire damaged my pinto
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2015, 09:41:16 AM »
bummer!! sorry to see this!
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Re: Tire damaged my pinto
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2015, 06:20:23 PM »
In a week or two I will start the repairs , got a good fender to weld in and and got some new spot weld cutters on order , glad when I'm finished because we had some good pinto driving weather these past few weekends ☀️
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Re: Tire damaged my pinto
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2015, 02:14:26 AM »
well that sucks. hope you have luck getting it back together . these things are getting hard to find .

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Re: Tire damaged my pinto
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2015, 08:44:55 AM »
well i will be working on it some this weekend , just got my spotweld cutters and a pack of cut off disk , going to cut out all the bent metal a little at a time before start trimming it up for the cut out fender i brought , going to use lead to fill the seams , been a long time since i done that (over 30years ago) but much better and longer lasting than bondo , on the early pintos ford used lead to fill in the seams between the rear fender and roof , they later switched to bondo , might be do to OHSA rules , dont know , have a great weekend guys and pinto girls   
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Re: Tire damaged my pinto
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2015, 12:32:25 AM »
glad to hear you got another quarter , so good luck .

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Re: Tire damaged my pinto
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2015, 12:06:33 PM »
hey blaine , I need to pick your brain on a v8 conversion on a 1980 rallye pinto  . frame mounts and motor mounts not working out . I used mustang 2 motor mounts and they will not bolt to the frame mounts . I noticed the pass side is closer to the frame than the drivers side .do I have to change them to v6 frame mounts or fabricate some kind of mount. by the way , have you figured out how I know you yet. or do you think im some kind of freak.well anyway , will appreciate any help I can get from you.
 

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Re: Tire damaged my pinto
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2015, 09:53:05 PM »
The pinto frame mount for the 2.3 and 2.8 are the same , the last V 8 swap I done was over thirty years ago, the engine does lean more to the right , not centered , but on the engine mounts I used its was two of the same kind of mount but forgot which one , no left or right mustang two mounts , it was two driver side mounts or passenger side mustang two mounts , been a long time ago , and also you have to drill a hole on the top of one frame mount for the engine mount pin to go in , it's a tight fit , but block up the engine in place and try one mount on both sides , back then you had to buy them from ford , hope you got the mustang two oil pain , a must or it will hit the rack, and was your car a V6 car or 2.3 car?
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Re: Tire damaged my pinto
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2015, 04:37:09 AM »
NOT SURE WHAT MOTOR WAS IN IT CAUSE I JUST DIDNT CARE I LIKE THE V8 IN THE CAR . YEAH I KNOW ABOUT THE THIRTY YEARS AGO CAUSE IT WAS PROBABLY MINE YOUR REFERING TO. I PUT IT IN AND YOU SHOWED ME THE RIGHT WAY BUT LIKE YOU SAID IT WAS A LONG TIME AGO.I CANT REMEMBER WICH MOUNTS IT WAS EITHER BUT AM USING MUSTANG 2 MOUNTS FROM A 74. AND WHILE YOUR THINKING OF WHAT IN THE WORLD IM TALKING ABOUT , I WAS THE KID THAT HELPED YOU WITH THE PLANE , I BELIEVE THE CAR I HAD THEN WAS A BLUE RUNABOUT I THINK .DID YOU GET YOUR CAR FIXED . WAS SAD TO SEE THAT. BESIDES THE MOTOR WAS HISTORY ANYWAY . I HAVE ANOTHER 1980 THAT IS STILL IN ONE PEICE BUT ITS IN SC AND IM IN KY BUT WILL BE GOING AFTER IT SOON. 606-627-0774 HOLLA IF YOU CANT FIGURE OUT WHO I AM .