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Offline Craig Westbrooke

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Trying to Figure Out What Year My Pinto Was
« on: April 15, 2016, 09:34:51 PM »
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I know my dad bought it used around 1974? and gave it to me in high school.  I have no records at all.
It was a basic yellow automatic.  No chrome trim on wheel wells or doors.  No side mirror on passenger side.
From brochures I have seen on ebay, I think its probably a 1971. Its the one year where I saw pics of the car
with no trim, etc.  Still looking for pics of the car that I may have taken during the 70's..

After all this time I would probably not remember everything to be exact but would like to be as close as possible
if one ever shows up down the road.

Thank you!

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Re: Trying to Figure Out What Year My Pinto Was
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2016, 01:12:56 AM »
1971 and 1972 models are pretty much identical in appearance unless it was a Runabout.  If that's the case, the '71 had a small window in the liftgate and the '72 had a much larger window.  In 1973 the front bumper changed a bit.  By 1974, you had the much larger government mandated bumpers front and rear.  Very plain, unadorned Pintos were available throughout the model run.  Hope this helps!


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Re: Trying to Figure Out What Year My Pinto Was
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2016, 09:19:24 AM »
thx. could have been a '72 then as the window was large.  I bought a operating manual, a fold out kind for a '71. Everything looked the same so I think I can live with that.
Will focus on 1972 for now.

Appreciate it!

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Re: Trying to Figure Out What Year My Pinto Was
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2016, 04:51:42 PM »
73 also had illumination on heater on wiper controls.  71 72 you just had to feel around.

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