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Re:What reactions to your Pinto do you get?
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2004, 01:03:22 PM »
I got a new reply:

I was talking to my best friends dad, and he  came out of the blue and asked why do you want to restore a Pinto?? That's like fixing up a vega.. It's just stupid..

Now for the new part: I was building  some resect and was pleased that you were groing up, but this Pinto thing is like taking 2 steps forward and 2000 steps back. What are you thinking??

Whatever he thinks.

I told him, I dont care what anyone thinks... I'm gonna do it anyways, cuz I've always wanted to.
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Re:What reactions to your Pinto do you get?
« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2004, 01:42:08 PM »
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I was building  some resect and was pleased that you were going up, but this Pinto thing is like taking 2 steps forward and 2000 steps back.

I'm thinking you mean respect and growing. Which, in those respects, I don't understand why rebuilding a Pinto is different than any other older car. Perception is 9/10 of most people's reality, I guess.
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Re:What reactions to your Pinto do you get?
« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2004, 02:23:59 PM »
i mostly get how come, but also at the car auction, when i got the car started, and drove it off, people were cheering, giving me thumbs up, and clapping and stuff, that was pretty cool.  most people have had a pinto, or at least had fun in a pinto, its mostly just people are either just dont like admitting they like them, or are just to stubborn to get past their reputation.  those are mostly the guys who buy a car for its looks, and nothing else, and to me that makes no sense, so o well, they have their ways, i have mine. but i bet my car gets more looks.

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Re:What reactions to your Pinto do you get?
« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2004, 08:08:20 PM »
I'm thinking you mean respect and growing. Which, in those respects, I don't understand why rebuilding a Pinto is different than any other older car. Perception is 9/10 of most people's reality, I guess.

Oops.. my bad... got it fixed... What is bad though, is my dad even understands why I want to do this.. Now if I could only get him to understand why I want to start doing it now, even though I have a Dodge Omni GLHT sitting at the bottom of the driveway waitiing to be fired up for the first time in months.
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Re:What reactions to your Pinto do you get?
« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2004, 02:36:09 PM »




People want to know why it does not have any side windows.  ( I converted a stationwagon to a Panel wagon)they want to know if I know of anymore that they could buy so they could hot rod them....

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Re:What reactions to your Pinto do you get?
« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2004, 05:02:52 PM »
I always find it amusing when I go to the parts store and when I say the part is for a Pinto, the counter person (whom I don't know)will ask "Oh, do you have the red one?"  I don't live in a big city by any means, but this community isn't THAT small, maybe 80,000 people in the area.
It seems everyone around here knows my car.  But then, there is only one other guy in the area that still drives a Pinto for a daily driver.
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Re:What reactions to your Pinto do you get?
« Reply #36 on: August 22, 2004, 03:42:15 PM »
I always find it amusing when I go to the parts store and when I say the part is for a Pinto, the counter person (whom I don't know)will ask "Oh, do you have the red one?"  I don't live in a big city by any means, but this community isn't THAT small, maybe 80,000 people in the area.
It seems everyone around here knows my car.  But then, there is only one other guy in the area that still drives a Pinto for a daily driver.

I used to get the same thing in NY with my 76 wagon. The windows were tinted real dark and even people that knew me would say " Thats you driving the green Pinto?".


My wife and I were filling the gas tanks in New Jersey. I was gassing up the box truck towing the Ranger and my wife was gassing the Grand Marquis towing the Pinto. A guy about 18-19 years old came over to me and asked what year the Pinto was. I answered that it was a 79. He said he had never seen a 2 door wagon. He said he heard of them but never saw one. ???  I started describing the work Ive done so far and he seemed only interested in it being a 2 door wagon.

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Re: What reactions to your Pinto do you get?
« Reply #37 on: October 14, 2019, 12:52:25 AM »
Ok had bring this topic back from the dead. I enjoy all the funny stories. Ok heres my two so far.
When I finally decided to move my 77 CW on a trailer to bring it to a new home to start restoring it. I was about to unload it from the trailer and a Mexican  guy walking by says Vega?? I say no Pinto Cruising Wagon. He says Oh cool car.

This was told to me by my friend where my project is stored in his garage. He had just got a 85 K5 blazer and invited one of his friends over to show it off, as he was starting to talk his friend saw the Pinto and was more interested in the Pinto than the K5 lol.




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Re: What reactions to your Pinto do you get?
« Reply #38 on: October 15, 2019, 12:41:21 AM »

    I take my 88 year old dad to breakfast every Friday. Last week we spent 2 hours at breakfast and running chores. A few blocks from home I stopped for auto parts. The clerk asked to photograph the car. Then Dad said "We almost had a day with out someone noticing your bobcat."
     2 years and still a perfect record.


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Re: What reactions to your Pinto do you get?
« Reply #39 on: October 24, 2019, 10:12:28 PM »
The Pintoracer always got looks and thumbs up no matter where l went! People taking pictures, standing around her at the Walmart parking lot when l come out with my groceries lol, checking her out while driving on the interstate! Even have cops pulling up beside me at lights and giving the thumbs up and nodding...oh yeah...l sure am missing that!  ;D :(
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Re: What reactions to your Pinto do you get?
« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2019, 07:53:21 PM »
I had my Pinto in a high-end vintage auto restoration shop for a good amount of time. (www.ClassicAut oSmith.com) You name it, they had expensive show cars being worked on up there.


The shop owner told me, "You know when people come in here, the first thing they notice and comment on is your Pinto!"


At shows, mine is usually the only Pinto there. Countless people come up to admire it and tell me their Pinto stories.
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