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New Pintero Build
« on: May 17, 2018, 09:47:46 AM »
Building a 74 Pintero. Build is ready for paint, hope to have it on the road by July 2018. All steel construction. 2.5" by /120 tube roll bar and rails. Five bolt 8' rear-end, new 5bolt rotors.  YouTube video at:

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Re: New Pintero Build
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 10:39:24 AM »
That's nice looking work
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Re: New Pintero Build
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 11:18:13 AM »
ELABORATE!!! Obviously some metal working skills going on there. I like the way the roll bar is integrated, as well, the overshoot on the rear portion of the roof.  Not sure what your paint scheme is but even the contrast of the bare metal to the original green seems to nicely accentuate the work done.

If I see one down side to the Pintero it is that the stubby Pinto wheel base becomes more obvious.  If only the rear wheels were a few inches more to the rear. That said, the stance and wheel/tire choice do their best to help with that.  Thanks for sharing. It is enjoyable to see such craftsmanship and design.  Please keep us posted as the project develops.

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Re: New Pintero Build
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 12:59:00 PM »
Great ideas, fantastic fab work! Love that clean little four banger.

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Re: New Pintero Build
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2018, 10:34:51 AM »
I'm thinking a white paint with Metallic Blue stripes ala Ford Shelby GT 500. Any thoughts?

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Re: New Pintero Build
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2018, 04:58:28 PM »
You cannot go wrong with white! I like white on some classic cars. Sometimes, bright colors don't do it for me; I am not too much into racing stripes, body kits, or race wheels unless the car has the engine to back it up. Although, a car that came stock with stripes is ok like some of the Pintos, Fairmont Futuras, or Grand Torinos.
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Re: New Pintero Build
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2018, 08:37:34 PM »
Holy Moley! Awesome build!

I can't even find the time to get out in the garage to try and get mine running.

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Re: New Pintero Build
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2018, 10:25:54 PM »
In a recent episode of  Wheeler Dealers they fixed up a Jeep Grand Wagoneer and painted it a dark metallic blue with dark woodgrain trim. I think your Pintero painted a deep metallic, maybe to match your engine, with gloss clear coated Pinto Squire woodgrain trim on its sides and tailgate, would look very cool. Maybe a 2" drop. Just a thought. 

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Re: New Pintero Build
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2018, 10:45:28 PM »
Very cool! Im excited to see this finished!
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