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Sympathetic restoration
« on: March 24, 2017, 12:42:56 PM »
I don't have anyone around that can appreciate my car and effort. So, I thought I'd bounce it off of you.

I bought a 73 coupe and have been slowly replacing old/worn out parts. I'm anxious to stay faithful to stock (for the most part).

The interior looked a bit boring though, so I bought a Mustang II console for it. It still needs a tray but I'll add some rubber there for now. At least it's period-correct.  8)

I also used a darker Ford blue on the engine covers. I'll probably change it back later.

Any suggestions on other updates?

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Re: Sympathetic restoration
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2017, 01:06:13 PM »
Nice looking car! Are those the original seats because they look really good for their age? Mine are completely worn out. Your engine compartment looks show ready. Gives me hope for mine! Keep up the good work!
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Re: Sympathetic restoration
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2017, 01:20:58 PM »
Thank you!

I had the back of the driver's seat re-upholstered. The rest are original as far as I know.
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Re: Sympathetic restoration
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2017, 02:26:01 PM »
 An absolutely excellent example of a well cared for Pinto, Your efforts will get some Trophies as you show it more often.
 That engine compartment is pristine...
 You might be able to have this car used in period movies from the Hollywood production companies. Oh yeah!

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Re: Sympathetic restoration
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2017, 03:10:23 PM »
VERY Nice! And a reassuring issue for me. I thought only my Pinto had that puckered vinyl on the top edge of the upper door panel. Apparently even NICE Pinto's have that too. That engine compartment just screams SIMPLICITY.  If only ever car was like that.  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Sympathetic restoration
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2017, 03:25:23 PM »
I added the puckering for authenticity. Lol
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Re: Sympathetic restoration
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2017, 05:04:13 PM »
Beautiful car, ur work doesn't go unoticed here.

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Re: Sympathetic restoration
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2017, 05:09:23 PM »
Even WA plates, there is a NW Ford Pinto Facebook page for us to bump up Pinto attendance.  Sherwood Oregon has a big show coming up.

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Re: Sympathetic restoration
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2017, 05:49:34 PM »
Wow, that sounds like fun.

Do you know the date(s)?
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Re: Sympathetic restoration
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2017, 06:58:35 PM »
That is one sharp-looking Pinto!  I'd say you're doing things right!  Way to go!

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Re: Sympathetic restoration
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2017, 09:31:36 PM »
The blue pain is the same as my bobcat. I don't know what other color there is. I repainted my car a new color but did the engine compartment black. I was lazy. I regret that. I am too old to change things now
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Re: Sympathetic restoration
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2017, 09:39:15 AM »
Go to this site: http://cruisinsherwood.org/, for information.
20,000 visitors make it the biggest one day show in this area that I'm aware of.
Everything from un-restored relics to modified new models.
FREE to visitors.

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Re: Sympathetic restoration
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2017, 10:56:29 AM »
Enzo,

I noticed where you're from. I lived for many years in Salem. I know your area very well!

Thanks for the link.
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Re: Sympathetic restoration
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2017, 11:35:22 AM »
Your welcome.

If I recall correctly, there were more 400 cars in the show.  The show takes over all of old town Sherwood.
Streets are closed to traffic. They have shuttle buses as the parking close to the show fills early.  The walk
can be half a mile or more to public lots.

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Re: Sympathetic restoration
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2017, 07:48:03 AM »
VERY NICE, that engine bay is awesome..
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« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2017, 07:49:05 PM »
What is the NW Pinto page on facebook?
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Re: Sympathetic restoration
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2017, 07:10:46 PM »
Beautiful car!
IMO the console takes away from such a nice car.

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Re: Sympathetic restoration
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2017, 01:14:52 PM »
But then again its not your Pinto. Show us your car so we can compare the two. EW's car is as nice of a Pinto as I have seen in a LONG time and I have owned 16 Pintos along the way. Keep up the good work please, and BTW I have the same console in my less than perfect Pinto.
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Re: Sympathetic restoration
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2017, 10:12:55 AM »
BTW Trays for the console are on http://www.mustangII.net/forums/default.asp from time to time. Try using a parts wanted search.
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« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2017, 01:53:00 PM »
EW! Call Butch at 417/679/0770 He has quite a few Mustang II's and will ship by mail too. Very easy to deal with. A true gear head for Fords.
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Re: Sympathetic restoration
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2017, 09:32:24 PM »
Beautiful car! And welcome!

I've always wanted an early Pinto with intact vinyl top, but I can't say I'm unhappy with the Pintos I've had or currently have. Like you, I'm one of the rare females who hang around this sire, and also like you, I am totally into stock, as opposed to hopped up or modified. I currently have a red '71 sedan and a '74 Saddle Bronze Metallic Runabout with almost all the bells and whistles available to Pintos. I am (with the help of a good friend) in the process of restoring another dear friend's '74 Orange Runabout.  Hopefully, I'll be driving that one from here in California back to Virginia to personally deliver it to him (and see his face when his car arrives in the flesh!)

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Re: Sympathetic restoration
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2017, 09:42:07 AM »
Keep up the good work Becky! Glad to hear you've got the 74 ready to take east. Watch out for those rebels in the south east. A nascar t shirt would help. Take care dear girl.
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« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2017, 11:09:48 AM »
Wow, Becky.

You go, girl!! 😀
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« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2017, 10:22:31 PM »
LOL Dick I'm a rebel myself! They better watch out for ME! The Yankees too! ;D
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« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2017, 10:23:42 PM »
The '74 restoration isn't done yet... but slowly but surely it will happen. :)
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« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2017, 03:35:32 PM »
The '74 restoration isn't done yet... but slowly but surely it will happen. :)

Darn tootin'!!!  I just got your update photos; they completely blew me away!  Can't stop grinning!

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