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1971 Re-build
« on: March 30, 2021, 01:21:30 PM »
New to the board here...My firs new car was a 1971 2000cc Grabber Green 4 Spd Pinto.  I found one exactly like it and now the fun begins :P
They say i'm to old to start another project!

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Re: 1971 Re-build
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2021, 05:34:38 PM »
You will have a TON of rust to fix....Look at my posts.... I have parts....

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Re: 1971 Re-build
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2021, 08:10:04 PM »
Yeah but look at that perfect grill and bumper!! Score!  ;D
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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Re: 1971 Re-build
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2021, 11:18:55 PM »
Awesome! What a find! sure wish i had your luck!
working on a couple of 73 wagons myself!
Lots of good folks here that will help with questions.
Welcome and have fun!
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Re: 1971 Re-build
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2021, 06:58:32 PM »
Congrats on your find! Let me know if you'd like a list of resources that I have used to locate parts. May I ask how solid are the floor pans? There is a Pinto in Desert Valley Auto Parts (dvap.com) that supposedly have solid floorboards.

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Re: 1971 Re-build
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2021, 07:49:06 AM »
Tommy Mac,

Welcome!  I totally understand your excitement.  My first car was a new 1974 orange Pinto Runabout with black interior.  I foolishly traded it away in 1976 but I FINALLY found and purchased its twin several years ago.  There's nothing quite like that first car and if you can't get it back, then replicating it is the next best thing!  Enjoy!

Dwayne :)
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