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1973 Wagon Project
« on: August 17, 2019, 10:58:11 AM »
 :) Hi Everyone!
Got This Car For Christmas! 2.0 With Headers, 4 Speed Manuel, Runs Pretty Well.
Would Love To Install A 5 Speed Trans.
Yeah She Needs A Lot Of Work!
Interior Is Restored Already, But Exterior Needs A Lot!
Guy Who Had It Lowered It Too Much, And Lost All Kinds Of Original Parts,
Met A Guy Near Me And Got A Lot Of Parts, But Still Need Stuff!
Interior Passenger Door Handle, Hood? Drivers Side Fender?
Front And Rear Bumpers?
Will Up Date As I Get Stuff Done!
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2019, 09:58:27 AM »
Cool fog lights and aftermarket side mirrors...  :)
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2019, 04:17:40 PM »
Finally Got The Grill Done.
Not Sure If I'll Add The Pinto Emblem To It?
Thoughts?
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2019, 11:37:05 AM »
The grill looks great!  As to adding the emblem, I guess it all depends on what you're going for here... if you want a stock appearance, then no.  No Pinto ever had an emblem on the grill.  If you're more into custom modifications, then do as you please; it's your car and you have every right in the world to do whatever you like with it.


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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2019, 01:11:24 PM »
The grill looks great!  As to adding the emblem, I guess it all depends on what you're going for here... if you want a stock appearance, then no.  No Pinto ever had an emblem on the grill.  If you're more into custom modifications, then do as you please; it's your car and you have every right in the world to do whatever you like with it.


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She's Already Slightly Modified Any Way, Guy Removed And Lost Trim Around The Windows.
So Not Gonna Try To Make It Stock.
Looking For Some Slot Mags For It.
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2019, 11:17:57 PM »
Well Tried To Replace The Front Coils, But This Poor Car Has The Original Ball Joints!
Hard To Find And Pricey! Have To Modify The Lowers ( When They Get Here)
And Remove Rivets! (How Fun)
Hopefully I Can Do This Next Week, Have To Get It Off The Ground!
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2019, 09:13:54 PM »
You can either use a grinder or a drill to get rid of the rivets.
Or, since you aren't keeping it bone stock you can get tubular control arms front Speedway. Either just the lowers or all four. They have screw in ball joints.
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2019, 09:35:36 PM »
Got Lower Ball Joints For A 74 Cause I Heard They Could Be Made To Fit,
But I Got Lucky! I Think The Front Was Replaced With A 74 Or Newer As They Look Just Like The Ones I Bought.
My Friend Is A Professional Mechanic And Will Be Helping Me.
Probably Use A Air Chisel And Drill To Remove  The Rivets.
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2019, 11:26:01 AM »
Well I Was Gonna Work On It Today!
Until....
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2019, 11:28:11 AM »
Is There Really A Car Under There?
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2019, 08:25:46 PM »
Working On The New Hood (Actually A 1972)
Ready To Bondo A Couple Of Small Dents And Primer And Paint!
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2019, 11:10:21 AM »
Finally Getting This Poor Thing Off The Ground!
New Ball Joints! Shocks! Coil Springs!
You Can See That Some Idiot Torched The Springs.
What A Pain In The #$$.
She Looks So Much Better!
More Pictures To Come Soon!
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2019, 11:13:08 AM »
Passenger Side, Man It Was Nasty!
Check The Size Difference In Those Springs!
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2019, 12:35:22 PM »
Wow
Is the spring on the right side in the
Pic broken or just smashed ?
Hope it didn't cause more damage
To control arms and or hardware.
Please keep the pics coming
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2019, 02:38:00 AM »
The Spring On The Left Is The (New) Spring.
Idiot Lowered It The Mexican Way, Torch The Springs Till They Collapse!
New Ball Joints, Shocks, And (New/Used) Coil Springs!
Hell Of A Job!
But Look At Her Now!
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2019, 02:39:29 AM »
Oh Boy! Now I Get To Put On The Leaf Springs And Shocks In The Rear!
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2019, 04:34:03 PM »
That is one hell of a way to lower
A car. Lol
I am ready to rebuild my hole frount suspension
It's all tore apart
Just need the money for the parts
Might be a couple mounts

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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2019, 08:11:15 PM »
Definitely looks better with the front end up off the ground!  Good job!

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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2019, 10:38:35 PM »
Thanks!
Putting 5 Leaf, Leaf Springs From A 78 In The Rear With New Shocks!
Then I Get To Start Working On The Body! Weather Permitting.
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2020, 08:40:11 PM »
Started With This Old Rusty Thing!
Lots Of Sanding!
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2020, 08:42:55 PM »
Think It's Coming Out Pretty Nice!
Almost Done With It!
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2020, 11:03:34 PM »
Passenger Side, Man It Was Nasty!
Check The Size Difference In Those Springs!

MAN that's scary to see  :o
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2020, 11:50:05 PM »
The Coil Spring On The Left Is One Of the New Ones,
Right One Is One Of The Old Ones, Both Were Like That
Car Was Lowered By Torch!
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2020, 11:53:30 PM »
Nice wagon!
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2020, 11:55:45 PM »
Lowering by torch wasn't really that uncommon back in the day.
Is it the best way, nope. but it was done a lot. The "look" was number one. Guys drove cars that barely handled on the street but looked super cool.
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2020, 12:04:23 AM »
Looked Cool, Didn't Steer For shizod!
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2020, 12:41:06 PM »
Finally, Got Time To Post!
Her She Is With New Ball Joints, Coil Springs, Leaf Springs, And Shocks!
Finally She's Off The Ground And Not Dragging Her Belly!

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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2020, 03:09:08 PM »
Renewed from the inside out!

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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2020, 05:49:17 PM »
Working On It!
Weather  Screwing Me Up! Hood, Grill  And Fender Almost Done,
Next Few Weeks Should Be Good!
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Re: 1973 Wagon Project
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2020, 06:32:06 PM »
Looks great. I have a 1973 wagon I'm still working on. are you planing to upgrade the engine? I was planning to place a miata engine and rebuild the stock engine. If you have any ideas let me know. If you need parts let me know. I have a friend who might have what you need or can point you in the right direction.
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