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73 pinto doors, grill and bumper
« on: November 05, 2014, 06:10:38 PM »
      My 73 pinto was in an accident a few years ago and am now trying to completely restore it.  Need parts and am confused about which parts are interchangeabl e.
      Can anyone can tell me what years (71-75)can be used as replacements  for the 73 pinto bumper (thin with small guards and rubber inserts in both bumper and guards )?   Same info needed for the grille and 2 doors.
      Thanks for any help.

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Re: 73 pinto doors, grill and bumper
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2014, 08:55:33 PM »
Doors can be any year 71-80 but wagon doors only fit wagons. Early doors take a slightly different upper hinge due to bolt spacing but late doors fit using the matching upper hinge.

71-73 bumpers all fit but if you want the exact match to yours then it may take awhile to find it but one will turn up.

 71-73 grille is recessed to pop the hood.  74-75 can be used but getting a finger in to pop the hood is tight.
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Re: 73 pinto doors, grill and bumper
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2014, 01:41:27 AM »
Some nice photos of the difference between the 71-73 and 74-75 grilles.  May be useful to verify what a ebay seller is actually offering.
http://www.fordpinto.com/index.php?topic=9022.msg55105#msg55105
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Re: 73 pinto doors, grill and bumper
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2014, 09:22:33 AM »
Keep your broken grill as the fins can be removed and used to repair a new grill with a broken / missing fin. Much easier to find a grill with missing  fins than a perfect one. Easy fix and no body will ever know.
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Re: 73 pinto doors, grill and bumper
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2014, 10:28:53 AM »
Two new looking 71/73 grills on e-bay at ford pinto nos.
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Re: 73 pinto doors, grill and bumper
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2014, 10:13:08 PM »
Thanks guys for the valuable info.  Everyone was very helpful.  Have decided to keep the grille and just glue where it was broken.