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77 bobcat
« on: May 04, 2017, 08:22:33 PM »
Now I have a hatchback to complement my wagon
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Re: 77 bobcat
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2017, 08:23:31 PM »
Front back together
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2017, 09:01:46 PM »
Looks nice , and looks complete, those came with more nice options,  :D
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Re: 77 bobcat
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 09:05:12 PM »
Nice score!!!

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Re: 77 bobcat
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2017, 03:28:04 PM »
Off to the body shop to get the floors and quarters fixed. I plan on having it on the Stampede this year.
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Re: 77 bobcat
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 02:52:10 PM »
Floors in
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Re: 77 bobcat
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2017, 08:00:36 PM »
Looks good!

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Re: 77 bobcat
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2017, 06:53:32 AM »
Spray a lot of water on the front windshield and cowl area , make sure these know places do not leak and have a chance to rust out the floor in the future , better check now than cry later , wet carpet will rot faster along with the floors , ask me how I know  :o
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Re: 77 bobcat
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2017, 02:14:15 AM »
Found rims started restoration on one also changing center caps
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Re: 77 bobcat
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2017, 06:30:23 AM »
congrats Phill

I also have a 77 bobcat. You might be interested how I drew in my bumpers to make a better looking car. The original instructions are here. http://www.fordpinto.com/your-project/simple-fat-bumper-fix/
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Re: 77 bobcat
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2017, 08:20:09 AM »
Nice job so far Phil. Did you have the floors welded in professionally?
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Re: 77 bobcat
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2017, 04:12:25 PM »
Yes  I'm not comfortable welding  .new tires and rims go on tomorrow. Engine parts on the way. Still have interior to work on.
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Re: 77 bobcat
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2017, 12:05:30 PM »
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Re: 77 bobcat
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2017, 12:49:44 PM »
Raining today  in between drops here is one side
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Re: 77 bobcat
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2017, 05:29:55 PM »
Phill. Looking good like a Pinto should/ Keep up the good work.
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Re: 77 bobcat
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2017, 07:09:07 AM »
Doing some nice work to the little car Phil. What did you paint the car with?
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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2017, 11:21:04 AM »
It is only a 20 ft paint job  but consistent color. Just spray cans for now.
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Re: 77 bobcat
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2017, 12:48:41 PM »
Doesn't look bad at all and there is a lot to be said for consistent color!


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« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2017, 12:57:25 PM »
What color and what kind of spray paint? Looks very good.
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Re: 77 bobcat
« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2017, 01:00:06 PM »
Looks really good Phil. You bringing this one to the show in Geneva as well as the wagon?
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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2017, 01:52:15 AM »
A few more changes
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Re: 77 bobcat
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2017, 01:00:01 PM »
Looks like a nice ride Phil. Does this one have the radio delete option like your wagon?
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« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2017, 12:45:50 PM »
Every Pinto pony I ever saw in a dealers lot had a radio delete panel. Just the pony cars.
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« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2017, 12:46:38 PM »
His bobcat villager wagon came with the radio delete.


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« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2017, 01:38:44 PM »
All three of my 80 Pinto pony's came with the delete panel but with the antenna hole drilled in the fender. Had a plastic cover over the hole.
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« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2017, 07:31:33 PM »
No hole in fender of wagon.
This has an am only radio. Plan on upgrade.
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« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2017, 09:52:43 AM »
I like the blacked out look. Looks slick. Did you ever consider painting the wheels black with a red line to go with the color combination of the car?

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« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2017, 08:04:20 PM »
No white wheel stay.
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Re: 77 bobcat
« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2017, 07:46:32 PM »
Went for a drive yesterday about mile into it the brakes locked up again. Took a lot but finally got home. Today check the rear brakes. Rebuilt the drivers side. Then played under hood. Adjustments on carb. Idles better  don't bog down as bad, but still has a "flat " spot about the time it shifts and still will not go over 60 mph. I guess I should take carb apart and check for garbage.
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« Reply #29 on: September 02, 2017, 07:47:58 PM »
May want to check the rear hose. If it's old it might be collapsing which could lock up the rear brakes.


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