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« on: October 10, 2018, 08:48:13 PM »
Hello everyone !
Just purchased a 1974 pinto wagon from my wife's step father , he owned for 15 or so years and drove car daily up to 3-4 years ago where it sat in his driveway. Car was well taken care n maintained pretty well to my knowledge being it was his daily driver to work daily
I'll try n post pics soon k.
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Jay

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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 11:30:30 PM »
Congratulation s Jay!  I have a '72 wagon and a '74 Runabout.  Pintos are terrific little cars and I hope you have a blast with yours!


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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2018, 08:28:13 PM »
Thanks Dwayne , it's a pretty cool nostalgic lil car. .gonna b for me n wife to enjoy.
Still trying 2 upload pics but keeps saying photos are to big for server ?
Hope to figure it out n post some soon.

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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2018, 12:08:01 PM »
Put some nice whitewalls on and washed 😉

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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2018, 12:15:29 PM »
Day I bought from wife's stepfather

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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2018, 12:17:08 PM »
The drive home

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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2018, 12:19:14 PM »
Sat on 4 flat tires for awhile ☹️

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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2018, 12:20:42 PM »
Cleaned up nice !

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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2018, 12:22:52 PM »
Cleaned up interior
Looks pretty good , but definitely gonna need some interior work. .door handles , carpet etc. .

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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2018, 12:29:37 PM »
Could use a newer stereo and speakers 😉

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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2018, 12:31:41 PM »
Anybody know where I can find new nos or nice new aftermarket door handles ? 🙂

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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2018, 12:38:18 PM »
Body is solid and for it's year in pretty good shape 👍

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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2018, 12:42:35 PM »
I'll post more pics as I do more to it.
Overall , I put the tires on , new battery and fresh oil change and she runs .
Does run rough but I'll tune up soon n work on it as I go.

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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2018, 02:08:48 PM »
I'm glad to see I'm not the only Pinto owner who likes the stock look; whitewalls and all!  When I got my '74 Runabout, tires were my first investment and I had a heck of a time sourcing 13 inch whitewalls!  Finally found them and bought five (wanted a matching spare).  For door handles, you might want to try Green Sales, but I've had excellent luck finding whatever I need on eBay.  Type in Ford Pinto NOS and you'll be surprised at what all pops up!  Good luck!


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