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« on: June 02, 2015, 01:02:34 PM »
  We've received emails from about four people now who have seen that we are looking for 1973 Pinto car doors.  As soon as we email them back and say, yes, and we ask them if they are a member of the Pinto Car Club and if so what is their user name, they don't respond back.  Never hear a word back.  It makes them sound not legit.     
Just wondering if anyone out there has had these problems?

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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2015, 01:28:21 PM »
  We've received emails from about four people now who have seen that we are looking for 1973 Pinto car doors.  As soon as we email them back and say, yes, and we ask them if they are a member of the Pinto Car Club and if so what is their user name, they don't respond back.  Never hear a word back.  It makes them sound not legit.     
Just wondering if anyone out there has had these problems?

ALL THE TIME!!!! Beware of them and do not use Western Union or a credit card or a check unless you are certain.

I will only use Paypal after a request is sent by the person. Do that and you'll be fine and can get your money back if they are scammers.
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2015, 03:03:37 PM »
Thanks for the best way to buy online.  Wish we didn't have to be so careful and people could be honest.  But that's not going to happen.

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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2015, 10:38:21 AM »
Thanks for the best way to buy online.  Wish we didn't have to be so careful and people could be honest.  But that's not going to happen.

Yeah, sux but what it is...
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- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
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- 1979 Ford Pinto Runabout
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- 1997 Suzuki Marauder

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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2015, 02:07:35 PM »
While you are not getting the results you would like, be thankful that your "filter" is working.  You could be without doors - and your money.  Remember the newest of the Pinto's are 35 yeas old and the oldest 44 years old. If you live in the rust belt and any distance from a populated area it probably will take time for you to acquire the doors. I'm in the greater area of the second largest city in the nation. And I'm fortunate to find a Pinto every 2-3 trips to Pick Your Part (that I make monthly).

This dilemma points to the hole left when Fred Morgan passed away. Setting aside shipping costs that could have been prohibitive if Fred was still with us you likely would have your doors.

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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2015, 02:20:13 PM »
I put a ad in the wanted section for a radiator for my 73 and got a reply a few days later which I expected but after responding to the email I was emailed from a totally different email which instantly threw red flags for me

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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2015, 02:27:19 PM »
You're right.  We're glad we sensed something was wrong before we paid for them. 
Yes, we do live in the rust belt.  On top of it, we need them shipped to us.  We canít leave our home and animals unattended and make the long trips. 
We found a couple doors from a member but we couldnít make the trip and he couldnít ship.  We can understand that.  It just didnít work out but hoping some day it will.  Itís teaching us patience though.

Yes, Fred is missed.  Itís hard to find an honest man and one who cares to help others. 

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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2015, 02:33:29 PM »
You'd think the crooks would know by now to use the same email, any way, so as to not make anyone suspicious.

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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2015, 02:50:26 PM »
Look on carpart.com theres a yard in Lewiston that shows to have doors.look up wagon,runabout and sedan and shows they have some

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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2015, 03:18:57 PM »
Thanks, for the lead.  Appreciate the help.  We need doors for '73 Sedan.  I'm on their website now trying to figure it out.  What state is Lewiston in? 

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« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2015, 03:21:11 PM »
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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2015, 03:23:12 PM »
Thanks.

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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2015, 06:46:56 AM »
Lewiston is far from here :(
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- 1973 Ford Pinto wagon (registered ride 195)
- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2015, 08:53:43 AM »
The same here.  And the cost of shipping is way out of our price range.  It's practically the same as both doors cost.  Wish we could find someone in our area but we are in the rust belt.  Oh well.  We might have to wait a long time for that. 

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« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2015, 12:56:43 PM »
I'm in Idaho, but the southwest part of the state.
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- 1973 Ford Pinto wagon (registered ride 195)
- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
- 1978 Mustang King Cobra II
- 1979 Ford Pinto Runabout
- 1986 Chevy K5 Blazer
- 1997 Suzuki Marauder

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« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2015, 09:30:34 PM »
Guy emails me saying he has a radiator for my 73 runabout shipped to me for $330!!!! Wth do people think I got dumb butt written across my forehead!!! I can buy 2 new radiators for that price

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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2015, 06:41:12 AM »
Guy emails me saying he has a radiator for my 73 runabout shipped to me for $330!!!! Wth do people think I got dumb butt written across my forehead!!! I can buy 2 new radiators for that price

Yeah, you get a lot of those asking real crazy prices on here.
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- 1972 Plymouth Duster (To be a Pro Street)
- 1973 Ford Pinto wagon (registered ride 195)
- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
- 1978 Mustang King Cobra II
- 1979 Ford Pinto Runabout
- 1986 Chevy K5 Blazer
- 1997 Suzuki Marauder

FORD: Federal Ownership Respectfully Denied

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« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2015, 10:22:49 AM »
Just wanted to say that we've found a local source who will completely restore our 73 Pinto.  He's going to replace the rust with new metal, shape and reconfigure our doors.  It will take a lot of time, work and money but he says it can be done.  We trust him also and that's important when you hand over money to someone.  We hope this will finish our car restoration so we can finally drive it!
Thanks everybody for your commiseration on finding parts.