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Re: turbo pinto body and paint update!!!
« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2011, 06:45:38 PM »
cragars are the best for these old cars they are period correct and look awsome!!! have a set of 13's on my wagon and love them!!!
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Re: turbo pinto body and paint update!!!
« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2011, 06:47:37 PM »
does anybody have a picture of a pinto with 15 inch american sprints all the way around?

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Re: turbo pinto body and paint update!!!
« Reply #32 on: December 16, 2011, 10:30:13 PM »
Your wagon is looking great!! I like the magnum wheels personally and will be doing a 15x6 and 15x8 on my project when the time comes... Plus you can get Pinto emblems for the center of them! Mine might be a better fit for them though since I am putting 70 Boss stripes on the car. I am also doing the 11" brake swap you had linked earlier Carbomb (the UPS guy struggled with that box, he is learning to hate me lately) and the kit looks very good, I havent got car back from bodyshop yet to start the install though. Hopefully the kit fits as good as it looks. :)
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Re: turbo pinto body and paint update!!!
« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2012, 07:48:09 PM »
I got my front converted to 5 lug with this kit

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MUSTANG-II-11-BRAKE-KIT-FORD-5-x-4-50-PATTERN-/130409898583?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item1e5d092257#ht_1359wt_1159

took a week or so to come but it looks great and went on super easy! heres a picture of my drilled and slotted rotors painted and on my car

http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt120/Stoodles28/IMG_04341.jpg

Just wanted to know if anybody had experience with cobra r rims on the front. I wanted 17X8's with 5.68" of backspacing an 1/2" spacers. Anybody know if this will work fine without rubbing?

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Re: turbo pinto body and paint update!!!
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2012, 09:00:17 PM »
up-dates on the Kermit car ?

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Re: turbo pinto body and paint update!!!
« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2012, 11:47:42 PM »
got wheels for it (17X8's +30mm) and finished the interior up mostly. thats about it for now. the wheels i hit right on for backspacing. I ended up having to run 1/4 inch spacers in the back with my narrowed explorer axel and none in the front after the 5 lug rotors. The tires in the front are 205/40/17 and in the back 225 something. they are old ones and they were free!

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Re: turbo pinto body and paint update!!!
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2012, 02:27:50 PM »
Looks great!  :)
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Re: turbo pinto body and paint update!!!
« Reply #37 on: March 22, 2012, 10:03:32 AM »
Wow that car looks really sharp. I like the roll pan at the back in place of the rear bumper
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Re: turbo pinto body and paint update!!!
« Reply #38 on: March 22, 2012, 10:56:58 PM »
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If you dont mind me asking, where did you find the roll pan at?  I love the look.
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« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2012, 07:05:27 PM »
Carbomb

If you dont mind me asking, where did you find the roll pan at?  I love the look.

I drew the shape of the bend on cardboard and had a piece of 18 gauge steel rolled to that shape at a metal shop in town. And i cut it to fit and built the licence plate and exhaust cutout out of extra steel and welded it on. took me a full weekend to do. If you want some more pictures i'm sure i have some somewhere of the making.

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Re: turbo pinto body and paint update!!!
« Reply #40 on: March 24, 2012, 12:56:02 AM »
i'm getting really tired of fixing this old thing. The clutch cable broke and i had to buy a new one which was junk and pulled through the firewall. kind of a poor design. i wasn't willing to wait another 2 weeks for a replacement that would probably break too so i put 4 hoseclamps around it to keep it from pulling through again.(holding for 2 weeks now) Tonight my throttle cable broke. i had to stack coins on the idle adjustment screw to keep it at about 4500 rpm and drove it home like that. does anybody know if there is an aftermarket pedal assembly i could put in this someone easily? I don't like fixing it! i like making it better!

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Re: turbo pinto body and paint update!!!
« Reply #41 on: March 24, 2012, 12:17:33 PM »
Theres nothing wrong with the stock one and as for the throttle cable it must have just been junk in the first place cause my throttle cables out of the T bird the engine came from and it has 0 Problems. I got a stock clutch cable from fred when I did the 5 speed swap and I have had no problems with it the aftermarket ones from the parts store are trash better off getting a Nos one or even used.
Only other thing I could tell yah is maybe look at like speedway at the street rod pedal assemblys or maybe even stock car stuff. But I can tell yah right now neither is gunna be cheap so be prepared to ditch out cash for that kinda stuff. But with the street rod stuff youll prolly need a Tbird bellhousing so yah can convert to hydraulic/slave.
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