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The Chopped Pinto
« on: April 23, 2010, 05:05:13 PM »
Ok I have moved my updates here because no matter what car it is, as soon as I get it, I start personalizing it.  Had a MASSIVE system installed this week, and the chopped top and way the pinto is a sound chamber now made the system awesome sounding.   Stereo guy wants to buy it if I ever sell it to put a compatition system in and go to shows. 

We are doing a complete under the hood rewire.  There is a short that is killing the charging system.  New exhaust, system, MSD, battery, and fixing to prep for a mixture of clear/blue/and pearl to change the car from Hello Kitty purple to My gawd that's PURPLE!

All this has taken place in the first 7 days of ownership. :)
a true hot rodder wouldn't be content until he had created a car so violent, so hairy, so totally sick, that the very act of pressing the throttle, could result in instant death

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Re: The Chopped Pinto
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2010, 09:05:59 PM »
as everyone usually says here this thread is worthless with out pics LOL. Show us what you have been up too man =) Itchin to see more on this car

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Re: The Chopped Pinto
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2010, 10:37:41 PM »
I'll get some pics when I get it back to the house, we are finishing up the wiring tomm., I think I have pics of before and there will be a huge diff in the after pics.  I am REALLY   wanting to track the history of this car.  There has to be SOMEONE  out there that knows who built this car.
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Re: The Chopped Pinto
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2010, 11:23:46 AM »
I am REALLY   wanting to track the history of this car.  There has to be SOMEONE  out there that knows who built this car.

I have seen this one on and off for the last ? 3 ? years.... for sale. First time I can recall seeing it it was in a storage area in Kansas someplace. Craigslist at the time, later on and off on Ebay....

this picture was saved March 2007 and I'm guessing it was on Ebay at the time based on pictures and size... I didn't save the info from the auction unfortunatly, I usually do now... I have 22 pictures saved... can email if you want them.

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Re: The Chopped Pinto
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2010, 10:03:30 AM »
It has an assigned VIN from Nebraska.  Is there a report on the car that shows owners?  I don't think a car fax shows owners but does show locations.

Has anyone swapped there old alt/regulator with a new internal one?  I have teh internal reg 130 amp alt now and am WAY over charging, just ruined a 200 dollar battery.  I think the guy has the jumpers in wrong place.  If you have done this PLEASE gimmie a call.

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Re: The Chopped Pinto
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2010, 11:03:57 PM »
Well it is certainly kicking my wallet hard. 
2700 car
200 Head unit and 2 rear speakers
400 Sub, 2 door speakers and amp plus labor
200 wiring job
150 alternator
50 exhaust
300 Tags<--- still angry about this one
14.50 inspection
16  Headlight switch(tuesday)

4k into the car and have had it 1 week.  And I still have a ton of changes to make to the car to suit me. 
Future plans for the Chopper
1) 3-4" cowl hood
2) change in color(clear mixed with blue and some pearl should darken it)
3) Different rims (thinking a solid Centerline style wheel or Pro-Stars.  Heard they make a 4 lug pro-star, haven't validated that yet)
4) carpet, headliner, and sound deadner
5) 302 roller with Hurricane or Air Gap intake, 670 Street Avenger, and about a .550- lift cam
6) White letter tires with letters OUT.
7) new headers that aren't beat to snot on the bottom.
8) new trans.  I had a TCI Street sizzler in my other V8 Pinto and loved it.
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Re: The Chopped Pinto
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2010, 08:20:14 AM »
IF it makes you feel better I have had my car for two years and have over 5k in it - and you can't tell by what you are looking at. It's currently a stripped hulk patiently waiting for bodywork, needing a rebuilt motor, needing a new interior, etc. etc. At least you started with a complete car with a paint job, custom work, and a V8 to boot! Yours should be great when it's done....as should mine.

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Re: The Chopped Pinto
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2010, 08:23:53 AM »
one of the few cars that I have bought that actually even has paint LOL
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Re: The Chopped Pinto
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2010, 09:19:11 PM »
Im at nearly 3K & Im still in the rounding up parts phase. I expect Ill triple that before Im through.
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Re: The Chopped Pinto
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2010, 04:04:42 AM »
We are going to start prepping the car for paint tomorrow.  Black with 2 different colors of over lapping flames.
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Re: The Chopped Pinto
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2010, 10:37:25 PM »
Hope this helps
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Re: The Chopped Pinto
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2010, 12:28:09 AM »
Do you have some pics of the front of the engine? I'd like to see what kind of clearance you have between the engine and radiator. I just cut the firewall on my stationwagon and will be doing the tinwork soon. A carburetor that was stolen from me was returned this week so my 347 will be going in this car. I hope to have it on the road in the next 2 months.

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Re: The Chopped Pinto
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2010, 12:49:31 AM »
A carburetor that was stolen from me was returned this week!

What was the story on that?

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Re: The Chopped Pinto
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2010, 09:48:37 PM »
Just scored a set of Hedman headers to replace the beat the hell ones on my car.  They are BRAND NEW IN THE BOX!  got em for 150.00
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Re: The Chopped Pinto
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2010, 11:32:51 PM »
we need pics. Hows she look now?

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Re: The Chopped Pinto
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2010, 11:58:02 AM »
The above diagram has me wondering which cars in the salvage yards would most likely have 130 amp 3G alternators that would bolt up to Pintos?
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Re: The Chopped Pinto
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2010, 11:57:11 AM »
There is nothing wrong with my car...other than the color...thinki ng about trading it for a trunk v8 pinto.  IF anyone has a v8 pinto that isn't a wagon and would like a V8 wagon let me know.  I keep my stereo(it's brand new).  Open to auto or standard.  I have detailed pics of my car for detailed pics of yours.  My car does have AC.  Cars runs and rides awesome, just think i prefer the non wagon.

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