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    Posted: 02-April-2018 at 10:34AM
Thanks for the add. I have just acquired a 1973 Torino project. This is my first Torino. I have built many Fords in the past though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote legend onirot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-April-2018 at 10:38AM
welcome jeff...  post a pic when you can. we would love to see it.
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welcome!
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74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
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79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
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Welcome aboard!!
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I will once I can. I have noticed these cars are alot harder to find parts for than some other Fords.

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Welcome!
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
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let me know what parts you need i may have it? i've parted several cars and occasionally pick up other parts as i find them
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
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Welcome!  Tell us more about your project.
 
Here is some info on how to post pics if you need help:
 
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yes, tell us about your project! and any stories too Wink
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74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
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Welcome aboard!Thumbs Up
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Welcome Jeff!! Kinda partial to 73's
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Here is how it sat when I bought it.


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Here it is after a quick bath
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The car was sold new right here in Valdosta Ga and the original owner had the car until 2013; it was last registered in 2000. The original owner passed away in 2013 and his family sold it to a local salvage yard, who sold it to the gentleman I bought it from. I think the salvage yard unloaded the car 5 years ago right where I bought the car 2 weeks ago with 4 flat tires. The person I bought it from said he originally bought it for parts then he decided to fix it but never got to it.  I winched it up on my trailer with 3 flat tires and the back 2 locked up.When I got it home I freed up the 2 back brakes were stuck to the drums, put a set of tires on it that would hold air and gave it a bath to wash off the mold along with half the paint job. It looks as if it had a cheap repaint in some point in its life.

The salvage yard had taken the gas tank out of it.  But I did mange to get it running on a gas can and to my surprise it actually ran quite well.  The transmission on the other had would not work at all and I suspect this is why the original owner quit driving. It has an FMX behind the 2bbl Cleveland. The worst of the rust is the drivers quarter panel. Both the fenders are bent but I think we can straighten them.
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looks like a good project
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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good news the 1974+ tanks are available but the filler hole is on a slightly different angle


filler tubes i guess are hard to come by though ...

i always wondered about a fuel cell in the stock tank location with a filler tube to the side?

where there's a will there's a way!




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Hello Jeff!..You are in the right place here!
DARE to be DIFFERENT!!
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the front bumper looks to be a little loose.  all in all, looks pretty good.  great job getting it running
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Would love to see pics of your Ford project my father whose 94 years old recently gave me a 73 Ford Gran Torino...all original I recently changed the fuel pump it's in amazing condition.
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Originally posted by Sammy78 Sammy78 wrote:

Would love to see pics of your Ford project my father whose 94 years old recently gave me a 73 Ford Gran Torino...all original I recently changed the fuel pump it's in amazing condition.
welcome! yeah that pics street runs 2 ways, we'd like to see pics of yours in amazing condition Big smile


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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Learning how to use this site bare with me guys and gals.
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I hope yall enjoy as much as I have/ am.
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Wow! That Torino looks to be in great shape! I think that color is called Saddle Bronze Metallic, its the same color as the 74' Gran Torino I drove in high school. Yours even has the color matched hubcaps! Welcome to the forum, Sammy
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Welcome to the forum! Very nice car. It looks in awesome shape.
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Love it!!! My grandfather bought that exact car new. 351c auto split bench with the arm rest. Man was that comfortable

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nice! Clap

looks just like the 74 4dr i parted out
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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I often thought of doing one like that as a sleeper, with a taxicab paint job.Big smile
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Some reason, I always liked those color-keyed hubcaps. Nice car!
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Good morning 😊 and thank you for the compliments.
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