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    Posted: 30-April-2017 at 10:52AM
Bought a twin to my first Torino I still own. It is a 1976 Torino, 2M, special appearance package, 351W. Same exact car as my original one, even purchased from the same dealership. The only difference is that mine had a white 1/2 top and this had a black 1/2 top. Even the same options and produced 3 months apart. I bought it from the family that bought it new. Original paint and interior (new carpet) and it drives like a new car. Does need a good weekend of work replacing some items that are worn (starter, radiator, carb, oil change) but has a brand new C4 and tires that were installed in 2011 but hardly even driven on (whitewall Cooper Trendsetters - doubt they even make them nowadays). Here are some pictures of it when we got it out of the garage, covered in dust.
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The grandson replaced the original steering wheel that was cracked, installed new carpet, removed the original black top and started repairing a dent on the left front that is primered. Dash is not cut, and it is pretty clean inside to have been stored for a long time. It has been garage kept all it's life and the family waxed and buffed the paint over the years until it is pretty thin now. I have no washed it at all, but did wax a couple of spots and that old paint shined up. You can even barely see what is left of the factory painted stripes.

Edited by unlovedford - 30-April-2017 at 11:01AM
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Looks a bit tippy-toe on those 225/75-14's.
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Sharp car with some potential.
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when are you cutting it up? 
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Originally posted by legend onirot legend onirot wrote:

when are you cutting it up? 


LOL





So whats the plans for this one? looks slick, like the color combo.

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Originally posted by legend onirot legend onirot wrote:

when are you cutting it up? 
he better not! i'm cutting one now as a sacrifice so he don't cut!!! Wink (actually i'm cutting the roof for scott) then front floor for another member, i even went rouge last night and cut the dash for another member ShockedLOL
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Very cool!  Looking forward to seeing it this weekend!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-May-2017 at 2:46AM
Thanks. I paid too much for this to cut it up and it is a really good car. I mean a really good car. Ideal to tuck the bumpers, paint it, install some nice wheels and drive it for years with very little to worry about.
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I think that's what you said about the Cougar.....Ermm
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I can't get this out of my head.

Sawzall - "Joe, I know you're out there. Come to me. Come to me."

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Originally posted by stanman stanman wrote:

I think that's what you said about the Cougar.....Ermm
Said ALL of us! LOL
 
Russ,
I was thinking something like Jackyl's Lumberjack Song...
With Sawzall sounds instead of a chainsaw...


Edited by Big Bird - 01-May-2017 at 9:11AM
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
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I was wondering where you'd been Joe.  Very nice Torino.  Looking forward to following the project.

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Thanks guys. This one was part of a package deal to get a set of D0VE heads for the gold car. I will probably let this one go after I tinker with it and replace a few parts. It would be a great driver for someone and a cheap way to get into classic Fords. If it were not so much trouble, I'd swap the fender, header and light housing off my original car to get this one back all one original color.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-May-2017 at 1:26AM
I'd really like to get a picture of both 2M '76 Torinos together. Certainly would be cool.
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Originally posted by unlovedford unlovedford wrote:

I'd really like to get a picture of both 2M '76 Torinos together. Certainly would be cool.
 
That would require you clean out that garage of yours.  Wink
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Originally posted by unlovedford unlovedford wrote:

..... If it were not so much trouble, I'd swap the fender, header and light housing off my original car to get this one back all one original color.


You could always do a quick spray of red on those parts (I know you have paint matching skills) I see that the car has had at least a partial respray anyway, or it looks like it. I see what looks like paint over the top of pin stripe adhesive. Might make for a quicker sale, and you could ask a few hundred more to cover you materials and it still be an under 4K car. Looks like a nice car.

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Great story! How many miles on it? Yes, post the two together.

I had a '74 GT Brougham back in the day. Good memories of a really good car.
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Looks pretty clean and straight. A little detailing and it is good to go! Thumbs Up 
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Casey, it is actually all original paint. The pinstripe is what is left of the original painted stripes (you can barely see them in the other pictures). I could spray the primered areas, but the rest of the paint is so thin, it would look pretty obvious (unfortunately). I'll give it a good cleanup and take some other pictures.

I drove it again yesterday and am impressed at how it rides. So smooth and tight. I guess the best word to describe it is "stately". No wandering, no floating, no out of control movements. Just goes down the road wherever you point it. Maybe it is the additional weight of this car and the softer factory springs, but it is nice. After I got back home, I took the gold '72 out and immediately noticed the difference in plush v/s firm.
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