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You have really done an excellent job with your project. That car just looks beautiful! Clap
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Love it Thumbs Up would not change a thing .
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote n2fordwagons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-July-2017 at 4:36AM
Agreed.  Just love the bumper tuck, especially the way the rear turned out.  Great job! 
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Man, that looks great!
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Originally posted by n2fordwagons n2fordwagons wrote:

Agreed.  Just love the bumper tuck, especially the way the rear turned out.  Great job! 


Thanks, I did the front a little different than others, instead of bringing it up to just below the grill, I left it down even with the bottom of the fenders, more like the factory location and then I made new filler panels for the gap under the headlight, was hoping to just modify an extra set of factory ones I had, but you know how that goes Ouch. Anyway, just looked more balanced to me. As for the rear, there is actually no longer a bumper, just the custom lower valance in place of where the bumper used to be. A little risky I guess, I'll just have to stay out of bumper to bumper traffic as much as possible.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote legend onirot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-July-2017 at 7:08AM
this question has probably been asked... but, did you custom make the rear valance or modify it from something else, or just use a 72 or 73 valance?
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Originally posted by legend onirot legend onirot wrote:

this question has probably been asked... but, did you custom make the rear valance or modify it from something else, or just use a 72 or 73 valance?


It's a highly modified 72/73 lower valance. You would have thought it would have only took a little bit here or there, but it had to be widened, made taller and the pitch had to be modified. I was very determined not to put that ugly bumper back on. Check out my build page, I think I have some pictures of at least part of the process.

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That is a beautiful looking car. You did a great job with it
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casey, i just noticed you shaved the gas door emblem Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

casey, i just noticed you shaved the gas door emblemĀ Thumbs Up
Yep, it's the little things you know thanks for noticing.

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Originally posted by Travis91 Travis91 wrote:

That is a beautiful looking car. You did a great job with it
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Took the car on a 400 mile round trip cruise this weekend had a fun time and enjoyed the back roads (just love tree covered roads) between Collinsville and Clarksdale MS. Started in the sun and got there in the rain :( wound up washing and detailing the car at 6:30am the day of the show in 32 deg. temps (water froze to the car trying to dry it) Nice car show, even won the "Sherriff's Choice" trophy plaque and a ratchet set. Thanks "Cruzn the Crossroads" for a fun weekend. Yes, I was the only Torino there.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I just love tree covered roads!
 
 
 
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Lookin' good as always.  The more I see you car, the more I like what you did to it.  It's got to be one of the sharpest 74-76 non S&H Torino's I have ever seen.
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That's a pretty cool trophy/plaque!
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Great Looking Torino! One of my new favorites!  
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Thanks so much for the kind words. I really enjoyed the build/restoration. I have recently closed my business and started a new job and have had little time to spend cruising and enjoying her, but soon things will settle down and I'll get more time behind the wheel.
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what a view of beauty, looks sexy ,nice job on the rear valance

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Thanks Andy.
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Never get tired of looking at this car! What a great restoration, and the personalized touches are perfect.
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Never get tired of looking at this car! What a great restoration, and the personalized touches are perfect.
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Originally posted by handsofstone handsofstone wrote:

Absolutely gorgeous.
Thank you. I'm still quite proud of it.
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yep looks sharp and the way you did the back bumper delete should make guys take a second look at the 74-76 cars more, very slick.


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Originally posted by MrSmog MrSmog wrote:

yep looks sharp and the way you did the back bumper delete should make guys take a second look at the 74-76 cars more, very click.
That part was the most challenging of course, but also the most rewarding. I thought about going ahead and making a second one and having fiberglass replicas made. Just not sure I could sell enough to break even. I started off with a fairly banged up piece, that I heavily modified. Since I wasn't sure how it would turn out I didn't want to pay top dollar for a perfect one to chop up. Therefore I wouldn't want to copy the one I have. Dont get me wrong, it looks good, and the flaws are generally not noticeable, I just wouldn't want to copy it for resale.
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