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    Posted: 07-April-2018 at 9:49AM
 Hi all. I'm Jim and I'm here in Portland Or. I own a 1972 Formal Roof that has been parked for about 10 years. Had planned for short term storage but, life happened. She has a 351W and C6 and what I'm assuming is an open 9 inch with a 2.73 if I remember right. Power braking reveled the one dreaded one wheel peel. The big issue which lead to my parking her were, left quarter panel/wheel arch damage and, leaking rear window seal which was allowing water in the trunk, which started to rust. Rust is bad enough to poke a screw driver through it so, I need to address that as well. Interior is all there, front clip is ok.
 I've been back and forth on selling to some who needs a parts car or, starting into working on myself. I have a bad back and can't do some things as well as could in years past. Being a formal roof and nothing special I thought she'd be a good candidate for resto mod. Nothing too wild, original looks, modern performance. Ideally, a Plain Jane sleeper. I don't really feel constrained to keep her bone stock. Looking to hear from you all, Jim
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chuxster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-April-2018 at 10:20AM
Welcome to the forum Jim! I have a 73' formal roof, and I also chose not to go the bone stock route with it. Wish you luck with your project!
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Thank you sir, I hope to find some inspiration/motivation.
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Welcome!! Love to see some pics.
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welcome...  glad to have you

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1972 gran torino (formal)... "Mackenzie"
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Welcome!Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-April-2018 at 2:42PM
Welcome to the forum Jim!  Tabco makes repro quarters for our cars now.  I know there are several people on this site that have used them.  I am biased, but I hope you plan to fix the car.  There are lots of members here who can help you out with the project.  Resto-mod or sleepier would be cool.  Most of the members here have modded our cars in some way, from mild to wild.
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Edited by 72FordGTS - 07-April-2018 at 2:43PM
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welcome jim! i'm only an hour north of you! actually i was down in portland today at the portland swap meet Big smile and i have all kinds of misc torino parts too Wink
yes post some pics
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I haven't made the swap meet in a long while. I'm glad the predicted storm didn't pack the punch it was supposed to. I'll post some pics once I get her out of storage, there's about a ton of stuff on top her that needs to come off beforehand. Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome.
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yeah i think the threat of major rain and wind scared many off! seemed like there wasn't as many vendors or spectators either...


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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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I don't know why they do it in April. The organizers travel if I remember right. I know the June Ford swap meet in Hillsboro works pretty good, weather wise. Spring time in the NW, hurricane force wind one day 70 degrees and sunny the next.
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Welcome! Looking forward to seeing what direction you take her.
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Originally posted by pdxjim pdxjim wrote:

I don't know why they do it in April. The organizers travel if I remember right. I know the June Ford swap meet in Hillsboro works pretty good, weather wise. Spring time in the NW, hurricane force wind one day 70 degrees and sunny the next.
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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
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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