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What a beautiful car
Is that still the original paint?

I think you should keep it as original as possible!
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Originally posted by Torino_Chris Torino_Chris wrote:

What a beautiful car
Is that still the original paint?

I think you should keep it as original as possible!


Thanks and Yea thats the original paint, although I wonder if they painted it all at once when new or if they painted it in pieces, because I do notice some color variation on some panels. I don't see any sign of any sort of repaint though which makes me tend to think its simply factory mis match. I plan to basically keep it looking exactly as it is now inside and out, just swap my 351cj/4spd and other factory performance goodies onto it.


Edited by MrSmog - 28-April-2017 at 3:39AM
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Present 1973 Q code formal roof base model Torino with ralleye equpiment package and 4spd.
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finally got around to start to yank parts off the red fastback, its the car that has all sorts of things chromed on it. The rear sway bar and gas tank straps were no exception thankfully. the chrome doesn't look too hot nowadays but it did protect all the parts from corrosion. Looks to have had a new gas tank put on it at some point as well as nos tail pipes, nos muffer hangers (which were also chromed), even the brake lines and brake backin plates are chrome. Most of the bushins on this car are like new and factory ford stuff. I plan to use the poly graphite stuff. Majority of bolts seem to be loose on this stuff too and most of those have been chromed as well. Not sure who had that red fastback but they were doin some serious chromin. Now to try and get all this chrome off this stuff so it can all be painted. Confused










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doesn't look like they did a very good chrome job to me? idaho forest products? i hauled a couple loads out of there a few years back! Shocked
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

doesn't look like they did a very good chrome job to me? idaho forest products? i hauled a couple loads out of there a few years back! Shocked


car came from nashville, no idea how long ago this was all done, mid 80's I'm guessin. It probably saved all those brackets and end links though. LOL


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Originally posted by MrSmog MrSmog wrote:

finally got around to start to yank parts off the red fastback, its the car that has all sorts of things chromed on it. The rear sway bar and gas tank straps were no exception thankfully. the chrome doesn't look too hot nowadays but it did protect all the parts from corrosion.




I have the same damned problem with mine! Someone chromed the rear sway bar, hardware, the radiator brackets, and the fan pulley.
I wound up snapping one of my factory links for the bar so I'm thinking about just ordering a heavier Addco bar and calling it a day.

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Mine was painted bright orange, and the driveshaft was Ford Blue.
I painted the sway bar black, but the driveshaft is still blue.
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
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This stuff will all be black when i'm done.
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