The Ford Torino Page Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > General Discussion > The Welcome Mat
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Greetings from Missouri
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Greetings from Missouri

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
apalya3 View Drop Down
New Member
New Member


Joined: 10-March-2019
Location: Missouri
Status: Offline
Points: 8
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote apalya3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Greetings from Missouri
    Posted: 12-March-2019 at 2:09AM
Hello All,
 
 My dad has a 1972 Gran Torino Sport fastback with 351CJ & 4 spd that he bought new. My fondest memories were of us working on it.  I learned everything from engine work to custom body work to welding on that car! It has been apart for the last 28 or so years and will be back together hopefully some time next year with help from myself and my boys. It has always been my dream to drive it, but I never have, as it was disassembled for restoration before I got my license. The body is on a rotisserie and the frame and running gear are assembled. I am active duty Army, and have moved all around so I don't get to visit my dad as often as I wish.  So I will be taking some vacation time some time within the year and bringing my boys to get the Torino on the road. I will be posting soon looking for some replacement trim pieces that he had sent to a local guy to refinish that were lost.  Other than the trim pieces I believe we have everything.  We just need the time to work on it.
 I look forward to learning more and sharing some pics with you all soon!
Andy
1972 Gran Torino Sport 351CJ
Back to Top
californiajohnny View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 05-October-2013
Location: winlock, wa
Status: Offline
Points: 10230
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-March-2019 at 2:26AM
welcome! cool story yes pics when you can Big smile
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
Back to Top
1973gts View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar

Joined: 05-March-2018
Location: Grand Rapids Mi
Status: Offline
Points: 99
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote 1973gts Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-March-2019 at 3:02AM
Yes, welcome, you will find much help and encouragement and parts sources from the members here.  And yes everyone on here is a pictureholic so please post some when you are able.  THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE  -  dave  
Dave - 1973 GTS N code
Back to Top
RandyF View Drop Down
New Member
New Member


Joined: 30-August-2018
Location: Missouri
Status: Offline
Points: 11
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote RandyF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-March-2019 at 4:36AM
Where in Missouri are you? I am near Springfield and am working on my 72 GTS.

Randy
Randy
Back to Top
apalya3 View Drop Down
New Member
New Member


Joined: 10-March-2019
Location: Missouri
Status: Offline
Points: 8
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote apalya3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-March-2019 at 4:58AM
Hi Randy,

I am at Fort Leonard Wood, not too far away.  The car is at my dad's house in Upstate NY.

Andy
Andy
1972 Gran Torino Sport 351CJ
Back to Top
7T9_Tbird View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 04-December-2017
Location: AL. & FL.
Status: Offline
Points: 376
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 7T9_Tbird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-March-2019 at 8:32AM
My son did his reserve training out of lost-in-the-woods! LOL  Welcome!
John
79 Thunderbird Heritage
79 Thunderbird Town Landau
02 Ram 1500 Sport Quad Cab
Back to Top
Big Bird View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 25-August-2013
Location: New York
Status: Offline
Points: 3468
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-March-2019 at 11:06AM
Greetings from Rochester.
"It's a matter of distinction, a really fine line, between an orgy of destruction and a wonderful time"
Randy
1979 T-Bird
2005 F-150 STX RCSB 4.6, 3.55 LSD
Back to Top
hogfiddles View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 19-September-2016
Location: Central NY
Status: Offline
Points: 335
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hogfiddles Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-March-2019 at 12:46PM
Originally posted by apalya3 apalya3 wrote:

Hi Randy,

I am at Fort Leonard Wood, not too far away.  The car is at my dad's house in Upstate NY.

Andy

Andy-- where in upstate NY? I'm just south of Utica... there's a few of us up here. I know couple other members are right around here, too....

Dave F
1973 Gran Torino Sport - Q code
1969 Torino GT - M code
numerous mid-80's Yamaha XJ-Series (5 trophies and counting)
Back to Top
72FordGTS View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar

Joined: 06-September-2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 2864
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-March-2019 at 1:45PM
Welcome to the forum Andy!  Sounds like a pretty awesome Torino.  My dad also bought my '72 Torino brand new too.  I have upgraded you to a full member so you can post pictures now.  We'd love to see the car.
 
Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car

GTS.org Admin
Back to Top
apalya3 View Drop Down
New Member
New Member


Joined: 10-March-2019
Location: Missouri
Status: Offline
Points: 8
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote apalya3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-March-2019 at 2:25AM
Thank you Vince,
 
Dad is ending some pics via snail mail.  I will scan them in and upload once they arrive.
 
Andy
Andy
1972 Gran Torino Sport 351CJ
Back to Top
legend onirot View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar
METAL GOD

Joined: 18-January-2009
Location: hattiesburg ms
Status: Offline
Points: 2850
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote legend onirot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-March-2019 at 2:01AM
welcome andy, awesome story and great that you are doing this with your boys.  my son loves torinos and working on them.
---------------------
malcolm
1973 gran torino sport (formal)... "Stacy Lynn"
1972 gran torino (formal)... "Mackenzie"
1973 gran torino sport (sportroof)... "Leela"
Back to Top
apalya3 View Drop Down
New Member
New Member


Joined: 10-March-2019
Location: Missouri
Status: Offline
Points: 8
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote apalya3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-March-2019 at 2:43AM
The car is in Memphis, just west of Syracuse.
Andy
1972 Gran Torino Sport 351CJ
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.10
Copyright ©2001-2017 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.076 seconds.