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    Posted: 18-September-2018 at 12:11PM

My name is Mark Ware and am happy to be a part of the fun. I live in Wilmington, DE. I am a sales arborist for Kerns Brothers trees service, A Davey Company. My first car was a 1972 4 door green Gran Torino I bought for $200.00 in 1986. I was 17 years old. That car is long gone but I always wanted another. I bought a 2B red 72  GTS  last year (2017) with black top. Its a coupe. I know, I know, everyone loves the fastback. Not me. Love my coupe! It is all original except the engine. The 72 400m it came with now has a 73 400m in it. I wish to slowly restore the car and am hoping to gain knowledge from this site to assist me.




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 1973gts Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-September-2018 at 12:20PM
Welcome Mark, always good to see another enthusiast join.  The color combo on your car should look really sharp, the coupes definitely have a big following on here.  This site and its members have helped me greatly on my project and are a great source for info and inspiration.  When possible pictures are always appreciated ( May take a short time for your status to be upgraded to post pictures)  -  dave
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welcome! it's ok i prefer the coupe (formal roof as they are called in the torino world)
JOHN
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-September-2018 at 2:06PM
Welcome to the forum! Sounds like a great car. I have the fastback version of your car, 2B red, 400 car. Lots of guys like formals around here.

You now have full member privileges.Post some pics of your ride. We love pics here.

Here's a how to thread if you need help:

http://forum.grantorinosport.org/how-to-post-a-picture-updated_topic16433&FID=12&PR=3.html



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote changinlatitudes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-September-2018 at 12:54AM
Welcome, and yeah no worries - the coupe has a lot of love on this site!
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Welcome and hopefully the "Metal God" will chime in and show ya some pics of his beautiful formal roof car, Stacy Lynn. Wink 
Carlos....1975 Gran Torino Squire Station Wagon restored to look like a 1973 Torino Station

Wagon my Dad bought new from McAnary Ford on June 6, 1973 in Gary,Indiana
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chime! chime! chime!

there... i "chimed in"... LOL.  

ok, here is a picture of my beautiful 73 formal roof "Stacylynn".  she is the love of my life.




i would say, go to my progress thread and browse through the complete frame off restoration process... but alas, it was all linked to photobucket which took a dump on our filesharing abilities.  so all my pics arent there, the links are broken.  And ironically, this is the first pic i have posted since then.




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HOLY COW!!!!  i just posted this pic and decided that since i now know how to do a pic on this site, i would fix my profile pic... then i noticed that it was back.  so i went to my progress thread and all my pics are there... 

i dont want to hi-jack marks welcome page, but WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN?
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Originally posted by legend onirot legend onirot wrote:

chime! chime! chime!

there... i "chimed in"... LOL.  
 
There he is and I'm glad all your photos are back too Malcolm! Clap
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