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    Posted: 05-April-2018 at 11:51PM

No pictures yet other than whats on my phone and I can't find my usb cable for it.

I bought another project car. At least this one is starting out as a project, unlike the Ranchero which has turned into one. And I was just getting everything together to get it back together. Going to try to get both done. I don't have a good history of getting one done. Embarrassed

1979 Ford Pinto. ESS model, all glass hatch, moon roof. No engine/trans although it is setup for a 2.3turbo rear sump engine with a T5. Fully caged.

I must be insane. Seller is delivering it here Sunday from Tucson.

Planning on taking the 2.3 (EFI  no turbo)and auto A4LD from the 89 Mustang I bought for my wife but haven't done anything with for the last 2 years for it. :(Thought a Fox Mustang would cure my Mustang need, but it just doesn't. Has to be a 69 or nothing apparently. Have no interest in working on or driving this car. Wife would rather drive our Subaru.

Seller had the cage installed 20 years ago and then must have lost interest or had other stuff come up, just never got back to it. His parent's are the original owners. Comes with almost everything he took off of it except the eng/trans, windshield, and seats. Well, I have that stuff, except for a 79 windshield. My 74 windshield won't work. Also comes with an  8 inch rear with 4.10 gears.

This will actually be my third Pinto. I had a 79 in Ohio that I drove for like 2 years. Currently have a 74 wagon that keeps getting shoved back on the list, might not ever get done at this rate. It has some structural issues that I didn't catch when I bought it, so at this point it can wait. Wife wants it gone, she might be right. We barely have room for one project car. Now there are three, not counting the soon to be donor Mustang.

I needed another project like I needed another hole in my head. But for the price and what it is I decided I couldn't resist. $700 delivered. He has been trying to sell it for quite some time. Guess I was the idiot, oops, buyer, he was looking for.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote n2fordwagons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-April-2018 at 12:14AM
Congrats!  Look forward to seeing some pics.  I just happened to wear my "Pinto" t-shirt to work today.  I want a Cruising wagon one day.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote changinlatitudes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-April-2018 at 12:54AM
Damn, that sounds like me! It's a disease, bud. It's our lot in life to drag these carcasses home with the best of intentions. Good luck with her, and be sure to post pics when you can.
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I want my cruising wagon done.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-April-2018 at 2:57AM
congrats from another fellow idiot LOL i have 10
JOHN
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 7T9_Tbird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-April-2018 at 8:12AM
Way back in high school(when the dinosaurs roamed the earth), a friend of mine had a pinto runabout with a 302/4bbl/4spd combo in it, using mustang II parts.  Thing was a hazard to itself and everyone around it, but it was fun to watch from a distance. Good luck!Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-April-2018 at 10:14AM
Congrats. Make sure you start a project thread so we can follow the progress.
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