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    Posted: 13-July-2018 at 12:35PM

Hello all,

My name is Joe and I am new to the Torino Forum. My son and I are building a 1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport. See pictures below.

 

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Cannot post pictures!!! Sorry
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Ok I have:
1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport
302 5.0L engine
C4 auto tranny
Once I am able to post picture I will show you the progress my son and I are doing.
 
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Welcome to the forum. Can't wait to see the pics. The moderator will enable you to post pics shortly. -Rick-
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Here are some picture of the current state of the 72 GTS:
 
 
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Welcome to the forum! Your GTS looks like an awesome father-son project.

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Edited by 72FordGTS - 14-July-2018 at 1:26AM
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welcome! looks like a great project...keep the updates coming Big smile
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Welcome aboard. You are going to cherish this build no matter how it goes. Sharing the experience with your son is priceless.
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Welcome! Good luck with your project! Looks like a solid car to work with
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Welcome...and we love pics here, so keep us updated on her status!
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Thank you all. Tomorrow i will be meeting with a body shop to get a quote on the paint. Any one from So. Cal. know a good body shop. I live in the santa clarita area? I have spoke with several body shops and only one has sparked up interest.
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welcome joe...  great that you are doing this with your son.  i restored mine with my son and we have a bond that is stronger than anything on earth.  

good luck with a body shop, its very difficult to find one that want to take on a project like this.  they want to do collision work because its quick money.   hope you find one, and keep us updated.

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You will have to find a classic car restoration body shop to get it done. I searched for a shop for a couple of weeks with no luck.
The guy who did mine took it on because I dropped a name. Ince you find a shop, keep them on speed dial. And for parts, there are a few here with parts cars who will ship without a problem. My car wouldn't be home without help from here on this board.
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For the most part i have about 90% of the car and parts. Missing small items which will be needed when i am doing the interior.
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