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    Posted: 17-October-2018 at 11:18PM
Just read the directions, so here I go. My name is Mark. I live in Corpus Christi Texas and I am currently on active duty in the USArmy. I have had several Ford projects. I fix them up and sell when I get ready for my next car. I have built a 67 F100 with a 352. A 1995 Bronco I fixed up after chasing lots of rust and sold it. I pick up a 1973 Gran Torino sedan with 75000 miles that has been garaged and has almost no rust. I will post photos as soon as I am able. I plan to upgrade the engine with a 4bl carb, headers, dual exhaust. Already put in the electronic ignition and plan on a limited slip diff upgrade as well. Any advice would be great!
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First and foremost, thank you for your service.  

Second, nice score with the low-mileage sedan.  Any questions you might have, somebody here will probably have the answer, or some real sage advice.  Pretty good at tracking down hard to find parts, too.  

Welcome aboard!  And yes, post pics when you can. Thumbs UpBig smile
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welcome! sounds like a good find. advice?  hmm... you might want to keep this one WinkLOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-October-2018 at 2:13PM
Welcome to the forum!  You've been upgrade to a full member, so you have full privileges now. 
 
We'd love to see some pics of your car.  Here's a how to if you need help to post photos:
 
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Here are some photos
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Not sure if the photos posted. Let me know if they didn't
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Digging the wheel choice!Thumbs Up  Tho' i went with silver, and a bit wider...

Ford Ranger centercaps and lugs, If your interested.Big smile
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Cool, looks good, I have not figured out the centercap thing yet. Thus weekend is hopefully seal up the rear diff and install new ball joints.
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There's a few different variants of the Ranger caps, and if your lucky(like I was), you'll find one in the junkyard with the factory wheel locks still on and the key in the glove compartment! Big smile

Good luck with resealing the diff.  Fel-Pro gaskets all around!LOL
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Had to add...I can't believe how clean that interior is!Thumbs Up
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I know a lot of people don't like 4DRS, but your 4DR looks SWEET!!!!!!! I like it! Clap 
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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It looks great!  I like the wheels too.  White letters on black wheels with chrome lugs is a good look.
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Thanks everyone, when I drove the car I gave the guy what he was asking. I wanted a coupe but this one was so nice I bought it and underneath it is the same car as a coupe. Eventually I will really make it roar and run like a police interceptor.
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Now that's a great looking 4-door! Those seats look absolutely MINT.
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LOVE the car!!!!
Duals, wide wheels, 4 doors.
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Thanks again, spent the weekend installing new ball joints, what a pain to get the uppers out. Thet are rivaled in, which I am sure you all know. Drilled them out. Drives much better, tie rods are next
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very nice 4dr.  welcome... and as has already been said.  thank you for your service
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