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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-September-2009 at 2:32PM
Guys I forgot the wheels are 18's not 17's like I stated earlier.  They are 18x11 in the back and the wheel is called Wild Thang and are made by Bonspeed.
 
I used a huge 305/45/18 nitto drag radial in the back and I love it because it has so much sidewall.  I hate big wheels on muscle cars with rubber band looking tires with no sidewall so in the back and the front there is plenty of sidewall.
 
If I ever get bored with those wheels these are what I'm getting next - Rushforth Rated X:
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-September-2009 at 4:08PM
those are cool, but I love the wild thangs!  Typical 4 1/2" offset?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-September-2009 at 6:09PM
Awesome car dude!!! Restomods rock, brings out your own creativity, and your creativity and talent are unreal with this car!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-September-2009 at 2:09AM
Crispy I would need to find my notes on the offset we went with and I've had these wheels for at least 3 years so I'm not sure where those notes would be.  We measured the backspace, measured again, and then measured again to make sure it would fit pefectly and it did.  There's actually quite a bit of room for a big tire in the back on these cars if you take advantage of the proper offset.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-September-2009 at 3:30AM
Your car just looks clean!!!!!!!!! Very nice work!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-April-2010 at 8:37AM
What rims and tires did you have on the blue torino? I want to know tire sizes please, and brand.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-April-2010 at 8:45AM
Originally posted by zack4949 zack4949 wrote:

What rims and tires did you have on the blue torino? I want to know tire sizes please, and brand.
 
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305/45/18 nitto drag radial (NT555R) in the back - not sure on the fronts and currently the car is in storage at a relatives until I finish moving but I'll try to remember to get the sizes on the front.  I know the fronts are also Nitto, but are not drag radials, just have the same tread pattern.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-April-2010 at 3:15AM
Car looks great. I love the M3 blue. That is one of the best blues out there. Real nice job on the car.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-April-2010 at 3:31AM
I'd love to show you my 533 fastback blue 72. It looks alot like yours, it's a torque monster also. Here's my formal roof show car being restored at a local shop. It's gonna have lambo 130 degree doors, pivot swivel chevelle seats and 8 inch travel air ride. It's a 351CJ with upgrades. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-April-2010 at 8:39AM
Originally posted by zack4949 zack4949 wrote:

I'd love to show you my 533 fastback blue 72. It looks alot like yours, it's a torque monster also. Here's my formal roof show car being restored at a local shop. It's gonna have lambo 130 degree doors, pivot swivel chevelle seats and 8 inch travel air ride. It's a 351CJ with upgrades. 
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Tell me about the Lambo doors!!
What kit?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-April-2010 at 9:21AM
Autoloc has a universal 130 degree lambo kit my shop has ordered and will be installing. It's remote control also. http://www.thehoffmangroup.com/autoloc/product.lasso?prodinc=lambodoors
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I also am installing the flame thrower unit from them also.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-January-2011 at 2:51AM
I'm new to the forums...
Just came across this thread.   Really nice setup.  Its near the same vision I have for my 1973 GTS. 
 
The thread states 18x11 rear wheels and I'm assuming 18/9 in the front...
 
What backspacing did you use to fit those wheels without rubbing?
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-January-2011 at 2:58AM
Very cool, didn't see this thread before it was recently revived.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-January-2011 at 5:09AM
really slick ride there, subtle and clean

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-January-2011 at 3:24AM

I knew I'd heard about this car somewhere. I bet you're Brian Zoeller? I have a May 2010 issue of Popular Hot Rodding with your car on the cover and a story inside. What seats are in the car in the magazine? I love them.

Also, what springs/shocks did you go with?


EDIT: Found it on their website:

http://www.popularhotrodding.com/features/1005phr_1972_ford_torino/index.html

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-January-2011 at 3:56AM
Beautiful fastback! very well done.  those buckets suit the interior really well.
 
love this shot:
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-January-2011 at 5:08PM
Brian. I want your cup holder setup.
You know how many Saturdays I fumbled around local you-pull it yards looking for a cup holder I could sink into my console??
Still no luck.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-January-2011 at 5:29PM
that car is awesome very nice work
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-January-2011 at 8:27AM
Thanks again guys for all the replies and compliments. 
 
Cheese Steak yes that is my car in PHR and you probably saw in the article the seats are Scat seats, which I like, but don't bother with their crappy seat mount adapters - they aren't even close to being right and I ordered the one specific to a '72 torino.
 
Eliteman that cupholder came out of a 2004 infiniti g35 coupe.  I had bought the infiniti new and it came with like an extra cupholder, or it was meant as an insert or something, so I just used it on my torino.  I drove my torino to a dragstrip that was 2 hours away and had no where to put my coke on that long drive so I immediately started looking at cupholder options.  Since my car is far from being original I had no hesitation in cutting a hole in the console for the cupholder.
 
I've had a lot of family issues so I haven't been posting on here for awhile but I have been checking in and reading the threads whenever time would allow.  I may be adding an air-ride suspension to my torino over the winter if funds allow. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-January-2011 at 9:09AM
Gotta tell ya the Torino is awesome!! Like that console set up, I have a cup holder set from a 2001 Mustang , that is my goal to cut my console and make it work.
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