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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TV 2M8O Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-November-2014 at 11:42AM
Michael,
This is the TV Hero#1.....
Everything I've read says they just added Hi-Jacker air shocks. Tires from that period were probably LR60-15's on 15 x 8.5 rims.
Here is my LE from the day.....
Hurst air Shocks (fully inflated) with Goodyear GT RADIAL LR60-15's on ET 15 x 10 slot mags.
Here is restored TV HERO#2....

Equipped with wagon rear springs, air shocks (not overly inflated) and 1 1/2" spacer on each spring, 275/60R15 tires on 15 x 8.5 rims. This is the car I'm cloning, so I will go the same route on mine.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Paul100ca Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-November-2014 at 12:34PM
I think this is the look/rake I'm going for. Wheels are the same diameter, not excessively fatter in back, rims are correct. I'm also taking the trim off the side of the car, I think the finished product looks better without it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TV 2M8O Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-November-2014 at 2:36PM
Paul, I know who built the car you like... I'll have him chime in about the specifics.
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Thanks, that would be great. Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-November-2014 at 8:34AM
what's up with #2? it's missing a lug nut!
are you planning on removing the lower rocker molding? or just the upper thin molding along the middle?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Born_Again_Torinos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-November-2014 at 1:00PM
Hi, That particular torino I used gabriel high jackers. That is pretty much all I use to get the right rake.  I try to use 8.5 x 15" on the rear and 7 x 14" on the fronts when I have them. I use what I have at the time. Try P275-60-15 on the rear and P225-75-14 on the front.
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Thanks. I'm removing just the thin molding along the middle.
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I didn't know you could get 275 tires on a 8.5" rim. The 225/75/14 are original size when it was new. Thanks. Beer
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-November-2014 at 3:59AM
i agree with you i don't care for the thin trim either, but i've seen some that don't have the rocker molding at the bottom or the wheel trim, and i don't think that looks right either IMO!
yes a 275/60/15 tire will fit on a 8" rim, the 275's that i have were mounted on the funky 5 spoke 8" wheels that were on my car when i bought it, the 275's were really good so i just put them on the slots when i got them
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Thanks again for the info. I now have some rust issue with the frame. Pinch
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Here's a pic of a Torino wagon running 17" slots.  I think it looks purdy good.
EDIT:  Just read through the 2nd page.  Didn't realize the exact look you were going for.  17's probably won't work for ya.
 
 


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Looks great but you're right, I'm looking for a different profile. Thanks.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-December-2014 at 4:05AM
What part of the frame do you need? I have a 1974 - 1976 frame - just tell me where you need it cut.
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My body guy found parts. He's working on it now, then back to the garage for the safety and engine tune-up. Then the rims/tires and suspension. Then the dual exhaust, and finally the paint. I'll keep the updates coming.
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Frame is done, garage giving it a safety now, sorry no new pics yet.
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The only things needed to pass safety are-1. fuel gauge doesn't work, and 2-windshield fluid spray doesn't work.  That's it. Garage searching for parts. Body guy has it again to get doors to close with no gaps.
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fuel gauge: check the wire connectors for good contact, where it connects at the sending unit and the connector under the carpet below the brake pedal, if that all checks good to the gauge, then it may be the sender, but i'd check all that before you replace the sending unit and find out it's just a wireConfused
windshield washer: check for power at the plug on the washer jug, if you have power there then most likely it's the pump motor on the jug
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Thanks for the info. My body guy is also installing the sport mirrors I picked up on ebay. I will post a pick when I get it back from him.
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yep that's one of the first thing i did too--sport mirrors from ebay, then mount 'em on the car Thumbs Up
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Thanks, my mechanic says the fuel gauge is getting a signal but the gauge is toast, and I need a washer fluid switch. He's looking for parts. Any thoughts on rims? I keep looking at the American racing Ansen sprint slot mags. Thoughts?
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