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    Posted: 13-April-2015 at 7:45AM
**Disclaimer: Not attempting to copy, nor duplicate any other member's vehicles. This just kind of morphed into what it is.**


As you know, I have had a gold base Torino up at another member's house for about a year. Good old car, but all I bought it for was the front clip. Picked it up this weekend and brought it home to try to scrap or sell intact. Then...

I was made aware of a big block setup for sale, knew the history of it, and trust the seller completely. So, after pondering it all weekend, I made a deal on it. Never intended to fix this car up, nor get it back on the road myself. Guess I will actually save this car instead of cutting it up.



Edited by unlovedford - 13-April-2015 at 7:58AM
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote legend onirot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-April-2015 at 8:10AM
BRAVO!!!  thats one.  maybe the intervention in memphis is finally starting to sink in?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-April-2015 at 8:25AM
LOL, maybe. I could probably have a little fun with this one. Perhaps do a shine-runner special?

It will never be as nice as yours, nor as strong as Allan's or Alex's, nor as special as others on here. However, it will be rescued from destruction, so maybe that counts for something.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nomadlife Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-April-2015 at 9:03AM
Love the shine runner idea! Although brown would be good, how about a coppery metallic?
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Copper is too nice a color for this car. It may never get painted, but "who knows" has been the history of this car.

What it is right now 04/13/15.





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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-April-2015 at 9:50AM

That's great that you decided to save the car.  I think that this car plus a big block would be a very cool ride!

Are you keeping the base front end or going to use a Gran Torino front end?
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Joe is turning his back to the sawzall, Amen.
Can't wait to see what you'll do to it.
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Awesome Joe!  I'm surprised you're going the big block route.  I know how much you love small blocks.  Looking forward to your progress!
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...And the Torino Gods spake to Joe.
And they told him, set aside thy salvaging ways.
Sawzall not, and let this Torino be spared.
And Joe turned away from the scrapping.
And the Torino Gods were pleased.
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Originally posted by Big Bird Big Bird wrote:


...And the Torino Gods spake to Joe.
And they told him, set aside thy salvaging ways.
Sawzall not, and let this Torino be spared.
And Joe turned away from the scrapping.
And the Torino Gods were leased.



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Clap yes! it must have been that evil trailer he just sold, it had negative influences on him! now it's gone and he has "seen the light" Clap Wink ShockedShockedShocked 
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"shine runner" Thumbs Up flat black!!!Wink
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[...And the Torino Gods spake to Joe.
And they told him, set aside thy salvaging ways.
Sawzall not, and let this Torino be spared.
And Joe turned away from the scrapping.
And the Torino Gods were pleased.]

Randy, I burst out laughing so hard, my co-workers thought I'd lost my mind.

Jeff, I have never been a fan of big blocks, but the one I am getting is uber reliable and comes from a trustworthy source. Besides, it makes the car a bit more interesting. Funny, but I was considering tossing the 250/3 speed assembly out of Stripper in it to get it running. What a change.

Vince, I am going with the GTS front end for hood clearance. I am going to rig up a modified Ram Air assembly with cable operated flaps where the hood vents are to keep water out when it rains or snows.

Ilyes and John, not giving up the sawzall yet, LOL. I still have an E350 and the Mountaineer to part out. Yes, the old trailer is gone, but I need to break in the new one right!
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Nice, just keep her running, that's what's important. Beer
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Either go full quiet sleeper or the loudest most obnoxious thing you can!
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Quiet sleeper. I am on the hunt for a set of 16 inch Explorer spares or 1999-2002 CVPI wheels. I have the small caps for them. I'd prefer 17's, but not aware of any steelies with the proper offset.

If all else fails, I can run one of the sets of 15 inch Police Ralleys, since I already have new tires. 255/70's for the rear and 225/70's for the front. Fatties for the old girl.

Edited by unlovedford - 14-April-2015 at 6:59AM
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I have a set of 16" steelies. The ones Andy had on his car during build up.
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Jeep wheels have 4.5" offset, thats what I'm running on mine Joe
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With the ford 16" steelies, there are some versions that LOOK like the C.V. wheels but are narrower, or have more backspacing.
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