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New member with a long journey

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Topic: New member with a long journey
Posted By: 1973gts
Subject: New member with a long journey
Date Posted: 05-March-2018 at 1:59PM
Hello, everyone, my name is Dave and I have a 1973 Gran Torino Sport that I am in the process of restoring.  I'm afraid that I have owned this car for 20 years and have not done much work on it until the last year and a half.  In the spring of 1973 I bought my first new car, a 1973 white Gran Torino Sport with the blue laser stripe, 351 auto, and competition suspension.  My present car is blue with the laser stripe, 429 auto, and competition suspension.  The body is presently off the frame getting some final metal work done  by a friend and I have the rest of it at home getting ready to tear it apart and sending the engine out for refreshing.  Color choice at this time is my quandry not being sure if I want it white like my first one or the original blue.  Hopefully I will have it back on the road by mid to late summer barring any major unforseen problems.  Looking forward to gaining information from this forum and advice from its members.  Thanks in advance  -  Dave  

Dave - 1973 GTS N code

Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 05-March-2018 at 2:02PM
welcome dave! Big smile

75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U

Posted By: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 05-March-2018 at 2:54PM
You've come to the right place. Welcome

72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     

Posted By: bdaugette
Date Posted: 05-March-2018 at 2:57PM
Welcome to the group!! We love pics!!!

Bill Daugette
72 GTS 351C 4V

Posted By: 7T9_Tbird
Date Posted: 06-March-2018 at 12:33AM
Welcome! As far as the paint choice goes, If you decide to go white, Ford in the 90's had a incredible pearl white they used on the Thunderbirds. REALLY pops in the sun. Thumbs Up

79 Thunderbird Heritage
79 Thunderbird Town Landau
02 Ram 1500 Sport Quad Cab

Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 06-March-2018 at 6:48AM
Welcome to the forum!  Great story and looks like a great car.  We all love to follow projects, so feel free to start a project thread to update us on the progress of your restoration.
N-code cars are very rare and I think that blue was one of the nicest colours for the '73s.  My vote is to put it back to the original colour.


1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car

Posted By: gpd294
Date Posted: 06-March-2018 at 8:03AM
Welcome and nice car! Looking forward to seeing the progress. I kinda like the blue myself, but I'm biased... Thumbs Up

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

Posted By: chuxster
Date Posted: 09-March-2018 at 2:52AM
Welcome Dave! I also have a 73' GTS, looks like your are making good progress on your car. Keep the photos coming!!

Posted By: jversch
Date Posted: 09-March-2018 at 5:47AM
Welcome , car looks good . I have seen a lot worse cars getting rebuilt .

Jerry VerSchneider
1972 Gran torino formal roof H Code
1973 Gran torino fast back H code.

Posted By: sj_mr2
Date Posted: 09-March-2018 at 1:54PM
Nice. going to be a beautiful car when it's done. Where did you source the inner wheel tubs?


Posted By: 1973gts
Date Posted: 09-March-2018 at 5:21PM
Desert Valley Auto Parts, needed a little work but they were in pretty nice shape.  Price was reasonable and since they are so uncommon it was cheaper than having my existing ones reworked.

Dave - 1973 GTS N code

Posted By: unlovedford
Date Posted: 10-March-2018 at 2:51AM
Nice GTS and welcome to the site!

1972 GTSquire Wagon
1972 Torino Wagon
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Posted By: Eliteman76
Date Posted: 15-March-2018 at 2:30PM
Welcome to the site. Love seeing another GTS coming back.


Posted By: handsofstone
Date Posted: 14-April-2018 at 10:20AM
Originally posted by 7T9_Tbird 7T9_Tbird wrote:

Welcome! As far as the paint choice goes, If you decide to go white, Ford in the 90's had a incredible pearl white they used on the Thunderbirds. REALLY pops in the sun. Thumbs Up

I agree that the Pearl White is a great choice. If I am lucky enough to find one in white, that needs a new coat, that would be my choice.

I saw a white 72 online in PA. that had my heart beating extra hard but it is gone.

Posted By: legend onirot
Date Posted: 16-April-2018 at 1:20AM
nice car... welcome

1973 gran torino sport (formal)... "Stacy Lynn"
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