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Topic: Hello from SW Wisconsin
Posted By: Timrr69
Subject: Hello from SW Wisconsin
Date Posted: 14-August-2020 at 2:49AM
Hello, I’m new to the forum and new to owning an older car. I purchased a 76 Torino in June. I bought it from the original owner who did a frame-off restoration, completing it in 2016. As nice as it is, it still needs some work. This forum has been extremely helpful with information. Looking forward to being a part of this. 



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Posted By: dan0R30
Date Posted: 14-August-2020 at 4:10AM
Hi Tim, welcome to the forum! There is definitely a lot of great people and info here. Looking forward to seeing some pics!

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Dan

1970 Ford Torino 2drHT - Original 351C 4V - FMX - 9" 3.00

Currently building: 429 CJ motor, D0VE-C heads ('71 model)


Posted By: 68fordGT
Date Posted: 14-August-2020 at 4:47AM
Welcome to the forum, lots great info and advice here.


Posted By: Steve M.
Date Posted: 14-August-2020 at 7:15AM
Welcome to the forum. Post pictures when you get a chance. We really appreciate pictures. 

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Steve M.


Posted By: Timrr69
Date Posted: 14-August-2020 at 7:36AM
I tried to post pictures, but the information on the sticky info didn’t work with my phone. Any info on how to get pictures uploaded with an iPhone would be appreciated. 


Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 14-August-2020 at 10:48AM
Welcome to the forum! I upgraded you to a full member so you can post photos now and have full forum privileges.  

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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car

GTS.org Admin


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 14-August-2020 at 2:49PM
welcome!

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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: Timrr69
Date Posted: 10-September-2020 at 3:20AM

Pic of the car when I first got it. 





Posted By: Timrr69
Date Posted: 10-September-2020 at 3:22AM
How do I rotate the picture?


Posted By: Steve M.
Date Posted: 10-September-2020 at 11:06AM
Nice Torino. 

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Steve M.


Posted By: gpd294
Date Posted: 10-September-2020 at 11:18AM
Originally posted by Timrr69 Timrr69 wrote:

How do I rotate the picture?

I tried fixing the photo, but it does not allow me to do so like I used to anymore. Ouch

I do like your Torino though. it looks really clean. 

Please post more photos when you can. Thumbs Up 


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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: Timrr69
Date Posted: 10-September-2020 at 11:49AM
Thank you. I have replaced all of the suspension, except for the rear control arm bushings, which I now have. I also have put new rims and tires on. I’ll post pictures when I get the control arms done. Front end now sits too high for my liking. Will probably pull the springs back out and cut an inch of height off them. 


Posted By: legend onirot
Date Posted: 10-September-2020 at 2:35PM
nice car but it is standing on its nose...  



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malcolm
1973 gran torino sport (formal)... "Stacy Lynn"
1972 gran torino (formal)... "Mackenzie"
1973 gran torino sport (sportroof)... "Leela"


Posted By: Timrr69
Date Posted: 10-September-2020 at 3:26PM


Posted By: mkshelton
Date Posted: 10-September-2020 at 6:24PM
i really like the silver color, you don't see many torinos that color.
What parts/ suppliers did you use for the suspension bushings? 


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"Sometimes I wonder if I'm actually UNinventing the wheel"


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 10-September-2020 at 7:23PM
nice! i like the silver Big smile and the half vinyl is a nice touch too


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: Timrr69
Date Posted: 10-September-2020 at 11:35PM
The rear bushings are Energy Suspension black poly purchased from Energy Suspension Technology. The fronts were part of a rebuild kit from A-resto-parts. Coil springs are Moog. I also have 1 1/2” lift blocks in the rear. I’ll get some pics posted in the near future of how it looks now.


Posted By: 72 RS 351
Date Posted: 11-September-2020 at 12:40AM
Very nice. I like that color too, my 72 Gran Torino was the pewter color.


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Don
73 Ranchero GT 351C-4V 3.70 gears, to build a keeper
73 Ranchero Sport "72 front end", floor shift/console, planning EFI 351-3V &4R70W
92 Lincoln Mark VII SE, OBDII 347/4R70W


Posted By: mkshelton
Date Posted: 11-September-2020 at 10:07AM
Originally posted by Timrr69 Timrr69 wrote:

The rear bushings are Energy Suspension black poly purchased from Energy Suspension Technology. The fronts were part of a rebuild kit from A-resto-parts. Coil springs are Moog. I also have 1 1/2” lift blocks in the rear. I’ll get some pics posted in the near future of how it looks now.
I was looking at that set from A resto too. Any tips about that kit?


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"Sometimes I wonder if I'm actually UNinventing the wheel"


Posted By: Timrr69
Date Posted: 11-September-2020 at 11:43AM
Originally posted by mkshelton mkshelton wrote:

Originally posted by Timrr69 Timrr69 wrote:

The rear bushings are Energy Suspension black poly purchased from Energy Suspension Technology. The fronts were part of a rebuild kit from A-resto-parts. Coil springs are Moog. I also have 1 1/2” lift blocks in the rear. I’ll get some pics posted in the near future of how it looks now.
I was looking at that set from A resto too. Any tips about that kit?
I think it was well worth the money. The parts seemed to be good quality. It really helped with the slop in the steering. Hopefully when I get the rear bushings in, it will feel even more solid. 


Posted By: Timrr69
Date Posted: 11-September-2020 at 11:44AM
Originally posted by legend onirot legend onirot wrote:

nice car but it is standing on its nose...  

Good brakes


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 11-September-2020 at 2:57PM
boxing the rear lower arms helps tooWink


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: 72FordGTS
Date Posted: 12-September-2020 at 2:49AM
The car looks great.  I fixed your photos for you.  The pic rotation thing has to do with the forum software not recognizing the rotation properties from mobile devices.  You have to manually rotate images with a computer program such as paint to fix them. What are you using to take those pics?  They were really stubborn to rotate correctly - I had to basically make new files to strip the old rotation properties off the files.

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Vince

1972 Ford GTS Sportsroof - Survivor, One Family car

GTS.org Admin


Posted By: Timrr69
Date Posted: 12-September-2020 at 4:16AM
Originally posted by 72FordGTS 72FordGTS wrote:

The car looks great.  I fixed your photos for you.  The pic rotation thing has to do with the forum software not recognizing the rotation properties from mobile devices.  You have to manually rotate images with a computer program such as paint to fix them. What are you using to take those pics?  They were really stubborn to rotate correctly - I had to basically make new files to strip the old rotation properties off the files.
Thank you for fixing them. I took the pictures with an iPhone and uploaded them with the same phone. I tried to rotate the pictures before I uploaded them. It worked once but not the other time.  


Posted By: Timrr69
Date Posted: 12-September-2020 at 4:19AM
The two pictures of the car parked in the gravel driveway were taken to send to the insurance company for proof of value. 8 minutes after I emailed the pictures I hit a deer with the car. It’s all fixed now. 


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 12-September-2020 at 5:24PM
ShockedOuch

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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: 1976kjell
Date Posted: 12-September-2020 at 6:55PM
Nice silver Torino Thumbs Up 

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1963.5 Galaxie 500XL
1974 Torino HT
1976 Torino Wagon
1978 Volvo 245
1978 Dodge Tradesman
1982 Mercedes 380 SEC
1984 Ford Sierra Xr4i
2013 Ford Mondeo Titanium S


Posted By: Timrr69
Date Posted: 15-September-2020 at 7:36AM
With the new suspension, rims and tires. I’m thinking that the front needs to come down about two inches.


Posted By: Timrr69
Date Posted: 15-September-2020 at 7:40AM


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 15-September-2020 at 2:07PM
agreed! Thumbs Up


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: handsofstone
Date Posted: 16-September-2020 at 2:29PM
Welcome. Very nice looking ride.


Posted By: gpd294
Date Posted: 17-September-2020 at 3:04AM
I knew I had seen this car before....LOL

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1976-Ford-Gran-Torino-silver-1-18-Ertl-American-Muscle-79135/143640291230?epid=1601696121&hash=item2171a0e79e:g:hzkAAOSwQ-BdTf-H" rel="nofollow - https://www.ebay.com/itm/1976-Ford-Gran-Torino-silver-1-18-Ertl-American-Muscle-79135/143640291230?epid=1601696121&hash=item2171a0e79e:g:hzkAAOSwQ-BdTf-H  

 

Looks better in real life! Clap


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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: Timrr69
Date Posted: 17-September-2020 at 9:08AM
Thanks for sharing. That’s pretty cool!



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