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Topic: The Official 72-76 "Pics of my car" thread
Posted By: Regul8r
Subject: The Official 72-76 "Pics of my car" thread
Date Posted: 03-April-2010 at 4:39AM
Lost the whole post so here we go again!
 
Let's see if we can get this pinned to stay on top.
Stay on topic... no off topic banter.
 
Pics 72-76 with description/specs
 
I'll start...(AGAIN)
 
72 Gran Torino
302, 2V, C4, open "Baby" 9 inch(the look alike 9 but smaller)
88 Mustang GT Headers, JC Whitney Side Pipes
Stock interior, split bench, AM Radio, No A/C... EVERYTHING still works!
 
tires/rims are always changing for size and height comparisons...
See the OFFICIAL TIRE SIZE THREAD for all that talk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ps... did I ever say how much I LOVE THIS WEBSITE!?
You don't have to look for your pics again... they are all still hosted/stored just click and POOF they are posted back in a thread!
 
I ALSO just figured out that if you open 2 windows side by side, you can copy and past from one thread to another! POOF pics are posted again!


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Carl Corey (Moderator/Event Coordinator) Contact ANYTIME!
1976 Ford Elite "Lola Mae"
97 Suzuki Intruder 1400
US Army Retired



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Posted By: Regul8r
Date Posted: 03-April-2010 at 4:57AM
here's the copy paste... of Skinny's car. Just an example of how easy it is
 
 
 


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Carl Corey (Moderator/Event Coordinator) Contact ANYTIME!
1976 Ford Elite "Lola Mae"
97 Suzuki Intruder 1400
US Army Retired


Posted By: RPM
Date Posted: 03-April-2010 at 5:10AM
Now we're talking. A Picture thread! Clap
 
1974 Torino (Everything Changed and or Modified)
Motor - 466ci BB Ford, Aluminum Heads, Comp Cams Valvetrain, Weiand Stealth SCJ Intake, Demon Carb, Hooker Headers.
Transmission - C6 with 3000rpm Stall.
Rearend - Narrowed Ford 9 Inch, Nodular 3rd Memeber, 31 Spline Detroit Locker, Dutchman Axles.
Body - 73 Front End, S10 Tube Grill cut & bent to shape, Side Marker Lights/Emblems/Side Molding/Drip Rails all removed, Custom One Piece Tail Light, Front & Rear Bumpers narrowed & moved into body.
Interior - GM Highback Bucket Seats, Ford Console, Grey Tweed & Black Vinyl Upolstery with body color accents, Full Rollcage.
 
What it started from.
 
What it looks like now.
 
The only shot of the Tail Light I have.
 
Motor and Engine Bay.
 


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1974 PRO STREET TORINO. Everything has been changed. 466 Ford/C6 - 3000 Stall/Narrowed 9 Inch - 4.11 Gears.


Posted By: Psquare75
Date Posted: 03-April-2010 at 5:22AM
Guys, I'll take initiative and sticky this. Good idea!

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Paul
77 XR7 460/C6/3.00:1 *SOLD*
78 XR7 523/C6/3.5:1
79 F100 460/TKO500/3.25:1
'I also have some left over potatoes-I understand you can generate electricity from them'- Foote500


Posted By: occupant
Date Posted: 03-April-2010 at 6:47AM
I'm sure you've all seen it before but here you go, occupant's 1976 Gran Torino sedan in various states of disrepair and recon...





Posted By: Skinnys Garage
Date Posted: 03-April-2010 at 7:03AM
Originally posted by cowboyupdjcarl cowboyupdjcarl wrote:

here's the copy paste... of Skinny's car. Just an example of how easy it is

Thanks for starting the official picture thread (and posting my carThumbs Up). I'll still post some pics in my old thread as I dig them out, but those three give a very good "past to present" for this thread.Cool

'73 Brougham bought in '81 with 400 C6 2.75 gear, 16.22 stock
Currently has 460 C6 4.33 gear, 12.57 on motor 11.68 on 150 shot
Original paint and interior, but probably needs some TLC on both
More info at - http://forum.grantorinosport.org/skinnys-73_topic3167.html - http://forum.grantorinosport.org/skinnys-73_topic3167.html


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Scott -'73 Gran Torino Brougham

Past Torino's -'73 Q-code GTS, '76 Original PS-122 S&H, '73 H-code GTS, '73 Ranchero
        '71 Cobra 351 Auto, '70 351C Brougham 2dr HT, '71 351C Ranchero


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 03-April-2010 at 8:59AM
is this for photos of cars we have now? anyway I can't post photos till they fix my internet,all mine are on photobucket.,but i'm still surfing on my phone.will post pics in a week.another suggestion is to post a photo of yourself so we don't need another thread for member photos.it's nice to put a face with a name.but if .Psquare wants we can sticky a "Post your mugs^thread for photos of yourself


Posted By: GranTorinoMan
Date Posted: 03-April-2010 at 10:30AM
 
 


Posted By: Blueoval76
Date Posted: 03-April-2010 at 11:24AM
Ok so here is my 75 with a stock 88 GT motor (for now), a C-6, and a 4.56 geared locker. I am just waiting on a belt, registration and exhaust to be rolling it down the road. I put the 302 that I already had into it so I could just cruise and show it for this year. I should hopefully be building a 460 soon to put in next winter. Smile 
Enjoy.....
 
Jesse
 
 


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68 Galaxie Wagon 390/auto/2.70
03 Bonneville some mods


Posted By: Regul8r
Date Posted: 03-April-2010 at 1:36PM
 Question was asked... past or present?
 
Post ANY pics of 72-76 Torinos YOU personally owned or currently own.
Pics of ANY time you had it, first bought, updated pics, and/or current.
 
Let's just try to keep it factual, not what we want to do or are doing.
 
LOVE the pic of GTMan Smokin the tires!


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Carl Corey (Moderator/Event Coordinator) Contact ANYTIME!
1976 Ford Elite "Lola Mae"
97 Suzuki Intruder 1400
US Army Retired


Posted By: moose0211
Date Posted: 03-April-2010 at 1:44PM
Heres some pics of my rent-a-wreckLOL. Shes coming together slowly but surely! This is a good idea for a thread so we can watch each others cars progress. Psquare, could you make this a sticky? I will post more as I progress.













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Lou and Brad

1972 Gran Torino- 351C/4r70w
1970 Chevy C30


Posted By: JonsTorinoSport
Date Posted: 05-April-2010 at 1:43PM
Heres my 73.  I'll be doing a lot of work this summer on the body restoration.  Keep your eyes open to the forum for the pics of the progress.  


What it looks like now, but not for long!


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When the road is your world, there's nothing like going fast!
-The Clarks


Posted By: roboliver
Date Posted: 05-April-2010 at 11:26PM

Well here is my 73 Gran Torino Sport over in the UK.

It's a 351 CJ Q Code with 4-on-the-floor.
 
 


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 06-April-2010 at 12:52AM
some nice looking rides.I have to say wheels really make the car.Hubcaps just make it look like grandma's car but a nice set of rims and tires makes a big difference.Anyone wanna see a rotted GTS or formal roof that the roof is swiss cheese cause that is all I have to offer.The 73 GTS has 72 hood scoop thanks to Andy,but most of you have seen that car if not ask Andy to post some pics cause he still has my car.Now if I could only get him to finish the bodywork,LOL


Posted By: RREIH
Date Posted: 06-April-2010 at 1:24AM

question for roboliver. is that a factory color and if so what is the code? thanks



Posted By: occupant
Date Posted: 06-April-2010 at 1:28AM
Originally posted by RREIH RREIH wrote:

question for roboliver. is that a factory color and if so what is the code? thanks



3M - Silver Blue Glow

You don't have to ask me twice.


Posted By: Uante
Date Posted: 06-April-2010 at 2:23AM
Brent from Arizona. White GTB owned 1979-81, Gold GTB 2009-Current.
About 30 yrs "Torino-less". Disapprove

 
















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'73 Gran Torino Brougham
'63 Econoline Panel Van
- Brent *USAF RET*


Posted By: gpd294
Date Posted: 06-April-2010 at 8:46AM

What I started with back in August 2008.
 
 
 
If you can't see the pictures in this email, click here to see it in a web browser:
http://www.kodakgallery.com/ShareLanding.action?c=zovqivs.4nydisxk&x=0&h=1&y=skyx0n&localeid=en_US - http://www.kodakgallery.com/ShareLanding.action?c=zovqivs.4nydisxk&x=0&h=1&y=skyx0n&localeid=en_US
 
 
UPDATED: What she looks like now, November 2010.
(sorry for the link, but I couldn't cut 'n paste from the Kodak photo gallery)


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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: Guests
Date Posted: 06-April-2010 at 10:43AM
There is something about a sunset,nice car,mountains in the background and cactus that just makes for an awesome photo.I remember it well Brent,thanks for the memories haven't seen that view since 1992.


Posted By: 1974xr7
Date Posted: 06-April-2010 at 2:45PM
1974 Canadian GTS, factory black car. Currently has 70 429TJ.

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Always looking for 1974 Q codes


Posted By: Classicfitness
Date Posted: 06-April-2010 at 3:08PM
Great thread.  Here is my "precious" ;)

http://j.imagehost.org/view/0173/IM006329">

http://j.imagehost.org/view/0480/Picture_24">

http://j.imagehost.org/view/0121/Picture_23">


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'72 GTS 351-4b Gold Glow

'75 Elite 400 Polar White



My car blog: www.fordtorino72.blogspot.com



Posted By: ramair351
Date Posted: 06-April-2010 at 3:33PM
heres a couple i have now. a 1971 cobra M code
and my 73 (it should look like this again soon)


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-Pete
1972 montego GT
1970 Torino cobra SCJ
1970 mustang mach 1
1965 Falcon futura





Posted By: 1975MontegoMX
Date Posted: 11-April-2010 at 4:17AM



Picture of me with my '75 Montego, and my friends '72 AMC Matador




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1975 Mercury Montego MX /351 M/
1986 Ford Crown Victoria /302/"5.0"


Posted By: 72sport
Date Posted: 11-April-2010 at 8:29AM
This is my favorite pic of my 72 Sport


This is my 74 Montego "GT Wagon"



This is my 77 LTD II




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Tom
1972 Gran Torino Sport 4Spd
1974 Montego wagon "GT" with GT hood, correct buckets
seats, console, and floor shift
2013 Focus 5 speed- Daily driver


Posted By: flippa
Date Posted: 13-April-2010 at 1:48PM

Real nice Montego wagon! 

My new 1973 Montego Brougham. 
 
 
It needs different tires & rims.  I need better pictures.


Posted By: SquireCJ
Date Posted: 13-April-2010 at 7:03PM
Here is my fleet.
1972 Ranchero GT 4 speed 351 Cobra Jet


1972 Ranchero Squire



1972 Ranchero GT


1973 Ranchero Squire 351 Cobra Jet


1973 Ranchero 500


1971 Mercury Cyclone GT 351C 4V


My brother's 1974 Ranchero GT


My parent's Employee's 1973 Ranchero 500 351 Cobra Jet



Posted By: BIGEMUN
Date Posted: 15-April-2010 at 3:11PM
My 74 in 1987.
 
 
 
 
 
 
My 75 in 2009.
 
 
 
 
 
 


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1975 Gran Torino Sport


Posted By: shanefolsom
Date Posted: 16-April-2010 at 2:28AM
My 1976 Torino before the transformation into the Starsky and Hutch car
The car was black with black interior
Starksy and Hutch sold
 
 
 
 
 
1974 Gran Torino that I have currently have
 
 
 
1973 Gran Torino Sport (Q code) that I just got this March!!
 


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1974 Gran Torino (sold)

1973 Gran Torino Sport

1969 Roadrunner


Posted By: mtburger
Date Posted: 17-April-2010 at 4:24AM
A couple pictures on My Montego GT before the latest disassembly to install my new fron clip and engine. Notice the sunk bumper in the second shot.
 
 


Posted By: iangj
Date Posted: 17-April-2010 at 9:44AM
Damn Mike, that sure makes the '73 look a whole lot better!!

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Ian Glyn-Jones
Fonthill, Ontario, Canada


Montego GT Registry
Forum; http://mmgt.forumchitchat.com/


Posted By: mtburger
Date Posted: 17-April-2010 at 11:45AM
Hey Ian.
 
Thanks. Not an original idea buy any strech, and I have seen a couple others here already.
 
I have like 50 hours in it. I also cut 70 pounds off the front of the car in the process, and the bumper still weighs too much.
 
Mike


Posted By: Davy 74
Date Posted: 21-April-2010 at 4:06AM


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gts rules


Posted By: Davy 74
Date Posted: 21-April-2010 at 4:07AM
Hi This is my ride cheers Davy

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gts rules


Posted By: Davy 74
Date Posted: 21-April-2010 at 4:09AM


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gts rules


Posted By: ilyes
Date Posted: 21-April-2010 at 4:51AM
here's mine. It still needs a lot of work, but i love it Big smile
 
 

By http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ilyes7781 - ilyes7781

By http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ilyes7781 - ilyes7781

By http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ilyes7781 - ilyes7781


Posted By: 429SPORT
Date Posted: 23-April-2010 at 5:20AM
NEW HERE, THOUGHT I WOULD START WITH A PICTURE OF MY PROJECT.
429, C-6, 3:25 TRACTION-LOC, BUCKETS, CONSOLE, GAUGES, COMPITITION SUSPENTION, BRIGHT RED, WHITE WITH BLACK INTERIOR, LAZER STRIPE, MAGNUM 500'S. 1 OF 1207 1972 GTS FASTBACKS WITH THIS ENGINE AND TRANS(MARTI REPORT).
 
  MIKE


Posted By: kenneth
Date Posted: 24-April-2010 at 5:55PM
I am probably going to struggle again to get my pics up , but here is another attempt .
We got our Torino into the "readers rides" section in a magazine and won a prize to boot ( car products shown at top right of pic ) the mag is the Australian "street Machine" and this is April's addition . I tried with our Kiwi mag only too find they had dumped doing the readers rides section . http://forum.grantorinosport.org/uploads/804/Mag_2010_pics.ZIP - uploads/804/Mag_2010_pics.ZIP .
http://forum.grantorinosport.org/uploads/804/torino_1.zip - uploads/804/torino_1.zip .
http://forum.grantorinosport.org/uploads/804/kenny_doo.zip - uploads/804/kenny_doo.zip .


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1973 Q code sports roof


Posted By: albo74
Date Posted: 25-April-2010 at 1:47AM
 429 Sport , what a sweet deal that is , going to keep it stock lookin  ? I hope. Very nice car.

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albos74gts


Posted By: 429SPORT
Date Posted: 25-April-2010 at 6:14AM
THANKS. YES I WILL KEEP IT STOCK LOOKING WITH SOME ENGINE MODS.
 
   MIKE


Posted By: steve
Date Posted: 27-April-2010 at 12:26PM
  Ram air 351, I like the green color. Is that a stock color ? 


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 03-May-2010 at 3:13PM
Here is my latest Torino just bought this weekend a 72 Q code GTS with 69 429 2v







Posted By: Turbo301
Date Posted: 07-May-2010 at 5:35AM
Originally posted by roboliver roboliver wrote:

Well here is my 73 Gran Torino Sport over in the UK.

It's a 351 CJ Q Code with 4-on-the-floor.
 
 
 
 
Is it just me, or is the rear side marker light "deleted" on that fender?
 
That is an awesome colour, BTW!


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1977 Cougar XR7
1980 turbo Trans Am
2009 Pontiac G8 GT


Posted By: Psquare75
Date Posted: 07-May-2010 at 7:51AM
New quarter panel and they didn't cut the light out. 

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Paul
77 XR7 460/C6/3.00:1 *SOLD*
78 XR7 523/C6/3.5:1
79 F100 460/TKO500/3.25:1
'I also have some left over potatoes-I understand you can generate electricity from them'- Foote500


Posted By: smitty-1976
Date Posted: 21-May-2010 at 6:33AM
Can someone tell me how to you post pic.'s. Every time i try it says the file is too big. Help....


Posted By: Psquare75
Date Posted: 21-May-2010 at 8:54AM

Smitty, I use photobucket myself.




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Paul
77 XR7 460/C6/3.00:1 *SOLD*
78 XR7 523/C6/3.5:1
79 F100 460/TKO500/3.25:1
'I also have some left over potatoes-I understand you can generate electricity from them'- Foote500


Posted By: roboliver
Date Posted: 03-June-2010 at 2:08AM
Originally posted by Psquare75 Psquare75 wrote:

New quarter panel and they didn't cut the light out. 
 
Yup, got it in one!
 
I have the markers, just havn't got round to cutting them in! Confused


Posted By: Galvestontorino
Date Posted: 09-June-2010 at 5:38PM


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Jason
1973 Gran Torino sport
http://www.crystalbeachtxrealestate.com - Crystal Beach Texas Real Estate
http://www.sellinggalveston.com - Galveston Texas Real Estate


Posted By: steve
Date Posted: 10-June-2010 at 1:25AM
  Hers what i have !!!! the front end is all new, the rad mounts I saved to match them. TRW upper & lower ball joints , tie rod ends & adjstr sleeves, new calipers ,rotors , bearings, & bushings.


Posted By: antlerfiend
Date Posted: 16-June-2010 at 9:32AM

This is my 72



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Alex
72 GTS (Morgan's Baby)
68 CJ Drag Car Clone
65 Mustang (first car)
77 LTD II (Drag Car)
78 Mustang II V6 4 speed


Posted By: ilyes
Date Posted: 16-June-2010 at 9:35AM
 mmmhh, ilyes likey, soft and beautiful. nice and CLEAN car Wink


Posted By: antlerfiend
Date Posted: 16-June-2010 at 9:54AM
Thanks. Bought this car from a friend for $2500. He made me promise not to keep it and not turn a profit on it. I enjoy this car too much to sell it. My nine year old daughter has laid claim to this car. She talks to all the people when we take it to a rod run.Smile Makes me proud.

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Alex
72 GTS (Morgan's Baby)
68 CJ Drag Car Clone
65 Mustang (first car)
77 LTD II (Drag Car)
78 Mustang II V6 4 speed


Posted By: Grande Verde
Date Posted: 16-June-2010 at 9:57AM
Heres a pic from the day I hauled my 72 home



Posted By: Classicfitness
Date Posted: 16-June-2010 at 10:13AM
Originally posted by Grande Verde Grande Verde wrote:

Heres a pic from the day I hauled my 72 home

http://img266.imageshack.us/i/thumbsupc.gif/">


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'72 GTS 351-4b Gold Glow

'75 Elite 400 Polar White



My car blog: www.fordtorino72.blogspot.com



Posted By: antlerfiend
Date Posted: 16-June-2010 at 11:01AM
Nice. Always a great day when you bring one home.

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Alex
72 GTS (Morgan's Baby)
68 CJ Drag Car Clone
65 Mustang (first car)
77 LTD II (Drag Car)
78 Mustang II V6 4 speed


Posted By: steve
Date Posted: 16-June-2010 at 1:51PM
 this is what I brought home years ago <<!  Thanks Shane: 1 part a month is better than remembering what I had and talking about it. Damm the economy ! But I haven't quit.


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 16-June-2010 at 3:31PM
antlerfiend, that is one of the most unusual two tone paint schemes I have seen on a GTS.I'm usually not a fan of those rims but for some reason they look good on your car.
I have been on this forum since last September and have seen more GTS cars bought in the last few months or new members with GTS cars. I think these cars are getting popular again as they seem to be poping up for sale and being bought left and right. Now we just need some aftermarket parts makers to take notice. great to see all thse nice Torino's finding homes to those who plan on restoring them. I can't wait till mine is done and take it to the first show.I know i'll make the local cruise night but i'm talking about it's first big show where it can be judged and admired by thousands of people.I would love to go to a big national event and have 20 other Torino's in line with mine.
Seen it with MOPARS as I have restored many and gone to alot of shows with the cars I built but in all the car shows I have gone to I have never seen a sea of Torino's.    


Posted By: Uante
Date Posted: 16-June-2010 at 5:08PM
I agree with Jeff, That is an interesting paint scheme Antlerfiend. I'd like to see the white part black though! 

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'73 Gran Torino Brougham
'63 Econoline Panel Van
- Brent *USAF RET*


Posted By: Ranchero72
Date Posted: 17-June-2010 at 1:38AM
I agree, I like the Torino Antlerfiend.  I'd trade my low miles Ranchero anyday for a 72 Q code Torino!

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'72 Ford Ranchero 500
-351C C4


Posted By: antlerfiend
Date Posted: 17-June-2010 at 1:57AM
The paint scheme was on the car when I bought it. At first I wasn't to fond of it but it has grown on me. The paint job isn't the best but it does have an Alabama mosquito forever embedded in the hood. I would love to hook up with a bunch of GTS cars and go to a show. I have had a hard time just finding one other car to hang out with. Thanks for the love. 
 
 
 


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Alex
72 GTS (Morgan's Baby)
68 CJ Drag Car Clone
65 Mustang (first car)
77 LTD II (Drag Car)
78 Mustang II V6 4 speed


Posted By: shanefolsom
Date Posted: 17-June-2010 at 2:19AM
Steve,
Let me know if you want more pics of your car before you bought it.  I still have like 8 or so of the car when I was getting ready to sell it.  I came across them a few weeks ago on the computer.
Take care
Shane 


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1974 Gran Torino (sold)

1973 Gran Torino Sport

1969 Roadrunner


Posted By: antlerfiend
Date Posted: 18-June-2010 at 1:22AM
Steve, there is a Torino that looks just like yours in downtown louisville that I saw today. Ridin High and sporting 22" rims. Not quite what I like but another Torino none the less.

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Alex
72 GTS (Morgan's Baby)
68 CJ Drag Car Clone
65 Mustang (first car)
77 LTD II (Drag Car)
78 Mustang II V6 4 speed


Posted By: Ranchero72
Date Posted: 18-June-2010 at 3:43AM

My 72



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'72 Ford Ranchero 500
-351C C4


Posted By: kenneth
Date Posted: 19-June-2010 at 11:24AM
Ok people , I am just trying again to post pics but going by the directions in the "how to post pics " from "photo-bucket " so forgive me if they turnout SNAFU or FUBAR
 


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1973 Q code sports roof


Posted By: kenneth
Date Posted: 19-June-2010 at 1:13PM
Right so I am totally illiterate ( and very ugly too ) and for the sake off saving your sanity this is the last time I will try to post pics direct  


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1973 Q code sports roof


Posted By: Regul8r
Date Posted: 19-June-2010 at 3:09PM
That thing is low and looks good Kenneth!

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Carl Corey (Moderator/Event Coordinator) Contact ANYTIME!
1976 Ford Elite "Lola Mae"
97 Suzuki Intruder 1400
US Army Retired


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 19-June-2010 at 5:38PM
I posted pics of my 72 GTS in this thread when I first bought it but now look at it,LOL



got some new rear tires free



Posted By: ilyes
Date Posted: 19-June-2010 at 5:43PM
rrraaaaaaaaaaaaaaa it's so beautiful, i love your place, even the sky looks magic Thumbs Up


Posted By: kenneth
Date Posted: 19-June-2010 at 6:06PM
Originally posted by cowboyupdjcarl cowboyupdjcarl wrote:

That thing is low and looks good Kenneth!
 
 
Thanks Carl , I believe its the factory ride hight at the rear due to I haven't touched it , but the front I have done some work too and have NO rubbing issues thankfully , I committed the ultimate sin and one and a half chop on the springs gave me this front hight , the only issue is the headers / extractors grind on the odd speed hump / bump , bloody flange things sit so low , I have to use two jacks to jack the front end , one to offer enough room to get the bigger one further in to jack on the main cross-member .


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1973 Q code sports roof


Posted By: kenneth
Date Posted: 19-June-2010 at 6:08PM
Jeff you really need to get squirt of paint on that girl


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1973 Q code sports roof


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 19-June-2010 at 6:15PM
yah well first I have to deal with the surface rust. I have phoshoric acid on it now which leaves a residue so it don't flash rust in the garage. need to finsih stripping the paint then figure out what to do about the surface rust and how to get it off the metal. here is a photo of the rust I have to fix on the back quarter lip on my car so I'm still on topic as I included a photo,hehe


not sure if you can make out the surface rust in this photo. I guess I didn't upload the close ups


Posted By: Uante
Date Posted: 19-June-2010 at 6:15PM
Yeah nice BIG yard Jeff, room for more cars!!! 

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'73 Gran Torino Brougham
'63 Econoline Panel Van
- Brent *USAF RET*


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 19-June-2010 at 6:21PM
since we're not suppose to fill this thread with idle chit chat and off topic conversation I have edited my reply and posted another photo since photos are on topic,LOL


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 19-June-2010 at 6:26PM
kenneth your car looks good hope my 73 GTS I got from Andy looks as good as that some day.

Uante, I do have a good size yard for cars but that isn't mine in those photo's that is the neighbors side of the property.
but I do have room for this when I can get it here


it will get parked next to this my first Torino I bought last year


Posted By: ramair351
Date Posted: 20-June-2010 at 1:34AM
jeff, you may try some of that evapo-rust solution on your surface rust issues. that stuff seems to work well. otherwise its looking good.

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-Pete
1972 montego GT
1970 Torino cobra SCJ
1970 mustang mach 1
1965 Falcon futura





Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 20-June-2010 at 6:07AM
another photo of the GTS. this is why the 72 GTS looks so mean. the front profile is awesome.undecided to paint the bumpers body color or get some good chrome ones. the car will be midnight blue which looks almost black and with it it black primer it gave me the notion to possibly paint them body color



Posted By: antlerfiend
Date Posted: 20-June-2010 at 9:48AM
73 prostreettorino I love those cragar ss rims, they look good and old style. I want some for my 68 fastback mustang. Kenneth your 73 looks clean, the hubcaps look great on your car, they didn't look so much on my 72.

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Alex
72 GTS (Morgan's Baby)
68 CJ Drag Car Clone
65 Mustang (first car)
77 LTD II (Drag Car)
78 Mustang II V6 4 speed


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 20-June-2010 at 10:23AM
dog dish hubcaps look good on some Torino's and not others I guess it depends on the color of the car. I'm not big on the Cragar SS rims anymore,thinking of maybe 17's for front and 18's on back like HeyZ's car but different rims. either that or 15's cause these are 14's and they gotta go. the 14's don't fill the wheel wells,I can go bigger tire but bigger rims make it easier to fill the whole. see how much room is left.

also have room for 10 in wide rim as the drum is showing on the inside


Posted By: antlerfiend
Date Posted: 20-June-2010 at 10:39AM
I myself love 15" rims. Old skool is cool. If you use 17" make sure they fill the fender well. I have seen too many old cars with rims and tires that do not fill the fender wells, mostly old notchback mustangs. Not a good look, like tubbed cars that rearends are cut too short. Just a personal preference but I like lots of tire.

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Alex
72 GTS (Morgan's Baby)
68 CJ Drag Car Clone
65 Mustang (first car)
77 LTD II (Drag Car)
78 Mustang II V6 4 speed


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 20-June-2010 at 2:45PM

I can't wait to do something here as this engine compartment needs alot of attention.


Posted By: Regul8r
Date Posted: 20-June-2010 at 4:36PM
LET'S STAY ON TOPIC...Angry
 
So much has been said about staying on topic the site has been changed to accomodate.
So let's help keep pinned threads PURE!


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1976 Ford Elite "Lola Mae"
97 Suzuki Intruder 1400
US Army Retired


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 20-June-2010 at 6:21PM
Sorry we got bored waiting for the next person to post a photo so we could droll over it. I fixed mine and added photos so now i'm on topic as this is a photo thread so as long as I have a photo included i'm good,LOL
here's another just so i'm still on topic


Posted By: Regul8r
Date Posted: 20-June-2010 at 11:21PM
looking good!

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Carl Corey (Moderator/Event Coordinator) Contact ANYTIME!
1976 Ford Elite "Lola Mae"
97 Suzuki Intruder 1400
US Army Retired


Posted By: 74torinoelite
Date Posted: 22-July-2010 at 2:54PM
my PROJECT 1974 gran torino elite, 


Posted By: albo74
Date Posted: 23-July-2010 at 6:09AM


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Posted By: nckruddy
Date Posted: 25-July-2010 at 10:25AM
My 73 torino the day I picked her up. And yes the first thin I did was take those red wipers off!!!
 
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Posted By: SininenIII
Date Posted: 28-July-2010 at 8:46PM
Hi. I haven´t been very active on this forum lately. Same thing with my Gran Torino project. Well, it´s drivable, still in need for a new paint job, and the C6 prepped.
 
Here´s the Gran Torino in the garage, which it shares with ´69 Fury convertible, ´58 Pontiac chieftain, ´71 Chrysler Newport 4d, ´98 Vette and ´71 VW bus (not my cars).
 
 
 
Rear view:
 
 
 
Someone took this pic of me arriving to a car meet two weeks ago:
 
 
Engine, 351C:
 
 
-Aatu
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Aatu
73 Gran Torino Sport
http://public.fotki.com/Granaatu/" rel="nofollow - http://public.fotki.com/Granaatu/


Posted By: Galvestontorino
Date Posted: 29-July-2010 at 2:50AM
the engine looks great.... also did you take off your front bumper extensions...the two crome bumper additions to help in a crash ... i think first added in 72 or 73
 
mine are still on and Im thinking of removing!


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Jason
1973 Gran Torino sport
http://www.crystalbeachtxrealestate.com - Crystal Beach Texas Real Estate
http://www.sellinggalveston.com - Galveston Texas Real Estate


Posted By: 79 ltd II All green
Date Posted: 29-July-2010 at 5:25AM
man i love the sppliance wheels on the 74 torino above


Posted By: SininenIII
Date Posted: 29-July-2010 at 7:56PM
Originally posted by Galvestontorino Galvestontorino wrote:

the engine looks great.... also did you take off your front bumper extensions...the two crome bumper additions to help in a crash ... i think first added in 72 or 73
 mine are still on and Im thinking of removing!
 
Thanks! Someone of the previous owners took off the bumper guards.  I think it doesn´t matter if you have the guards or not in a case of crash, the front bumpers of these ´73s (and ´74>up)are very sturdy. Sure the guards will handle the smaller bumps, and save the crome. Your bumper seems to have very nice crome. I like the white colour of your car!


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Aatu
73 Gran Torino Sport
http://public.fotki.com/Granaatu/" rel="nofollow - http://public.fotki.com/Granaatu/


Posted By: twintornados
Date Posted: 29-July-2010 at 11:21PM
  Here is a "before" photo of mine...once she is out of the shop, I will snap some pictures and post 'em here as well as my other thread...



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1974 Gran Torino Elite...gotta love them big Fords...


Posted By: neejah
Date Posted: 11-August-2010 at 3:29PM
Attended a car show on Saturday..........ran great with the 5 speed, until the clutch cable failed due to heat soak.......to be fixed very shortly!

Anyway, what do you think (not quite finished)?











Posted By: kenneth
Date Posted: 11-August-2010 at 9:09PM
Very nice ride , should have run across to the building and painted Torino next too and after the "Grand" signage  Big smile


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1973 Q code sports roof


Posted By: twintornados
Date Posted: 12-August-2010 at 5:40AM
He'd have had to paint out the "D" first......Wink

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1974 Gran Torino Elite...gotta love them big Fords...


Posted By: kenneth
Date Posted: 25-August-2010 at 8:47PM
Now I have realised I can easily cut and paste some picks from my Facebook here is some more to add into the mix , note the first one is of her in a magazine .
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1973 Q code sports roof


Posted By: Regul8r
Date Posted: 27-August-2010 at 2:20AM
pics didn't come through.

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Carl Corey (Moderator/Event Coordinator) Contact ANYTIME!
1976 Ford Elite "Lola Mae"
97 Suzuki Intruder 1400
US Army Retired


Posted By: Scarecrow
Date Posted: 29-August-2010 at 2:59PM
Hi all been creepin for a few years now figured ild post my car up see what yall think... '76 montego 351m 57k on the odo bought it with 53k 4 years ago for $1700 from an old lady, these pics are 4 years old but since then ive added an edelbrock performer intake and 600 4bl carb, 15" alum mag wheels.... newer pics to come
 
  
 
Fixing a fuel line issue, required getting my self in there lol
           
 
So tell me what yall think, im curious to see


Posted By: Scarecrow
Date Posted: 29-August-2010 at 3:21PM

Also just remembered, the tires with the white line on them were circa 1978, they all blew up on me over the course of three months on the highway, talk about tons of fun blowing tires on the interstate at like 85 mph, 2.5 tons of directionless american steel to be exact lol



Posted By: TomiTomi
Date Posted: 30-August-2010 at 6:40AM
My car is almost ready. It is the only S&H in Hungary. Wink And the only 2 dr 74-76 Gran Torino. (There are perhaps 10 Torinos from all model years.)






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Tomi
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http://www.ford-cruising.hu/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=31" rel="nofollow - 1975 Ford Gran Torino S&H
2005 Ford Mustang GT
2011 Ford S-Max


Posted By: torinotroy
Date Posted: 02-September-2010 at 6:02AM
heres my 76 elite
 
 
 


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89 5.0 mustang, 5spd.,306,ecam,chrome ponys,under a rebuild

76 Torino Elite,351w,auto


Posted By: Scarecrow
Date Posted: 02-September-2010 at 7:54AM
that thing looks kinda friggen mean with that busted grill....i love it!!!



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