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Topic: 72 GTS Deuce
Posted By: foote500
Subject: 72 GTS Deuce
Date Posted: 01-November-2011 at 12:32PM
This one is now at the shop, gonna need alot of TLC. What I need for this one is a trunk floor and passenger side lower rear quarter.
 



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Posted By: ilyes
Date Posted: 01-November-2011 at 12:34PM
nice steering wheel, is it gonna be a stock resto?


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 01-November-2011 at 12:43PM
Originally posted by ilyes ilyes wrote:

nice steering wheel, is it gonna be a stock resto?
 
Essentially yes. The only thing I wish to modify on this one is to put in a tilt steering wheel. Otherwise all the original parts are there and will be refurbished or replaced as needed. The steering wheel, the instrument cluster, the console, the seats reupholstered, the tranny over hauled, the engine on has 90K on it, so I will not do anything to that at this time, new paint job, new laser stripe, new rims, tires.


Posted By: VorbottenO
Date Posted: 02-November-2011 at 1:22PM

I love this guy!

Two Torinos in the garage...
Can't wait to see how this one comes out
Great work.


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Eric
72GTS-Ncode (429-477ci)





Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 03-November-2011 at 6:03AM
that car has some good options,Rim Blow steering wheel,PB,PS,A/C
bucket seat/console floor shift, 351CJ car.
Even if Blue laser stripe was not an option for the lt. pewter I think it still would look good.Heck they have every color but blue listed for the pewter and actually think the brown laser stripe would look ugly on lt. pewter,but blue IMO would look very good.

also to answer your question in the other thread about the molding on the middle bodyline it is only factory if it has clip studs as they didn't drill 1/8th in. holes to install the clips that hold the molding on,they had metal studs that are welded to the body.My car was a wide molding car with the center moldings and had to grind the studs off flat as I am not having moldings on my car and they were all removed previously anyway but I had to grind off the studs fro the center moldings.If it has holes then someone might have installed the metal aluminum rivit on aftermarket type that had the vinyl inserts which came in various colors.Now days everything is pretty much stick on bodyside moldings for aftermarket but back in the day it was aluminum molding and you cut it to length and added the end caps and drilled holes and installed with pop rivets and then picked the color insert you wanted which hide all the rivets in the channel.That type looked more factory back in the day as they were metal moldings and now today they are all cheap stick on and the chrome covering tends to wear off after many years and sometimes the moldings unstick too.

If it has holes,weld them up with a mig welder and grind it smooth and do a little putty work to eliminate the grinding marks but laser stripe cars should not have had the center molding from the factory as it would look really stupid with a molding above the stripe.

look forward to seeing the progress on this one


Posted By: unlovedford
Date Posted: 03-November-2011 at 9:21AM
Heck, I'd be proud to drive it as-is! That is a sweet ride and will be even nicer!

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Joe
1972 GTSquire Wagon
1972 Torino Wagon
1976 Torino (2)       
1968 Cougar XR7-First batch
1972 Torino 460
1989 BroncoII/Jeeps/Titanimous



Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 03-November-2011 at 9:41AM
Originally posted by 72 GTS 429 72 GTS 429 wrote:

that car has some good options,Rim Blow steering wheel,PB,PS,A/C
bucket seat/console floor shift, 351CJ car.
Even if Blue laser stripe was not an option for the lt. pewter I think it still would look good.Heck they have every color but blue listed for the pewter and actually think the brown laser stripe would look ugly on lt. pewter,but blue IMO would look very good.

If it has holes,weld them up with a mig welder and grind it smooth and do a little putty work to eliminate the grinding marks but laser stripe cars should not have had the center molding from the factory as it would look really stupid with a molding above the stripe.

look forward to seeing the progress on this one
My thought was that it would look good with a blue stripe as well, but that combo was not offered, but maybe I will do blue any way.
 
And, yes, I pretty much have decided to have the hole welded up.


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 10-November-2011 at 3:47AM
How much paint would I need to paint this care, and what brand and paint code do I need?


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 16-November-2011 at 10:13AM
well paint brand is personal preference to who ever paints it as to what they are comfortable using as you learn little tricks of how a certain paint system sprays when you use it alot.
I use PPG alot bot have used Standox at the bodyshop I use to work at and it's very paint too.R&M makes a good paint sytem which is a BASF product just make sure they use a good quality basecoat/clearcoat system and 5A Light Pewter metallic should be your paint code which should be on the sticker in the door jamb on driverside.
as far as quanntity you will need a gallon of base color if your doing the jambs and trunk area


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 24-November-2011 at 8:01AM
Thank you sir!


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 05-December-2011 at 11:00AM
Restored Rimblow.
 


Posted By: Ranchero Fan
Date Posted: 05-December-2011 at 2:01PM
Thats one of the things on my Wish List,  I have a Rim Blow but need to get a Torino pad & emblem. Did you refurbish it, or did you send it out?

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Brian   1973 Ford Ranchero Big Block. ''THE OTHER WOMAN''


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 05-December-2011 at 10:33PM
I sent it out to Rimblow Buddy-I have another on its way to Best in Show right now.

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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: unlovedford
Date Posted: 06-December-2011 at 10:02AM
Just beautiful.

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Joe
1972 GTSquire Wagon
1972 Torino Wagon
1976 Torino (2)       
1968 Cougar XR7-First batch
1972 Torino 460
1989 BroncoII/Jeeps/Titanimous



Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 23-January-2012 at 7:53AM
The latest work.


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 23-January-2012 at 8:51AM
What should or could I do with these rims. They are too small, two 14x51/2 and two 14x6. If I decide to sell them, does anyone here want them, whats a fair price?


Posted By: SocalTorino
Date Posted: 23-January-2012 at 9:27AM
I would but them but shipping to CA must cost a bunch,


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 23-January-2012 at 9:56AM
i'm confused why the quarter is patched like that
what quarter skin did you buy?cheapo,not a Tabco from the looks of it


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 23-January-2012 at 10:13AM

Cheapo-thats what my shops guys asked for.



Posted By: ilyes
Date Posted: 23-January-2012 at 11:29AM
shipping should be $16/wheel with USPS, that what the guy that wants mine told me, he sells wheel on ebay on a regular basis

Quarter panel seems off a bit, but that might be from the pic

Somebody has lots of tattoos Tongue 


Posted By: unlovedford
Date Posted: 23-January-2012 at 11:56AM
Those wheels in those sizes are pretty hard to find. More common was the 14 X 7 and 15 X 7. As a reference, I was asking $200 for the set of 14 X 7 chrome Magnums on my '73, but only had 1 bite. I guess mine will be used on a trailer, spray booth wheels or something around my house.

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Joe
1972 GTSquire Wagon
1972 Torino Wagon
1976 Torino (2)       
1968 Cougar XR7-First batch
1972 Torino 460
1989 BroncoII/Jeeps/Titanimous



Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 23-January-2012 at 12:18PM
I stopped them in the middle tacking it on, so its not completely attached.


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 23-January-2012 at 12:40PM
well I see that but why did they cut around the marker light?did the quarter not have that stamped into it?


Posted By: legend onirot
Date Posted: 23-January-2012 at 1:17PM
i cut around mine too.  even though they are stamped in there.  i will probably go ahead and cut mine out.  my gasket is toast.  can you get any more of those?  or would i have to make one?

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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: foote500
Date Posted: 23-January-2012 at 1:24PM
I guess everyone has thier way, I always felt it was unessesary to cut sound metal.


Posted By: 72BoB
Date Posted: 25-January-2012 at 9:55AM
Originally posted by ilyes ilyes wrote:

shipping should be $16/wheel with USPS, that what the guy that wants mine told me, he sells wheel on ebay on a regular basis
 
The Vector wheels you have are aluminum wheels. The Magnum 500's are steel and they weigh a ton...
 
I have 2 14x6 Magnums that I'm hanging onto if you want to make it a full set of 14x6!


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1972 Torino


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 26-January-2012 at 3:18PM
Trunk floor has arrived, will take pictures Friday.


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 27-January-2012 at 7:01AM
Trunk floor.
 


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 26-February-2012 at 1:47PM
Finally found my Holy Grail-two of them. A spreadbore 4300 and a 30 case of Schaeffer!!


Posted By: kenneth
Date Posted: 26-February-2012 at 2:03PM

Going too alcohol injection , I see Smile 

4 gallons per hour



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1973 Q code sports roof


Posted By: SocalTorino
Date Posted: 26-February-2012 at 2:57PM
Is the Holy spreadbore 4300 a good carb?
And what cars did they come in?


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 26-February-2012 at 3:13PM
From what research I have been able to do-the 4300 is a "good" carb. The 4300 D is a better carb (still havent figured out the diff), and the 4350 is a piece... Also, from what I know-and my knowlege may not be complete, the spreadbores started in 1970 or 1971 and went up until the late 70's. You can find alot of 4350's, they mostly came on Lincolns-or at least they seem to be the majority of the ones for sale.


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 12-October-2012 at 9:09AM
Finally some progress!


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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: kversch
Date Posted: 12-October-2012 at 9:25AM
is that the trunk floor you got from desert valley?   I would love to see some pics of the removal and install.  i have to do some work on my trunk floor as well.   I have a good doner floor just not sure how exactly i want to go about doing it.   Did you drill out all the spot welds or just cut it out to match? 

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-kevin-
Brown 72 gran torino 351c 2v
Black 73 GTS FB 302
Red 73 GTS FB 351C C6 trans
73 GTS FB Parted
73 torino 4dr, 302, FMX parted
97 F250 crew cab 7.3 diesel

http://kverschtorino.blogspot.com/


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 12-October-2012 at 11:12AM
Yes, that is the floor from desert valley-unfortunately the guys at my shop have been sitting on it since feb and put it in like ninjas, I wanted to get in progress photos, but didnt. I think they did drill out the spots welds though.

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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: mcford
Date Posted: 12-October-2012 at 3:55PM
difference between the 4300 and the 4300d is this.
4300 = squarebore with 605cfm rating
4300D = Spreadbore and 750cfm rating


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Mike


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 25-January-2013 at 10:57AM
Had my guys pull all the trim off of this, going to send to the guy in the vendor section, will he work on the head light chrome as well, do you think. Plus, I think I am going to do the blue laser strip. And they pulled the dash pad out as well, gonna send that to CA to be redone.

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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: ilyes
Date Posted: 25-January-2013 at 1:41PM
I really like the gold/black contrast


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 25-January-2013 at 2:09PM
Originally posted by ilyes ilyes wrote:

I really like the gold/black contrast


Me too.


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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 28-March-2013 at 8:36AM
Finally some movement. Almost ready for primer.






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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: 72Torino
Date Posted: 28-March-2013 at 9:29AM
Looking Great! Jealous of both your torinos


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 28-March-2013 at 9:55AM
Originally posted by 72Torino 72Torino wrote:

Looking Great! Jealous of both your torinos


Thanks!


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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 04-April-2013 at 2:43PM
My painter asked a question, should the scoop be body color or flat black?


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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: mcford
Date Posted: 04-April-2013 at 3:56PM
body color.



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Mike


Posted By: mcford
Date Posted: 04-April-2013 at 3:56PM
grilles in scoop are argent.



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Mike


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 04-April-2013 at 11:29PM
Thank you!


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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: Midd Vhyrison
Date Posted: 07-April-2013 at 9:14AM
Do you have all four of the rims? If I see more photos I may be interested.


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 11-April-2013 at 2:05PM
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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 28-May-2013 at 9:24AM
Got boxes today. Trim Back from Lee Scott, and gauges back from ATP.
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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: occupant
Date Posted: 28-May-2013 at 9:35AM
Beautiful brightwork ready to go for you there, and that cluster is absolutely minty fresh now!


Posted By: Midd Vhyrison
Date Posted: 28-May-2013 at 10:40AM
The trim looks sick! Did you have the parts re-finished? 


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 28-May-2013 at 10:51AM
Originally posted by Midd Vhyrison Midd Vhyrison wrote:

The trim looks sick! Did you have the parts re-finished? 


Nope, just sent to very talented person who massaged all the dings, dent, and bends out and then polished to like new.


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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: Midd Vhyrison
Date Posted: 28-May-2013 at 11:10AM
Dang. Well, they did a fantastic job!



Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 28-May-2013 at 11:41AM
Headlight bezels are out being chromed, will show that next.


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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: Ranchero Fan
Date Posted: 29-May-2013 at 3:44PM
Looks great!

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Brian   1973 Ford Ranchero Big Block. ''THE OTHER WOMAN''


Posted By: unlovedford
Date Posted: 30-May-2013 at 2:08AM
Absolutely beautiful. I love shiny stuff.

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Joe
1972 GTSquire Wagon
1972 Torino Wagon
1976 Torino (2)       
1968 Cougar XR7-First batch
1972 Torino 460
1989 BroncoII/Jeeps/Titanimous



Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 30-May-2013 at 3:14AM
Yeah-looks like silver. He did a thoroughly wonderful job.

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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 02-June-2013 at 7:53AM
Should I leave them as is or have the little black accent stripe painted back on?


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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: Midd Vhyrison
Date Posted: 02-June-2013 at 5:45PM
If it was me I would leave them as they are, they look great.


Posted By: unlovedford
Date Posted: 03-June-2013 at 2:25AM
I absolutely asgree. Leave them as-is.

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Joe
1972 GTSquire Wagon
1972 Torino Wagon
1976 Torino (2)       
1968 Cougar XR7-First batch
1972 Torino 460
1989 BroncoII/Jeeps/Titanimous



Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 13-June-2013 at 6:15AM
The mail man always rings twice.

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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: gpd294
Date Posted: 13-June-2013 at 6:42AM
A lil early for Christmas in July, but BLING no less!!!!! Those pieces look awesome...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: 72GTS351CJ
Date Posted: 13-June-2013 at 6:44AM
Looks great. How much did Paul charge for that if u don't mind me asking? Thanks Rick

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72GTS Clint Eastwood Special                                     


Posted By: unlovedford
Date Posted: 13-June-2013 at 7:49AM
Wow, those look incredible. I didn't realize how bad all of mine looked until seeing these.

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Joe
1972 GTSquire Wagon
1972 Torino Wagon
1976 Torino (2)       
1968 Cougar XR7-First batch
1972 Torino 460
1989 BroncoII/Jeeps/Titanimous



Posted By: carguy47
Date Posted: 19-July-2013 at 3:14PM
Great stuff! ClapClap

Who did you send the trim to, and do they do this as a business? Need to get mine done. Thx


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You have to build em to drive em!


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 21-January-2014 at 5:51AM
Finally, after two years they are getting back to work.
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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 28-January-2014 at 3:43PM
Originally posted by ilyes ilyes wrote:

I really like the gold/black contrast


Looking back at this post-I just realized why I like the back and gold-they are my High School colors-Barlow Falcons!


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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: Rockatansky
Date Posted: 28-January-2014 at 5:27PM
when's the reunion?

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72 GT Ute
   


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 28-January-2014 at 6:00PM
Originally posted by Rockatansky Rockatansky wrote:

when's the reunion?


This year-30 years-Holyshnikeys!


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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: 75ranchero460
Date Posted: 28-January-2014 at 6:45PM
How's Pauls chrome prices? A few pieces is I'd like to get done.

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Gary

Ranchero=Fun

1975 Ranchero GT 460

1971 Torino GT

1962 (custom) Econoline

1967 Cougar

2002 Honda Shadow ACE 750 (sold)


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 29-January-2014 at 8:29AM
Paul's is fairly expensive, but I imagine with all the environmental stuff, that is a big reason why. I think the two headlight bezels cost 850.00.
Deuce in primer!
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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 30-January-2014 at 12:24PM
Need to find some rims for this car-I am looking at American Racing Vectors, they offer a 15x8.5, with a 5x 4.5 lug pattern but a 5 inch back spacing, would that cause a problem?


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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: Dcred45
Date Posted: 30-January-2014 at 4:54PM
I think 4-6" back spacing is fine. Just check the the offset.


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 30-January-2014 at 10:29PM
Originally posted by Dcred45 Dcred45 wrote:

I think 4-6" back spacing is fine. Just check the the offset.


Offset  is +6mm.


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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 03-February-2014 at 1:40PM
Would these fit my Torino?
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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: madmaxtorino
Date Posted: 03-February-2014 at 3:03PM
yes

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Allan
Revelation 6:8
When there is no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth.


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 03-February-2014 at 3:39PM
yes, if you buy them , i can tell you the type of lug nut and where i bought mine (nuts and washers) new for my et's i put on my torino


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 CORVETTE COUPE 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


Posted By: SEKCOBRA
Date Posted: 07-February-2014 at 2:14AM
Nice job on this car. Your other one is very nice also. Must be hard to part with. More money to put into this one though. What did the place you sent your guage package to do? They look great. I polished my lenses the best I could but could not get all the cloudiness out.

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69 MACH R CODE


70 TORINO COBRA J CODE
71 TORINO COBRA J CODE
72 Z28 CAMARO
94 MUSTANG 5.0 LX NOTCH
72 GTS Q CODE
61 Galaxie 427
62 Galaxie 406 tri power
64 galaxie country sedan 390 3 spd/OD


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 07-February-2014 at 5:04AM
Originally posted by SEKCOBRA SEKCOBRA wrote:

Nice job on this car. Your other one is very nice also. Must be hard to part with. More money to put into this one though. What did the place you sent your guage package to do? They look great. I polished my lenses the best I could but could not get all the cloudiness out.


A little-but carrying debt does not make me happy either. I think ultimately the pewter one is going to look real nice, and it has better options. But I could keep either, if the red one doesn't sell, maybe I will sell the pewter one-it could go either way. The Gauge Guys (ATP Instruments) checked and fixed all gauges, calibrated the speedo, put a quartz movement in the clock, and buffed out the lens.


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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 23-February-2014 at 12:17PM
My new question, as I was just kind of looking through this thread to keep my spirits up, I noticed that the sport cluster says "Unleaded gas only" could that possibly mean that this car came with hardened seats already?


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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: Rockatansky
Date Posted: 23-February-2014 at 1:07PM
that is strange!

I don't remember that new funny smelling 'gas' coming out for a couple years after 1972

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72 GT Ute
   


Posted By: Skinnys Garage
Date Posted: 23-February-2014 at 2:57PM
Your cluster has the '74-'76 style gauge layout, so not original for a '72. Probably from a '75 or '76 with the "Unleaded Fuel" label.

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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: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 23-February-2014 at 3:32PM
smog crap came out in 75 Cry


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 CORVETTE COUPE 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


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 23-February-2014 at 10:33PM
Yeah, I am thinking it must have been for the other GTS.


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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: Rockatansky
Date Posted: 24-February-2014 at 6:00AM
is it only 1975+ cosmetically, or does the printed circuit also use unleaded?

strange again, yours says Gasoline instead of Fuel

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72 GT Ute
   


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 27-February-2014 at 11:51AM
Ok, today I pulled the rigger on a few things...

1) Rims-went with Cragar 510s.
2) Carpet from Advark.
3) Ram air unit.
4) Tilt steering column.
5) 1970's lawsuit Rickenbacker 4001 bass.

Will post pics when they come in...


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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 27-February-2014 at 11:57AM
Here is a pic of the bass:
http://s1237.photobucket.com/user/foote500/media/LawsuitRick_zpsa118e494.jpg.html" rel="nofollow">

Plus, I want to replace the heads on this eventually with some aluminum heads, but the question is, under regular driving with unleaded gas, will the heads be fine-or do I risk screwing them up-is there a good additive to use in the meantime to keep them from blowing up?


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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: Big Bird
Date Posted: 27-February-2014 at 1:49PM

Aardvark carpet? I've heard of ostrich and crocodile leather, but aardvark carpet?
P.S. COOL bass!!!Thumbs Up


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The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
Randy
1979 T-Bird
2006 GMC Sierra


Posted By: Montego01
Date Posted: 02-March-2014 at 10:24AM
Originally posted by Big <br>Aardvark carpet? I've heard of ostrich and crocodile leather, but aardvark carpet?<br>
[/QUOTE Big 
Aardvark carpet? I've heard of ostrich and crocodile leather, but aardvark carpet?
[/QUOTE wrote:



lol...Aardvark (Varkmotors.com) must be from my recomm

lol...Aardvark (Varkmotors.com) must be from my recommendation 
Hope you got the free shipping Marc!

Ram air unit - COOL!!!! Love to have one of those units!!

Nice guitar!! I also have painted those to!


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Scott
http://forum.grantorinosport.org/my-1972-montego-gt-429-project_topic9557.html" rel="nofollow - 72 Montego GT 429 build thread
1966 Chevy C10
1973 Montego MX
2004 Bonneville GXP


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 02-March-2014 at 10:52AM
Originally posted by Montego01 Montego01 wrote:

Originally posted by Big <BR>Aardvark carpet? I've heard of ostrich and crocodile leather, but aardvark carpet?<BR></td></tr></table> 
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<DIV>lol...<SPAN style=LINE-HEIGHT: 1.4>Aardvark (Varkmotors.com) must be from my recommendation </SPAN> 
<DIV><SPAN style=LINE-HEIGHT: 1.4>Hope you got the free shipping Marc!</SPAN></DIV><SPAN style=LINE-HEIGHT: 1.4><BR>Ram air unit - COOL!!!! Love to have one of those units!!<BR><BR>Nice guitar!! I also have painted those to!</SPAN></DIV>[/QUOTE Big 
Aardvark carpet? I've heard of ostrich and crocodile leather, but aardvark carpet?

lol...Aardvark (Varkmotors.com) must be from my recommendation 
Hope you got the free shipping Marc!

Ram air unit - COOL!!!! Love to have one of those units!!

Nice guitar!! I also have painted those to!
[/QUOTE wrote:

I know it is Vark, but for some reason Ardvark came out... Yes, I got the free shipping. The ram air, that is if they guy ever gets back to me-there is always a delay in talking to him, just like the old days when talking to someone over seas on the phone.
 
And this goes out to anyone-I am rethinking the blue laser stripe and going to the original red-but then I would have to just "eat" the blue one, am I over thinking i
I know it is Vark, but for some reason Ardvark came out... Yes, I got the free shipping. The ram air, that is if they guy ever gets back to me-there is always a delay in talking to him, just like the old days when talking to someone over seas on the phone.
 
And this goes out to anyone-I am rethinking the blue laser stripe and going to the original red-but then I would have to just "eat" the blue one, am I over thinking it or would blue be ok?


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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: Montego01
Date Posted: 02-March-2014 at 11:52AM
Actually it is Aardvark, but they probably had too may people misspell it, so they just shortened it to vark motors.

PM'd you

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Scott
http://forum.grantorinosport.org/my-1972-montego-gt-429-project_topic9557.html" rel="nofollow - 72 Montego GT 429 build thread
1966 Chevy C10
1973 Montego MX
2004 Bonneville GXP


Posted By: Rockatansky
Date Posted: 02-March-2014 at 11:56AM
I don't see a problem with Blue & Pewter if that's what you want?

my monitor is color-screwed, what's the interior?

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72 GT Ute
   


Posted By: kychevyguy
Date Posted: 02-March-2014 at 1:32PM
I think the blue would look good.


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 02-March-2014 at 1:40PM
Originally posted by Rockatansky Rockatansky wrote:

I don't see a problem with Blue & Pewter if that's what you want?

my monitor is color-screwed, what's the interior?


Black.


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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: Rockatansky
Date Posted: 02-March-2014 at 1:55PM
works for me

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72 GT Ute
   


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 02-March-2014 at 1:57PM
Great, maybe I was just having a bit of cold feet, I was thinking about the re-sale value with a blue stripe, I am sure the first thing a potential buyer would say is "the stripe is not correct"...


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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 02-March-2014 at 4:39PM
you say the car is going to be pewter (silver) color? i think the blue would better contrast with silver than red would (not that red would be bad) if you could get a laser stripe in charcoal silver, that would be "smokin" IMO, are you building the car to sell, or to keep? if you're keeping it , then do what you want! and the hell with anyone saying "that stripe isn't correct" it's your carWink


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 CORVETTE COUPE 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


Posted By: foote500
Date Posted: 02-March-2014 at 6:32PM
Who the heck knows if they are going to keep something from one day to the next! I want to say I will keep it-but you see a Mach 1-or a  Starliner, and you start to think... I bought the blue laser stripe, I won't waste it. I was just starting to weigh the pros and cons. I thought, Blue on pewter would look cool-two cold colors..., but then I looked at some old pictures and I thought how the FORD guys must have thought-A cold color (Pewter), the only warm colors on the car would be orange and red (the blinkers and brake lights), then it started to make sense that a red to orange laser stripe would make perfect sense, so you see how my mind was working...


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Marc
German Shepherd Rescue
1972 GTS "The Gray Ghost"
1967 Ford Fairlane 500



Posted By: unlovedford
Date Posted: 03-March-2014 at 2:04AM
Well, Torinos (actually any Ford intermediate) aren't mainstream market cars - it takes a certain person to want one. That being said, I believe the blue stripe may well appeal to that group of people in the market for one of these. You don't see our cars every day, so the different look may actually work in your favor. Keep the blue, I'd say.

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Joe
1972 GTSquire Wagon
1972 Torino Wagon
1976 Torino (2)       
1968 Cougar XR7-First batch
1972 Torino 460
1989 BroncoII/Jeeps/Titanimous



Posted By: GTW
Date Posted: 03-March-2014 at 2:22AM
I'd go with the blue. Like you said, it'll look pretty cool. 

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Griffin
1973 Gran Torino station wagon
1971 Maverick 2 Door
1994 Mark VIII
Retired 60s NHRA Anglia



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