The Ford Torino Page Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Model Specific Forum > 1968/1969 Ford and Mercury
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Project help needed, with pics! I'm stuck!
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Project help needed, with pics! I'm stuck!

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
twood68 View Drop Down
Member
Member


Joined: 03-December-2012
Location: indiana
Status: Offline
Points: 66
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twood68 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Project help needed, with pics! I'm stuck!
    Posted: 20-January-2013 at 8:37AM
Im at an idle on my trunk!

I have no cross book, I need to get one I guess cause I'm getting no where and I'm desperate for info!

Anyone know of a dealer that supplies sheet panel fitment for the 68 Torino fast back in the trunk area??

Here are some pics on what I'm asking for

This first pic is the rusted out panel that's behind the bumper and the tank nozzle goes thru


This is the pic of inside back quarter, totally gone, someone did a patch job but did a sucky job


This pic of the inside trunk area speaks for itself, need to replace some of ths and almost all of it where the tank goes


This last pic is mainly to point out the wheel hub, like to have a replacement here so could splice it in where needed. So I won't have to try and make one and I have no tools fr this.


I know who carreies the floor pans,rockers, quarters and the other stuff but they don't have trunk pans I can find?

Being the mustang seems to have every panel up for purchase I'm asking if anyone knows if this stuff could be used on the Torino, in the trunk area?

I know the Fairlane can be used as parts but again I can't find trunk panels for it on replacing a 68!

Im positive I can mock up some stuff but not positive on complicated bends.

I need to replace the under piece cowl and a fella said use mustang parts? So this is where I'm at, can I use mustang parts, or does anyone know of another ford model I could borrow from that has these panels for sale?

Please any good info help on this is greatly needed I'm stuck!




Tony
Back to Top
Mark S. View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 22-April-2012
Location: EHT, NJ
Status: Offline
Points: 374
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mark S. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-January-2013 at 12:17PM
Maybe a good Arizona or desert area salvage company can help you out. I'd try Desert Valley Auto Parts, or CTC Auto. See if they can cut you the sections you need.
Mark
1977 Ltd II "Eltee"
1984 Mustang ragtop
2004 Grand Marquis Ultimate Edition
71 Torino GT 429CJ (sold too many years ago to count...)
Back to Top
lynchster View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 07-January-2006
Location: Pennsylvania
Status: Offline
Points: 1734
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lynchster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-January-2013 at 12:24PM
 Is the gas tank the trunk floor in these cars too?  
Chuck
72 Gran Torino Sport
91 F-150
Back to Top
twood68 View Drop Down
Member
Member


Joined: 03-December-2012
Location: indiana
Status: Offline
Points: 66
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twood68 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-January-2013 at 1:45PM
Originally posted by lynchster lynchster wrote:



 Is the gas tank the trunk floor in these cars too?  


Yea the tank is part of the floor, still have it.

As I mention the mustang (68 fastback I assume) could be borrowed here, I was told, but its money to throw at for a maybe?
Tony
Back to Top
Robbdtme View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 06-June-2012
Location: Central WI
Status: Offline
Points: 765
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Robbdtme Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-January-2013 at 3:49PM
look back in my old posts for the ford junkyard. I saved a few from the crusher many more to be saved.... They are crushing everything left this spring and closing. All Ford Junkyard 30's to 80's.
Johnny cash Special 74-75-76 freak. 77 XR7. 78 LTD II sport looks pretty but poop 302 in it.
Back to Top
lynchster View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 07-January-2006
Location: Pennsylvania
Status: Offline
Points: 1734
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lynchster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-January-2013 at 5:55PM
Originally posted by twood68 twood68 wrote:


Yea the tank is part of the floor, still have it.

As I mention the mustang (68 fastback I assume) could be borrowed here, I was told, but its money to throw at for a maybe?
 
All you need are the measurements. If you don't know anyone with a Mustang perhaps a parts dealer could get you a measurement, or maybe a Mustang board could hook you up with the info. 


Edited by lynchster - 20-January-2013 at 5:55PM
Chuck
72 Gran Torino Sport
91 F-150
Back to Top
robot9000 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 02-September-2011
Location: Michigan
Status: Offline
Points: 504
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote robot9000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-January-2013 at 4:15AM
Originally posted by lynchster lynchster wrote:

Originally posted by twood68 twood68 wrote:


Yea the tank is part of the floor, still have it.

As I mention the mustang (68 fastback I assume) could be borrowed here, I was told, but its money to throw at for a maybe?
 
All you need are the measurements. If you don't know anyone with a Mustang perhaps a parts dealer could get you a measurement, or maybe a Mustang board could hook you up with the info. 


Go to NPD website and check out the mustang parts you are interested in.  I have found them very helpful when they know I'm not restoring a Mustang,  but a Torino and looking for a compatable (or close to compatable) part.  I bet if you call and ask them to measure a specific part, they will. 

I was looking for some window cranks and went to the local NPD warehouse and the guy there brought a bunch of window cranks to help match up what I had in the Torino. 
1973 Gran Torino Sport
2010 Mazda 6
2007 Jeep Wrangler
2011 Damon Daybreak 35BD
Back to Top
twood68 View Drop Down
Member
Member


Joined: 03-December-2012
Location: indiana
Status: Offline
Points: 66
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twood68 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-January-2013 at 7:13AM
I'll be calling some of these guys then, again could always add to the piece if needed and cut away if to large.

I really will be worried about a inner wheel well for the back, so the mustang parts may come thru for that, all i need is the ends not the whole piece. I wouldn't even do that if it wasn't for the shape, can't do that myselfAngry
Tony
Back to Top
robot9000 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 02-September-2011
Location: Michigan
Status: Offline
Points: 504
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote robot9000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-January-2013 at 4:09AM
Wheel wells are the Achilles heel of Torino owners.

1973 Gran Torino Sport
2010 Mazda 6
2007 Jeep Wrangler
2011 Damon Daybreak 35BD
Back to Top
whifty View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar

Joined: 18-April-2011
Location: C.S.A.
Status: Offline
Points: 140
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote whifty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-January-2013 at 5:15AM
'66-71s are all basically the same, with virtually no replacement parts available. Mustangs are different but some of the pieces can be used but will have to be modified. That's what I had to do, and some parts I got from a couple of the guys on Woody's Fairlane site.
1931 Model A
1937 Tudor Slantback
1966 427 Fairlane
1972 429 Gran Torino Sport
1992 5.0 Mustang
2003 Mustang Mach I
2005 F-150
ASE Certified Master Technician
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.10
Copyright ©2001-2017 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.125 seconds.