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    Posted: 10-December-2017 at 3:16PM
This stuff will all be black when i'm done.
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Mine was painted bright orange, and the driveshaft was Ford Blue.
I painted the sway bar black, but the driveshaft is still blue.
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
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Originally posted by MrSmog MrSmog wrote:

finally got around to start to yank parts off the red fastback, its the car that has all sorts of things chromed on it. The rear sway bar and gas tank straps were no exception thankfully. the chrome doesn't look too hot nowadays but it did protect all the parts from corrosion.




I have the same damned problem with mine! Someone chromed the rear sway bar, hardware, the radiator brackets, and the fan pulley.
I wound up snapping one of my factory links for the bar so I'm thinking about just ordering a heavier Addco bar and calling it a day.

Edited by lynchster - 09-December-2017 at 6:27PM
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

doesn't look like they did a very good chrome job to me? idaho forest products? i hauled a couple loads out of there a few years back! Shocked


car came from nashville, no idea how long ago this was all done, mid 80's I'm guessin. It probably saved all those brackets and end links though. LOL


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doesn't look like they did a very good chrome job to me? idaho forest products? i hauled a couple loads out of there a few years back! Shocked
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finally got around to start to yank parts off the red fastback, its the car that has all sorts of things chromed on it. The rear sway bar and gas tank straps were no exception thankfully. the chrome doesn't look too hot nowadays but it did protect all the parts from corrosion. Looks to have had a new gas tank put on it at some point as well as nos tail pipes, nos muffer hangers (which were also chromed), even the brake lines and brake backin plates are chrome. Most of the bushins on this car are like new and factory ford stuff. I plan to use the poly graphite stuff. Majority of bolts seem to be loose on this stuff too and most of those have been chromed as well. Not sure who had that red fastback but they were doin some serious chromin. Now to try and get all this chrome off this stuff so it can all be painted. Confused










Edited by MrSmog - 04-December-2017 at 1:25PM
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Originally posted by Torino_Chris Torino_Chris wrote:

What a beautiful car
Is that still the original paint?

I think you should keep it as original as possible!


Thanks and Yea thats the original paint, although I wonder if they painted it all at once when new or if they painted it in pieces, because I do notice some color variation on some panels. I don't see any sign of any sort of repaint though which makes me tend to think its simply factory mis match. I plan to basically keep it looking exactly as it is now inside and out, just swap my 351cj/4spd and other factory performance goodies onto it.


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What a beautiful car
Is that still the original paint?

I think you should keep it as original as possible!
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

are those 14's or 15's?


225/70/14's  hankook optimas      328.00 shiped to my door
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are those 14's or 15's?
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That is a sharp looking car.
Ironically that's about the look I'm going for with my Sport.
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Originally posted by unlovedford unlovedford wrote:

Sorry Bob. I had just been on the phone with a guy named Jim and it just transferred. I'll PM you.


I'm not picky what I go by, as long as they don't call me late for dinner i'm fine lol
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Sorry Bob. I had just been on the phone with a guy named Jim and it just transferred. I'll PM you.
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Very nice car, thanks for posting more pics. It's nice to see a clean base model, so few have survived!
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Originally posted by 72GTS351CJ 72GTS351CJ wrote:

Nice!!!!!! What a sleeper that would make


Thanks, thats the idea too. I toy with the idea of a silver/blue laser stripe but just don't know if I want to dress this car up with one. I can't wait until the time is right to swap all the goodies off the 4spd/ralleye pkg car onto this one. Will take a week to get the perma-grin off my face first time i row through the gears on it.
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Nice!!!!!! What a sleeper that would make
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yea the fact he was internet clumsy helped me this time lol  New skins!!!!




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Hey Bob, I must have missed that one on c.l. I'm always searching ny,nj,and pa.. I would have snatched that one up. Looks great. Happy you got it
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Put some window cranks in the car as well, they are the cheapies off ebay, we'll see how they hold up but for 5.31 each shipped to my door, i'll give em a shot. They look white but are a clear type knob.




Put the new front tires on today, I think I might have a sticky caliper on the passenger side, hopefully it just needs a few miles under its belt but sure seemed awful tight when I spun it. When the sun goes down i'll wash it up and get a pic of the new skins.




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Originally posted by gpd294 gpd294 wrote:

Now that's a NICE base model Torino. I seem to remember one for sale similar to this one, but they were asking close to $20K....Not trying to get in your business, but is this that car?
I remember because I saw the spotless original vinyl seat upholstery and wished someone reproduced it so I could have done my wagon that way. Our original wagon was a base model Blue Torino and a non-A/C 302 V-8. Talk about bringing back memories. That car is the exact looking sedan equivalent. Wow!
I opted for vinyl/tweed upholstery instead being I'm in Texas and it gets pretty HOT here, but it would be nice to have the original seat coverings so my kids can feel what I felt as a kid....LOL! Ouch LOL
 
Great looking car! Wink


Thanks.  No this one was one for sale up in pa. the guy had his daughters boyfriend list it once but once that ad ran out, he didn't know how to renew the ad and didn't want to bother the kid again. so it sat unlisted since last summer. I had my eye on it since then but didn't have the play money until this spring. it was much much less then $20k Wink
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