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    Posted: 02-March-2022 at 11:36AM
I have been a torino fan for a while now. I currently have a 73 sport and just picked up two 72 torinos. One Q code sport project, one h code coupe. The Coupe runs and drives well, but holds a salvage title. The sport had most of the body work done, but shop closed  and did not complete it. Also kept a lot parts, seats, bumpers, misc body panels ect. Wondering if I should use the coupe to complete the sport or just try finding the parts to complete sport. 
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Welcome, and are the 72's both Gran Torino's, or the Torino base model?

I suggest fixing the Sport which I'm guessing is the 73, and swap the 72 Gran Torino front end onto it. Then you can hunt a 72 Gran Torino Sport hood, and bolt that onto the 72 front end.

The Torino was a lowly base model, very rare and low production, most people considered it ugly, thus the low production numbers. The other 72-76's are Gran Torino's, which is what most people have among those. Ford slowly changed the names or added names to them, the Gran Torino Elite, then it became the Elite, then the LTD II etc. They (plus the Montego, Cougar, and Thunderbird) shared the same chassis and interior platform, you can swap most parts among them. Items like the doors and fenders changed along with the name changes generally.

Please post some pictures when you can, we love the eye candy, rough or clean, it's all cool to see.
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They are both gran torinos, one sport and one regular gran torino with buldge hood. I tried to upload pics, but was unable to.
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Hi welcome.... you will be able to upload pics when you have been upgraded....presume soon as youre obviously not a bot etc.....
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You can build any one of them, but of course it's best to begin with the most solid car, with a clear title etc.
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73 Ranchero GT 351C-4V 3.70 gears for sale later.
92 Lincoln Mark VII SE, OBDII 347/4R70W
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-March-2022 at 5:58AM
Originally posted by Jfarrell Jfarrell wrote:

They are both gran torinos, one sport and one regular gran torino with buldge hood. I tried to upload pics, but was unable to.

Welcome to the forum! I have upgraded you to a full member so you have full forum privileges and can upload pics. We'd love to see your Torinos.
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welcome!
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Thanks for the welcomes. Trying to post some pics, but unable too. 
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If you see a box with an X in it you have to backspace it to make it disappear. Then follow the sticky.
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its still showing you as "brand" new member... not sure what happened vince said he upgraded you???
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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
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70 CHEV C10 P/U
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Originally posted by Jfarrell Jfarrell wrote:

Thanks for the welcomes. Trying to post some pics, but unable too. 

I apologize, your member status wasn't upgraded correctly. It is now, so you should be good to upload pics.
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Cool, thanks
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That's a.pic of.my 72 Q code project. Body shop closed and did not finish the work and.kept some.of the parts. 
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Here is My 72 H code coupe.
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Here is my 73 sport .
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This was before.i got it. It was damaged in shipping has been at the body shop getting repaired. 
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That’s some pretty slick rides there…seems you guys have some terrible luck with body shops over there
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Sure do.
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Ditto, most common body shops concentrate on work from dealers, or insurance companies, or regular people. The special care needed for really nice projects, you have to hunt the shops that cater to those, which are very rare anyway. Thus they are almost always very high, and then they vary a bunch in quality, speed, and customer care and integrity.

Most new shops and lots of the regular ones want to move up to the specialty customer. But they do a poor job of the change from basic body and paint work, to the near perfection needed for really nice cars.
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   Beautiful 73. 
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Wow, perty as!
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nice cars! yes most body shops are hacks... just do it halfassed and send it outAngry i see so much crap done thats just mind bogglingConfusedCry
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74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
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Very nice cars.
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