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    Posted: 02-September-2010 at 5:55AM
hello all, i am glad to be here amongst fellow torino people.i think i have got myself a raer one.maybe some of ya'll can help.its a 76 elite with buckets seats,center console and floor shifter.i have searched for another one like this a have not found one. its brown with white leather interior.here are some pics...
 
 
 
heres the kicker...i got it for $700.


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oh and it runs and drives good and has a 351w
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-September-2010 at 10:28AM
Nice project.  If you need a header panel I know there is an Elite in one of the local parts yards that I could price and pull for you.
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Like the combo of the buckets, console, floor shift.  Also like the front grille area.  Looks like a good project.  How about shots of the engine bay?  P~
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as soon as i get it home next  saturday i will post engine shots.
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i will repaint it the brown it is and keep the interior white...atleast untill i find out more about it. if its just a run of the mill elite.the floor shifter and console makes it different so i want to do a marti on it.if it comes back thousands os these like this one was made well i will build it to my liking...big block,different interior....but if it is fairly rare then it goes back all original.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-September-2010 at 2:10AM
Originally posted by torinotroy torinotroy wrote:

i will repaint it the brown it is and keep the interior white...atleast untill i find out more about it. if its just a run of the mill elite.the floor shifter and console makes it different so i want to do a marti on it.if it comes back thousands os these like this one was made well i will build it to my liking...big block,different interior....but if it is fairly rare then it goes back all original.
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well i am a ford nut..lol.i have had over 1500 mustangs and this is my 11th mid size ford.i am married with 4 kids and one on the way.live in middleburg florida(jacksonville).been here for 40 years now.i have a speed shop that i run out of my house on a part time basis.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-September-2010 at 8:11AM
Originally posted by torinotroy torinotroy wrote:

well i am a ford nut..lol.i have had over 1500 mustangs and this is my 11th mid size ford.i am married with 4 kids and one on the way.live in middleburg florida(jacksonville).been here for 40 years now.i have a speed shop that i run out of my house on a part time basis.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-September-2010 at 11:54AM
looks like a fun project.....i have those same wheels on my monty lol ill be paying attention to this thread
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-September-2010 at 6:41AM
ok my front end is pretty messed up.could i swap out the header panel for like a 77-79 cougar,tbird,ltd ii or even 72-76 torino pieces? hers some pics...
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-September-2010 at 10:55AM
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Nice project.  If you need a header panel I know there is an Elite in one of the local parts yards that I could price and pull for you.

I guess you missed this posting.


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Nice project.  If you need a header panel I know there is an Elite in one of the local parts yards that I could price and pull for you.

I guess you missed this posting.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-September-2010 at 11:54AM
Or you could buy the header panel I have hanging in my garage ;) from my S*H Elite. lol.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-September-2010 at 12:11PM
give me some prices shipped to 32068
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heres some motor and 3/4 shots.man i like this car...
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-September-2010 at 4:12PM
looks like the bumper has been tweaked too!
 
I BET that if you take the time to go out and WALK the local junkyards...
you WILL find some of the 72-76 Fords out there!
 
Some have MANY good parts and noone else in the local area will be fighting you for them!
 
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we have a few good yards here.i plan on checking them out next weekend
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its here at the house.runs really good but does have some issues.needs a mod valve for tranny...takes forever to shift.has some rust on the top by the 1/4 windows and some on the floor boards, nothing bad though.has a 120 speedo and a tach with full analog gauge package.even has power windows that work.but i got it for even cheaper then i posted.... i got it and drove it home with a clear title for...$550 Shocked Cool Laughing Twisted Evil
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got it running and driving really good.drivetrain wise this car is prefect.body wise ...it needs help...lots of rust.but it will get fixed.also found the build sheet under the seat..it is a factory bucket seat car.
 
 
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Happy birthday. Welcome to the forty's. I dont know much about Elites but I do like the looks of that one. Awesome find.
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You found a fantastic car.  Way to go!!!!
Please don't turn your Elite into something like this though Wink


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Originally posted by Classicfitness Classicfitness wrote:

You found a fantastic car.  Way to go!!!!
Please don't turn your Elite into something like this though Wink


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Originally posted by Classicfitness Classicfitness wrote:

You found a fantastic car.  Way to go!!!!
Please don't turn your Elite into something like this though Wink


 
WHAT THE FRIG IS THIS???????? Please tell me it's a life size toy car.PinchThumbs Down
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Originally posted by Classicfitness Classicfitness wrote:

You found a fantastic car.  Way to go!!!!
Please don't turn your Elite into something like this though Wink


 
What in the white trash hell?
Really, reserve that crap for the damn impallas...first it was 13" dayton wires. Now it's semi truck rims on a 4x4 lift.
While I am happy to see an Elite saved {?!!!???} damn.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-September-2010 at 5:56AM
That would be cool if it wasnt' for the stuuuupid lift and wheels. Why would anyone do that? To be one of a kind. Just owning an Elite is one of a kind.
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They are called DONKS
 
cars with HUGE rims and tires that look like they are 4x4.
The bigger/taller the better in the DONK world!
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What the hell does "DONK" mean??????
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maybe donk is the sounds that makes when you hit them on the head Big smile
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not sure what it means but there actually a magazine dedicated to them...
 
 
 
 
 
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