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    Posted: 01-September-2023 at 12:06AM
Hi Guys, 
I have just started a complete rebuild of a 1968 Torino GT convertible with BAD rear quarters. When I decided to buy her I looked online and the quarters appeared to be available.
 After I got her home I tried to order them and found that the company that was reproducing them had closed. Several places still advertised them but when I ordered or contacted them they all gave me the same story. No longer available.
I found some used one on Ebay but they are local pickup only. They are in Denver and I am in Michigan.
 
The way I see it, if anybody, anywhere would know anything about where to find them they would be here. Thanks for your time

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There is a guy in St. Louis who posts on Craigslist with many 68-71 Torino parts and he shows a quarter for a formal roof.  Hopefully he will deal, as prices seem high, though supply is tight on many of these items.





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Thanks Schufitz for passing on the ad . His price is very high but it has a lot of attaching sheet metal.

 I also found this site this morning. https://buntmanstorinocycloneparts.com/ he seems to have a lot of parts as well
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I have bought a few things from Buntman in the past.  They do have a TON of hard-to-find parts and prices reflect that.  I believe it's run by his family now as Larry passed away a few years back.  
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Thanks for the input. I have an email out to them. Another gentleman Torino owner told me they are hard to communicate with. But I will try !
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Still no luck . Just a bunch of guys trying to rip me off with bogus parts. If anyone knows of a Reputable source, please contact me. I have some time as I have just started the tear down process. If push comes to shove the fastback quarters are available but at an extreme price ($2500 a pair) and a lot of wasted sheet metal.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote schufitz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-November-2023 at 4:33AM
Jerry...did you try these guys in your search?  Saw them listed in catalog, not sure if the have in stock.

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Thanks, Schufitz
I just tried to order them. They didn't say they were out of stock. I hope they have them!
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Well some good news! The guys at Obsolete had one of the quarters I need. I believe he said it was the right one. They also told me they aren't reproduced any more. I now have 3 of the 4 in new sheet metal. Sooner or later I will come up with the last one
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Cool.  Which section are you missing?  I usually surf for random Torino stuff a few days a week to kill some time as I'm retired now. 

PS...what part of Michigan?  The FCA is holding the national meet in Dearborn next summer.   I trailered mine this year to TN and there were ~150 mid-size Fords of 62 to 79 vintage there.   


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Thanks again schufitz for recommending Obsolete. 
They had the left rear section of the quarter panel.
I now need to locate the right rear section of the quarter panel. 
I asked if they could recommend somebody that might have it. They said there was a company called H&H that may have it, but I could not find a company by that name that handled old car parts.
I live on the west side of the lower peninsula in about the middle. Small town USA called Ludington.
I'm retired as well but I seem to get too many irons in the fire all the time
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Well, I got some good news from American Muscle Car Parts. They had listed in their inventory on Ebay a set of 4 of the quarter panels for my Torino. So, I thought" What the L!". I ordered the whole set . I figured if I could get the one panel I need this way I'd resell the rest I have. 
Predictably I soon got an e-mail that said the rear potion of the quarter panels were not available. I ,of course, canceled the order and expressed my displeasure over the fact they were advertising parts they did not have.
This is the good news...The OWNER called me! He apologized for the problem! He went on to tell me he had owned a Torino like mine and was as disappointed as I was that the rear of the quarters were no longer available. He had done business with the company that had reproduced them and was in the process of purchasing their tooling. According to our conversation he should be able to have these back on the market late spring. At last light at the end of the tunnelClap 
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Very nice, good news there.
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