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  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Menasha, Wisconsin
Posted by mcmainstribe on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 8:30 PM
I have an AMT 75 Pinto kit, and I noticed while looking for new tires (the originals were 2 pieces and fit together terribly) that the tires and rims in the AMT 70 Monte Carlo lowrider are the exact size of the stock Pinto items.
I have been torn between building mine as a 70's street machine, a bracket drag car, or as a tuner....
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    November 2003
Posted by MLOMAKA on Thursday, September 9, 2004 11:44 AM
Hey arcturus, I have one of those Pintos also. I was thinking about putting a set of those older turbine Mustange GT wheels (like in Revel's convert), throwing a Slaeen Mustang motor in it and throwing a set of the Saleen stripes on the side. They have several colors of stripes, so you could pick your favorite color, like black or purple or red or yellow or.......wait.......wheres my kit? I think I need to get started on mine now.My 2 cents

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  • Member since
    January 2004
  • From: East Tennessee, Hillbilly Country
Posted by crzyhorse on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 5:04 PM
head on over to www.fordpinto.com to see all the pinto's you'd ever want, they had a Starsky & Hutch stripe available in '77 you may wanna try that?
  • Member since
    February 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
Posted by arcturus on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 3:07 PM
Thanks for the help guys.I'll see if my friend has a second -hand kit of the Opel GT first.He deals in second-hand kits and lets me rumage through his 500 or so pile of models.He also has piles of unbuilt,incomplete kits I might be able to get some Opel wheels there.Diamond wire mags!!! They would look pretty smart on a pinto.The kit already comes with slot mags but I have got a picture of the Pinto with a blacked out hood and Im seriously considering that one.From what I can remember that Pinto is Silver with black hood and black stripes.
Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 12:39 PM
I can get you the factory colors the pintos came in by year specifically since you mentioned the 77 fastback specifically I can research it thru the "Standard catalogue of American Automobiles this book is one of a three book series

and gives specific info on paint colors, interior colors, specific model variatoions from one to the next...

i.e in that era there were some interesting models even in economy cars like pintos there were ralley versions, stallion versions, mpg versions, each had its own stripes or graphics... hood black outs (hood flat black rest of car solid color for late 60's/early 70's racy appearance)

then wagon models had the rare "Custom looking cruiser wagon option" for the sporty street mini van look complete with special graphics and mag wheels...

for those mags you might look to the mustang II kits for the factoy mags which were 4 lug slot mags or the immitation diamond wire mags like the ones seen in the original "Charlies angels series found on Farrahs white and blue striped Cobra II...

Perhaps Kris might be able to help you find the wheels??

Walt
  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, September 6, 2004 5:05 PM
I have some 6 spoke mags from amt's opel gt kit which may be the right size for a pinto. email me.
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  • Member since
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  • From: nottingham,england
Pinto's
Posted by arcturus on Monday, September 6, 2004 1:25 PM
Ive recently bought MPC's old 77 pinto fastback and Im completely irritated,because I really can't think what colour would suit it.Ive got a model 77 Station wagon in white,and a 79 Station wagon in dark metallic red,and soon I'll be getting a 74 which Im gonna paint light metallic green.So I want to avoid any of these colours.I don't know much about Pintos and I can't really do it a custom colour because I cant find any customs wheels small enough.I would like to turn it into a mild custom though.
Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...

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