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  1. #21
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    Sweet! I'm going to enjoy watching this.

    Wayne
    Car FINALLY home !!!!!! lol
    Project FNQUIK https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...ghlight=FNQUIK


  2. #22
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    Had to put the Eastwood Contour SCT from that Christmas to the test and see how good it would tackle this old paint. Was really impressed how good it stripped and the finish it left on the bare metal. Makes me wish this body was completely solid and I would just leave it bare. But anyway started on the back half since the front was pretty much where it needed to sit. Good bit more trimming had to be done on the back tho mainly around the wheel tubs. It seemed like every time something was trimmed, another piece caught something else. Frustrating to say the least, especially lifting and lowering the car with the engine hoist, but finally got it to sit where it needed to go. Once it was down, it was crazy to see how close everything came together. Going to be a lot of filler pieces but it was very relieving to see that this might actually work.Name:  20171202_135402.jpg
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  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by cornfedbill View Post
    This is a cool project. There is a similar vintage Torino near me with Coyote power and Mustang dash. this is one big step beyond that.
    Would love to see some pictures of it if you have any. Still hadn't really found many people doing anything too crazy with these models yet

  4. #24
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    Now that everything was all under the Torino shell, it was time to start putting the pieces back together. Making sure the car was as strong or stronger than before was the main concern. Came up with an extended rocker to bridge the new gap in the pans and also the gap from the Torino's inner rocker and the Mustang's inner rocker since the outer had been trimmed off. Couple of test pieces and designs later, we finally ended up with something we were happy with and had 2 pieces made at the local metal shop. Once they were clamped in, the back half and Torino just slid like a drawer into the front half making it easy to get the wheelbase exact and square. Name:  20180313_201436.jpg
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  5. #25
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    Had a good sunny day after weeks of rain so pulled the Torino shell out and sandblasted and primed the inside. Needless to say it took quite awhile to blow all the sand out of all the crevices. Set it back down on the Mustang chassis to make sure everything was lined up before beginning to tie the unibody back together. After quadruple checking every inch of this build, we agreed it was where it needed to be. And so the welding began....Name:  20181013_115803.jpg
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  6. #26
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    This is so awesome. +1 for a Torino.

  7. #27
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    Decided to knock out a couple of small things on the car while the body was off. Nothing fancy or groundbreaking but progress at least. Slimmed up the fuse panel and braced it to the inner rockers, added some more strength in the rear torque boxes, cleaned up the transitions to the new inner rocker. Also big shout-out to BMWrangle for the article on Was not expecting anything like that on my car especially at this point in the build. Name:  20190710_174753.jpg
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  8. #28
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    Got the rear floor pans made and tacked in. Took a little longer than expected but I'm happy with how it turned out. Still have to add some more support to the trans tunnel and a new bracket for the brake cable, but atleast the floor is solid again. Also ran across a deal and picked up some 12 gt500 wheels and new nitto invos for cheap. Already digging how they look, just going to have to roll the inner lip some on the rear for some added clearance.
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  9. #29
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    Keep it up, man! Glad to see more forward progress.

  10. #30
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    Sure is looking like moving in the right direction now. Great work and please keep the updates coming.
    cheers Russell

    My 1957 Pontiac StarChief powered by a 5.3 LS with a 4L60E transmission, on 18" US Mags Big Slots.

  11. #31
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    Very cool and a nice job sofar..... can't wait to see more! :-)
    1st 2nd
    Pro-Touring outside the USA !
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  12. #32
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    Man O man I just read this thread and being a former 70 Cobra Torino owner I'm loving this, WOW this is over the top (things I hadn't even thought was possible) you got some skills bro! I will be following this one
    this was mine 25? years ago in the driveway

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    Rich
    69 Trans Am "TireBird"
    M6 / LS6 minitubbed DSE Sub
    C5 frt LS1 rear disc brakes
    https://www.pro-touring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14992
    69 R/S Z28 302
    15 Camaro ZL1
    90 Formula next project

  13. #33
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  14. #34
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    cool project!
    Nice to see another Torino on here
    http://jeff351.blogspot.com

    1970 Torino GT
    twin turbo 351c, 6 spd

  15. #35
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    Love where this is going.

    Joe

  16. #36
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    Thanks everyone! School started back so progress will be slower now but gonna try and keep making some headway on it. Trying to finish up my 71 Torino restoration by next March as well, so I'm gonna stay busy on the weekends

  17. #37
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    This is a great project. Brilliant in so many ways. Good luck and I'm looking forward to new posts.

  18. #38
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    I was showing your build to my older brother, tonight. Any progress to report?

  19. #39
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    Progress has been slow but I'm off for winter break so hope to make some progress on the 71 Torino and the S-1970. Hung the door shell to help get the fender lined up so I could free up some space in the shop and stay motivated. Most of the progress right now is on cleaning up the underside where the floor was extended and making some extra braces to stiffen things up. Slow and small results but results nonetheless. Name:  20190919_230300.jpg
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  20. #40
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    Congratulations on paying attention to those little details like the under floor metalwork. It separates the boys from the men.

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