1973 Torino Tribute Restoration

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  1. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    I thought you'd like it. The carrier holds his tools, parts and fluids.
     
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    I just read your thread start to finish. I am impressed. That is a beautiful car and it reminds me of my mother's old Tupperware station wagons she used to get. The managers got a new one every two years and they were a bare bones car. The last one she got was a loaded one. It was a 73 I believe and it was a gold galaxy. She won it being the number two manager in all of Canada. It had a grill bronze plack that said golden galaxy award.
     
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    Thanks Thirsty...It was definitely a labor of love. (More like a money pit too) LOL! but it's been a lot of fun!
     
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    You make it sound like anatomy class at school
     
  5. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    "Human Gross and Anatomy" is what my nieces called it.
     
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    Hey guys I took the wagon out to a local show this past weekend and won 1st place in 1973-2003 cars class....it was great show with a variety of everything. They even had the Morris Minor built by Misfit Garage aka Fired Up Garage out there.
     

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    wagon looks great! Congrats on 1st! :bananaman:
     
  8. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Two wagons that won "First Place," that's great to hear!
     
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    Here are a couple more photos of Saturday's show. This was the only other wagon out there and it was nice. :bananaman:
     

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  10. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    At last Summer's "Hot Wheels Legends Tour," there was a guy with a 351W-powered '73 wagon that he races in the Gambler 500 series. When I hop on my laptop later, I'll post a pic or two of it.
     
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    This past weekend a friend of mine asked me if I would be interested in lending out my wagon for a wedding photo shoot. His step-daughter was getting married and she wanted an old car for her wedding photos so I did him the favor.

    I pull up to the outdoor venue. A cool working farm with lots of stables, silos, the whole picture perfect setting right. I had never really thought about doing anything like that, but it was a pretty cool experience. I picked up the bride with her father and drove them over to the other side of the farm where they had guests waiting and a chapel set up where the ceremony was held.

    It turned out my younger brother was their DJ too. What a small world. They took lots of photos and I took a few as well. All in all it was a pretty cool experience.

    My brother posted a couple photos on his DJ Facebook page and now he is getting inquiries from other brides-to-be about how much I charge to be available for their weddings as well.
     

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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Your wagon actually looks right at home on that farm.
     
  13. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    That's pretty dang neat! I agree with Andrew, your wagon looks right at home.
     
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    Hey Guys I finally got around to upgrading my cooling system to dual electric fans. This past summer was pretty tough in stop and go traffic. My temperatures would creep up to 210 degrees at times so I wanted to add something to help cool her down some. I hope this new set up does the trick.

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    And these were the parts I used:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-ALL-ALUMINUM-RADIATOR-FAN-SHROUD-72-76-TORINO-MANY-FORD-CARS-W-14-FANS/272919627736?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-DUAL-ELECTRIC-COOLING-FAN-WIRING-INSTALL-KIT-185-165-THERMOSTAT-50-AMP-RELAY/292350798207?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

    Along with the Champion 3 row Aluminum radiator I had installed previously.

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    You have a beautiful wagon Andrew, more Torinos should have been saved. That cooling system looks ready for the Dakar.
     

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