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Old 11-01-2010, 08:34 AM
 
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Anyone know what this would be, I saw it on the street the other day and didn't have time to get a snapshot.
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:53 AM
 
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Are you thinking of the pinto wagon?



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Old 11-01-2010, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Old Bird is almost certainly correct, this is the only "port hole" wagon that I have ever seen.

Sort of a neat car really. For whatever reason I have always liked 2-door wagons.
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:50 PM
 
Location: CasaMo
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Hideous.
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:32 PM
 
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Yeah that was it, surprised I didn't think of that but I always forget that Pinto ran into 81. Pintos aren't that bad looking and those are a couple of cool retro looking wagons. Pintos like so many other 70s and 80s cars are big enough for a good motor swap too. Alright now since we are on the subject of Pintos, any pics of Pintos on fire or a Pinto with a flame paint job starting at the back?
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Old 11-01-2010, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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Yeah that was it, surprised I didn't think of that but I always forget that Pinto ran into 81. Pintos aren't that bad looking and those are a couple of cool retro looking wagons. Pintos like so many other 70s and 80s cars are big enough for a good motor swap too. Alright now since we are on the subject of Pintos, any pics of Pintos on fire or a Pinto with a flame paint job starting at the back?
Considering out of 2 million Pintos produced over a 10 year span, only 27 know fires were reported, it'll be hard to get a picture of one that wasn't started with incendiary devices as part of a study.

Yeah, the fire situation was an overhyped near myth. They were as safe as any other car of their day and didn't catch fire any more often than, say a modern Nissan Maxima. It's easier to find picrtures of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Corvettes on fire.
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Old 11-01-2010, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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Old Bird is almost certainly correct, this is the only "port hole" wagon that I have ever seen.

Sort of a neat car really. For whatever reason I have always liked 2-door wagons.

yeah, cool little cars:



I actually like the little Squire wagons a lot. And you can do a lot of cool upgrades to the drivetrain and suspension, everthing from a turbo 2.3 to big V8s fit in there easy, and there've been a lot of racing suspension parts made, as they were succesful IMSA road racers for quite a while.
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Old 11-01-2010, 02:27 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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I had a 76 Pinto Squire wagon with a factory 2.8 v6 in it way back in college.... Ran good
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Old 11-01-2010, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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My folks had a little '73 like this one:



Though the color was an olive green with the woodgrain, like this BOSS Pinto:



Cleaned up it was a sharp little car. My dad swapped in the 2.3 out of a Euro Capri, added a header and dual webers. Sounded and went quite well.
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Old 11-01-2010, 02:42 PM
 
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I knew the whole fire deal was blown up, but only 27, wow
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