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Cruisin' in Style (?) - Pinto wagon done!
Mechworker
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: September 20, 2013
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 12:41 PM UTC
Well, after a lot more work than I thought it would be, the Pinto Crusing Wagon is now done! Just like the real car, this one was lot of headaches interspersed with some chagrins. Thing is, it’s an old MPC, and I was expecting some trouble. Not as much as I got, but I sure didn’t expect a “Clean Getaway”, so to speak!

I’m really very glad to have a stock representation of one of what might be the lamer attempts to add performance through striping. I am now excited to get my hands on the ’77 Cruising Van that Round 2 just put out, so I can have two examples of Ford’s attempts to conjure up tapestripe horsepower!

Check out this little beast at the link below, and be warned: you’re likely not going to see this kit built often simply because there’s so much wrong with it. However, in the end, it is all worth it, because it’s a Pinto Cruising Wagon, and how much lamer does it get than that?

https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/model-kits/cars/round-2mpc-1-25-1979-pinto-cruising-wagon/


jimb
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New York, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 02:16 PM UTC
That's pretty cool! My dad used a Pinto wagon for his farrier business back in the mid-1970s when I was a kid.

Jim