View Full Version : The last of its species..

07-08-2012, 08:25 AM
A Dying Breed (https://www.kare11.com/news/article/982267/396/State-Trooper-pulls-over-driver-of-unsafe-Ford-Pinto)


07-08-2012, 08:55 AM
I had a Pinto around '80 that looked OK, but the floorboards were totally rusted out.
If I sat in it, the floor would go down about 2" and it felt like I was going to end up on the road.
I had put 1/4" plywood pieces down to keep out rain and dirt, but I never repaired it properly (No time: I was working, building a house and in grad school).

The car ran great but I eventually put the car up for sale. A very big guy (approx 350 lbs I'd say) came on a snowy New Year's Eve and bought it for $200.
I warned him about the floor, but he was pretty nonchalant about it.
Wonder if he made it home?

07-08-2012, 08:58 AM
His "seat gas tank" in all likelihood wasn't any more dangerous than the Pinto's original.

07-08-2012, 09:56 AM
I have a student intern that drives her Pinto daily to work etc. I'll have to get a picture. I would have to say that we do not have salt on the roads and cars here rarely rust out.


07-12-2012, 02:14 PM
Isn't rust original equipment for a Pinto? And they tank configuration looks much safer than the original Ford set up.