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    The last of its species..

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    Re: The last of its species..

    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?

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    Re: The last of its species..

    His "seat gas tank" in all likelihood wasn't any more dangerous than the Pinto's original.

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    Re: The last of its species..

    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.

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    Re: The last of its species..

    Isn't rust original equipment for a Pinto? And they tank configuration looks much safer than the original Ford set up.
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