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68F100
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From: Fort Madison, Iowa USA - United We Stand
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posted 03-02-2002 10:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I see a Torino off the highway for sale on my way to work in mid Missouri. Haven't stopped to look at it yet. It looks good from the road, but we all know how that goes. It's a bright yellow color which would show rust well I think, but I haven't noticed any. Don't know what year it is exactly, but it looks like Mike L's (nice car btw ). What should I look for if I decide to stop and inspect it, besides the obvious rust, leaks, etc.?

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MLariviere
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posted 03-03-2002 09:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The weak spots on these cars{72-76} is at the rear torque box,where the lower control arms connect to the frame. The earlier Torino/Fairlanes were unibody,built like Mustangs. The torque boxes{front and rear} and the cowls are weak on them. 70/71 cars were known for weak rear leaf springs,and leaky p/s slaves.The newer they are,the cheaper the car will be!

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68F100
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posted 03-04-2002 04:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the tips Mike.

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