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    Default New guy from metro Detroit with a 79 tudor

    Greetings, just finally got my first panther chassis, THE first panther chassis! Found a 79 LTD 2 headlight 2 door Arizona car with only 65k miles locally and got a pretty good deal on it. I have some big plans for it, though I'll probably just enjoy it for a bit as I'm getting overwhelmed with projects.

    Eventual plan is modern 03+ chassis underneath, manual trans swap, and I've got a twin turbo 32v 5.4L i had built for my old Lightning that I plan to put in it.

    Grew up in the backseat of my dads 4 doors and always loved these cars, can't wait to start tinkering with this thing!
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    She looks minty fresh, interior looks to have been blasted with Aqua Fresh haha!

    I love it, and welcome to the site! Some of us folks were trying to do our (what was starting to be) an annual metro Detroit meet up. Doesn't look like it's happening this year but we'd love to have you and that car should it pan out.

    That's got all of the uniqueness that makes many a GMN'R all excited haha. Early taillights, single headlights, split front bumper, that mirror...
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    A '79 two door S model? Thats an uncommon one. Looks like a very base model. No OD trans, no power stuff. 302 or 255 ?

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    Nice ride. I was eye banging that car on Marketplace last week.

    I have a 79 tudor as well.

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    Welcome!

    Very nice car, and local too!
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    Nice, clean 79. Not many white over green around!

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    "Mint" interior!

    Welcome. Does it have a Holley carb?
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    Does have the optional passenger mirror. That is probably the most rare piece on that car.

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    Welcome to the forum. Very nice car. Enjoy it. Sounds like you have some great plans for it. Gonna be a fun car once you get that all done.
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    Thanks guys I'm real happy with it, couldn't believe how dry and clean it was.
    She's got a little 302 with a Holley 1850 on top, might be the slowest car i've ever owned lol.

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    I haven't been on the web forums in a few years, glad to see this is still active. When I bailed, photobucket had just messed everything up, are there different photo link services or best to just attach them?

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    Wow model S 2 door. Don't see that every day. Welcome!

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    I haven't been on the web forums in a few years, glad to see this is still active. When I bailed, photobucket had just messed everything up, are there different photo link services or best to just attach them?
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    Welcome! That is a beauty! Really dig the look of the '79s and those wheels really work with it too. Obviously it'll need more once there's some power going on but looks really clean. Glad to see more people taking an interest and saving these cars. If i had the money and space i'd rescue every one out here since they're pretty much all rust-free.

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    Welcome. I remember seeing that car on FB or Craigslist...nice grab.
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    Welcome. Nice car. Clean and shiny as a new nickel.
    I haven't seen a white/green car that nice...ever.
    That'll be a great car for you, and when you go out in it...nobody will have one like it.
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    Welcome! You just need a matching suit, shirt and dress pants to wear at car shows
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    Quote Originally Posted by 79lincolnlover View Post
    Welcome! You just need a matching suit, shirt and dress pants to wear at car shows
    That would still be in the disco era. John Travolta style or worse. Some of you young folks might not know what disco was.

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    It was horrible. Do not listen to "Boogie Shoes" ever. Only thing worse might be "Poker Face."

    I hated Saturday Night Fever. That one big bewb'd girl who was throwing herself at Travolta was the much better looker IMO, yet the movie fixated on the hag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    That one big bewb'd girl who was throwing herself at Travolta was the much better looker.
    TOTALLY agree.
    Crappy movie but her hips and curves made it worth watching. Those high waisted pants the girls wore back then were lovely.
    I do think the leisure suit is a great idea. A proper contrasting hat or gold framed sunbusters might make you the hit of the place.
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    Hahaha yep, that's what got me through that movie.
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