Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thursday Twister: Pinto Taillights

Welcome back to another edition of DT's weekly quiz show, the Thursday Twister where we make strange lists of cars with odd features and then write them on men's room walls in the airport.  Today's twister subject comes from Rene C, who suggested we find all cars that used the Ford Pinto tail lights. 





The first one is easy -- the Ford Pinto-- but can we find the rest?

 Standard twister rules are as follows: 

1. Only one car per comment (be sure to hit the refresh button on your browser before you post in case someone else has posted since you loaded the page).  Do not nest the replies, just reply to the main post -- if you reply to someone elses comment it should be in reference to his comment and not a new submission.

2. You can post again, but only after someone else posts another car.

3. The contest will end at Sunday, April 19th, 4pm PST.

4. One submission per generation of each make/model.

5. Each car must be a running/driving car (no clay model prototypes) and at least two must have been built of that particular car (no one-offs. 

6. No anonymous submissions -- pick a name with the Name/URL dropdown.

Ready...set...Pinto lights! 

19 comments:

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    1. Modified tail lights and perfect for an engine swap. ;-P

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  2. There are a lot more. Think doubled together and turned 90 degrees

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  3. what about the wagon, that uses different lights no?

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  4. Pardon the incredibly stupid question, but excluding kit cars and low-run oddities, did these tail lights ever make an appearance on something outside of the FoMoCo family? I'm having a really hard time coming up with anything outside of the cars already mentioned.

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  5. Fleetwood T. BroughamApril 16, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    Opel Bitter CD coupe

    [img]http://bringatrailer.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Opel_Bitter_Coupe_For_Sale_1363596122.jpg[/img]

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    1. Interesting -- I typically see the CD with Fiat 124 coupe (AC '67-'69 version) tail lights. Were these Pinto units factory fitted as well? Perhaps late production?

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  6. Ford pickups and van taillights from 1967 on up to mid-1970's, turned 90%. I always assumed that was a parts bin dive they did when developing first the Maverick, then the Pinto...quick and dirty, eliminating the need to design something from scratch.

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  7. F-150

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/lORG8VN.jpg?1[/img]

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    1. Well, is there? What the heck happened with this Twister? It didn't seem to go anywhere.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlDnevvKud0

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  8. Might have worked better with, well let's call them triumph tr-3 tail lights. They were used on a lot of little British cars, probably a whole slew of odd ball stuff from that era too

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  9. Might have worked better with, well let's call them triumph tr-3 tail lights. They were used on a lot of little British cars, probably a whole slew of odd ball stuff from that era too

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  10. Rene, I hope you clue us all in at some point. I'd like to know what we all missed. Of course, I'm probably all alone with my curiosity.

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