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      The Oddball Pro Touring Thread.

      Since it's become way more prevalent in the past few years, I have to say that I really love the Pro Touring movement. Taking old muscle and making them all around cars, with modern performance, handling, and braking, is really appealing. Plus, it seems to be such a subtle art form. Yes, sometimes the wheel and tire combos can be a touch aggressive and not fit the car stylisticly, but it's way better than ill-fitting old drag wheels with the ass end jacked up in the air like it's the 80's.

      I especially like when oddball cars get the treatment. Like so:




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      Mercury Comet:




      Mercury Maverick





      Pontiac LeMans


      Pontiac Grand Am


      Anybody else have some favorites?
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      Might be stretching the traditional "pro-touring" definition, but it is powered by a Jeep 4.0L.

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      Now we're talkin! (Also, the Maverick is a Ford, at least in the U.S.)

      How about a 63 Rambler Classic?


      Build thread can be found here: http://www.pro-touring.com/threads/1...ambler-Classic

      Or how about this 1972 Ford F-100


      Thread is here: http://www.pro-touring.com/threads/1...Projects/page5

      Or how about this 1970 Beetle with what appears to be a midengine supercharged Ecotec.



      Thread here: http://www.pro-touring.com/threads/1...-Madness/page2

      Hopefully, someone here will appreciate the reading.

      Great thread OP!

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      The scene is really going strong for them. We just came out w/ a new unit bearing floater kit for 9" rear ends. Uses both Wilwood and Baer brakes


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      Oh, and this is a quality build too. How about a Volvo P1800 Pro-Touring?



      Thread: http://www.pro-touring.com/threads/9...olvocity/page6


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      The Grand Am and the Javelin are especially nice. What was the last large 2 door coupe built in America (sedan sized with a decent rear seat but only 2 doors)? These have all but disappeared from the big 3 lineup.
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      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      The Grand Am and the Javelin are especially nice. What was the last large 2 door coupe built in America (sedan sized with a decent rear seat but only 2 doors)? These have all but disappeared from the big 3 lineup.
      The Monte Carlo/ Cutlass/Regal went up to 1988. Also, the 1988 Caprice Coupe. Beautiful car.




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      How is it odd to see a pro touring Javelin? One of the biggest exploits of the Javelin was a Trans Am victory.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MK2*GTI*GUY View Post
      The scene is really going strong for them. We just came out w/ a new unit bearing floater kit for 9" rear ends. Uses both Wilwood and Baer brakes


      Crap that looks really good. Too bad I got a 12 bolt with my DSE quadralink.

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      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      The Grand Am and the Javelin are especially nice. What was the last large 2 door coupe built in America (sedan sized with a decent rear seat but only 2 doors)? These have all but disappeared from the big 3 lineup.
      Lincoln MKVIII.

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      A while back there was a "Show me a modified X" challenge thread...It had some great oddballs.


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      I personally enjoy seeing the variations of pickups getting the handling treatment. While C10's are plentiful, guys are doing SUV's and old Fords as well.





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      It's just a model kit but man this looks so good.




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      one of my favorite pro-touring c10's

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      Dat Volvo doe.....beautiful. New top favorite color right there.
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      I like pro touring - until they put a god awful modern custom interior in it, then its barf city.

      What's the point of driving an old car if it doesn't feel like one inside? takes all the charm out of it IMO

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      Quote Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
      I like pro touring - until they put a god awful modern custom interior in it, then its barf city.

      What's the point of driving an old car if it doesn't feel like one inside? takes all the charm out of it IMO
      Spend any time driving an old car and you quickly find those old seats are awful and unsafe. Honestly, I don't see the problem with it, and I love that they're updating them to their own tastes. I'll be updating the interior of my 79 because frankly, it sucks.

      And the point of an old car that doesn't feel like one inside? Easy. They want to drive a high performance car that has the style of a prior generation. Or a host of other reasons.

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      Quote Originally Posted by 200HP4dr View Post
      Spend any time driving an old car and you quickly find those old seats are awful and unsafe. Honestly, I don't see the problem with it, and I love that they're updating them to their own tastes. I'll be updating the interior of my 79 because frankly, it sucks.

      And the point of an old car that doesn't feel like one inside? Easy. They want to drive a high performance car that has the style of a prior generation. Or a host of other reasons.

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      problem is, those custom interiors always look cheesy/gaudy/tacky

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      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      The Grand Am and the Javelin are especially nice. What was the last large 2 door coupe built in America (sedan sized with a decent rear seat but only 2 doors)? These have all but disappeared from the big 3 lineup.
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      Quote Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
      problem is, those custom interiors always look cheesy/gaudy/tacky
      Nah, not always.

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      Quote Originally Posted by XwalkerX View Post
      one of my favorite pro-touring c10's

      I was at Roadster Shop when they were building this. Im pretty sure it has 345s on all 4 corners
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      Make it three yards mother****er and we'll have an automobile race

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