New guy looking at 1966

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hambone
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New guy looking at 1966

Postby hambone » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:58 pm

Hello everyone, I live in Arkansas, I have been trying to buy this car for 10 yrs., now the opportunity has arrived, it is a 2 owner car that is rust free. It was a frequent driver until 2005, that is when he pulled it into the shed, says he has started it a few times since, hope to start the resto in a couple weeks, at the price he offered, I can't refuse. :D I just love the look of the car, let me know what I need to look for. Thanks, Hambone
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Otto Skorzeny
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Re: New guy looking at 1966

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:08 pm

First off, don't be tempted to put a battery in it and turn the key. If that car hasn't been driven for 10 years or started for who knows how long, you have a lot of preparation to do to avoid engine damage before attempting to start it.

If you already know this, good. If not, we'll give you a list.

Also, sitting on that ground for 10 years may have caused rust to start on the undercarriage, etc.

hambone
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Re: New guy looking at 1966

Postby hambone » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:31 pm

Thanks for the reply Otto, my brother in law has a shop here, he maintained the car from 1995 until 2005, when it was parked, it's not sitting on the ground, there is surface rust on the frame, but nothing bad. I will post more pics when I get it to the shop.
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Otto Skorzeny
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Re: New guy looking at 1966

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:42 pm

That's good to hear. Looks pretty straight in the pics.

Best color, too.
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hambone
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Re: New guy looking at 1966

Postby hambone » Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:49 pm

Got the 66 home today, did a vin check, it's a deluxe model, production #20530, can't wait to get started, didn't realize this thing is 18' long. :shock:
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Toronadotrofeo
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Re: New guy looking at 1966

Postby Toronadotrofeo » Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:38 pm

Congratulations I restoring my second 66 Toronado
I love this cars so fun to drive and the hunt for parts make sit fun

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janeg
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Re: New guy looking at 1966

Postby janeg » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:05 am

Hi Toronadotrofeo -

You are showing your TOA membership # as 24 but that number belonged to a deceased member. Please update your profile with the correct number. If you do not know it check the roster in the members section or send me a private message and I will look it up.

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Re: New guy looking at 1966

Postby hree » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:26 pm

Cool car! I hope the restoration will go awesome. Have you prepared any budget?
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hambone
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Re: New guy looking at 1966

Postby hambone » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:16 am

Been a few months since last post, I have the car running great, had to order a hot water valve, $90 at local oriellys or $29 of ebay, so I went with ebay, where is the best place for all the rubber moldings?, doors, windows, hood and trunk. Thanks, Hambone

Otto Skorzeny
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Re: New guy looking at 1966

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:30 pm

Try Steele. Fusick may have some stuff but I think he gets his from Steele, too.

My catalog from Steele doesn't have a lot of things for the Toro, though. Door to body weatherstrip, $110/pr. Trunk $35

Rubber The Right Way and Sofseal are two other companies that might have weatherstripping. Toro specific rubber is tough to find. Seat bumpers and generic GM stuff like that can be had from Rock Auto.


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