'69 Interior Project - Some Progress

From dusty barn find to daily driver, it seems our cars are never really done. This is the place to share your progress on your project car. We will celebrate your victories and commiserate over your tragedies. But most of all this is a great place to learn!
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Re: '69 Interior Project - Some Progress

Post by badcatt » 19 Oct 2017, 12:36

That's looking great. I can't wait to see it. Do you think it will be done for the show in P.A. next spring?
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Re: '69 Interior Project - Some Progress

Post by jcbingcougar » 19 Oct 2017, 13:32

Great job, Dave. What a change from earlier iterations!
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Re: '69 Interior Project - Some Progress

Post by snafu » 19 Oct 2017, 17:41

Thanks Neal and Jeff.

I should have it back on the road by the end of the year.

I want to get the windows tinted since I have a black interior and no A/C. I figure its better to do the rear one before I put it back in the car. I tried doing it myself and found out its not as easy as it looks on youtube.

I also had a little mishap which will require a windshield replacement.

Other than that, its just little things and wiring in the new gauges and accessories.
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Re: '69 Interior Project - Some Progress

Post by snafu » 03 Nov 2017, 08:20

New weatherstrip for the doors this time. The reproductions fit very good and should work much better than the original stuff that was still on the car. I did cheat a little and use a rattlecan to finish up the inside of the doors and parts of the door jambs just to save some time.
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Starting to go back together.
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Blacked out the pinch welds.
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Re: '69 Interior Project - Some Progress

Post by badcatt » 03 Nov 2017, 08:22

Dave, that is looking sharp!
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1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
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Re: '69 Interior Project - Some Progress

Post by snafu » 04 Dec 2017, 14:40

I've been making slow progress. I think my new hobby is door glass alignment. I seem to be working on it every evening for the past week or so but I think its about as good as it can get now.

Put some duct insulation on the floors and doors.
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The new windshield is in finally. I've been putting this off but it wasn't difficult. The hardest part was getting the old windshield out.

Not sure if glass primer is needed for the ribbon seal but I figured it wouldn't hurt.
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The ribbon seal was very easy to work with.
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With the windshield in, I can start installing the fenders and the rest of the front end.
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Re: '69 Interior Project - Some Progress

Post by cyclonelou » 04 Dec 2017, 18:35

Those tires and wheels look good enough as if you're going to run that combo.What do you have on the front and have you had a fender on to check for clearance? Do you know the backspacing of the front wheels?
We have a '69 w/stock suspension and I've got a spare 15X8 wheel w 4 1/4" b.s. and can't find a 225/60 junk tire to mount and trial fit. Same wheel w 235/60's just a little too tall for the front. Of course no 2 '69 Cougars are exactly alike.
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Re: '69 Interior Project - Some Progress

Post by snafu » 07 Dec 2017, 14:38

cyclonelou wrote:
04 Dec 2017, 18:35
Those tires and wheels look good enough as if you're going to run that combo.What do you have on the front and have you had a fender on to check for clearance? Do you know the backspacing of the front wheels?
We have a '69 w/stock suspension and I've got a spare 15X8 wheel w 4 1/4" b.s. and can't find a 225/60 junk tire to mount and trial fit. Same wheel w 235/60's just a little too tall for the front. Of course no 2 '69 Cougars are exactly alike.
Thanks.
Those front wheels are 6" with 205/70/14 tires. Not sure what the backspace is but no clearance problems with the fender.

There's a pretty long thread on the other site with different wheel and tire combos that work on these cars.
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