1977 Cougar

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Dormlife
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1977 Cougar

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Post by Dormlife » 22 Sep 2018, 23:09

I need your help. I have been looking for some time now trying to find my 1977 cougar I sold 35 years ago. I am convinced it no longer exists. Therefore, I found a 1977 cougar very similar to it and what makes the story better...it was heading to the junkyard before I intercepted it. I only have to make slight adjustments to make it an almost exact clone.

The 77 model is not that popular today so finding parts is tough. I am looking for the center console with the shifter in the middle along with the bucket seats. Does anyone know where I can find these items. All the “regular” channels laugh when I tell them what I’m looking for. Does somebody somewhere have a backyard full of the 77-79 models that could help me?

I am new to the forum and have always been a Cougar fan. I own a 1973 as well.

Can anyone give me suggestions?

Mark

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Al Bundy
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Re: 1977 Cougar

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Post by Al Bundy » 23 Sep 2018, 06:42

Same platform as the Thunderbird. Maybe parts are interchangeable.
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Re: 1977 Cougar

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Post by badcatt » 23 Sep 2018, 08:03

It is going to be a challange to find parts. Keep looking. If I should find one I'll let you know. And if you can post some pictures.
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Re: 1977 Cougar

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Post by Dormlife » 23 Sep 2018, 08:27

Thank you for the reply. I’ve been looking at the Thunderbirds as well. It is a challenge that’s for sure.

I know there is a set out there somewhere.

Mark

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Re: 1977 Cougar

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Post by CATHOUSE » 28 Sep 2018, 20:16

The 1977-1979 Cougar, Thunderbird, LTD II and Ranchero are all built on the same platform so a lot of parts will interchange between them.

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Re: 1977 Cougar

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Post by sfhess » 01 Oct 2018, 14:23

A console from a 72-76 Torino or Montego will work also.

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Re: 1977 Cougar

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Post by Dormlife » 10 Oct 2018, 23:32

Thank you for your reply. I found a set of bucket seats and a console out of a 76 cougar. Think the holes will match up?

Mark

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