71 CJ XR7 Rebuild - Warning lots of pics

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Re: 71 CJ XR7 Rebuild - Warning lots of pics

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Post by Sleepycat » 17 Dec 2011, 00:34

:drool: Nice!
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Post by cougar2 » 17 Dec 2011, 08:09

Your making me drool, I loved the 71 xr7 that I had, this brings back memory's!
Very nice car.

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Post by cougarshaman » 28 Dec 2011, 06:50

Man, this is really cool.
I like what you're doing with it and hope you'll continue to keep us updated. :beerchug:
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Post by J_Speegle » 29 Jun 2012, 20:26

Oh this is taking for every by most of you know the tune. Lately its the power steering

Anyway - bottom of the hood detailed (will post pictures of the inspector stamps that were returned to the bottom) with the windshield washers and the black out. Ready to be installed. Though it's being built as my daily driver its hard to ignore the concours details after doing it for all these years. Guess its will not hurt the final product much ;)


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Another installment - Progress is slow as usual. Only getting one day a week in on this one

Basically got everything done under the hood other than charging the AC. All new (new style) seals in place last week, carb rebuilt and all the settings done. Again - not a full restoration - did take a few liberties, sort of in the spirit of the original Resto Mod or in some areas Day #2 idea. At this point only intake, carb and ignition along with the supporting hardware. Should have the Quadrajet but it's sitting on the shelf for now. Interior I did the Kilo (220 kph) and the radio (with hidden speakers) as changes.


Time to install the fenders - but have to prep them first. Rear edge black out returned.

Mask, rough with a pad, clean and shoot. NOTE - I left on the original sound deadener on the back side of the fender. This will be overcoated with a fresh coat once the fender and splash shields are installed to give the factory look


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I am missing one side of the fender rear edge filler piece. Too bad someone is not reproducing these but understand since they were used only for a short period - not many to sell to. Will leave the one off until I get a pair


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Post by J_Speegle » 15 Aug 2012, 17:50

Fenders on at least - not still happy with all the gaps and fit - will address that next time

Starting to look like a real car - but the color (Comp Yellow) is much brighter in person. Pictures make it look like station wagon yellow :(

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Post by J_Speegle » 15 Aug 2012, 17:52

Could not help myself (considering my background) from making up some paint inspector stamps and laying an a few in the proper location. Still need to make a different one for the doors. Not easy to see the white on the bright yellow

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Re: 71 CJ XR7 Rebuild - Warning lots of pics

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Post by BossElim69 » 16 Aug 2012, 06:13

Very nice... Looks like you are in the home stretch.
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Post by propayne » 16 Aug 2012, 06:56

Everything a Mercury Cougar should be; powerful, comfortable and let's not forget sexy!

That car will make a terrific driver.

Thanks so much for going to all the trouble to post the progress pictures Jeff!

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