Green 1967 Cougar XR7 Revival

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: Green 1967 Cougar XR7 Revival

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Post by lonestarbullitt » 18 Jun 2018, 16:16

It's been about a month since I've gotten any work done on the car, I've been super busy on the weekends plus it's getting hot here in central Texas. I've been tinkering with new(used) valve covers during the week while I'm not working on the car. This past weekend, I got a little welding and sheet metal done. I installed the rear fender extensions and got 75% of the driver side shock tower brace welded then windy weather started rolling in and couldn't get a decent weld in. Next I need to clean up the driver side motor mount support, weld it in then I'll be done with engine bay metal work and I can move on to floor pans.
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Re: Green 1967 Cougar XR7 Revival

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Post by Don Rush » 18 Jun 2018, 16:31

Wow! Not only are you not intimidated by the big stuff, but you are doing some quality work! Thanks for the pictures, this will really encourage others to tackle their projects.

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Re: Green 1967 Cougar XR7 Revival

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Post by lonestarbullitt » 18 Jun 2018, 18:44

Thanks Don, you’ve certainly helped me out getting the correct parts for this thing. Not looking forward to working with floor pans but I’m up to the challenge.

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Re: Green 1967 Cougar XR7 Revival

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Post by steveo68XR7 » 19 Jun 2018, 15:43

I agree with Don, you have done some amazing work! I've learned a lot about how the front end comes together from the excellent pictures. Keep them coming!

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Re: Green 1967 Cougar XR7 Revival

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Post by lonestarbullitt » 23 Jun 2018, 19:44

More good progress today. I finished with welding in the drivers side motor support and shock tower support plate. I spent most of my time grinding and smoothing down the spot welds today and even got the exterior side of the drivers side coated with some primer and undercoating. I'll give it some time to cure before I install suspension next time i work on it. I didn't paint the torque box because I'm anticipating having to separate the lower half to replace the floor pan support/ front inner frame rails. Also got several unnecessary holes in the one fender apron I preserved filled in. Next on the list is get it a roller again and then prep it for front floor pan replacement next.
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Re: Green 1967 Cougar XR7 Revival

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Post by lonestarbullitt » 27 Jun 2018, 17:57

While I take some time away for the next couple of weekends and not working on the car doesn’t mean I can’t acquire a few parts for it in the mean time. I got lucky with getting my hands on this one!
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Re: Green 1967 Cougar XR7 Revival

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Post by lonestarbullitt » 08 Jul 2018, 20:54

Got all that old New Mexico red dust cleaned off the drivers side suspension and got the cat back on all four tires yesterday. Just needs a little bit of grinding in the engine bay which I couldn't get done because the switch on the air compressor crapped out on me. Next stop, floor pans! I'm going to start on the passenger side since there is no torque box there so it will be an easier place to start and learn where all the seams are for the floor pans.
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Re: Green 1967 Cougar XR7 Revival

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Post by lonestarbullitt » 14 Jul 2018, 20:04

Started hacking at the passenger side floor pan and sub frame floor support. Found out the replacement floor pan I bought isn't going to cover the extent of the rust so I had to order a pan from NPD that extends to the seat riser area but still not a full length pan. I got the sub frame floor support out so I'm playing the waiting game on parts delivery till I work on it next.
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Re: Green 1967 Cougar XR7 Revival

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Post by CATHOUSE » 14 Jul 2018, 20:24

Wow, what happened to that frame rail? Did someone use your car to go rock climbing?

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Re: Green 1967 Cougar XR7 Revival

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Post by lonestarbullitt » 14 Jul 2018, 21:21

CATHOUSE wrote:
14 Jul 2018, 20:24
Wow, what happened to that frame rail? Did someone use your car to go rock climbing?

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Lol that would be my best guess or someone watched Dukes of Hazard a few too many times.

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