Disaster. No joke.

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Re: Disaster. No joke.

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Post by R Code » 16 Oct 2017, 15:12

Impressive progress Tom! I can't even find time to sharpen the blade on the lawnmower.
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Post by Gyrhead » 17 Oct 2017, 12:34

More progress...

The main underhood wiring harness took the brunt of the fire. Initially, thought the entire harness was toast, and it's an expensive & hard to find component (71 XR7 vert with power windows and AC). Using a few old Ford donor harnesses (NEVER throw these away) , clipped out all burnt wires and soldered in correct gauge/color coded wires from the donor harnesses. All done and ready to go!

Project Phoenix is arising from the flames & ashes - only slowly, with less drama and slightly more cursing.
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Post by xr7g428 » 17 Oct 2017, 13:10

Nothing like a wiring fire to sharpen up one's skill in the use and and proliferation of good solid profanity. In some cases it can even enhance accuracy when throwing tools. We salute you.
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Post by Gyrhead » 17 Oct 2017, 13:21

Generally I refrain from launching tools. However, have been known to use the f-bomb as a noun, verb, adjective, pronoun and modifier - all in the same sentence. 😧
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1970 Torino Cobra J-Code 429CJ Shaker 4 Speed -1 of 22 black/red
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Chameleon- Cougar Color Change

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Post by Gyrhead » 08 Nov 2017, 12:35

Folks;

Our '71 XR7 'vert is now media blasted and soon will head off for paint. The original color was code C metallic green, which is a bit of an Ivy shade.

While I was perfectly ok with the Green, many buyers detest green cars - and truthfully I would appreciate something a bit brighter & more cheerful.

The '71 doesn't have much collector significance- so don't feel awful about deviating from stock.

Considering code U Caribbean Blue - otherwise known in Mustang circles as Tahoe Turquoise. Will complement it with a white interior.

Thoughts? Opinions?
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2002 Porsche 911 3.6 Carrera
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Re: Disaster. No joke.

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Post by badcatt » 08 Nov 2017, 12:44

I think it will look good. I know my 71 is not that color, it is Code 6, Bright Blue Metallic. But I like it.
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Re: Disaster. No joke.

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Post by Gyrhead » 10 Nov 2017, 07:18

Did a spray out of Caribbean Blue on a spare fender.

Not at all right for the sharply creased body lines of the '71.

I think the Bright Blue Metallic (code 6) that's on Neal's car is the right shade of blue. Should be a stunner with a white interior.
1971 Cougar XR-7 Convertible 351C 4V, 4 speed (medium well done 😥)
1970 Torino Cobra J-Code 429CJ Shaker 4 Speed -1 of 22 black/red
2016 Mustang GT350 Chassis #2710
1988 Mustang 5.0 LX Coupe
2002 Porsche 911 3.6 Carrera
2017 Honda Civic Si
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2013 VW GTI (Unitronic Stage 1+ tune 260 HP / 295 ft/lbs - second fastest car in the fleet)

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Re: Disaster. No joke.

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Post by 70b302cat » 10 Nov 2017, 08:00

Gyrhead wrote:
10 Nov 2017, 07:18
Did a spray out of Caribbean Blue on a spare fender.

Not at all right for the sharply creased body lines of the '71.

I think the Bright Blue Metallic (code 6) that's on Neal's car is the right shade of blue. Should be a stunner with a white interior.
Code 6 Bright Blue Metallic is the paint code for my B1 and '70 standard convertible.
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Re: Disaster. No joke.

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Post by Gyrhead » 21 Feb 2018, 15:04

Hey folks..
I may need to abandon the '71 XR-7 convertible and send it off to the scrapyard.

Not because of lack of money. Not because of lack of interest. Not because of lack of ability.

Simply because there isn't a body shop ANYWHERE within this area that is willing to paint this car. No way, no how. At any price.

This is a nearly 100% rust free California car, professionally media blasted to steel, 100% dismantled to a bare rolling shell. All the body shops say "too many unknowns" a "pandora's box" "can't make any money on full repaints"

Incredibly discouraged and ready to junk it. It's a shame, but it appears that at least in New England, old time paint shops no longer exist. And I don't have the skill, facility or time to paint it myself.

Any ideas before I call the junkyard in disgust?
1971 Cougar XR-7 Convertible 351C 4V, 4 speed (medium well done 😥)
1970 Torino Cobra J-Code 429CJ Shaker 4 Speed -1 of 22 black/red
2016 Mustang GT350 Chassis #2710
1988 Mustang 5.0 LX Coupe
2002 Porsche 911 3.6 Carrera
2017 Honda Civic Si
2017 VW Jetta GLI
2013 VW GTI (Unitronic Stage 1+ tune 260 HP / 295 ft/lbs - second fastest car in the fleet)

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Re: Disaster. No joke.

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Post by cougarrand » 21 Feb 2018, 15:19

Take it to KTL Restorations. They are in New York. Should be somebody out there.
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