The Snowball Saga - '68 Standard Revitalization Project

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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mfc133
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Re: The Snowball Saga - '68 Standard Revitalization Project

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Post by mfc133 » 13 Mar 2019, 18:48

Awesome! Nothing like getting in and actually driving the car after all that work, nicely done. How do you like those new wheels, are you keeping them on the car?
-Mike

1968 Cougar Standard, 302 4V, auto, Madras Blue

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Post by Al Bundy » 13 Mar 2019, 19:06

Nicely done Andrew. Next time you need to do a burn out for us.
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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1967 S Code
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Post by 1967 S Code » 13 Mar 2019, 19:50

Andrew your Cougar looks excellent! That interior is gorgeous.

Steven
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Our Cougars

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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance, XR7S Taillight Bars

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Re: The Snowball Saga - '68 Standard Revitalization Project

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Post by Blitz » 14 Mar 2019, 11:02

mfc133 wrote:
13 Mar 2019, 18:48
Awesome! Nothing like getting in and actually driving the car after all that work, nicely done. How do you like those new wheels, are you keeping them on the car?
Thanks! I'm not totally sure on the wheels (Legendary GT5). They are a sample set that Don bought tires for, mainly to use for pictures and such. So I don't own them. I think Don's plan is for me to get used to them and end up buying them :lol: I do like the look of them, but I was originally planning on going the "classy" route with skinny whitewall tires and either nice hubcaps or styled steel wheels. Not sure yet, we'll see!
-Andrew Chenovick
Photo/Video guy for WEST COAST CLASSIC COUGAR, INC.
Side Gig: FLYING A PHOTOGRAPHY


RIDES:
-1968 Mercury Cougar: original family owned, Polar White, 289-2V, auto, AC / "Snowball" view project thread
-1973 Opel Manta: 1.9L, 5-speed (restored)
-1991 Mazda Miata: fun driver
-1992 Volvo 240 wagon: classy hauling machine

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Re: The Snowball Saga - '68 Standard Revitalization Project

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Post by DieselD » 14 Mar 2019, 11:49

Nice work! Even that slow speed short trip is very rewarding isnt it?

I personally like the wheels you have on it now
1968 Standard, 302 2v, 3 speed.

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