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 » 21 Apr 2019, 10:11

Started getting metal out on the drivers side floors. Seat riser is out and started my measurements for all the rusty pans that need to come out. Once i got the clutch/brake pedal assembly out, I got another pleasant surprise on some creativity previous owners did to convert the car from automatic to manual. Now I know what happened to my missing parking brake cable connector.
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Re: Green 1967 Cougar XR7 Revival

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Post by lonestarbullitt » 05 May 2019, 18:40

Not much progress this weekend, got pieces of the floor pan and the lower half of the torque box cut out on the driver side. Worst fear came to realization today that the driver side cowl vent is the culprit letting water in, what a pain that is going to be to replace. I will wait to do that when i can get the car back in the garage.
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Re: Green 1967 Cougar XR7 Revival

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Post by lonestarbullitt » 06 May 2019, 22:08

Passenger side grill assembly complete!
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Re: Green 1967 Cougar XR7 Revival

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Post by lonestarbullitt » 06 May 2019, 22:09

pics continued...
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Re: Green 1967 Cougar XR7 Revival

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Post by eddie mercury » 24 May 2019, 13:52

Nice work! She is coming along nicely. Keep up the good work and keep the pics coming.
Eddie Mercury.
I was just a skinny lad..never knew no good from bad..but I knew life before I left my nursery..

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Re: Green 1967 Cougar XR7 Revival

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Post by lonestarbullitt » 28 May 2019, 11:49

Just about have everything cut out on the drivers side floor that needs to be replaced. Going to attempt to weld shut a few places on the upper half of the torque back that rusted through. I really don’t want to replace it if I can patch it up, I’d have to brace up a lot of the front clip to keep the car square if i cut that piece out.
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Re: Green 1967 Cougar XR7 Revival

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Post by lonestarbullitt » 09 Jun 2019, 20:12

Driver side toe pan is cut to size, spot weld holes drilled and painted on the bottom side ready to weld in. Was too damn hot to want to weld anything in this weekend. Power steering ram cylinder is completely rebuilt with new seals, boots, bushings and fresh paint.
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Re: Green 1967 Cougar XR7 Revival

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Post by lonestarbullitt » 23 Jun 2019, 21:54

Driver side toe pan is done and welded in. I also managed some time in to clean and de-grease the rest of the power steering components and rebuilt the control valve with all new seals and a fresh coat of paint. Floor support is next on the driver side.
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Re: Green 1967 Cougar XR7 Revival

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Post by 68 hertz » 24 Jun 2019, 09:04

Hello, I have to do my steering components also was there Any problems doing them, or was it pretty straight forward, thanks.
Randy ,Syracuse NY

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Re: Green 1967 Cougar XR7 Revival

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Post by lonestarbullitt » 24 Jun 2019, 11:14

68 hertz wrote:
24 Jun 2019, 09:04
Hello, I have to do my steering components also was there Any problems doing them, or was it pretty straight forward, thanks.
I think they were pretty straight forward, just be organized about taking everything apart so you know the order it goes back together. Here are a couple of videos that were very helpful along the way.

Steering Control Valve:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aykW15C5tZU

Steering Cylinder:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7b7qsTKIMg&t=1s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZX7axGCJzE&t=291s

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