1969 Xr7 convertible project started

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Axshun
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1969 Xr7 convertible project started

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After buying a 69' Xr7 convertible in September of 18' as a retirement project, I finally got to start tear down on January 10, 2020. The story I got on the car is the car was originally purchased in Hamilton OH and was kept by the original owners until the mid summer of 2018, when the guy I purchased the car from bought the car from the original owners.
Sometime in 1993, the car was painted, changing the color from gold to dark green, then pulled into their barn to get a new convertible top and new brakes. The 4 wheel drum brakes were done, but the top was never replaced, so the car sat in that barn from 1993 to 2018!
Fast forward to 2020. The 351 is locked up, and there seems to have been some floor patches and rear quarter patches done, and topped off with copious amounts of roofing tar to seal it all up!
Since I enjoy looking through all of the projects posted on this forum, I thought I would post my own. Hopefully I can keep the posts up to date. Of course I'll be needing some advice along the way from those of you that have already started and/or finished yours.
I've attached some pics of the car the day I purchased it, and I have some after tear down, but the files seem to be too large to post, so I'll have to address those pics and post later....
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Here's a couple more pics after figuring out how to re size the pics...
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So after a few days of removing, tagging & bagging parts from the interior, here are some pics of what I'm up against. Notice the old quarter panel patch with the screws and tar?
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Thanks for sharing your project!

Be sure to check out the ECI project thread if you haven't already.
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You guys have more guts than me to tackle such big jobs as thees.
All power to you...lol

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snafu wrote:
13 Jan 2020, 16:25
Thanks for sharing your project!

Be sure to check out the ECI project thread if you haven't already.
Is there a link to that "ECI project thread"? I can't seem to find it.

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Here you are, get a cold brew, some popcorn and enjoy.
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Neal Jacobson.
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1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue For Sale.
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior For Sale.
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
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As neal added to a diary of a ECI here is the thread from the OTHER forum.

https://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/sh ... ast-Idiot)

thanks
pat
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you're in for a long haul to the end. Enjoy the process, don't give up and take a break when you need too.
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