68 standard, restomod build..

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blue68cat
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Re: 68 standard, restomod build..

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While your at this stage, if your tall, might I recommend shortening the seat platform...

Hellsrace
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Re: 68 standard, restomod build..

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No I am not tall (5.9ft) so the standard seat platform should be ok.

DieselD
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Re: 68 standard, restomod build..

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If I recall during my research for seats cougars have a lower seat platform then mustangs to accommodate the extra seat material that would seat the driver higher if they used the same platforms. Not sure if there is an aftermarket option that’s even lower then that.
1968 Standard, 302 2v, 3 speed.
Work in progress...

blue68cat
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Re: 68 standard, restomod build..

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No aftermarket, just some trimming and welding.

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Re: 68 standard, restomod build..

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Small update
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Re: 68 standard, restomod build..

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Palette is not that different :roll:
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Gaugster
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Re: 68 standard, restomod build..

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Nice to know another 68 will be back on the streets!
John - '68 Cougar XR7 390 FE (X-Code)

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Re: 68 standard, restomod build..

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I like the color, kinda like a battleship grey you see ok modern stuff
1968 Standard, 302 2v, 3 speed.
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Re: 68 standard, restomod build..

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Extra layer of gloss and solid looking paint makes it a little bit more period correctish and exposes side curves well also most of the chrome goes back.

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Re: 68 standard, restomod build..

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Soon will be rolling again
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