69 Custom Grille Replacement Project

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Lxg44
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Re: 69 Custom Grille Replacement Project

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Post by Lxg44 » 02 Jul 2019, 09:20

Don Rush wrote:
02 Jul 2019, 09:16
Just in time for the WCCC calendar contest!
I’m on it! Need the right camera though
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Schwartz G-Machine Chassis
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T-56 Magnum 6-Speed
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Re: 69 Custom Grille Replacement Project

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Post by DieselD » 02 Jul 2019, 09:38

Nice work! I think going back to the factory grille and trim is the right move.

I do like the carbon touch and matte finish on the cat on the emblem! I left mine off since I thought it cluttered up my grille, but that idea kinda makes me want try it.
1968 Standard, 302 2v, 3 speed.
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Re: 69 Custom Grille Replacement Project

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Post by BossElim69 » 02 Jul 2019, 11:52

Looks great, much improved. I would experiment yet with a different color bumper, Maybe black, grey or silver and see what that looks like.
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67 Cougar road course racer
67 Cougar project car
67 Cougar GT
68 XR7-G trailer queen restoration.
68 Restomod
69 Boss 302 Eliminator
69 XR7 390 survivor
69 XR7 428CJ 4spd
69 standard convertible
70 Boss 302 Mustang
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Re: 69 Custom Grille Replacement Project

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Post by Lxg44 » 12 Jul 2019, 15:47

Just got back from a long drive. Great to be able to drive it again. Love the new look.
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Re: 69 Custom Grille Replacement Project

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Post by Blitz » 12 Jul 2019, 17:46

Yeah, that looks waaaaay better. Nice work!
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Re: 69 Custom Grille Replacement Project

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Post by Lxg44 » 15 Jul 2019, 16:15

Well this project is DONE! Below are a few pics of the headlights installed.
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Re: 69 Custom Grille Replacement Project

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Post by Lxg44 » 15 Jul 2019, 16:18

Now that the project is done is anyone interested in a slightly used well-taken-care-of custom grille for their 69 Cougar?

PM me if interested.
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Re: 69 Custom Grille Replacement Project

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Post by Bluestuff » 16 Jul 2019, 19:31

Thats a lot of wheel and tyre on the rear ?
What size, and did you modify much to slip them under ?

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Re: 69 Custom Grille Replacement Project

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Post by BossElim69 » 16 Jul 2019, 20:32

:lol: :lol: :lol: They’re never done,
Brian Carpenter, President CATS classic Cougar club
67 Cougar road course racer
67 Cougar project car
67 Cougar GT
68 XR7-G trailer queen restoration.
68 Restomod
69 Boss 302 Eliminator
69 XR7 390 survivor
69 XR7 428CJ 4spd
69 standard convertible
70 Boss 302 Mustang
1993 Harley Davidson
2004 F250 diesel
2004 Jeep Overland 4.7L H.O.
78 Ford F 150 Ranger
08 Cobalt SS

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Re: 69 Custom Grille Replacement Project

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Post by Lxg44 » 17 Jul 2019, 12:42

Bluestuff wrote:
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Thats a lot of wheel and tyre on the rear ?
What size, and did you modify much to slip them under ?
They are 345's on 19"x 12.5" rims. The car is mini-tubbed with a four link rear and full chassis.
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