Eliminator Downunder

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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Comp Elimn8r
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Eliminator Downunder

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Post by Comp Elimn8r » 20 Apr 2013, 03:07

Hey Guys, this looks like a great site so I thought Id better introduce myself now my Eliminator has arrived.
Nothing to get too excited about because it looks like a heap of junk but most of my projects usually start the same way. My cougar has been in Australia a while now and originally came from Arizona, it needs a full resto but has potential with options like sunroof, trim, colour etc.
Im in the process of finishing a XA GT coupe which has been on the go for nearly 5 years and should hopefully be back on the road before the end of 2013.
I dont know a lot about cougars except for the similarities in Ford 351 motors, fmx's and 9" diffs like the aussie GTs.
This one will be a long term job for me so I will probably ask lots of questions but will also try to contribute where I can.
cheers Brett
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This is my XA GT 351, auto, white trim, elec windows built sept 72
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1970 Eliminator 351 Comp Green, white trim, auto & Sunroof (1 of 2)

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Post by XR7-Gry » 20 Apr 2013, 03:42

Good luck, I almost bought this Eliminator but realized that I already had more cars than I have time for. I am glad it found a good new home.
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Post by badcatt » 20 Apr 2013, 07:16

Did the Eliminator spend some time is Seattle? If so I know a little history of it. I like the Falcon, it is a sweet looking ride.
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Post by suprahuman » 20 Apr 2013, 08:57

Good luck bud, the GT is stunning. Love Aussie muscle cars :beerchug:
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Post by jcbingcougar » 20 Apr 2013, 09:54

That certainly looks like the car John Benoit had here in Washington about 10 years ago. I seriously considered buying it at that time but with the quarters just hanging on it and needing everything, I passed. Sure will be cool when it's restored.
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Post by cougar2 » 20 Apr 2013, 14:44

That sure is a big job, but my, is that going to be nice when it is done. I sure like the GT, great job! What did it look like when you first got it?

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Post by Comp Elimn8r » 20 Apr 2013, 15:11

Thanks fellas, I dont know anything about the stateside history of the cougar but will ask who i brought it from.
i got it from a bloke in QLD that imports mustangs, muscle cars etc all the time.
It also seems like it has a sister car over there somewhere with the same options?
The title, date 2001 and name from Arizona is all i have atm but will try and get more details.
Yes its a BIG job I know, but its a hobby and it keeps me out of trouble!
ive done up a few FORDS over the years inc XW XY XA & XE Falcons but never a USA car.
Condition wise the cougar would be most work for me to date, because its the body, paint, everything really! :help:
Anyway, I can enjoy driving the XA while I plug away at this one, so no turning back now.
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1970 Eliminator 351 Comp Green, white trim, auto & Sunroof (1 of 2)

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Post by Comp Elimn8r » 20 Apr 2013, 15:18

cougar2 wrote:That sure is a big job, but my, is that going to be nice when it is done. I sure like the GT, great job! What did it look like when you first got it?
The XA was a bit of an unfinished project but had just had the body painted when I got it. It took quite a while (and expense) to find a lot of missing parts like all the power window regulators, switches etc as they were all gone when i bought it. I like to retain as much originality as possible but will compromise on safety stuff like better seatbelts, and engine performance parts. The cougar will probably end up the same, Im not a stock standard paint dabber type and the car wont be a trailer queen either.
1970 Eliminator 351 Comp Green, white trim, auto & Sunroof (1 of 2)

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Post by leonbray » 20 Apr 2013, 15:37

Great looking XA GT. Best of all the coupes

Good luck with the Eliminator. Comp Green is a great colour
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Post by 2BadCats » 20 Apr 2013, 15:51

Looks like she's in good hands for sure! Keep us posted - she needs a lot of love.

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