New member from So. Oregon..

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Re: New member from So. Oregon..

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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 01 Aug 2013, 14:10

Brian-1969Cougar wrote:At the request of Cougar1 I took the time and ran across the runway to where I have my Cougars stored and wrote down the vin numbers....

The XR7 is: 9F93H590838

The Standard is: 9F91H544149

I don't know how to read these so I would appreciate the run down on them here if you can post it for me.
To get some REALLY cool info, you need all of the data / info from the Door Data Plate (VIN tag on the inside rear of the driver's door).
But I plugged the VIN's in the decoder, here;

http://www.cougarclub.org/vindecoder-introduction.aspx

VIN 9F93H590838
Model Year 1969
Assembly Plant Dearborn, Michigan (F)
Body Style XR7, Hardtop (93)
Engine Model 351-2V Windsor (H)
Sequential Number 90838

VIN 9F91H544149
Model Year 1969
Assembly Plant Dearborn, Michigan (F)
Body Style Standard, Hardtop 2 dr (91)
Engine Model 351-2V Windsor (H)
Sequential Number 44149
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Re: New member from So. Oregon..

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Post by Brian-1969Cougar » 01 Aug 2013, 15:12

XR7 door plate

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XR7 vin number plate

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Standard door plate

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Standard vin number plate

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Post by Brian-1969Cougar » 01 Aug 2013, 15:16

Grill of the standard.... I remember getting this grill of another car because it was the straightest one I have seen...

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Pile of parts and the back end of the XR7

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I knew there was some damage here, but, I had no idea it was this extensive... I just popped out a lot of the bondo before I took this pic...

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The XR7's grill... fairly straight but not as nice as the other one...

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Post by Brian-1969Cougar » 01 Aug 2013, 15:23

This is the Comet with a 9inch rear end in it.... I got the car from a friend of mine for $100.00... He got it because someone stuck a 318 Dodge engine in it that he wanted...If you look closely you can see some roof damage from the building that fell on it.... If looked at straight from the back you can see that the entire roof of the car is shoved over about a half inch or so...

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Old rust repair that was done on the standard, these patches are on both sides of the car and were there when I got it...

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This is a bad pick, but I could not find the keys to the car.... I know that there is most of an original Air Conditioning box and parts stuck in the trunk of the car... I was going to install the AC in it until I picked up the XR7 that already has it in it.... This stuff I will either sell or keep for parts for the XR7... If I restore this car, I would put an aftermarket system in it...

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Post by Blitz » 02 Aug 2013, 13:02

Here are the translations of your data plates:

VIN: 9F93H590838
Door Plate Data: 65B C 6A 10G 53 6 X
Model Year: 1969
Assembly Plant: Dearborn, Michigan (F)
Body Style: XR7, Hardtop (93)
Engine Model: 351-2V Windsor (H)
Sequential Number: 90838
Exterior Color: Dark Ivy Green Metallic (C)
Interior Trim: Charcoal Black Corinthian Vinyl and Charcoal Black Leather (6A)
Date Code: 10 of July 1st Year (10G)
District Sales Office: Oakland, CA (53)
Axle Ratio/Type : 3.00 non-locking (6)
Transmission Model: FMX Automatic (X)


VIN: 9F91H544149
Door Plate Data: 65A 2 2G 27A 53 2 X
Model Year: 1969
Assembly Plant: Dearborn, Michigan (F)
Body Style: Standard, Hardtop 2 dr (91)
Engine Model: 351-2V Windsor (H)
Sequential Number: 44149
Exterior Color: Light Ivy Yellow (2)
Interior Trim: Lt. Ivy Gold Corinthian Vinyl and Lt. Ivy Gold Levant Pattern Vi (2G)
Date Code: 27 of January (27A)
District Sales Office: Oakland, CA (53)
Axle Ratio/Type : 2.75 non-locking (2)
Transmission Model: FMX Automatic (X)
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-1992 Volvo 240 wagon: classy hauling machine

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Re: New member from So. Oregon..

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Post by relentless » 25 Sep 2013, 17:54

Hi there, I'm another new member from S. Oregon. To decode your VIN go here http://www.cougarclub.org/ and they have a VIN decoder. Of course, you could send your VIN's to the Marti website where you will get a more comprehensive decoding of what your car came with originally. Cheers, Ken

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Post by Brian-1969Cougar » 02 Dec 2013, 19:41

Well, I decided that my cars are way too far gone for me to handle.... Just too much needed for either of them to be put back on the road without spending way more money than what they would ever be worth.... So, I bid on a complete 1969 XR7 in California on E-Bay and won.... At least this car has everything there and the body is straight ready for paint.... I think I can get it back on the road for less than 5K.... At least I have two other cars to rob any parts off of that I might need...

I'll get the vin numbers once I pick up the car next week...

Brian..

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Post by XR7-Gry » 03 Dec 2013, 04:06

Wice decission :)
60 Park Lane convertible, 66 Park Lane convertible, 67 S-55 convertible, 68 Park Lane Woody convertible, 68 XR7-G Hertz, 69 Eliminator, 78 Grand Marquis coupe.

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Post by Brian-1969Cougar » 10 Dec 2013, 20:50

Went down to LA and picked up my new to me 1969 XR7.... Long three days of driving....
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Here is the car put away for the night in the hanger...
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Door tag

Getting excited about restoring it...

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Post by ccarney69 » 10 Dec 2013, 22:14

Good deal. Those two you have would have been much work. But they look like they have nice parts on them for sure. That's a nice looking 69 you bought. Get it cleaned up and show us some pictures of it.
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