New member from So. Oregon..

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Post by Brian-1969Cougar »

Making extreme slow process on the Cougar... Just about have everything torn down to start rust repair and bodywork...
I finally paid out the coin and got a Marti report...


Nothing special, just your everyday XR-7


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Post by ccarney69 »

Sometimes the restorations start slow. You will hit your stride when the time is right. I think your car has some really nice options as in the tilt away steering, power windows, 351 4v and the front bumper guards. I also think the Red with the black interior and black top will be stunning when done!! Keep us posted with the progress.

Answering an earlier question on cleaning the interior. I like to use Murphy's Oil Soap because it is 97% natural, smells good, protects and really cleans dirt and grime easily.
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Post by Brian-1969Cougar »

Life has gotten in the way....
Contemplating selling the entire lot... all three cats, as they sit...

Since the last time I posted...
Wife’s sister diagnosed with Rectal/Colon Cancer... she lasted a little over a year and died last August 4 days after her 41st birthday... Wife and I became her 4 year old daughters leagal guardians, so bought and moved into a bigger house... now have my 3 kids, little girl and mother in law living with me... 7 people in the same house...

I do not see myself ever getting back to the project and have been thinking seariously about selling them all... question is, what is the going market for a stripped down XR-7 with 2 parts cars..??

Talk me out of it..


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Post by Caleb »

That really sucks. I'm sorry for your lose and wish you all the best raising your neice. I'd love to say hold off on selling the cars and after a while ahe will feel like more part of the familly and things will settle down and you may find time for cars again but I can't blame you for feeling how you do. I'd probably be selling my stuff in the same situation.

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Post by Mike_B_SVT »

Sorry about your hard times, Brian. Losing family members always stinks :-/

On a positive note, it sounds to me like you have a 5-person restoration crew living with you! Start 'em young :-)

Seriously though, I hope it all works out for the best for you and yours.
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Looking for an Eliminator? Then be sure to check out the "Eliminators on the Market" thread in the Classic Cougars For Sale section of the forum!

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Post by badcatt »

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your sister in law. Bit the greatest thing you and your wife can do is taking on your niece. Giving her a loving home is one of life's greatest projects. Good luck with the re-homing of the Cougars.
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