My slow-build '67

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Re: My slow-build '67

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Post by BigNuge » 17 Oct 2017, 09:47

Great read, and great car man!!

If it isn't too much trouble, could you link the kit(s) you have used for the front end rebuild, including the brakes?

Thanks for posting!
68 XR7

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Re: My slow-build '67

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Post by Huzer21 » 08 Nov 2017, 19:16

BigNuge wrote:
17 Oct 2017, 09:47
Great read, and great car man!!

If it isn't too much trouble, could you link the kit(s) you have used for the front end rebuild, including the brakes?

Thanks for posting!
I ordered the Moog parts individually from Rockauto, actually. The Wilwood kit, I picked up the Classic kit from Summit Racing. Lastly, the suspension bits came from Mustangs Plus. I ordered the Konis from Amazon. At one point, Amazon had a pair of shocks listed for the price of a single shock.

I won’t get the damage repaired this year, but not because I haven’t tried, I went to a few different shops and the estimates varied wildly. The gentleman I settled on lives nearby, and is having hip replacement surgery next month, so I scheduled the car for the first week of February, I’m replacing the front fender with a good one I already have, the extension, eyelid, headlight assembly. I have a couple of small bits I need to order (the bumper filler pieces that I found on WCCC). I’m also thinking of replacing the PepBoys special hood scoop with a GTE copy, mainly because I like that it’s a Cougar unique piece.

I continue to kind of be the man without a plan. I still plan on finishing up the suspension before I get the little bit of bodywork done. With the suspension wrapped up, I’ll refresh the rear brakes, as I think the rear drums are sufficient, and I don’t feel like replacing the master again if I swap them to discs. From there, I’ll decide my next course of action, solidifying a drivetrain plan.

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Re: My slow-build '67

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Post by Huzer21 » 05 Mar 2018, 12:38

I dropped my car off for the front end bodywork. I hope to have it back in a couple of weeks all fresh and spiffy. I’m not addressing the rear wheel arch rust yet, as that’s opening a can of worms I’m not sure my wallet can afford right now. Once the collision damage is repaired, I’ll install the electric headlight door kit. My list is definitely still long for this car, it’s been 1 step forward, 2 steps back, as for everything I fix, I find a couple of different things to tackle. Here’s the parting shot from when I dropped the car off at the shop last week. Obviously, the front end damage isn’t seen in this picture. :D
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Re: My slow-build '67

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Post by mo2872 » 05 Mar 2018, 14:39

Slow and steady wins the race.....
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Re: My slow-build '67

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Post by mfc133 » 05 Mar 2018, 15:12

I feel your pain, I'm in the same boat. Just chipping away as time and budget allows for. But if it was already perfect that wouldn't be any fun. Nice looking cat by the way, really like those wheels with that color.
-Mike

1968 Cougar Standard, 302 4V, auto, Madras Blue

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Re: My slow-build '67

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Post by Huzer21 » 05 Mar 2018, 15:27

How is it my favorite pictures of the car haven’t made it into my own thread? Here are a couple of shots from a while back. I think I’ve posted them in other threads before.
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Re: My slow-build '67

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Post by mfc133 » 05 Mar 2018, 15:35

Wow that looks killer. What size wheels/tires are you running?
-Mike

1968 Cougar Standard, 302 4V, auto, Madras Blue

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Re: My slow-build '67

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Post by DieselD » 05 Mar 2018, 15:40

coming along nicely. I know the pain of an endlessly growing list of things to do and spend money on but its all part of the fun!
1968 Standard, 302 2v, 3 speed.

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Re: My slow-build '67

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Post by Huzer21 » 05 Mar 2018, 15:41

If I remember correctly, the wheels are 15x7, tires are 225/60/15 BFGs.

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Post by Huzer21 » 15 Mar 2018, 14:55

Paint done. I’d call the match 7/10, but I’m pleased with how it turned out. My main priority was to fix the collision damage and get the new scoop on there inexpensively. Mission accomplished! I’m slowly erasing the sins of the previous owner.
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