68 standard, restromod driver?

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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

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Post by mfc133 » 16 Jan 2018, 10:02

Wow the tail lights and chrome look really good with that color. Nice!
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1968 Cougar Standard, 302 4V, auto, Madras Blue

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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

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Post by 1967 S Code » 16 Jan 2018, 19:16

DieselD wrote:
16 Jan 2018, 09:00
I was hesitate to what the chrome would look like on that color but super stoked on the combo.
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This about sums up how it looks! :thumbup:
Steven
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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance, XR7S Taillight Bars

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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

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Post by DieselD » 17 Jan 2018, 09:02

Im waiting to stick anything else on the body until getting through the 90day cure time just in case. The valances and behind all the taillights was done a month or two before the actual body so I figured cant hurt to install those. I ended up doing the trim do since I couldnt resist to see it together.

Here is a little sound deadening work on the roof. I have a headliner now and been itching to get time to attempt to stick that thing in so I can get the glass back in it. Never done one so that should be fun!

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cleaned up the rear reflectors and repainted the black trim line. Was going to buy some repros but couldn't justify the cost since mine are decent. The red reflector is a bit faded but probably not too noticeable once on the car. Easy enough to replace later if they bug me. During the body work I almost deleted these and the cougar script since I prefer cleaner look of the 67s, However I was not willing to commit to filling in the front fender marker lights. Just couldn't get the guts to modify the sheet metal that much! I did delete the rocker trim and wheel well trim however.
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1968 Standard, 302 2v, 3 speed.

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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

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Post by R Code » 17 Jan 2018, 11:10

Nice progress!
- Chris

1967 Std 4 speed conversion
1969 XR-7 "R Code" Convertible

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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

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Post by DieselD » 16 Mar 2018, 11:31

Been a little bit since Ive posted some updates. Progress is slow but steady, Not much new but finally the paint has cured for 90 days so I was able to clean it up and get a good coat of wax on it to help keep the dust off of it in the garage. also just got a car cover to help as well.

Gauges are cleaned up and repainted. Previous owner had painted the baked chrome black already so I simply decided to paint it argent silver for the time being. I may do something different in the future but this should look fine with my color combo on the interior. Amazing what a little paint and plastic polish can accomplish




First time its been back in the sun since all the rear end was put together. Since this picture I have all the emblems cleaned and back on. Was able to polish all the original emblems well enough to go back on the car instead of buying repros.

Im really happy with the paint color with all the trim and chrome. Really stands off and pictures do not do it justice! The chrome on these WCCC bumpers are impressive.
1968 Standard, 302 2v, 3 speed.

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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

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Post by Huzer21 » 16 Mar 2018, 12:21

The looks great! I need to start working on the interior on mine. Your gauges came out awesome. What plastic polish did you use?

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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

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Post by DieselD » 16 Mar 2018, 12:52

Not looking forward to the interior. Out of all the projects on the car thats the only one Im not looking forward to.

This stuff is what Ive been using. Works very well and used to on my taillight lenses too.
https://www.amazon.com/NOVUS-7100-Plast ... B002UCYRZU
1968 Standard, 302 2v, 3 speed.

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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

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Post by DieselD » 11 Apr 2018, 18:36

The front end is coming together nicely. Just need to clean up and install the marker lights.

also think I am going to leave the cougar emblem off of the grill at least for now. Im thinking it looks cleaner without it but Ill leave the holes for now in case I change my mind down the road

1968 Standard, 302 2v, 3 speed.

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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

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Post by 1967 S Code » 11 Apr 2018, 18:46

Everything is looking great. Your color choice makes the chrome really pop!
Steven
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Our Cougars

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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance, XR7S Taillight Bars

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Re: 68 standard, restromod driver?

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Post by DieselD » 12 Apr 2018, 16:35

1967 S Code wrote:
11 Apr 2018, 18:46
Everything is looking great. Your color choice makes the chrome really pop!
Steven
I was worried about that but totally happy how it all goes together. Pictures in the shade in the garage do not do it justice. I know the color choice is not the norm for alot of people but Im digging it and cant wait to get to the wheels and tires to see the whole picture!
1968 Standard, 302 2v, 3 speed.

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