Where it started for me.

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1967 S Code
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Re: Where it started for me.

Post by 1967 S Code » 15 Nov 2017, 19:41

Very cool. I like the vintage photos. I like the black on red color combination as well.
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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

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neftali.rosado
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Re: Where it started for me.

Post by neftali.rosado » Today, 07:45

Pricless! I had my wife take pictures of my son and I working on ours. Growing up my father had a GTO, Impala and several Novas. I wish I had pictures.

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Post by Don Rush » Today, 08:01

That picture still drives me crazy! Why can I not leave it alone? Staring at the lock knob now trying to decide if it looks like this...

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/6 ... attribs=76

or this?

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/6 ... attribs=75

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Re: Where it started for me.

Post by ccarney69 » Today, 09:25

It looks like the 67 link is pictured, the 68 transitions to its maximum width very slowly, the 67 is a much sharper turn and much wider at a lower elevation. I say a 67 lock knob on that car.

Don Rush wrote:
Today, 08:01
That picture still drives me crazy! Why can I not leave it alone? Staring at the lock knob now trying to decide if it looks like this...

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/6 ... attribs=76

or this?

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/6 ... attribs=75
1968 GT-E 427 Standard Nordic Blue/Black Décor, driver
1969 XR7 R Code 4 Speed Yellow/Black Top Black Interior, current project no.1
1969 XR7 Q Code C6 Green/Black Top Dark Ivy Green Interior, current project no. 2
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Post by Don Rush » Today, 09:31

Also... On a 67 hubcap the inner black stripe is solid where the 68 has the word COUGAR incorporated into it. My gut is this is a 67. If the picture was just a bit larger we could see if it had 68 rocker mouldings!

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/6 ... attribs=76

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Post by ccarney69 » Today, 10:16

I also think that if it was a 68 part of the light would be showing in the picture. I don't think the bush would completely cover the light up.
1968 GT-E 427 Standard Nordic Blue/Black Décor, driver
1969 XR7 R Code 4 Speed Yellow/Black Top Black Interior, current project no.1
1969 XR7 Q Code C6 Green/Black Top Dark Ivy Green Interior, current project no. 2
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Re: Where it started for me.

Post by lonestarbullitt » Today, 11:19

My only thought on the mystery is I don't see a 1967 Car of the Year sticker on the rear quarter window. Not to say it couldn't have been removed or maybe never had one... did all 67's have that sticker?

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