Green 1967 Cougar XR7 Revival

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rbhfifa
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Re: Green 1967 Cougar XR7 Revival

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Nice. what color are you going? Factory? Painting it yourself?


1967 XR7 GT, restoring.
Originally Inverness Green.
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Re: Green 1967 Cougar XR7 Revival

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rbhfifa wrote: 28 Jul 2021, 09:20 Nice. what color are you going? Factory? Painting it yourself?
My dad and I will be painting it and changing the color to Inverness Green.
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Re: Green 1967 Cougar XR7 Revival

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Nice. Mine was factory inverness green and that is what I would like to put it back to.


1967 XR7 GT, restoring.
Originally Inverness Green.
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Re: Green 1967 Cougar XR7 Revival

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I haven’t seen a paint stripper like that, where did you get that, it looks as though it would be quite quick. Thanks
Randy ,Syracuse NY
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68 hertz wrote: 13 Aug 2021, 19:59 I haven’t seen a paint stripper like that, where did you get that, it looks as though it would be quite quick. Thanks
It’s from Eastwood, it’s called the SCT Contour. It makes fast work for taking off all paint layers including bondo and fillers. The tool is like $200 but the down side is how expensive the black stripping drums are at $50 a pop.

https://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-contour-sct.html

On a side note, I’m slightly annoyed that I’ve made this much progress finally on getting the car stripped down to prep for paint just for it to all come to a screeching stop with a herniated disc in my lower back. 😫
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My back is finally recovered for the most part, but it gave me time to focus on acquiring parts for the interior and making a color change to saddle. Big shout out to Randy G. and Bruce E. for helping me source these hard to find originals! I can’t wait to get this car back together now.
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