Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original paint 71 XR7

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Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original pain 71 XR7

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Post by Yorgle » 18 Aug 2015, 07:48

Spiders coming soon by the look of that nest or whatever the hell that is on the door panel. Yikes.
1968 XR-7 Augusta Green, J-Code, 5 litre, Autolite 6100, 5 spd, convertible with heated seats, cruise control and rear sway bar.

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Post by badcatt » 18 Aug 2015, 11:14

Yorgle wrote:Spiders coming soon by the look of that nest or whatever the hell that is on the door panel. Yikes.
It's gone now. Should have taken the picture after cleaning it off.
Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue For Sale.
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior For Sale.
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
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Post by 93RGTE » 18 Aug 2015, 14:54

Up beat beats beat up any day! Very cool car - congrats!!!
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Post by leonbray » 18 Aug 2015, 15:33

Great find Neal. One of the best looking 71's I've seen
Designed to be driven

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Post by badcatt » 18 Aug 2015, 22:13

Today I took the trunk apart and took out the back seat and passengers seat looking for rust. Not much and none through. I

will kill and Por 15 it soon. I found the build sheet under the passengers side carpet. Not in to bad of shape, just yucky

brown. I'll have to find the thread about cleaning them and do that. I also found a corner of another one.

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The trunk floor looks purty good, not perfect.
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It came with a new set of plugs, wires and fuel filter. Not sure if I'll use the wires. I have a few more sets that my be better quality, It came with a distributor cap, for some GM 6 cylinder.
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So far I have a $0.44 return on my investment. Plus 1 NOS screw.
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It came wit hall this documentation. A list of services done up to 71,000 miles. Receipts, owners manual 2 service cards, and more. In the notes I found he bought a 1965 Ranchero 4/1/65 and that he traded in a Ranchero for this Cougar. No note of if it was the 65 or not.

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And taped in side the owners manaul are some 10 years worth of registrations.
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I have been working on the car out side, I will move it in to the shop this weekend. I will not be able to do much this weekend on it. A very special girl is having her 5th birthday party Sunday and Papa(me) needs to get the place ready on Saturday.
Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue For Sale.
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior For Sale.
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
See ya on the hiways,
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they are an entire banquet
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Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original pain 71 XR7

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Post by badcatt » 18 Aug 2015, 22:17

Postby 93RGTE » Today, 12:54
Up beat beats beat up any day! Very cool car - congrats!!!

Thanks, It certainly does.
by leonbray » Today, 13:33
Great find Neal. One of the best looking 71's I've seen
Thanks Leon, I have no idea how they find me.
Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue For Sale.
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior For Sale.
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
See ya on the hiways,
The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter,
they are an entire banquet
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- Mark Twain -

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Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original pain 71 XR7

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Post by cougar2 » 20 Aug 2015, 06:26

Oh I love this car!!! The interior looks every bit like my 71 I had, except for the console, mine had the short one. I have never seen floor mats like that before, nice. Seeing the trunk, WOW! what a find to see one original in this condition.

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Post by badcatt » 20 Aug 2015, 21:39

The last two days have been overtime at work so not much done. I gave it another washing this evening. I noticed this little oddity,
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This it the section on the front of the drivers side fender. Why are the pin stripes on the wheel lip molding?

Here she is all purity and wet.
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I got the new gas tank today. The fuel lines will be in next week some time.
Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue For Sale.
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior For Sale.
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
See ya on the hiways,
The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter,
they are an entire banquet
.
- Mark Twain -

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Post by badcatt » 24 Aug 2015, 19:43

A little update.
Who knows how to read date codes on Mufflers? This is the one on this 71, It is a July Build date car. I believe this to be the original, but it has a D2WA part number on it.
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I looked at both ends and the pipes look like they are factory welded to the muffler. I'll get better pictures in a few weeks when I get it up on the lift.
Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue For Sale.
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior For Sale.
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
See ya on the hiways,
The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter,
they are an entire banquet
.
- Mark Twain -

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Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original pain 71 XR7

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Post by d-vitell » 24 Aug 2015, 21:58

Neil, I believe that the muffler could be a service replacement. Ford exhaust from the parts depot typically when ordered from Ford would come as a welded muffler/tailpipe assy. If it was replaced on that car let's say in 1976 for example the original D1WA may have been obsolete already or changed up to the 1972 style of exhaust, hence the 1972 stamping number on your assy.
Can't help you with a date code if in fact that's what the number under the stamping number relates to.
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