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

Post by d-vitell » 24 Aug 2015, 22:01

That's one beautiful '71 by the way!!! Forgot to mention that! :oops:
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Post by badcatt » 01 Sep 2015, 22:15

I've been slowly doing little things on this Cougar. I also have been working on my convertible. I need to get it running so I can put this one on the lift and do the fuel tank R&R. I have been cleaning things and started the cleaning and polishing of the outside. I am starting with a good cleaning to remove as much crud as I can. Then clay baring it. It is removing a ton of crud.
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So far I have clay bared the full trunk lid and passengers quarter panel and polished half th etrunk lid.
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You can see how much better the paint ;looks here. It looked good before but it will really pop when done.
I plan to finish the work on the convertible by Saturday and swap places so I can easily get under this car. I will get a lot of pictures.
Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
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Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original pain 71 XR7

Post by mo2872 » 02 Sep 2015, 06:50

Love the clay bar.....they work wonders, IMO.
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Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original pain 71 XR7

Post by Yorgle » 02 Sep 2015, 08:00

Regarding the pinstripes, it looks like they were sprayed on with a stencil and the tick marks on the molding were probably to line it up.
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Post by badcatt » 02 Sep 2015, 22:12

This evening I wanted to clean up the rear license plate and reinstall it. In cleaning it up I cafully removed a large stack of year tabs and was surprised to find the original 1971 tab still in place.
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Original plate to the car and original tab.
The plate had been held in place with nuts and bolts. When I picked it up a new set of the plastic nut inserts and new screws were in the console ash tray. I had knocked one of the screws under the console removeing the ash tray. So I went to fish it out and kept getting dollar bills insted.
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So I ended up pulling the console, I found $10.01(Yes I also found a penny)
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The bills are mostly series 1988 a couple 1985 and 1 is 1981. Not worth any more them face value.
But I think I'll buy my lunch tomorrow.
Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior
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

Post by mo2872 » 03 Sep 2015, 09:35

Well, lookie there, somebody bought himself an early ATM!!!
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Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original pain 71 XR7

Post by badcatt » 03 Sep 2015, 21:07

mo2872 wrote:Well, lookie there, somebody bought himself an early ATM!!!
First one I have ever found that dispenses $1.00 bills too.
Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior
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

Post by mo2872 » 04 Sep 2015, 07:49

badcatt wrote:
mo2872 wrote:Well, lookie there, somebody bought himself an early ATM!!!
First one I have ever found that dispenses $1.00 bills too.

Perhaps it was installed at a strip joint............ :lol:
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Post by 8F91F » 10 Sep 2015, 15:15

Don't want to hijack the thread, but there's another nice 71 with what looks like Upbeat Cloth on craigslist:
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/cto/5212465911.html

Moved south from Washington so maybe it's already known here? No floor mats, though.
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Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original pain 71 XR7

Post by badcatt » 10 Sep 2015, 17:18

8F91F wrote:Don't want to hijack the thread, but there's another nice 71 with what looks like Upbeat Cloth on craigslist:
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/cto/5212465911.html

Moved south from Washington so maybe it's already known here? No floor mats, though.
Wow, that one is nice. Also low miles, just not a XR-7.
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Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior
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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