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Forum: Makin' Progress   06-17-2014, 09:15 PM
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Posted By Is1BadFord
Re: 68 Cougar XR-7 Build

Anyone know someone looking for a g-force T5? I'm selling the one out of this project for $2k shipped (plus paypal fees). Need to use the money to leverage a deal on some very interesting stuff =p.
Forum: Makin' Progress   05-31-2014, 02:28 PM
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Posted By Is1BadFord
Re: 68 Cougar XR-7 Build

I had originally planned satin/semi gloss with gloss (clear coat) stripes, but the car is waaay too rough for all that pretty business....sooooo, the satin 3m scrubby thing is gonna be the ticket :).
Forum: Makin' Progress   05-28-2014, 06:32 AM
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Posted By Is1BadFord
Re: 68 Cougar XR-7 Build

That's awesome lol. That's very much what I was thinking of doing with mine...using the semi gloss, then a green scotch pad to rub it down. Rinse and repeat until I'm happy, lol.

Thanks for the...
Forum: Makin' Progress   05-27-2014, 09:48 PM
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Posted By Is1BadFord
Re: 68 Cougar XR-7 Build

Got a little bit more done over the past few days. I got the rack mount bracket at least bolted into the car. I also got two of the three u-joints I ordered in as well. I'm now waiting for the...
Forum: Makin' Progress   05-25-2014, 10:18 AM
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Posted By Is1BadFord
Re: 68 Cougar XR-7 Build

Lol! Once I know for sure this is going to work properly, I'd be happy to do other people's cars. As I mentioned before though...I don't know for sure that it'd work with an internal pump oil...
Forum: Makin' Progress   05-24-2014, 11:46 PM
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Posted By Is1BadFord
Re: 68 Cougar XR-7 Build

I also made some time today to convert my steering column over from the stock rag joint, to a setup that will accept a u-joint. Grand total was a whopping $4 for the bearing, plus whatever you would...
Forum: Makin' Progress   05-24-2014, 10:32 PM
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Posted By Is1BadFord
Re: 68 Cougar XR-7 Build

Big update, lots of pictures!

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m587/CrisAnderson27/BlackBulletRacing/RLYSLOW%20Cougar/2014-05-23202208.jpg...
Forum: Makin' Progress   05-20-2014, 08:27 PM
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Posted By Is1BadFord
Re: 68 Cougar XR-7 Build

Ok so it wasn't 'tomorrow' lol...at least I'm updating though =p.

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m587/CrisAnderson27/BlackBulletRacing/RLYSLOW%20Cougar/2014-05-18173537.jpg
This is the tie...
Forum: Makin' Progress   05-18-2014, 08:02 PM
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Posted By Is1BadFord
Re: 68 Cougar XR-7 Build

Annnnnnd she's standing on her own four feet!!

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m587/CrisAnderson27/BlackBulletRacing/RLYSLOW%20Cougar/a8bb1ebc-c763-44c9-a550-96f1c38d8727.jpg
More on the...
Forum: Makin' Progress   05-18-2014, 11:55 AM
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Posted By Is1BadFord
Re: 68 Cougar XR-7 Build

It's very close, but the strut is still the travel limiter. Also, in these pictures it's just mocked up. I still have the aluminum stiffener to put on there, which acts somewhat like a misalignment...
Forum: Makin' Progress   05-18-2014, 12:48 AM
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Posted By Is1BadFord
Re: 68 Cougar XR-7 Build

Well, I finally got a chance to get my lower control arms removed yesterday. Grinding off the old strut rod brackets took forever. As a matter of fact, fabbing up the new brackets from some 1.25"...
Forum: Makin' Progress   05-13-2014, 08:55 PM
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Posted By Is1BadFord
Re: 68 Cougar XR-7 Build

So I went ahead and bombed one side black. I wanted to see what it would look like, and even if I do decide to paint it, it'll mostly end up a thick guide coat. I really liked the look though....but...
Forum: Makin' Progress   05-12-2014, 12:56 PM
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Posted By Is1BadFord
Re: 68 Cougar XR-7 Build

Absolutely. That's the main reason I run an anti-roll bar. May as well put that twist to work forcing weight to the low traction side of the car :).
Forum: Makin' Progress   05-11-2014, 02:39 AM
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Posted By Is1BadFord
Re: 68 Cougar XR-7 Build

Yes Dennis, I'll be bolting them to a .125" wall boxed in bracket welded in under the control arm. Similar to this (only with a thicker wall, since I'm cutting them out of the square tubing myself):...
Forum: Makin' Progress   05-09-2014, 10:50 PM
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Posted By Is1BadFord
Re: 68 Cougar XR-7 Build

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m587/CrisAnderson27/BlackBulletRacing/RLYSLOW%20Cougar/2014-05-06190101.jpg...
Forum: Makin' Progress   05-09-2014, 10:17 PM
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Posted By Is1BadFord
Re: 68 Cougar XR-7 Build

Well, I've temporarily (I may actually never move them in, we'll see) shelved the idea of moving the rear springs inboard. I need to get the car down on four wheels so I can move it over on the pad,...
Forum: Makin' Progress   05-05-2014, 06:27 PM
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Posted By Is1BadFord
Re: 68 Cougar XR-7 Build

Nice!! I really would love to go myself. Just not in the cards though.../sigh!

If you go here:

https://www.fordmuscleforums.com/makin-progress/482938-67-mustang-coupe-wip.html

...and...
Forum: Makin' Progress   05-05-2014, 04:48 PM
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Posted By Is1BadFord
Re: 68 Cougar XR-7 Build

Lol!! Don't sell yourself short my friend! But you're right, it does look pretty simple really. As soon as I get the majority of this front stuff done, I'll tackle that. I need to get the car rolling...
Forum: Makin' Progress   05-04-2014, 07:13 PM
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Posted By Is1BadFord
Re: 68 Cougar XR-7 Build

Got just a little bit more done today.

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m587/CrisAnderson27/BlackBulletRacing/RLYSLOW%20Cougar/2014-05-04174435.jpg
Suspension at ride height. My control arms...
Forum: Makin' Progress   05-03-2014, 03:55 PM
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Posted By Is1BadFord
Re: 68 Cougar XR-7 Build

Very nice!! I've always wanted to run that race. Maybe my Cougar will see it one day :).

On the leaf springs...that's actually Dennis' car. Mine's not done yet. I added a 3d sketch to one of...
Forum: Makin' Progress   05-03-2014, 12:26 AM
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Posted By Is1BadFord
Re: 68 Cougar XR-7 Build

Yes, but I'm starting with a downward sloping control arm at ride height...and full bump is right at the point where the ball joint is at the level point in the arc. It will never go into positive...
Forum: Makin' Progress   05-02-2014, 09:48 PM
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Posted By Is1BadFord
Re: 68 Cougar XR-7 Build

Well, I got my rotors and pads, strut rod brackets, and all of my rod ends from Speedway as well (fastest shipping EVER) today. I'm still having some trouble with my welder...it's intermittently...
Forum: Makin' Progress   05-02-2014, 02:48 PM
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Posted By Is1BadFord
Re: 68 Cougar XR-7 Build

It's a Blue-Point 110 mig, plugged into the wall. This house was built privately though (believe meI've considered rewirung the thing a hundred times), so it could very well be something in the...
Forum: Makin' Progress   05-01-2014, 09:02 PM
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Posted By Is1BadFord
Re: 68 Cougar XR-7 Build

Finally picked up some gas for my welder today...I think I've got a ground issue as my welds aren't laying down very cleanly. Still, I got enough penetration to get my control arms welded up. When my...
Forum: Makin' Progress   05-01-2014, 07:18 PM
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Posted By Is1BadFord
Re: 68 Cougar XR-7 Build

Good deal, lol. And I'll be sure to note the tip. To be honest, this will likely be the most powerful street/strip car Ive owned/run myself, and being a stick...it's going to be a rough learning...
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