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    Posted: 01-February-2009 at 4:28PM

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Man,that car looked really good in the before photo!It looks like you going the route I did,full resto.Is that the current state,any more done on it?
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getting frame out of paint booth early this week and yes on the full resto.
the was in pretty good shape at 20 ft away and drove like s#@$.
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I second that, she looked clean.
 
Why the reason for teardown?
 
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the guy i got it from put fresh paint on it and was it. like i said don't look at it to close the under carriage was shot plus a of other problems. i'll to keep this up to date. the tear down took 4 months.not sure how long the rebuild will take.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Eliteman76 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-February-2009 at 5:05PM
Ah...LOL...dude I wish my teardown was that short.
I think I am on year 9 of my 10 year plan.
 
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I like that look though...going to go original, or a different direction?
 
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Going original with a little bit more under the hood say about 350hp.
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Looks like quite a project.  Keep us updated. What kind of motor is in there?
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351 c fmx trans not to happy about tran but will see maybe a c6 down the road.
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This was taken day i decided total rebuild. no looking back now
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after the sandblasting






picked up today from paint shop. had to go to work after i unloaded it. maybe the weekend.
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Looks like mine when I started.Looks great,you have a long road ahead.You going to do week by week updates?I'd like to see someone else put one together now that mines almost done.
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You didn't happen to mark down any paint markings
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Yes i plan on keeping the site updated. i work out town all week so the weekend is all i have to work on it. plus i have honey do list so iam guesting its going to be slow.
i did find a couple paint markings one on the rearend not sure what its for.
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DANG!  Wish my '73 looked that good before I started!  Keep posting  pics!
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whats wrong with the fmx transmission?  i have one in mine and i was told it was a heavy duty racing transmission... no good?
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nothing wrong with the fmx i here the c6 is much better that all.if i don't find one close real cheap i'll have a fmx and love it.
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My FMX seems to work fine.  It is not as tough as the c6,  but they work real good.  Especially with a higher stall torque converter.
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Can someone tell me if bucket seats & center console from a 73 cougar fit in a 73 gran torino.
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Yes they will,but seat cover pattern is probably different.
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Thanks i plan on recovering them from dearborn just making sure the seats were the same style & console was the same size i found a rx7 not to far away going to look this weekeng,
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I found out that Torino buckets are exclusive.  Guys at Dearborn Classics told me Cougar seats are narrower, I would re-verify before you buy!
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need a little help here trying to press in all bushing upper,lower not going so good everything keeps close-in up  
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73 cougar is 71-73 mustang based, so console and seats are not desinged for that floorplan. maybe a 74
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Well its been awhile but was able to work to work on the car today. wish i could have got more done.
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