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    Posted: 14-November-2018 at 6:45PM
Hello everyone!

I have a 1978 Mercury Cougar that I picked up this past August for $800. All she needed was brake lines and then she was good to hit the road. She's a Brougham sedan with the 351W and the FMX. Just figured I oughta introduce myself here!

Will post pictures when I get the chance!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-November-2018 at 11:12PM
Welcome to the forum! Sounds like you found a nice Cougar. I have upgraded you to a full member so you can post pics now.

Here is a how to thread of you need help:



http://forum.grantorinosport.org/how-to-post-a-picture-updated_topic16433&FID=18&PR=3.html
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote n2fordwagons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-November-2018 at 6:52AM
Welcome.  Sedan Cougars are pretty hard to find.  Most were 2 door XR-7s.  Looking forward to seeing some pics.
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Here are the pictures!



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welcome!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MrSmog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-November-2018 at 6:02PM
welcome and i like those dog dish caps on it the first pic.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 7T9_Tbird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-November-2018 at 12:27AM
Welcome aboard!BeerBig smile  Also diggin' the poverty caps!Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote j.norton07 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-November-2018 at 12:56AM
Ah yes, the poverty caps are actually off of a mid-late 50s Ford I think. I agree that it looks pretty neat with those
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote legend onirot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-November-2018 at 2:34AM
you got this car for 800 bucks?  great buy.  the car looks great and welcome!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hogfiddles Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-November-2018 at 5:58AM
I had a '78 cougar xr7 a number of years back.. dark blue w/tan vinyl top. No rust, but constant electrical issues. Sold it. Wish I had another car so I could have redone it. Oh well.
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Had a '77 XR7 in high school with buckets, console and floor shift.  LOVED the engine-turned dash trim.Big smile
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Looks great!  For $800, that's steal.  Thumbs Up
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My first car was a 79 XR7, nice to see old steel on the road man, congrats!

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