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    Project RoadKill

    With the Panther almost complete I've decided to start formulating a plan for the 68 XR7 we have lovingly neglected since she was smacked by a limb from the ugly tree.

    Most folks think she's a parts car for the Panther, when in all actuality the Panther was originally purchased as a donor for Roadkill.

    I have a ton of "take off" parts from the Panther project as well as many extra bits pieces from other Ferds that have come and gone.

    As you can see we already have her fitted with late model Bullitt rims and a better fender thanks to Brian F. The crunched front left fender will be re-purposed as a patch panel for the right quarter panel.

    Injection is a must, so the wiring will be updated again and the EFI re-installed with some upgrades.

    Not sure of the stance yet as I have a couple different sets of front and rear springs to choose from. Body is solid with no rust, but it has been thrugh the wringer and is riddled with dents, dings, scrapes etc.

    Any and all suggestions on which way to proceed, ideas, themes, whatever would be appreciated. You guys have alot of interesting ideas and I would like to hear them...
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    Re: Project RoadKill

    Sounds like another fun project with a few learning challenges .... Glad to see your not going to get board ...

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    Re: Project RoadKill

    your as bad as me, barley get one done and go into another
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    Re: Project RoadKill

    Nice to see the fender put back on a car!

    Looks like a project for sure. If I could go back and do it again, I'd have the car dipped to remove everything. I would have have seen swiss cheese on mine.
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    Re: Project RoadKill

    Maybe a Mad Max theme? Would save you a ton of bodywork, is something i would enjoy making anyway.

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    Re: Project RoadKill

    that one actually looks pretty straight and clean for the most part.......from a rustbelt point of view! Nice to see you aren't getting bored Bill! LOL
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    Re: Project RoadKill

    Starting on the Roadkill's body mods... going for a Thomas Crown look...
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    Re: Project RoadKill

    How that take patience... and skills... tack fit fit fit .. tack tack tack ..

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    Re: Project RoadKill

    Well not your typical parts list for a 68 Cougar... Bilstein, Skyjacker, Chassis Unlimited, Cree, Ansen, and lots of DOM tubing... Should be an interesting diversion from the Panther.
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    Re: Project RoadKill

    So I have the new roller perches and coil retainers fabbed up using some of Daze Cars roller rebuld kits and some custom made perches. The retainer is a modified TJ jeep unit with 3/8 grade 8 hardware, I added a "wing" just in case but the coil is well retained with the Jeep kit.

    The Skyjacker springs are 19" free length and a spring rate of ~430 PPF. The Procomp MX-6 adjustable shocks have almost a foot of travel. Should suck bumps nicely with a little air thrown in at the dunes.

    One a side note... Is anybody willing to contribute an upper control arm or 2 to the project? They can be cores as I'm going to use them for prototyping. Hit me up with a cost with shipping to 97051 (St. Helens Or.)
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    Re: Project RoadKill

    Rear setup will consist of flipped factory springs with an additional couple additional leaves installed. The rear MX-6 shocks have a similar stroke, custom shock mounts on the roll cage down tubes. I'll run the Panther's original rebuilt 8" for now, but will be swapping in another 8.8 as soon as I can justify the funds.

    As soon as we can get some drier weather Ill start working on the chassis re-reinforcements and cage.
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    Re: Project RoadKill

    This could get very intresting

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    Quote Originally Posted by screamin_67 View Post
    Rear setup will consist of flipped factory springs with an additional couple additional leaves installed...
    This makes no sense to me. Stock springs are like a smile, if you flip them, they will will be like a frown, which would lower the car. So, whatchu' talkin' 'bout Willis?

    You could maybe mount the axle on the bottom of the springs like a truck but otherwise, I am confused.
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    Re: Project RoadKill

    1969 E-cat warmed-over 351W AOD

    1969 XR7 S Code vert in progress

    1968 F code XR7 - waiting for re-imbursment from bro-in law :>\

    1998 F150 4x4 D.D - 300k on the clock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1969XR7Vert View Post
    This makes no sense to me. Stock springs are like a smile, if you flip them, they will will be like a frown, which would lower the car. So, whatchu' talkin' 'bout Willis?

    You could maybe mount the axle on the bottom of the springs like a truck but otherwise, I am confused.
    Yeah, I was typing faster than my old brain can think...

    Yes, the rear end will get flipped under the springs with new perches and corrected pinion angle. The 67 spring packs will get a couple extra leaves from the 68 to stiffen them up a bit. I guess we will see how well the leaf spring setup handles the dunes/BLM trails/Gambler 500. We may end up going to a modified trailing arm or 4 link when the 8.8 goes in...

    I'm going for a long travel setup with a wider stance that will be able to handle the 31s without any massive lift (6" max)... kinda pre-runner-ish for lack of a better term.

    As usual, this one is already far more complicated than I had originally planned...

    My biggest worry is that when all is said and done that she comes out looking like a DONK... LOL
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