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Finally got the Cougar back from paint yesterday and had to start putting it together even though it was getting late.

car6.jpg car7.jpg tomorrow I'll make room in the garage so I can work later.
 

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Looks nce, congrats :beer:. Was it it bodyshop jail for a while? John
 

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Looken good. keep posting pictures.
 

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Oh, I love how that looks, very nice. Post more pictures when you have them. Is this a stock color for Eliminator?
 

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Another illustration of why the 69 Cougar is my favorite. Are those 17 inch wheels, and do you plan to drop the nose any?
 

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What are you trying to do, give me a heart attack!!? Drool Drool. What can I say but very nice. I have not heard of Chrome yellow, that's not a stock color I would think, but still very nice.
 

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My brother ( He had a '69 eliminator , his first car ) and his youngest boy came over today and we got it together enough for us to go for a quick drive. First time I got to drive it since I've own it,except for in and out of the garage.It did good for a car that sat for 15 years.While we were working on the car my nephew decided he needed to go home and bring back there '67 cougar that he is driving till his 68 mustang is restored. ( meant to take pictures of his but was to busy taking care of mine)

It was gone for only 3 months but after two bad attempts at painting. It was completely stripped down and redone and came out good.

We got the color wrong it is a shade darker than it should be, but close enough. If I do a complete restore It will be right. I'm just putting it together to drive and enjoy.

They are 17's 8 inch 245/45 in front 9 1/2 285/40 in rear. Worked for ECI BOB so I went for the same size.

It got late but I took 2 pictures to send to my other nephew, I'm planning on getting more when I get off work tomorrow.

cougar12311.jpg cougar123111.jpg My brothers elim steves.JPG Lost track of it in the 90's
 

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In the side view of the car with the new wheels on it in the first post was actually was alot darker out than it looks in the picture and makes the car look darker too.
 

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Thought I should post a note about the wheels/tires. The rear rubs the inner fenderwell when going up the driveway at an angle.I'm going to hammer the lip flat and it should take care of the problem. I'll post a picture of it when I get it done.
 

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Your really should just role the lip. Do you have a baseball bat? you can go on yourtube and check out rolling a fender lip there. Using a hammer will chip the paint and rolling just does a better job.
 

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I think I used the wrong terms when trying to explain the problem with the wheel rubbing. these are pictures of the area where its rubbing.

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It only rubs when going uphill at an angle, so I guess the best fix is just don't go up at an angle.:toung:
 

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It looks like your hitting the upper portion of the wheel wells as well. Are there bump stops in the suspension to limit the amount of movement in the travel of the suspension? Also, your leaf springs may be week if your bottoming out like that as well. I could be wrong.
 
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