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Hey all! I recently bought my very first car - a '68 Cougar no less! As I'm sure you all might imagine I am pretty ecstatic. I got it on eBay and though it has its share of small problems, I absolutely love it. You guys may remember my first thread on this forum asking about titles - well, after a long process, the seller managed to get the state of Tennessee to issue a title for this car, So I bought it! It's a pretty solid car for the most part, except the trunk pans, and a wee bit of rust in one floor pan. Also it needed brake work which is now nearing completion. My dad and I and to some extent my little brother are having a great time working on this beauty together and I am really enjoying every little step and minor fix that bring this car nearer to perfection. It's a long process but worth it no doubt. Anyway, just thought I'd share my excitement haha. I have a feeling this forum is about to get very useful as a reference!
 

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Congrats and welcome Erich!
 

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Good job on being persistent and getting the car you wanted. My dad helped me buy my first car back in 77. It was a 68 Cougar also. And it's been a great journey ever since. So I'm excited for you! Keep little brother involved in it and listen to your dad. Good luck And keep us posted!
 

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My first car was a 1968 Cougar.
I still have it after 32 years.

 

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My first car was a 1968 Cougar.
I still have it after 32 years.
That's awesome, man! I hope to keep mine at least that long too, haha. My uncle still has his first car, a 71 Firebird, that he bought in 80-ish.
 

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I have my first car, a 1967 Cougar I bought in 1984.

As you take your car around from place to place, like I did, you will attract the attention of lots of guys who will get all dreamy eyed, and say things like...

"Oh I had a 68, wish I still had that car..."

I never wanted to be that guy who said "I used to and I wish I had"

Hard to keep a car all these years, but well worth it. Once you give up your toys, they are hard to get back!
 

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Ditto.
I remember many people seeing my Cougar then reminissing about that car they wish they still had.
 

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Here it is, in all its glory. This is from a couple days ago when my brother helped me wash it.

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Looks like a great car. Had one just like it mine was white with 2 blue stripe's down the hood, roof, trunk. light blue inside It will look very cool when you get to put your own touches on it. Rims, Hood scoop. I all ways like the factory hood scoop on a 1968 GT-E XR-7G. Do you have drums all around? I had drums all around changed the front to disc.
 

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Yeah, drums all around. I considered upgrading to disc when I was fixing the drums but decided against it. As far as rims go I just want some 14 or 15 inch Magnum 500s.
 
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