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    Default Project Evolution *** Project Complete **** Wednesday July 9, 2014

    Well, It all begins this week.
    I had a couple hours today to do some work on my baby. Monday was going to be the official start of the car rebuilding but I couldn't wait until then. So here's a couple pre-project pics.

    Here's a before, for those who haven't seen it

    yet





    and here's the floor in mid cut



    inside rocker cut , still needs more



    here's a view from the outside rocker looking into the car.
    you can see through the pass. side window from here
    hey, there's the e-brake cable




    here's some prefab metal work where the wheel well meets the floor and rocker



    inside view of outer rocker front




    I figured there would have been more rust inside the frame. just some surface rust.
    so anyway, the floor is already bent up and ready to be cut to size.
    the inside rocker will be cut out where rotted. and a new piece welded along side the old one for added strength.
    everything will be blasted and encapsulated before and after the new pieces are welded in

    I'm glad the pass. side is in a lot better shape

    monday starts my 2 week car body rebuild.
    I should have new pics every evening. ---If everything goes well.
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    ***** Project "EVOLUTION" 1987 Cougar LS & 1985 Cougar Convertible *****

    5.0 HO 306 roller block, machined GT-40P heads, Wiseco dished forged pistons, Eagle forged floating I-beam connecting rods, Lunati pushrods, ARP bolts, Scorpion aluminum 1.6 rockers, Comp Cams Magnum 266HR, Explorer intake, 65mm TB, MAF Conversion, 19# injectors, Ford Racing stainless P-headers, 2-1/2" cat-less exhaust w/ Flowtech Afterburner mufflers , SC AOD with 2800 BDR torque converter, 3.73 T-Lok rear, CHE rear control arms, full 2-1/2" frame w/1" jacking rails & seat supports, Rear disk brakes, Turbine wheels, All original interior w/ floor shift upgrade .......
    Pretty much every panel on my 87 is new, rebuilt, or re constructed.
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    You're the man!! Way to save a Fox instead of scrapping it. Of course, it's easy for me to say when you're the one doing all of the work. Anyway, I'll be looking forward to seeing the updates.

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    daminc , just one step at a time and you'll see your (Cougar LS) will be reborn again. lol
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    keep up the good work

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    WOW, that makes my 85 Cougar look mint and not so bad of a restoration.... Maybe I should reconsider scrapping it.....

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    WOW, that makes my 85 Cougar look mint and not so bad of a restoration.... Maybe I should reconsider scrapping it.....
    lets have a look.

    It just takes a little patience. and a place to do it

    We'll have to get together some day. we're only about 20 mins. from each other
    ***** Project "EVOLUTION" 1987 Cougar LS & 1985 Cougar Convertible *****

    5.0 HO 306 roller block, machined GT-40P heads, Wiseco dished forged pistons, Eagle forged floating I-beam connecting rods, Lunati pushrods, ARP bolts, Scorpion aluminum 1.6 rockers, Comp Cams Magnum 266HR, Explorer intake, 65mm TB, MAF Conversion, 19# injectors, Ford Racing stainless P-headers, 2-1/2" cat-less exhaust w/ Flowtech Afterburner mufflers , SC AOD with 2800 BDR torque converter, 3.73 T-Lok rear, CHE rear control arms, full 2-1/2" frame w/1" jacking rails & seat supports, Rear disk brakes, Turbine wheels, All original interior w/ floor shift upgrade .......
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    yeah I'd be up for that, but it is a little further then 20 minutes, I am about an hour away from the peace bridge.

    I will get some pics today of the floor pan in mine, Mine is covered in rust but the holes are nowheres near that size..... I have almost all the good metal I need to weld it back up, except the floor pans, may just fabricate something like you are doing...

    Keep up the good work, you have given me a renewed inspiration in my restoration.... Thanks.

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    WOW! that is ALOT worse than my 84. Now maybe i should save the 84. But also i know i have a new project on my hands. But yeah time and money is the key. Good luck and looks good so far.
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    yeah I'd be up for that, but it is a little further then 20 minutes, I am about an hour away from the peace bridge.
    I'm about 5 min from the Queenston/Lewiston bridge if thats closer
    and about 20 min from the peace bridge
    ***** Project "EVOLUTION" 1987 Cougar LS & 1985 Cougar Convertible *****

    5.0 HO 306 roller block, machined GT-40P heads, Wiseco dished forged pistons, Eagle forged floating I-beam connecting rods, Lunati pushrods, ARP bolts, Scorpion aluminum 1.6 rockers, Comp Cams Magnum 266HR, Explorer intake, 65mm TB, MAF Conversion, 19# injectors, Ford Racing stainless P-headers, 2-1/2" cat-less exhaust w/ Flowtech Afterburner mufflers , SC AOD with 2800 BDR torque converter, 3.73 T-Lok rear, CHE rear control arms, full 2-1/2" frame w/1" jacking rails & seat supports, Rear disk brakes, Turbine wheels, All original interior w/ floor shift upgrade .......
    Pretty much every panel on my 87 is new, rebuilt, or re constructed.
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    Wow, good luck with the project. I give you a lot of credit for attacking this and you're doing a great job so far.

    I had a '76 Camaro that rotted out much the same way on both the driver and passenger side. I wanted to save that car but every metal body panel was rotted through along with the dash and cowl so it was sold for parts

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