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    Quote Originally Posted by ThunderbirdSport302 View Post
    Lookin' good. Dig the white mirrors too, they look nice on a white car. Remember when I stripped and painted the grille on my white V6 Bird? You even made a cool sig image with that car for me.

    And I still have that image saved somewhere both in photofucket and burnt onto a cd LOL.

    I'm always keeping an eye open for an '88 5.0 Bird. Most I see around here are rusted or wrecked or need so much, and I'm not gonna start with another clapped out POS, unless I can't find anything better. Still, I'll have to delete a Mustang from the herd before I take on another project. Space here isn't an issue, it's more of a "wife says no more hobby cars unless one goes away first" kinda thing. :-\
    I like the 88 XR-7 specific stuff and was so happy to have bought this car back when I did for so cheap, I want to keep it XR-7 but pay homage to my old SE that started it all.

    I'm still trying to get used to all the names of the past, I can't even remember who I have met and what real names I remember. I can't recall the signature stuff I made back then but I remember doing it. Its yet to sink in that I spent more than a year at times without posting and probably have more posts this month than I did in 6 years.

    Ironically my wife wants a project of her own, rather something for me to build for her to drive. She wants a 55 ford truck but I have her convinced a 66 is just as cool, Those I can afford!

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    I envy your speed of getting things done !
    The build pictures are awesome.
    Keep up the good work !

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    Nothin' wrong with a Bumpside truck either, but sounds like she knows what she wants lol.

    BTW, this is what you made for me..many winters ago. Probably 12 or 13 years at this point..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muttwood View Post
    I envy your speed of getting things done !
    The build pictures are awesome.
    Keep up the good work !
    Thanks. Between the farm and the regular job and kids I have little time. My wife has been great about letting me play in the garag after taking so many years off from my own hobbies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThunderbirdSport302 View Post
    Nothin' wrong with a Bumpside truck either, but sounds like she knows what she wants lol.

    BTW, this is what you made for me..many winters ago. Probably 12 or 13 years at this point..

    Hey I remember now! Your username has changed! Is the car around still?
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    No, it's gone now, I had a Sport that came and went since then, too, though it's carcass still resides here.

    I really miss that white car, I lived some crazy times in and with that car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CougarSE View Post
    Got some work done today when the kids let me. They are just young enough that I need to keep a close eye on them.

    This is a B- rattle can job. Its what I have time for but I used a good quality spray paint that seems to have good coverage and lay down nice however it is drying very slow.

    I have a new heater core, a/c lines, radiator and starter coming in. Need to order a few 5.0resto parts, like the battery tray and cable combo.

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    Looks great. Late Model Restoration has replacement under hood decals to help make it look factory.
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    I started installing parts back, everything has gotten cleaned or painted. I have been trying to route the wire harness back closer to factory and taping the harness mounts back on. I have some harness tubing to buy to clean a few places up like the ten pins and at the starter solenoid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderjet302 View Post
    Looks great. Late Model Restoration has replacement under hood decals to help make it look factory.
    Good I will probably buy them I like the restored look.
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    New Headers, ebay stuff but they seem to be quality.


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