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#1 PistonDog

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:14 PM

I received this Cougar about 15 years ago. As for the before pics, I don't have any. Imagine it was shot in a nice bubbly yellow with 10 coats of gloss black on top of that. There were air bubbles throughout the paint. I stripped the paint with Easy Off in the summer (July-ish). From this past Friday until tonight I think I made some progress. This was the first time i tried to wire an engine. I still have to foil, detail and do final assembly. Thanks for looking.




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Here are a few engine bay shots

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Interior Shots (flocked, but needs some spots touched up)

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Undercarriage



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Thanks for looking, feed back welcome. I still have a lot of work to do to save this ford.


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:13 PM

wow, thats a nice deep purple. and that interior is crazy. should look nice all together.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:21 PM

Looks like it will be a nice save.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:02 PM

That's a lot of good work, nice job on the engine.
I suggest in the future not to flock the whole interior, texture contrasts almost always look more interesting to the eyes.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:28 AM

Nice body color and engine build, the interior is a little wild for the car...

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:53 AM

I suggest in the future not to flock the whole interior, texture contrasts almost always look more interesting to the eyes.


I have to agree with Blunc here. You're paint-detailing skills are exceptional and very cleanly done, (love your firewall)! Use that same talent when painting your interior and i think the results will be much better than a coat of flocking! Nice save on this Cougar; its looking good!

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:03 AM

Sanded tire tread....nice touch....

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:47 AM

Just to update, my 8 year old daughter asked if she could flock the interior. So I let her. She likes to build with me sometimes. I would have only flocked the carpet, but if this gets a new young builder into the hobby...so be it (with a fuscia interior).


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:31 AM

In that case, flock on brother!! :lol:

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:53 PM

Good job getting your daughter involved. :)

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:07 PM

awesome job so far