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F15Falcon
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posted 01-11-2005 10:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for F15Falcon   Click Here to Email F15Falcon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently found a 428 Cougar in a wrecking yard, the motor and trans are gone, and the car was in a fire, do you think the car is worth saving as it was originally a big block car, or should I let it die?

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wvcat
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posted 01-11-2005 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wvcat   Click Here to Email wvcat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is definatley worth some money restored but it depends. If its an eliminator or an otherwise rare car it could be worth more than you think. You should atleast submit the vin number to the ccoa.

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-11-2005 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What year?

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F15Falcon
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posted 01-11-2005 11:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for F15Falcon   Click Here to Email F15Falcon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is a '69, and about three cars down is a '69 428 Torino that used to a drag race car. There are 2500 cars in this yard, and most of them are from the 60's and 70's. Lots of cool stuff there and it is not open to the public, but I can have the run of the place whenever I want.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-12-2005 08:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Definitely worth saving.

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posted 01-12-2005 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it an XR-7?
Are the doors still there along with the glass?

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F15Falcon
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posted 01-12-2005 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for F15Falcon   Click Here to Email F15Falcon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe one door is there, but Iwill have to check to be sure, if not, there are a dozen or so other Cougars in the yard, and I am sure that one of them has the glass and the doors.

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Catmando
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posted 01-17-2005 05:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Catmando   Click Here to Email Catmando     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A friend owns a 70 XR-7, 428 scj car. I see it MAYBE once a year if he takes it to the Fun Ford at Norwalk. He doesnt do much with it anymore. It is a legal IHRA stock eliminator. Anyhow, two years ago at that event, a fella who knew what he was looking at offered him $20k for the car, which would need factory paint and de-race ( making up words as I go )for a restoration.

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68 S-code GT
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posted 01-28-2005 12:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by F15Falcon:
There are 2500 cars in this yard, and most of them are from the 60's and 70's. Lots of cool stuff there and it is not open to the public, but I can have the run of the place whenever I want.

If the body is not that bad it is definitely worth saving! I had a 69 XR-7 with a 390 once and if the body wasn?t so bad I would still have it. What are they doing with the 2500 cars?

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F15Falcon
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posted 01-29-2005 12:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for F15Falcon   Click Here to Email F15Falcon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are selling as many off as they can, but sadly most of them will eventually be crushed.

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68 S-code GT
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posted 01-29-2005 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe people on here would be interested! Are there any descent shells and are they able to be titled? I would like to know what?s there can you get some pictures?

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-29-2005 03:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If they are in a wrecking yard, they already will have a salvage title.

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Alex Denysenko
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The Barry of BarrysGrrl

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