77 Mercury Cougar $1,199 LA,CA.

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  1. RANCHEROROB

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  2. pronkie1

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    Bet it won't pass smog....
     
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    Damn. If I had the money, I'd be all over it like a cheap suit. Front end for Babe, and scores of spares to boot.
     
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    Not many front ends uglier than this one. Granada, maybe. Pacer.
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    It's the rest of the car that throws you Sean. While I agree those front clips of that era lack something, all polished up they look kinda' neat on a Ranchero especially if it has cornering lamps to help break up the slab look.
     
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    i bought one of these Merc cougars in 1991 for 300.00 it had no reverse gear drove it 3 years with not problems other tan reverse with over 150.000 miles it was ugly & UNSTOPPABLE
     
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    I rode with a friend to school in a 1966 Tempest 4-door that didn't have forward gears, just reverse. We backed to school for 2-weeks, through neighborhoods, except for the last 100 yards when we had to pull onto a real 2-lane road. Good times.
     
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    I'd rather have this front end than the LTD II as...I mean...front end. And missing trans gears can be fun, can be a hassle, or can be terrifying.
     
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    Looked at the rear shot and the plate shows tags from 2015... If filed non-op, your ok... If not, the price is almost like the DMV late fees..
     
  10. 1978GT

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    If you like that front end, just get a Cougar, remove the trunk lid and call it a Couchero.
     
  11. 1965 Ranchero 66G

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    Probably led to your career path and the job you have now, how many tests have you done in reverse.
     
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    None. You'd be surprised how few fatalities happen in cars going backwards. Rear end collisions, I've done.
     
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    Likely the same number of times he drove a car with no forward gear forward 100 yards.
     
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    You can't help yourself, can you? Don't worry, I'm not here to steal your thunder. You know everything, and I'm here for the entertainment value.
     
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    Some things never change, and we were all doing so well..... NOT. Gotta love this place... Next.
     
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    No. I may be fat, but I'm not colossally lazy.
     
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    Well, I was right, wasn't I?
    You posted while I was typing.
    Hey, I know you toss those obvious contradictions into your stories just to see if people are paying attention. You should take it as a compliment that I actually read what you post and think about it.
    Now, lighten up. You have gotten grumpy in your old age.
     
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    What about looking in the rear-view while driving forward, That outta change things a bit.....
     
  19. Jimbob

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    I dig that Cougar front end, would look great on a 77-79

    I bought my '97 C1500 for cheap because it had no reverse due to a sheared sun shell gear. Drove it 6 hours home with the remainng gear grinding against the sun shell can. By the time i got home i was down to just 1st and 3rd due to metal particles in the trans fluid. The PO emailed me the next day to see how far i had gotten, he was surprised as heck when i told him. Threw a rebuild kit into it and a new sun shell over that winter, and i was good to go.
     
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