Not many parts are avaible for older cars these days, and you are lucky if you can find decent '79 Cougar parts cars. Well, as luck might have it I have found a few cars with lots of scavenging potential.
I actually decided to name these cars, like in "Gone in 60 Seconds." Pictures of Betty and Eleanor are coming soon. I'll have a list of parts I get from each car as I get the pictures and stuff.
Jenny is a 1979 Mercury Cougar that seems to be mostly intact. It might be because of the Volvo that has been atop her for about 10 years. I think she has an engine and some of the dash components could be quite valuable. She's certainly a find.
Betty is a 1978 Lincoln Continental that is mostly gutted. I doubt there is much more to get out of her. The vacuum canister I got from her is working alot better than the one I had. It was kind of dented and maybe a little too small to provide enough vacuum for the car. I cleaned it, primed it and painted it the color of the body of my car. It kind of didn't want to fit, because of the different mounting, but I made it, with the help of some wire ties.
Eleanor is a 1978 Ford Thunderbird that has granted me may items. First is a bumper that is still, due to a lack of garage space, sitting in my driveway. I have also reaped a new clock, radio, and various interior components. I'll probably get the antenna someday.
1979 Mercury Cougar
1)Gas Cap- $1
2)Headlight covers (2)
1978 Lincoln Continental
1)Vacuum Cansiter- $5
1978 Ford Thunderbird