If you have an old car that came with a vinyl top, chances are that you have some rust issues in the roof. This was the case with Andrew's car - a 1968 Mercury Cougar that his grandparents bought brand new in '68. In this video, Andrew takes matters into his own hands to replace his rusted roof skin with a solid donor roof from another car. He is by no means a restoration expert, just an amateur trying to save some money and save his car.
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Vinyl Top Installation - '68 Cougar
In this video, we watch as a professional installs a vinyl top on a 1968
Mercury Cougar. After observing the process, we think this is a job that
the average do-it-yourself-er can handle. It does require a certain amount
of finesse, but not as much as a headliner installation requires (see our
other video on that subject).
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The Story Of Cougar 1: The First Mercury Cougar
A while back, we sat down with Jim Pinkerton, the owner of the very first
production Mercury Cougar (1967 model year), a.k.a. Cougar 1. We hit the
"record" button on our cameras and he let loose with an epic tale of how
the car was first sold in Canada, its subsequent life there, and how it
eventually got into his hands - an intriguing story! He also goes over some
of the unique features of the car, and some of the restoration techniques
used. It's a truly beautiful factory show car with more attention to detail
than the 'average' Cougar.
Special thanks to Jim Pinkerton for his time, and for providing most of the
images you see in this video from his own collection of Cougar memorabilia.
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Classic Car Carpet Installation
In this video, we show you step-by-step how to install a carpet in your
classic car. We used high quality mass-backed carpeting from Auto Custom
Carpets. We're no experts on the subject, but this video should give you
enough courage to tackle this job yourself.
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Patch Panels-Installation and Hand Forming Automotive Panels from howtoASAP
How to ASAP brings you another DVD on "Installing and Hand Forming Patch
Panels". Replacing entire quarters or other sheet metal is not always the
best way to solve rust or damage problems on your project. There are times
when patch panels are a perfectly acceptable repair--if you know how to
install them correctly. Nationally recognized car builder, Craig Hopkins,
will take you through the step by step installation of a lower quarter
patch panel and bonus segments on hand forming patches using tools you
probably have in your garage. You will learn methods and tips which will
produce professional results with your "do-it-yourself" project.
This high quality DVD is over 90 minutes of information that will leave
you with a repair that will be hard to spot. Whether you are a professional
or taking on your first repair, this DVD will help you do it right the
first time. For this and other DVDs like "Mig Welding Automotive Sheet
Metal" , go to www.howtoasap.com. Copyright by Out of Our Minds Media
Plastic Chrome Restoration for Classic Cougars
Using Cougar dash bezels as an example, Don discusses different methods of
"re-plating" the simulated chrome on plastic parts. With costly and
fragile vacuum plating and electroplating being the only viable options in
the past, we are proud to introduce a revolutionary new paint process that
is much more durable, costs less than older methods, and looks fantastic.
We are offering restoration services for these dash pieces, as discussed in
this video, and soon hope to offer the same service for other plastic
"chrome" parts, such as door panel trim and more.
Please visit http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com for more info!
1969 Glue-In Glass: The Comprehensive Repair Guide
1969 and the first part of 1970 was an epic fail for Ford on all its
intermediate line. Gluing the glass in instead of bolting it in was one of
many cost cutting measures, and it just did not go well. In this
comprehensive video Don shows us how to service just about every piece
front and rear on a 1969 Cougar. Don also shows the many differences 1969
vs early 1970 and late 1970. Keep in mind all the tips shown here directly
apply to a 69-70 Mustang
Coupe or convertible; many will also apply to the 69-70 Fastback. Even if
you choose not to do the repairs shown here yourself the information is
invaluable and you should insist on having your tech review this video
before proceeding on your car.
The parts we used in this video can be found in the glass section of our
website here: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/Cougar_Window_Glass.html
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Episode 70 Part 2 Seamless floor pan installation, 1965--70 Mustang, Autorestomod
We finish the installation of the National Parts Depot Mustang floor pan in our weekend
project 1968 Mustang
hardtop! In this episode we only replace the sections needed. Gary Jackson
shows how to cut, weld, and grind a pan for a seamless repair that will
give a factory look without using the full pan. This method will also be
easier due to less welding and grinding.
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Mig Welding Automotive Sheet metal from How to ASAP
MIG Welding Automotive Sheetmetal
This clip from howtoASAP.com is from a 52 minute video featuring nationally
recognized automotive builder, Craig Hopkins. Whether you are a novice or a
professional, this video will help you get professional results as you
learn the tricks to welding automotive sheet metal. Muscle cars, classic
cars or trucks use the same welding techniques. Save yourself money and do
it yourself or see what your builder should be doing!