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Rusty Roof Replacement - 1968 Cougar

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. Need a roof or other body panels for your classic Cougar? West Coast Classic Cougar has it all. Check us out at http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com or give us a call at (503) 463-1130 . (c) 2011 West Coast Classic Cougar, Inc. Music in the video is from royalty-free sources, except for the Toccata and Fugue in D (used during the brief B&W horror sequence). Performed by Peter Hurford. An advertisement appears on this video in order to pay royalties to the copyright holder, not for our own gain.


 


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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). This premium quality vinyl top can be found on our website here: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/store/p/13820-Vinyl-Top-Concours-Correct -BLACK-Repro-1967-1968-Mercury-Cougar.html Economy vinyl tops also available: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67-vinyl-top.html Like us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar Subscribe to our channel for more Cougar videos!





Crushing Cars at West Coast Classic Cougar
CONTEST HAS ENDED We ran a contest to see who could guess how much the pile of 40 cars, the junk-filled truck, and the old forklift shown in this video total in either tonnage or dollar value (at $260/ton). The closest guess, without going over the actual amount, won a $100 gift certificate in our online store ( http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com ). -- Contest ended May 1, 2011 -- Also note that West Coast Classic Cougar no longer has parts for 1974-79 Cougars. West Coast Classic Cougar, Inc. (503)463-1130 http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com





Is It Numbers Matching? - Cougar by the Numbers
In this video we delve into the complex topic of decoding tags, date codes, and other numbers to check if your classic Ford / Mercury is "numbers matching," using Don's newly acquired '69 Mercury Cougar XR7 428 Cobra Jet convertible as an example. While we haven't covered the subject 100% in this video (to keep it concise) we think this covers most of the major components and gives you the knowledge you need to figure out what your numbers mean. As mentioned in the video, we highly recommend Marti Auto Works, especially his Tagbook, which made this video possible. Visit him at http://www.martiauto.com , and for everything Cougar, visit us at http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com Credit for intro music: "Beach Bum" - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/





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!





EXCLUSIVE: How to repair a totaled out car
http://lectricgenius.blogspot.com/ Repairing a totaled car which was flipped across two lanes of an interstate. I replaced both quarter panels, the roof, all four doors, the hood, the fenders, and both bumpers. The only thing on the car thats still original is the decklid.





episode 33/ 62 Impala/ quarter panel replacement
cutting out a quarter, coming up with a plan, prepping, mocking, and finally welding the darn thing in.





DIY: Sheet Metal Repair & Patching
Video slideshow that outlines how to repair sheet metal. This demonstration was done on a lawn tractor mower deck, but the same principles can be applied to auto body work on vehicles. Most auto body panels do use a thinner gauge steel, so when you welding, more care will have to be taken to reduce the amount of heat distortion. Removing the rusty soft/thin areas will allow for a solid area to weld the patch to. This also reduces the chance of having the welder burn through the existing steel. After the hole has been cut, you are now able to make a patch for the damaged area. For this I purchased similar gauge/thickness sheet metal. To bent the steel, I used a couple concrete blocks for weight, a propane torch to make the steel more pliable, and a hammer for forming. To cut the patch to size I used an angle grinder and a file for any fine fitting adjustments. The cuts in the one rounded patch allows for the piece to be bent into two different directions to match the contour of the mower deck. Grind the paint off around the area where the patch will be welded to. This will ensure that welder is able to arc on the existing surface properly. The tack welds hold the piece in place and allow me to align the patch to the existing surface. For the welding, I used a small flux core mig welder. Running small/short (approx. 1" length) welding beads reduces the amount of distortion within the sheet metal which is caused by excessive heat. This will have to be adjusted accordingly depending on the gauge/thickness of steel. For grinding down the welds I used the angle grinder with standard grinding disc for the higher areas and a flap disc to smoothen the surface. For paint, I used low gloss black farm equipment painted which I brushed on. Credit: Music: Zap Beat - Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thank you to all those who watch my videos and support my content. Don't forget to subscribe to my channel for future tutorial videos and like my video if you found it helpful. New videos are always being uploaded every week! Please LIKE my Facebook page @ http://www.facebook.com/pages/4Diyers/106898752724865 or FOLLOW me on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/4DIYers © 4DIYers 2013 All Rights Reserved No part of this video or any of its contents may be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted, without the prior written consent of the author.





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





How to Remove Chrome from Plastic in Minutes!
Pretty easy way to remove chrome from plastic on Hot Wheels, Models, etc..





Automotive Upholstery And Interior-How To Install A Vinyl Top. Part 2
Use the right glue! http://www.swrnc.com or 972-420-1293





Mercury Cougar - American Muscle Car
An excellent TV show featuring the classic Mercury Cougar. They cover all the classic years, and talk about all the different engines and option packages you could get. Only a couple minor mistakes (they say the that XR-7 package included a 4-speed stick, then show an automatic shifter in one... derrr) but overall a very nice overview of these cars.





Classic Car Restoration-How To Prep Your Surface Rusted Metal. Part 2
Rub it Off. http://www.swrnc.com or 972-420-1293





Spud's 1968 Cougar restoration: patch panel part 2
Spud has continued his work replacing a rear quarter panel patch. He has it welded in and is getting the body lines right.





Removing roof rail trim
How to remove roof rail drip edge trim from classic cars the easy way.





Rust Repair Made Easy-Car Roof Replacement-Part 13-Using Sheet Metal
Patch Panel Time! http://www.swrnc.com or 972-420-1293





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