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 .
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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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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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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.
1965 Chevelle Quarter Panel Install Pt. 1 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - PART 1 - Quarter panels are one of
the most rust and dent-prone parts of musclecars, and our 1965 Chevelle had
some of each. Mostly dents. Thankfully, OPGI came out with new
reproduction full quarter panels for 1965 Chevelles. In this video, we
show you how to remove your old panel and install the new. Also applies
to other GM A Bodies like Skylarks, Cutlasses, GTOs and others.
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Quarter Panel Replacement Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Replacing quarter panels on an
American muscle car is major surgery, but it is not impossible. In this
video, we take you through the steps we took to replace a rusty quarter
panel on our 1968 Camaro with a new full quarter
panel from Classic Industries. Covers removal, fitment, welding, and
finishing with Eastwood Body Solder "lead" kit.
rear window rust repair patch chevelle ss panel fabrication with hand tools
Inspired by watching fabrication with dies in power hammers and english
wheels, I did my best to reproduce the techniques with hand tools on a work
bench. This is rust repair and fabrication in a home workshop. I plan to
tig weld in the repair patches using plug welds on the inside and a lap
join on the outside. I am using a reproduction rear deck filler panel that
I was lucky enough to buy locally
Headliner Installation (Bow Type) - 1968 Mercury Cougar
In this video, we watch a professional install a headliner on Andrew's '68
Cougar. The process is the same for Mustangs and many other old Fords
with bow-type headliners. It's the type of job that you can do yourself,
with some patience and finesse.
To view Cougar headliners and the related parts we mentioned in the video,
please visit our website here: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/roof.html
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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.
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
1968 Camaro Roof and Window Rust Repairs Video V8TV
http://wwww.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Our 1968 Camaro had some bad rust around
the windows thanks to the original vinyl top holding moisture and corroding
the steel below. In this video, we repair all that with a some new
panels from Classic Industries, some 3M cutting and grinding tools, our HTP
MIG 200 welder, and a Body Solder kit from Eastwood. As always, we
strive for an undetectable repair.
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.
Sponsor: National Parts Depot
How to patch rust. - more secrets revealed!
Here it is one you have all been waiting for
this is a commercial repair, for a every day car
By no means a restoration job .although it is still a effective removal and
patching of rust .
Videos are for reference and entertainment only: Even tho they are based
on step by step guide - If you attempt a repair like the one seen in this
video please use the proper safety equipment,
67-68 Cougar Buying Guide: What To Look For
In this video, Don does a detailed inspection on a 1967 Mercury Cougar XR-7
to show some of the things you should look for when buying one of these
classic cars. Some of the insight here can potentially save you hundreds,
even thousands, when you go to negotiate with a seller. Also, it will help
those of you trying to sell, to more accurately advertise the strengths and
weaknesses of your car.
We've also done a similar video with a 1970 Cougar convertible, so you may
want to check that out too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fizb2vo68vA
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