68 Mercury Cougar Shock Tower Brace Modification To Fit
10th part of the Mercury Cougar restoration. Here the finished suspension
is looked at and the after market shock tower brace is modified to fit the
car. The painted engine bay and installed engine can also be seen. As
always, thanks for watching and comments are welcome. There was some
feedback on this video about the shock towers sagging inwards on these
cars. The original braces fit ok and dropped into place. These are old
cars and anything can happen, but original fits are something to be
The 1968 Cougar Lives!
The 1968 Mercury Cougar finally starts, runs and moves on its own power.
Vacuum advance is briefly discussed at the end of the video.
Front Suspension & Chassis Upgrades - '68 Cougar / Mustang
In this video, we show some of the ways you can easily stiffen your car's
chassis and upgrade your front suspension. Using Andrew's '68 Cougar as a
guinea pig, we bolt on, and weld on, some simple parts that will make a big
difference in reducing the torsional flex that these front ends are prone
to, as well as improving the integrity of the shock towers.
Most of the parts mentioned in this video can be found here:
Springs we used:
Rear seat divider panel (67-68 Cougar):
See also: 69-70 Cougar panel:
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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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The V8 Interceptor [S4 Ep.11-1]
One of the most popular cars of the Muscle car era... the Mercury Cougar...
has been one of the most overlooked cars in recent decades. Today on GEARZ
all of that changes as Stacey rolls in a solid '67 Cougar... dubs it the
"V8 Interceptor"... and begins to completely change the front suspension to
get rid of the stock shock towers and turn this little old lady's car into
a corner-carving, road-gripping beast. But wait!... you can't cut out the
shock towers can you!?! Yes you can!... and Stacey goes in-depth on not
only how to do it, but also the installation of a complete TCI independent
front suspension. If you own or want to own a classic Mustang, Cougar, Fairlane, or other
60's Ford, and have always wished you could get rid of those stock shock
towers to get more room in the engine compartment, this is the show for
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
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.
Mustang Front Suspension Installation Forgotten Fastback 1965
In this installation video, Bill demonstrates how to upgrade a front
suspension in CJ's 1965 Forgotten Fastback project car. Before the upgrade,
the Forgotten Fastback's suspension was beyond poor, with two 4x4s for
springs and several loose parts.
In order to make the Fastback a Mustang with modern updates, we've
decided to install a stock-style suspension with a few performance
upgrades, which will provide a better handling experience. For springs,
upper and lower control arms, and a strut rod kit, we've chosen top-quality
products from Scott Drake.
Mustang Scott Drake Coil
These springs allow your Classic Mustang to take advantage of the
latest suspension technology and perform more like a modern sports car.
They provide a fairly stock smooth ride during normal driving, but as the
springs compress under load (primarily during braking and cornering) they
progressively become firmer to offer the handling characteristics similar
to our 600 pound performance springs.
Mustang Scott Drake Lower
Control Arm Assembly 1965-1966:
These lower control arms are the finest available and feature the original
riveted design for a more authentic look. They are painted black and
natural steel gray and come with a ball joint, grease seal, a washer and
nut and a cotter key.
Mustang Scott Drake Upper
Control Arm Assembly 1965-1966:
These upper control arms are the finest reproductions available and are not
rebuilt, but rather all new. They're painted black and natural steel gray,
come ready to install, and include the bushings, ball joint, but with
cotter key and washers with locking nuts.
Installing Front Suspension from Laurel Mountain Mustang 1969 Ford Mustang Restoration Part 41
Featured in the video,are the new front suspension, and coil springs from
The front Suspension kit and coil springs for the 1969 Mustang from Laurel Mountain Mustang are installed. This is a
step by step on the process of putting the front suspension back on the
car. Still hustling to get it ready for the 50th Anniversary Mustang celebration!
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Suspension Kit MSK6873-SUSL
About Laurel Mountain Mustang from their website in owner
Kevin Mills own words, a true Mustanger! " Laurel Mountain Mustang opened in 1989, but began
with the love of the Mustang when I bought my 1967, 289
Clearwater Aqua Coupe with a black vinyl top. I restored this car, then
bought another, and another, and another, and it snowballed into a
full-time business. We know the Mustangs inside and out and we wish
to help you with your Mustang needs -- from engine, fuel
system, Exhaust systems, heating,
cooling, drivetrain, body, suspension, wheels, brakes, convertible items,
books, stripes, decals, etc."
Check out all of these restored to better than new parts for the 69
project! Making it to the Mustang 50th anniversary, let's go!
Follow along on as this 1969 Ford Mustang M code ( 351 4 barrel) car
goes though a cosmetic and mechanical restoration. This California, DSO 71
( Los Angeles) black plate 1969 Coupe is loaded with options as verified by
the Marti Report Originally sold at Fred Hauter Ford in Montrose CA( now
closed) this car has remained in Southern California it's whole life. It
was built in June of 1969 as is only 1 of 7 M code, Deluxe interior coupes.
It came with the following options: 351 Windsor 4 barrel, FMX auto trans,
Electric Clock, Wide Oval belted tires, Power front disc brakes, Power
Steering, Air conditioning, AM\FM stereo, Interior Decor Group( think Mach
1 and Grande but with a bench seat),Tinted Glass, Argent Styled steel
wheels( same as the GT and Mach for 69). The car is an unusual coupe and
worthy of some attention.
The plan is to return the car to it's original Royal Maroon Paint-3059-A.
Follow along for an in-dept series on the preservation and restoration of
this cool 69.