Convertible Top Installation: 1969 - 1970 Cougar / Mustang
In this episode, we tackle the daunting task of installing a convertible top on a 1969 Mercury Cougar. Instead of stumbling through it ourselves, we watch a professional do the installation and take note of some of the details and tricks involved in the process. Javier was there to help and translate, and the end result was a great looking black convertible top.
Parts we used in the video can be found in the convertible top section of our website here: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/convertible1.html
Or, here are some of the individual parts we used / mentioned:
The convertible top itself: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/07041420.html
Rear tack strips: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/69convtackstrip.html
Tension cables: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/c9zz-7652806-a.html
Bow Pads: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/c9zz-7652875-bk.html
Conv. Top Latches
Header seal retainer: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/69vertretain.html
Weatherstrip Kit: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/d534.html
There are a lot more convertible top related parts we didn't even mention, so browse around and find what you need!
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Mustang Convertible Top Hydraulic Repair 1965-1973
There's nothing worse than a faulty power top on your Mustang convertible and getting
caught in the rain. The hydraulic system consists of the switch, motor,
lines, and the convertible top cylinders. For repair on our 1971 Mustang, Bill installs a new
hydraulic cylinder and a Scott Drake convertible top hose kit.
To install the new cylinders, you'll begin by removing the back seat
cushions and quarter trim panels. Follow Bill's instructions to disconnect
the old cylinder and remove it from your Mustang. Disconnect the lines next
and remove them, and then install the new Scott Drake hose kit.
Installing the cylinder to the lines is simple, screwing on the longer hose
to the bottom of the cylinder and the shorter hose to the top. You'll then
need to fill and bleed the system, as demonstrated in the video. Once the
system is filled and bled, make sure everything is dry and bolt the motor
back and install the new cylinders. Put the trim panels back and the seat
and you're finished. Total installation takes up to three hours.
Scott Drake Convertible Top Hose Kit 1965-1973:
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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
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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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.
Cougars at Barrett-Jackson 2013: Featuring KTL's 1970 SCJ Eliminator
We went back to Scottsdale this January to witness the sale of Joe
Valenti's 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator, with a 428 Super Cobra Jet
drivetrain and the Drag Pak option. This rare car was meticulously concours
restored over the course of 5 years by the renowned Cougar restoration shop
KTL Restorations ( http://www.ktlrestorations.com ) in VA.
A factor that made this auction even more interesting was the presence of
another 1970 Eliminator, in the same Competition Blue color, and also with
a 428 Cobra Jet engine (not Super) and also restored by a reputable hot rod
shop. This car was not restored to the same "concours" level that Joe's car
was, but it was still beautifully restored, and we expected to see it bring
close to six figures.
What we saw unfold that weekend in January was an interesting and sobering
experience. These two cars, which would seem nearly identical to the
untrained bystander, sold for vastly different prices. There is a lot to be
said for the day and time that a car gets sold, as well as the quality of
the restoration. But we were still very surprised by the results. This
video puts you in the middle of the action to experience Barrett-Jackson
with us. Enjoy!
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Convertible Top Replacement Demo
The demonstration was held at Seatco in Arlington, VA, presented for
members of the Mazda Sportscar Club of Washington. The demo showed old top
removal and new top installation on a Miata NB (2nd gen.)
1967 Mustang Project
My friend Larry at B Rod or Custom is building a very cool Mustang for a client..it is a work in
progress...but is going to be very cool...ck it out!!
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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Door Panel Backer Boards - How To Replace (1967-1970 Cougar)
Since door panels aren't reproduced for Cougars, good used originals are
valuable. Sometimes, the front vinyl side is usable, but the backer boards
are toast. Luckily, there's a solution. We now carry brand new,
better-than-stock backer boards made from a more durable pressboard
material. We have a version for 1967-1968 Cougars, as well as another
version for 1969-1970 Cougars. See links below.
In this video, we show you how to separate a vinyl door panel from its old
backer board, repair the metal hanger piece, and reattach it and the vinyl
to the new backer board. We also cover removal & replacement of the inner
beltline strip (the felt-lined trim that touches the door glass).
Relevant parts for this video:
1967-68 Backer Boards
1969-70 Backer Boards
Door Vapor Barriers / Water shields:
1969-70 coupe: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67drvprbarrier-69.html
1971-73 coupe: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67drvprbarrier-71.html
Door Panel Clips
1967-68 Complete Kit: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/f-3761.html
Padded, each: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/388052-s.html
Standard, each: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/380552-s.html
Standard, set of 30: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/drclips.html
Door lock knobs, grommets, rods:
Long story short, you can find everything related to the door panels in
this section: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/doorrearpanel.html
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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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Mustang 83-93 Convertible Top Installion Instructions video
This is a sample of our video that shows you how to install this
convertible top. We show you how to do the convertible roof replacement,
broken down into a series of small steps. It includes the mysterious
removal and reinstallation of the rear window.
Convertible top replacements can be expensive.
Don't pay high a convertible top installation cost to replace your top.
You can buy the complete convertible installation direction video on DVD at
http://www.aoksales.com for $24.95.
The full video is extremely detailed and designed for the DIY individual.
Do it yourself and save money, do it for others and make money.
GM Large Frame Convertible top Installation Video Sample, 1964-1965
Visit www.autotops.net to buy the full DVD. How to install a convertible
top on a GM large frame car from 1964-1965 chevelle The full video shows
complete removal and replacement of the convertible top. This is a sample
video. We also offer affordable installation in Pa.
2015 Ford Mustang Convertible Review
2015 Ford Mustang
Ford introduced the 2015 Mustang coupe in December of last
year. It took awhile longer to show us the topless version. Perhaps the
delay was due to the long harsh winter.
Now that Spring is here, it comes with the introduction of the new 2015
Ford Mustang Convertible.
The Detroit automaker did not just chop the top off of this model. They
built it from the ground up as if a separate car altogether from the coupe.
There are distinctive differences in the design of the two models.
Vehicle Type: Convertible Base Price: $ 27,510*
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16 gals (61 L) Miles Per Gallon: 19 city / 26 hwy
Length: 188.5 in. (478.8 cm) Wheel Base: 107.1 in. (272.0 cm)
Height: 55.8 in. (141.7 cm) Width: 73.9 in. (187.7 cm)
Curb Weight: 3630 lbs (1647 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 9.3 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4 people
Engine: 3.7 Liter V6 Ti-VCT DOHC Compression Ratio: 10.5: 1
horsepower: 305 HP
Max RPM: 6500 RPM
Torque: 280 lb-ft @4250 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
0-60 mph: 6.0 seconds Maximum Speed: 155 mph (249 km/h)
* 2014 specs
Under the hood of the 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible is a 3.7 Liter,
V6 capable of 305 horsepower. This base engine
will accelerate from 0-60 mph in around 6 seconds at a top speed of 155
The GT model is equipped with a 5.0 Liter, V8 that cranks out 420 horses.
Both engines will be mated with a Getrag manual transmission with an
automatic trans optional.
The new Mustang Convertible
has taken on a European flair.
When the car approaches you there is no mistaking the prominent steed logo
galloping across the front grille. An extension of the grille below the
front bumper provides additional air flow.
The horizontal headlights are thin and wrap around to the front fender.
Three 45 degree angled "slits" within the headlamp compartment provides a
The profile view of the ragtop differs from the coupe with the rear section
appearing straighter which was accomplished by lifting the body molding and
redesigning the trunk lid.
The soft fabric top is secured by just a single latch mounted in the center
that can be raised and lowered at the touch of a button.
The 2015 Ford Mustang
Convertible has an aeronautically inspired interior featuring a retro style
There is a nice video display sitting in the upper portion of the center
console with the other physical control knobs and buttons resting
The rear seating is more than ample and much roomier than you might expect
for a convertible. The trunk is also a decent size measuring 11.4 cubic
feet of cargo space.