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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Convertible Components from CJ Pony Parts:
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.)
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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1965 Mustang 2+2 Fastback Restoration (oct.13 1964)
Restoration of Jody's first car. He bought it when he was 14 from the
original owner. We restored it to original except the side mirrors and
shift knob which the car had when he bought it all those years ago. This is
an A code, 289 4 barrel, 4spd, Disc brake, A.C. from the factory, a GT
package before they called it a GT. Built Oct 13 1964, fastbacks did not
start production until Sept 64.
'70 Cougar Convertible Buying Guide - What To Look For
Having recently bought a 1970 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible with a 428
Cobra Jet, Don started going over the car with a fine-toothed comb and
discovered a few things he didn't notice when he first inspected the car
with the seller. This was the inspiration for this video, in which we spend
some time looking at some of the details, like a forensics team, to find
out some important details about this car (both good and bad).
This time, we don't spend any time looking at matching numbers and date
codes and engine "correctness" (sharp-eyed viewers will notice the
incorrect oil pan... the engine block in this car turned out to be a 390
that was bored out and had the Cobra Jet heads and manifolds bolted on).
Our main focus here is to evaluate structural integrity and bodywork. When
it comes to expensive and involved repairs, it doesn't get much worse than
bodywork, so you want to make sure the car you're looking at is as straight
and rust-free as possible.
We hope this video proves helpful! Keep these hints in mind the next time
you go to look at a classic car, Cougar convertible or otherwise. Some of
the info here is specific to Cougars, but much of it applies to other
classic cars as well.
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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.
Custom 2000 Mercury Cougar : Video Edit : Full HD 1080p : GoPro Hero 2 Test : Sail - Awolnation
This was my first ever full edit. I used only a GoPro HD Hero 2. The
program I used to edit this was iMovie. It was my first time ever using
iMovie. Please leave me some feedback on either my video editing or of my
car, positive and negative welcomed.
All of the custom interior modifications was done by M&M Autoworks based
out of the NH/MA border. Check them out online and on Facebook:
I DO NOT TAKE ANY CREDIT FOR THE AUDIO IN THIS VIDEO! THE SONG IS CALLED
SAIL BY AWOLNATION.
Current Mod List:
-11" Hitachi Monitor installed in location of factory passenger side airbag
on dash wrapped in Vinyl to match interior
-Ps3 cut into glovebox location painted white and glovebox wrapped in vinyl
-Two Sets of Rockford Fosgate T1652-S Component speakers in custom
fiberglass pods in front door panels
-Tweeters in seperate pods
-Crossovers on display through door panel with blue LED lights that turn on
when the doors open
-Kenwood Excelon DNX6980 Head Unit with GPS, iPod hookups, DVD, remote
control, Bluetooth etc.
-Rockford Fosgate P1683 Speakers in the rear factory speaker location
-Beltronics RX65 Radar Detector Hardwired to ignition switch with separate
-Custom painted interior (Code 12 White with Omni Blue Peal)
-Aftermarket Shift Knob
-Compustar 2 Way Alarm system with LED located flush in headlight switch
-Four 12" Alpine Type S subwoofers in custom fiberglass enclosure (painted
the same white with omni blue pearl as the exterior) fitted to the trunk
-JL Audio 600/1 Amplifier hovering on a pexi glass platform with blue LEDs
lighting the perimeter which powers the four subs
-Two JL Audio 400/4 Amplifiers also on plexi glass platforms with blue
LED's powering each set of T1652-S components
-Vinyled black platform above the subwoofer enclosure
-The floor of the trunk has a white center which the amps "hover" over
-Vinyled floor around white center piece holding amps which merges into a
carpeted floor to match the factory carpeted walls
-Custom Code 12 White with Omni Blue Pearl full paint job
-Velox VX-8 17" Rims
-Continental ProContact Tires
-20% Tinted Rear Windows
-Tinted 3rd Brake Lights
- Wings West Super Style Wing (Eclipse GSX Style)
-Kaminari Fiberglass Hood
-Cougar Mud Flaps
-6000K HID Headlights
-Backup Camera Installed in factory trunk keyhole location
-Optima Yellow Top Battery
-Header Back 2.5" Straight Pipe Exhaust
-Gutted Pre cats
-Main cat delete
-Y-Pipe with Carbon Fiber Design mufflers angled up and out
-Carbon fiber GMK short ram intake
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:
Economy vinyl tops also available:
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(SOLD) 1970 Mercury Cougar 428 CJ Eliminator
Car has been sold! See on eBay:
This Competition Green, 428 Cobra Jet, Ram-Air, rust-free beauty is offered
for sale on eBay with no reserve, and a starting price of $1. In this
video, Don gives a comprehensive and honest overview of the entire car,
inside and out. And of course there's a little bit of fun driving footage
in there as well...
Auction ends Oct. 12, 2014 at 11pm Pacific time. View & bid on eBay:
1970 Mercury Cougar For Sale
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To see over 100 pictures of this car visit
The most recent owner of this beautiful Cougar had several Cougars over the
years. When we met him he owned this one and a Cougar Eliminator that he
drag races. He bought this one at a local car show about 12 years ago. The
car was restored just before he bought it.
351ci Cleveland Engine
FMX Automatic Transmission
Ford 9" Open Rear End with 3.0:1 Gear Ratio
Edelbrock 4 Barrel Carb
2 V Heads
Power Front Disc Brakes
Chrome Edelbrock Air Cleaner
Stock Type Distributor, Upgraded to Petronix
New Exhaust System
Mufflers are in Great Shape
New Lower Control Arms
New Front Shocks
New Front Ball Joints
Front Sway Bar
Beautiful Red Paint
All Original Metal
Stainless Trim is in Great Shape
Emblems are Beautiful
Doors Fit and Operate Properly
Door Lips and Jambs are Clean and Solid
Solid Straight Quarters
Trunk Floor is Solid and Clean
Trunk Mat and Spare Tire
Floorboards Look to be Original
Torque Boxes are in Great Shape
Frame is in Great Shape
Rockers have Nice Pinch Welds
BF Goodrich Radial T/A's -- 235/60/15 Front and Rear
Magnum 500 Wheels with Cougar Center Caps
Nice Black Interior
AM Radio Inoperable
Wood Grain Details on Dash, Console and Door Panels
Door Panels are in Great Shape
Seatbelts Front and Back
Interior Lights Work
Nice Black Carpet
Cougar Floor Mats
Headliner is in Good Shape
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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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1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible - $15,850
Nice looking senior owned 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible. Gold on
gold, powered by a 351 that was just rebuilt 5K ago. Overall miles are
108K. The transmission was rebuilt at the same time as the motor, it has a
new carb, new electronic ignition, new dual Exhaust, new tires, new gas tank, steel spoke
wheels, new suspension, new brake rotors, calipers, new wheel bearings, new
tie rod ends, new ball joints, new top and brand new cylinders for the top,
new bumpers and door handles and a new stereo, with an amplifier in the
trunk. According to everything we can find, there were only 4,024 of these
manufactured. This is a steel of a deal on a virtually new car, come get it
fast everything's done—just drive and enjoy!
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vehicles are offered subject to an inspection and an appraisal if desired.
Financing is available through JJ Best Banc. Delivery arrangements are
Please call 503-855-4345 or 1-888-597-6719 for more information.