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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 LH: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/c5zz-7650509-k.html RH: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/c5zz-7650508-k.html 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! If you like our videos, you can subscribe to be notified when we come out with a new one. Also, like us on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar


 


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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 To look up the parts mentioned in this video, visit http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com Subscribe to our channel to keep up with our latest uploads! And while you're at it, like us on Facebook to keep up with miscellaneous cool Cougar stuff. https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar





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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.





Mustang Convertible Top Hydraulic Repair 1965-1973
http://www.cjponyparts.com/convertible-top-hydraulic-cylinder-lh-or-rh-1971 /p/CTHC2/ 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: http://www.cjponyparts.com/scott-drake-convertible-top-hose-kit-1965-1973/p /CTHK1/ See more Mustang Convertible Components from CJ Pony Parts: http://bit.ly/15OpJOC





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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!





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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 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar If you enjoyed this video, check out our channel for more informative & fun Cougar videos, and subscribe to keep up with our latest uploads!





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 http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67xrboards.html 1969-70 Backer Boards http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/68stdbackers.html Door Vapor Barriers / Water shields: 1967-68: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/cg129.html 1969-70 coupe: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67drvprbarrier-69.html 1969-70 convertible: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67drvprbarrier-69-cv.html 1971-73 coupe: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67drvprbarrier-71.html 1971-73 convertible: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67drvprbarrier-71-cv.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: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/lokngrro.html Long story short, you can find everything related to the door panels in this section: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/doorrearpanel.html Thanks for watching! Check us out on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar





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