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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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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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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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.)
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.
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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Turn Signal Cancelling Cam Replacement
If your turn signals don't turn off after you go around a corner and
straighten the steering wheel, this cancelling cam is your culprit. Instead
of replacing the whole turn signal switch, you can save yourself some money
by just replacing the cam.
This video hows how to replace the turn signal cancelling cam on a 1969
Mercury Cougar with a tilt / tilt-away steering column. However, this
information applies to a wide range of vehicles from the late 1960's
through the mid-1980's, including Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Chrysler, Dodge
The switch we used in this video, plus other related parts we mentioned,
can be found here: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/tusisw.html
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.
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!!
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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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.