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:
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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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.)
For Sale: 1967 Cougar XR-7
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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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Karmann Ghia - Convertible Top Installation - Part 4 - Outer Canvas
It been a long time since the last video on the install (September 2012 to
be exact). The top arrived from TMI by way of HOG and this video shows the
installation of the canvas top onto the headlined and padded frame. I will
have one more video in this series showing the finishing touches and adding
all the necessary seals around the windows.
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.
2015 Ford Mustang Spotlight - Fast Lane Daily
Fast Lane Daily visits Ford's headquarters to get an inside look behind the
development of the 2015 Ford Mustang.
Have you ever wondered what goes into the design and engineering a new
version of an American Icon that's been in continuous production for 50
years? Fast Lane Daily goes deep into the clay with the design and
engineering team of the Ford Mustang to find out the level of
passion and effort that went into creating a car that raises the bar on
affordable performance yet pays tribute to the one that started it all.
It's truly amazing that such an internationally diverse team can come
together to build an American car celebrating its 50th Anniversary.
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Mercury Cougar - American Muscle Car
An excellent TV show featuring the classic Mercury Cougar. They cover all
the classic years, and talk about all the different engines and option
packages you could get. Only a couple minor mistakes (they say the that
XR-7 package included a 4-speed stick, then show an automatic shifter in
one... derrr) but overall a very nice overview of these cars.
1970 Mercury Cougar Convertible 351 Windsor V8 - Nicely Restored
I thought you'd like a look at this very slick 1970 Mercury Cougar
Convertible. This one is powered by a high performance 351 Windsor V8,
equipped with a Holley 4 BBL carb, Edelbrock aluminum intake and a set of
coated headers. The metallic blue paint is slick, the hideaway headlights
work as they should, and it even has the sequential turn signals. The
interior is in black vinyl and really looks great too. I hope you find it
interesting, thanks for taking a look!
Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars near St Louis, MO
The next background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin
MacLeod. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
1965 Ford K Code Mustang Convertible Classic Muscle Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
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1965 Ford Mustang K Code
This is an extremely rare Mustang. This is a numbers matching,
southern car, and is an original triple black car as well. The gentleman
that we purchased the car from owned the car for 20 years. He purchased it
out of Tennessee and brought it back to Georgia where he drove the car
almost daily until he restored it 10 years ago. The car underwent a full
and complete restoration, while keeping it as stock as possible to preserve
the history of the car. The previous owner did a full title search on the
car and traced the history all the way back to the original purchase back
in 1965. The car was first purchased by a woman who traded in her 1962
corvette for it.
We have all of the documentation for this car including chain of title and
receipts of the restoration. The original transmission, carburetor and air
cleaner are included in the sale as well.
The K-code Mustang came
with a 289ci/271hp hipo motor and was mated up to a 4 speed manual
transmission. This car still has the original motor, which was rebuilt
during the restoration 10 years ago. The transmission was also rebuilt. The
car currently does not have the original transmission in it, but, we do
have the original tranmission and it has been rebuilt. The car has been
stored in Alabama, in a heated and air-conditioned garage. This car has
been very well taken care of and loved tenderly.
Original 289ci K Code Motor, Tuned Up
Manual 4 Speed Top Loader Transmission
Ford 9" Rear End, No Posi
Headers, Flowmaster Mufflers 2" Exhaust System
Holley 650 Carb with Electric Choke and Vacuum Secondaries
Radiator in Good Shape
Lakewood Bell Housing
Heavy Duty Shocks, New Steering Suspension
New Flexlines on Brake Lines, 4 Piston Calipers
Chrome and Stainless is Beautiful
Straight Body, Raven Black Paint is Superb
American Racing Rims and Michelin Tires (215/65/15 Front and Rear)
Solid Trunk with Mat and Full Spare
Rear Quarters Replaced -- So Nice It's Hard to Tell
Original VIN Stamped
Original Factory Tinted Glass, Except Windshield
Frame is Gorgeous, Nicely Painted
Floorboards Have Been Replaced, Awesome Job Welding
Pinch Welds and Rockers are Beautiful
Torque Boxes Look Great
Shock Towers are in Perfect Shape
Beautiful Black Interior
Seats are in New Condition
Rally Pack Gauges, Aftermarket Gauges Under Dash
Chrome on Dash is Beautiful
Dash Pad Nice
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1967 1968 Mustang Cougar emergency brake Episode 154 Autorestomod
We set up the emergency brake system in our 1967 Mustang fastback. What we show will
also work on the 1967, 1968 Cougar as well.
Home page: http://www.autorestomod.com/ Rate, ask questions, we are very
good about responding!
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Eastwood Silver Cad Aerosol 12 oz Part Num: 10022Z
How to install a convertible top on a 1983-1993 Mustang Sample footage
This is a sample of our video that shows you how to remove and install this
convertible top. We show you how to do the convertible roof replacement,
broken down into a series of small steps.
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
The full video is extremely detailed and designed for the DIY individual.
Install it yourself and save money, install for others and make money