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Old 02-11-2013, 11:19 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Is it just me, an admitted old timer? Seems like more and more if a person doesn't like or think something is a good idea it means they HATE it! I love my wife and kids that doesn't mean I hate all others!!

Many of old timers who still have memory recall when radical customs were fun, neat stuff, not something to criticize (ya I'm sure many did but it seemed it wasn't the cool thing to do).

IMO a conversion from coupe to fastback or vert is a really neat project/challange etc. Just because for me it's a bad idea doesn't make me a hater I hope!


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Old 02-12-2013, 02:16 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Hoping to not have to replace the quarters but they are here if I need them. I hang with a lot of guys who are into old cars and those have lots of custom modifications. Of course most of those guys have some one else do the work. I just get a feeling of accomplishment doing something my self. I will post the progress as it goes. Wish me luck.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:45 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Good luck.

I'll be following along since I'm going to be doing a conversion myself, soon.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:40 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Looking good. I love seeing a car brought back from the dead. I have no issue with someone doing a coupe/fastack conversion. I just dislike people that try to hide the fact it's a conversion when they go to sell it.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:50 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Ok people. I guess I will consider this my build thread. I cant believe I started this that long ago. I want to let you all know I am not a body man and never have done this before. I have read every thing I can and watched every video. I wish I gould have found a more complete top in better shape. It is not in the budget. I just got done reviving a 67 Cougar that has been off the road for 20 years with my older son. I have a 64 Galaxie which I threw together to drive while building these other projects. I also have a 68 F250 which is my summer DD and also a work in progress. Have already converted it to power disc brakes and tilt wheel. With my spare time I am making a Falcon Gasser. So I have no time and less money. Ant way back to car on hand. I am going to throw some pictures at you.

this was the first car. I found a better body so this is now my main parts car.


Here is the roof I hauled back from IOWA

You mention Cougar. Now that would be cool and almost unique...a 67/68 Cougar fastback!
If I had the $ I'd go for a 67/68 Cougar vert conversion...cause I love verts! Fastbacks are ok, definitely don't hate them. How 'bout a 67/68 Cougar Coupe to Fastback conversion?


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Old 02-15-2013, 01:47 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Sons Cougar, First paint job.

390 C6 Headers 4 wheel disc brakes, soon to be 445 stroker
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:19 AM   #22 (permalink)
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wow that looks awesome! Lookin like that Maybe you can paint mine.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:29 AM   #23 (permalink)
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About 4/5 yrs ago, a person from Conn. DID do a XR-7 cpe to a cvt. It was a very
professional job. Cougars have a longer WB than a Mustang so he had to compensate
for that added length. The finished product was VERY professional in appearance and
it DID look factory.
Using a 67/8 Mustang fastback roof on a Cougar would require a bit of work.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:48 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Hoping to not have to replace the quarters but they are here if I need them. I hang with a lot of guys who are into old cars and those have lots of custom modifications. Of course most of those guys have some one else do the work. I just get a feeling of accomplishment doing something my self. I will post the progress as it goes. Wish me luck.
Amazing - best of luck - keep posting those pics!
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:22 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Last test fit and got it tacked on today. Waiting for my son the welder to get of work to weld her solid. Starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. This job is not for the weak at hear or stomach. I wish I would of had a full roof to start with but it was not in the budget. After roof is on then it is time to do truck filler panel and support.



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Old 02-20-2013, 11:17 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Mostly welded on now.




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Old 02-28-2013, 06:15 AM   #27 (permalink)
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That is f'n awesome man, you guys are accomplishing something i've never seen done before. I can't believe how good you got it fitting already. Yes to keeping us updated!
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:04 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Great Idea. Looks like you got it all figured out. I know it will be alot of work but well worth it. Don't stop. Keep us posted with updates.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:51 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Nice work. Keep posting pictures.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:59 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Took a week off to go snowmobiling. Going to hit it again this weekend.
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