Scott Smith

1 year ago

I haven't updated in a while....and that is because things have slowed to a crawl.  Whomever had the car before me tried to do a partial restoration and did some weird things.  We are trying to replace all of that and make the car as production correct as possible.  But, finding original parts has been a struggle. Since Cougars were built on the same platform as Mustangs the first thought most people have is that finding parts would be easy.  While some parts are common between the two cars most are not.  And whereas Ford built 300,000 Mustangs in 1969....there were only 100,000 Cougars built that same year....and of that total only 5,706 of my style of convertible were produced.  Finding the chrome trim for the car has been almost impossible.  And now it's on to the interior which needs a lot of parts!  The new ETA for the car to be completed is Spring 2018.

I haven't updated in a while....and that is because things have slowed to a crawl. Whomever had the car before me tried to do a partial restoration and did some weird things. We are trying to replace all of that and make the car as production correct as possible. But, finding original parts has been a struggle. Since Cougars were built on the same platform as Mustangs the first thought most people have is that finding parts would be easy. While some parts are common between the two cars most are not. And whereas Ford built 300,000 Mustangs in 1969....there were only 100,000 Cougars built that same year....and of that total only 5,706 of my style of convertible were produced. Finding the chrome trim for the car has been almost impossible. And now it's on to the interior which needs a lot of parts! The new ETA for the car to be completed is Spring 2018.

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