Wow its not every day you have a customer come in and say. " I want to Customize A cougar" . Well we did, Follow along this blog to see updates of this fun project we have embarked on. Their isn't one area on this ride that is not customized or perfected. From shaved handles, trim and moldings to shaved drip rails and widened body. I guess for us to some up this Cougar restoration customization project we would have to say. Low, Mean , Wide and loud. We are going to take a trip back in time from our Middlefield Ct restoration shop and time travel to Ford Motor Companies design department in late 60's and inject 10 ton's of Viagra, Testosterone and steroids into this ride. Keep following this blog to stay updated,
Above you can see the customer did quite a bit of work to the cougar prior its arrival to our CT shop.(Above) Below you will see our quick and extremely rough preliminary rendering. This is the first of many until we nail down the right look and feel.
The 70 Cougar arrives to us as you see below. Sand Blasted and in Black Epoxy primer. We have many small rust repairs to so as well as some repairs of previous patchwork before we can start the fun and exciting parts of customization.
Below we like to start with metal work and quickly get into epoxy primers so no moisture builds on bare metal. You can see we shaved the passenger door handles as well as antenna.
Moving on to the passenger side we shaved the handles , drip rails, turn signals as well as patched many rust holes and pits.