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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-01-2005, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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convertible cougar

can the tops be chopped on an 89 cougar ls?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-01-2005, 01:14 PM
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there be a pic of one floating around

don't expect to race though, choppin the top on these yachts tends to "loosen" them up.. especially the birdies (rear window is structural)
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-01-2005, 02:45 PM
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There was a concept of a Cougar convertible for the 1990 model year. Here's a pic of it:

You can get some more info on it here Cool Cats Convertible

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its not exactly a chop the top and we're good to go kinda deal. u hafta put tons of bracing in the car just to keep it from saggin i the middle. remember, our cars are unibody cars, so the roof helps hold it together

if u notice in this pic, the car has sc lookin side skirts, i'm willin to bet they are there to hide all of the bracing need for that car to work

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-15-2005, 07:05 PM
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i cut the roof off one of my ol station wagons one time and when you shut the doors the whole side wobbled... not a good idea...wagon was bound for the scrap yard anyways darrell
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-15-2005, 07:29 PM
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someone in ohio did that to there cougar i saw it on cougar nuts
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we cut the top and took the doors off an 82 volkswagon rabbit diesel car/truck. drove it for a little and the middle bent and touched the ground.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-15-2005, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by coolest68
someone in ohio did that to there cougar i saw it on cougar nuts
The one in Ohio wasn't done by the owner, Ford sent the car to a custom shop to get the top taken off and have a convertible put on. There are some random parts from other auto manufacturers in there (mainly for the rear quarter glass), and it looks awesome. The engine bay is white (yeah, I said white), and you could eat off of it. Eric has put a lot of time and sweat into that 86, and it shows. But Ford had the top done in 86.

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