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Here Kitty, Kitty,... (or Oh!...For the love of Cats)... 1st and 2nd gen (1963 and 1967- 1973) Cougar CBP

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#21 Speedster

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:22 AM

Love Cougars!

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 12:18 PM

Not really much material to work from (I can think of maybe five existing kits) but I still might jump in. After all, I have always wondered what a '69 Cougar might have looked like if it had been available with a Sportsroof. ;) At any rate, I will be looking in even if I don't participate.


A sport roof Cougar. Now that would have been cool

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 12:30 PM

After reading this I started searching (Fruitless) for the Sonny and Cher Cougars. I remember seeing a pictorial years ago in Mustang monthly. I can't remember much other then they were heavily modified, ugly and the dashboards were covered in shag carpet. Just thought it would make an interesting project.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 12:33 PM

AMT offered the Sonny & Cher "MUSTANG" in 65 or 66!!
I don't remember them being Cougars!

I wish AMT would return the XR7 parts to their 69!
I want the original engine & exhaust to restore a 67 I have.
Actually have parts for almost 3 complete 67s!

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 12:35 PM

AMT offered the Sonny & Cher "MUSTANG" in 65 or 66!!
I don't remember them being Cougars!

I wish AMT would return the XR7 parts to their 69!
I want the original engine & exhaust to restore a 67 I have.
Actually have parts for almost 3 complete 67s!


I just saw that as I was looking for the Cougars. Those were some ugly Mustangs. :blink:

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:02 PM

Hey, it lives. Here's another one from the past, a '73 built from the "Cat" edition. I always liked this kit. The wheels are from a Monogram '70 Chevelle, the tires are Monogram Michelins, the whitewalls are ancient stickers from a '61-ish AMT kit, and the rest is box stock.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:24 PM

Holy moly, what a great looking feline Mike.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 04:16 AM

Holy moly, what a great looking feline Mike.


Thanks Mike.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:32 PM

Another great model Mike! Vinyl roof..... how did you achieve that?

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 04:34 PM

Its molded like that
I have the Original 73 Annual that came painted metallic red with it,
and the last issue still has it.
I have both the Classic's box & W-M Value (Checker-Board) box of the last Cougar kit

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:48 AM

I'm building a 1967 RepliCougar to relive my younger days. I've been at it about a year now & still working on it........

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 06:59 AM

Hmm, No...no that's not what 1969 would look like Chuck, it's also a 1970...

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My bad! I sorry! :D

Did this get finished ?

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 01:37 PM

I did NOT forget about this one, I've just been thinking of what exactly I want to build for it- I love Cougs, and settling on which one to start off with was a bit of a challenge. I'll be starting off with a '73 kit, and it will be done as a beater. Think of a cross between a careworn '70's street machine and Uncle Buck's Grand Marquis and you'll have a general idea of what I'm going for.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:05 AM

'73 Beater has begun-

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Chassis is mostly done- I rsied the rear suspension 2", and added some Blue Streak racing tires out back. Front tires are from the kit, but I used the steel wheels from an AMT '62 Pontiac in front, and a '66 Nova Pro Street out back. I also adapted the exhaust from the Nova for use on the Cougar.


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There's a '71 Monte Carlo in my area that's undergone some pretty brutally bad bodywork- basically the whole car is made of hammer dents and gray primer at this point. I replicated a similar look on the Coug's quarter by 'tapping' at it with a conical grinding bit in my Dremel, after removing the rear side marker lamp. I also 'rusted out' the rear wheel openings on both sides.


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I also separated the grille and bumper to make detail painting a bit easier. I also now have the choice to install the bumper a bit crooked it I want.



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Posted 01 July 2012 - 01:17 PM

Body still needs a little work here and there. The phrase 'Rotten Pumpkin' keeps popping into my head...
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:18 PM

That's pretty good Chuck. I think you're on to something I can relate to.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:23 PM

Rotten Pumpkin might be done tomorrow. Guess we'll see. ;)

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 04:19 PM

Okay guys I am happy to join in now. My rusty, crusty and dusty '69. This will be a very quick build. I'm planning on primered fenders and a miss-matched hood, a tunnel rammed big block and some 70's style big & littles jacked up in the rear a bit.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 05:49 PM

Another Cougar beater! Right up my alley.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:22 AM

Okay here's where I'm at. The brown primer is the areas that will be getting paint. The grey areas will stay grey but be weathered. The painted areas will be getting rust colored acrylics sponged on and then salted and then sprayed with a light coat of flat blue. Then more salt and a coat of flat white. Then I will knock it all off, feather the paint breaks with some 70% isopropyl and then I will be adding some heavy rust in the areas of the rust throughs with some baby powder and acrylic rust washes.

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I should end up with finishes that resemble the following.

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