1st Gen Cougar Fastback Project

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1st Gen Cougar Fastback Project

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Post by CatVert68 » 18 Sep 2016, 10:48

Greg Zuch, who did all of the structural conversion work on CatVert, apparently hasn't had enough of Cougar conversions. His wife texted me last night with a set of quickie pictures of his latest project:

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Knowing Greg, I have every reason to believe this one will be finished and shown.
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Re: 1st Gen Cougar Fastback Project

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Post by guitar74 » 18 Sep 2016, 14:52

It takes a lot of skill to do conversions and get it right. I appreciate the work, but am kind of on the fence on how it looks. Still, if it's a good clean job, it would definitely be unique. Kind of a prototype vibe.

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Post by catlover » 18 Sep 2016, 16:24

I always wanted to do a fastback Cougar, but that quarter window just doesn't look right with that top, but lets wait and see.
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Post by Cougars_R_Grr8 » 18 Sep 2016, 16:49

As you might figure out I like the idea.. just not with a Mustang roof.
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Post by 1967 S Code » 19 Sep 2016, 05:06

I like the look of keeping the rear Cougar quarter window. The vent looks busy now because there are no louvers in place. It might look much better when the vent louvers are in place. I like this Photoshop of a Cougar fastback.
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Post by guitar74 » 19 Sep 2016, 08:54

Now THAT I like. I agree about the quarter window thing. Or maybe at least have it follow the window line instead of inverse.

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Re: 1st Gen Cougar Fastback Project

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Post by Yorgle » 19 Sep 2016, 09:46

I'm sure this project will look awesome when done, but to me, I think the Cougar is just a bit too long in the tail for the full fastback treatment. I'd go with something more like the 65-66 Mustangs. With apologies to whoever owns this pic, I took the liberty of a crude adjustment to show what I mean (I cut about 2-3 inches out of the roof).
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Post by Blitz » 19 Sep 2016, 10:20

CatVert68 wrote:Greg Zuch, who did all of the structural conversion work on CatVert, apparently hasn't had enough of Cougar conversions. His wife texted me last night with a set of quickie pictures of his latest project:

Knowing Greg, I have every reason to believe this one will be finished and shown.
Nice!! It's about time... I know some others have been started, but I've yet to see one actually finished. Looking forward to updates.
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Re: 1st Gen Cougar Fastback Project

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Post by mo2872 » 19 Sep 2016, 14:22

My personal favorite rendering of a 1st gen fastback is the one in Cougars_r_Grrr8's avatar.
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Post by Cougars_R_Grr8 » 19 Sep 2016, 17:14

And if ever I have the money I'll contact Kaucher and make a few tweaks on that rendering... but it's close.
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