1982 Cougar II

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:04 am
The next one I'm going to do if I can ever get the paint right on my Bronco is this station wagon. It is a 1982 Mercury Cougar II station wagon. It is similar to the Fairmont station wagon, but is a Cougar. The car is very rare, as they only made them one year, in 1982. It's a fox chassis which will make it easy to get parts to build it. I have a 351 Cleveland 4V engine for it and will have a 5 speed stick shift and hopefully a Ford 9" rear end. I bought this in 2010 for $100. when I lived in Texas It had been sitting in a field for several years with a blown head gasket, but I had to have it. After sand blasting the whole car, there wasn't a spec of rust anywhere. It has been sitting in storage since 2011 awaiting me to finish building my house and garage. It will get a deep burgundy paint with white interior and darkened windows.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:09 pm
That should be a neat project.
What brand rotisserie are you using? I need to get one and trying to get feedback from people who own them.
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The rotisserie I bought on Ebay from a place in Ohio called Tools Plus. their Ebay name was Cavestuff. I don't see them on there anymore which is just as well because they were a difficult seller. I paid about $1100 + Free shipping for it, but didn't realize they didn't include the attachments you'll have to have. Also, they didn't offer the attachments on Ebay so I had to track them down elsewhere at about $85 a pair. The link below is one on Ebay that includes the attachments with it, so it's not a bad deal. It is made by Titan lifts and you can see a video at Titan Lifts website. I had to buy 2 unibody kits for mine at $85 each for the wagon. However, I also had to make adapter plates to interface between the rot. mounts and the bumper mounts. you'll see that in their video online as well. My next project is a 1973 Cougar and I'll need to purchase the leaf spring attachments for that.
I love it because it has manual screw lifts to set the center of gravity and bolt it up, but uses hydraulic rams to actually lift the car... Great piece of equipment for the money.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/TITAN-ROT-4500 ... :rk:1:pf:0

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:31 pm
Wow! Awesome project!

I see that and get just plain jealous. But I also see me with the same car on that rack for a dozen years!!

Are you going to give that wagon a static drop?

Keep them photos coming.
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I'm not sure what a "static drop" is. I would like to lower it slightly, but I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing with that. My main concern already is getting wide enough tire on the back to handle the horsepower, but I don't want to have to back half the frame either. I have a friend of a friend that is a Fox chassis specialist here in Greenville and builds a lot of Mustangs. I'm hoping he can get me in the right direction.
I love restoring cars, but haven't had the opportunity to get into it to this degree until the last year. I have an '86 Bronco I'm almost done with as well. that one is turning out sweet!!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:38 pm
I have the same Rotisserie from Titan that ebay add for $950 is a screaming deal I paid $1450 for mine with all the attachments and had to wait 4 weeks to pick it up in Vegas!

Cant say if I like it or not Haven't mounted a car on it yet but soon.
I have assembled it and I can say its about as well built as any other China made product out there some China made products are ok and this one is ok I have no idea where its made supposedly here in USA ??? and its the only one I found rated for 4500lbs too boot that's the main reason I bought it.

I definitely have plans to do some modifications to mine before using it, but is it necessary ? I dunno? But it will make me more comfortable about crawling under a car on it though.

Oh by the way I like the Car project
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mpqualdie wrote:...I'm not sure what a "static drop" is. I would like to lower it slightly, but I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing with that. My main concern already is getting wide enough tire on the back to handle the horsepower, but I don't want to have to back half the frame either. I have a friend of a friend that is a Fox chassis specialist here in Greenville and builds a lot of Mustangs...


A static drop is a non-adjustable drop such as aftermarket lowering springs or the old school "cutting a coil" method. This is compared to adjustable drops usually air bags or hydraulics.

I'm sure that your Mustang buddy can help you out.

Keep posting pics, and that Bronco looks awesome.
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