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.
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.
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.
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).