1969 Mercury Cougar

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1969 Mercury Cougar

This 1969 Mercury Cougar came in for chassis and engine swap. We installed our Schwartz G-Machine chassis with upgraded 6 piston brakes, then coupled that with a new Coyote motor and a Boss 302 intake. Check out the specs & pictures below to watch this Cougar transform into a wicket Pro-Touring machine.

Frame & Suspension

  • Schwartz Performance G-Machine bolt-in full chassis & suspension system
  • Power steering rack
  • RideTech single-adjustable coilovers
  • Baer 14" rotors, 6-piston front & rear calipers


  • 2015+ Ford Performance all-aluminum 5.0L DOHC Coyote
  • Ford Performance Boss 302 intake manifold
  • Custom 4" stainless-steel air intake tube with K&N air filter
  • Cooled by an aluminum BeCool radiator & electric fans
  • Vintage Air Coyote Front Runner serpentine drive system


  • Tremec T56 Magnum
  • Quicktime bell housing
  • Custom driveshaft
  • Moser full-floating 9" housing, Detroit TrueTrac differential, 4.10 gear, 1350 yoke


  • Long tube headers
  • Custom 3" stainless-steel exhaust with Magnaflow mufflers

Wheels & Tires

  • Forgeline DE3P w/grey center, brushed lip
  • 19x12.5 rear, wrapped with 345/30/19 Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires
  • 19x9 front, wrapped with 255/35/19 Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires

Paint & Body

  • PPG paint, Ford “Flame Blue”
  • Blacked out trim & door handles
  • Body color bumpers
  • Custom grille

Other Features

  • Vintage Air Gen IV Magnum A/C system
  • Tanks Inc fuel tank w/internal pump
  • Dakota Digital gauges
  • Optima battery w/Schwartz billet mount
  • Ring Brothers engine bay fasteners & clutch reservoir


Original car gallery

Chassis gallery

Engine gallery

Assembly before paint gallery (mock up)

Mini Tubs gallery (mock up)

Sheet metal work


Body shop and paint work

Final Assembly

Interior gallery

Completed gallery