View Full Version : Ideas needed for metal forming.


04-23-2007, 08:28 AM
OK, I have been keeping this one under wraps until I got further along but I have run into a snag. This is a 70 Cougar with a Mustang fastback roof on it. The pic shows where the Mustang quarter ended, I need to extend it about 12 inchs. The problem is that if I follow the quarter panel line it is higher on the outside (A) than on the inside. The trunk follows the roof line (B). There is about 2 inch’s difference. Anyone have any ideas how I can finish this off? TIA, Jake


04-23-2007, 08:44 AM
I'd carry the line formed by the lip on the decklid across the to the corner of the quarter panel so the rear end has a straight line from corner to corner. Then carry the line from where the quarter ends now back to meet that...
Roll the panel so the inner edge follows the edge of the deck lid..

Did that make sense? It's a lot easier for me to make the panel then describe to someone how to do it in print..:confused:

04-23-2007, 03:02 PM
ZRX, I think I understand what you are saying,just not sure I understand what I am saying. LOL. I don't think it will work because the quarter is about 2 inchs higher on the outer edge. Here are some more pics that may clear up some issues.



04-23-2007, 03:51 PM
Picture a cardboard box, the dimensions are the same as the hole you have to fill. Now imagine it with the front side & inner (left side in your pic)side removed... So now you have only 3 sides to what was a 5 sided box, you're left with the base, one end & one side..

.. except of course you'd have to shape it to blend in so the base of the box would curve up from the edge next to the decklid to the outer quarter panel edge & at the same time follow the curve of the decklid in the other direction to match that spolier on the ass end of it, so you'd have a compound curve..

04-23-2007, 04:13 PM
It helps having a '69 XR7 Cougar parked in the front yard. Hope the pics help. Ya see what I was getting at? I guess I could have "fabbed" what i mean with tinfoil, but hope this works...


Blend from the trunk edge out & up like the white paper.. That outer cardboard box side would be lower down at the front...
& blend the sheet metal back & up like the green paper.. so the inside of the box corner would be shaped more like quarter of a bowl.. ya with me?

04-23-2007, 07:10 PM
Nice looking Cougar from what I can see. I bought a nice project 69 Sports Special a few weeks ago. I had the panel made like the one you showed me. It just doesnt look right being slanted into the trunk area. Plus the built in spoiler from the trunk almost disappears by the time it reachs the end of the quarter. I am going to have to raise the spoiler on the trunk about an inch or so and extend it to the back of the car about an inch. I may mock something up in cardboard and see how it looks. It may not look too bad with the spoiler tapering off? I know I am going to have limited ways of doing it.

04-23-2007, 10:14 PM
How about just making it along the lines of the Shelby GT350/500? You're halfway there with the Cougar tail lights anyway...
So it would basically be the bottom part of a Cougar quarterpanel entension blended into a Shelby quarter panel extension upper part.....

04-24-2007, 08:02 AM
Yes, that is the general idea. I will take a pic once I get it mocked up in cardboard.

04-24-2007, 09:13 AM
Tony Branda has Shelby quarter panel extensions :)

04-27-2007, 06:48 PM
I love metal work. Can we get a picture showing the new roof on the Cougar? From the side?

04-29-2007, 03:09 PM
Here are a few pics of my work in progress. 8 or 10 more years and I will finish! Maybe.596




04-29-2007, 03:12 PM
More pics.600




04-29-2007, 04:37 PM
thats gonna be real nice when your done, keep it up!