Langleylad’s 1968 Cougar has been one of the more intricate builds featured on the project car forums. He’s been working on it for years now, and it’s a sincere, in-depth build that has seen tons of sandpaper, welding wire, primer and time getting used up in the name of turning a Mercury that has the potential to be really wicked into something. There is so much done to this car that it’s honestly difficult to track all of it…whether it’s the modified 1968 Mustang valance panel that was massaged to fit the Mercury’s nose, the perfected bodylines, the work needed to put a 6.0 LS into the car (yes, Ford fans, it’s a swap), Langleylad’s been deep in the middle of it all, working minute after minute, hour after hour to make the Cougar of his dreams come to life. And we are happy to see that he’s passed the paint milestone and has started to work on final reassembly.
When you are staring at a pile of parts and a shell of a car, wondering if and when everything will be put back together can wear on you. Once things start getting bolted back together and it starts looking like a car again, that’s when you start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We are looking forward to seeing this Cougar up and moving soon! Meanwhile, you can check out what has been going on with the silver Mercury by clicking the link below: