You might not expect to find a collection of gleaming muscle cars in the back warehouse of a piano shop, but that's just what you'll find at AZ Piano, owned by Jason Sipe of Phoenix. He is currently restoring an ultra-rare 1969 Mercury Cougar 428 Cobra Jet, 4-speed, drag pak car with a power sunroof. Naturally, we had to meet up with Jason while we were in the area and check out his cars.
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Dash Removal & Restoration - '68 Cougar XR-7
In this video, we show (in great detail) how to remove and disassemble the
entire dash and gauge cluster in a 1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7. This also
applies very closely to the 1967 XR-7, and much of the info is relevant to
standard Cougars as well.
Once everything is removed from the car, we strip the plastic dash panels
down to their bare bones so they can be sent in to be "rechromed" - stand
by for updates on our restoration service, coming soon!
Then we show some of the simple, inexpensive things you can do to improve
the appearance of your dash, like replacing the blue light filters,
installing new gauge overlay decals, polishing the lenses, covering faded
woodgrain with our vinyl kit, etc.
Finally, you'll see it all back in the car, and what a transformation it
Most of the parts used in this video can be found here:
Or, use the part numbers provided in the video to search our site (see
upper right corner "Type part number search here...")
Also, if anyone out there knows of a vinyl woodgrain pattern that more
closely matches the original XR-7 dash pieces, we want to hear about it!
Our current pattern looks great but of course isn't "correct" for 67-68.
1967 Mercury Cougar - Dan Gurney Special - SOLD
This '67 Cougar DGS is a very nice example of a solid, un-messed-with,
standard first-gen Cougar. Low mileage, no rust, and sporting its original
interior. Cars like this are getting harder and harder to find!
Car has been sold! eBay auction:
Cougar Buying Guide Ep.3 - 1968 XR-7 390 "Barn Find"
In this video, Don goes over a 1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7 in brutal detail,
looking at originality, searching for rust, inspecting the interior and
engine bay, and more. This car exhibits a lot of pros and cons that you
might run across when looking at buying a classic Cougar yourself. We felt
that the "pros" pretty much speak for themselves; it's a very attractive
car, great color combination, good options, good condition, and a big block
390 that runs great. With that in mind, we spent most of the video picking
on all the little negatives that you might not have noticed otherwise.
This car is currently for sale on eBay:
Need parts for your 67-73 Cougar? We have it all:
Classic Cougar Pickin' with Scott Taylor (Part I)
On our trip to AZ, we paid a visit to Scott Taylor to have a look at his
collection of Cougars. Scott is a well-known Cougar enthusiast, is the
registrar for 428 Cougars, and has a sizable collection of classic Mercury
Cougars. Many of his project cars are for sale (most of the cars shown in
this video). If you have questions about these cars, or have any
information on a newly discovered 428 Cougar, email Scott at
View Part II here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0Bl5MiO7FA
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