How To Replace 1967 Cougar Steeing Wheel Emblem & Trim
The 1967 Mercury Cougar has a unique steering wheel with a black "Cougar" emblem in the center. Originals are often damaged from the elements over the years, but luckily we now have nice reproduction emblems to replace them. Same with the plastic chrome trim ring - they are often faded, but a nice reproduction is available.
In this video, Don shows how to remove the old emblem and trim ring and install new ones on your original 1967 steering wheel center / horn pad.
For more info about the parts we mentioned in this video, check out the steering wheel section on our website here: http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/stwhpa.html
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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 Cougar Aftermarket Parts: Are They Any Good?
In this interactive video, we walk around a restored '67 Cougar and review
many of the products we sell. You can click on the icon pictures that
appear in the video to go to each product on our website. Some reproduction
parts are excellent, and others... well, not so much. You'll enjoy and
appreciate Don's brutal honesty. We plan on doing more of these videos on
different Cougars, so if you have a nice 68-73 Cougar with lots of our
parts installed, let us know!
Need parts for your Cougar? Check us out at
We're also on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar
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:
Plasti Dip Your Car - The Complete Guide
Buy it all here: https://www.dipyourcar.com/Pro-Car-Kits-cat/
How to Plasti Dip Your Whole Car step by step complete guide and tutorial
with Fonzie from DipYourCar.com using the DYC Pro Car Kit.
Video contents listed below:
1. Washing the car (1:06)
2. Masking the car (3:30)
3. Prepping the car (8:55)
4. Materials and Equipment (16:44)
5. Spraying the car (19:20)
6. Breaking the car down (31:23)
7. Aftercare (32:23)
DYC TopCoat Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3WqtXToOfU
Mixing Pearls into PDS Tutorial:
Paint your own car