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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 Check out our facebook page too! http://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar


 


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Rear View Mirror Lens Replacement - Classic Cougar, Mustang, etc
After 40+ years, the rear view mirror on your classic Cougar or Mustang is probably looking pretty tired. The silver gets tarnished, and the only way to bring it back to life is to either buy a new repro mirror, or to remove your original mirror lens, have it re-silvered, and install it back into the original holder. Luckily, we're offering an exchange-based mirror restoration service at West Coast Classic Cougar. You can send us your old lens, and get a restored one back for around $50. Keep in mind that any imperfections on the glass surface will remain, because the silver is applied to the back side of the lens. If you'd rather not go through the process of removing and re-installing your lens, or if yours is missing, broken, or in bad shape, we also sell a Grade "A" original mirror assembly with a re-silvered lens already installed. We have all styles of mirrors from 1967-1973 for the Mercury Cougar, most of which are interchangeable with other Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles. Check out the interior mirror section on our website for more info: http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/usedparts.html While you're at it, check us out on Facebook too! http://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar Last but not least, be sure to subscribe to our channel for more classic Cougar videos. Thanks for watching/reading!





Turn Signal Cancelling Cam Replacement
If your turn signals don't turn off after you go around a corner and straighten the steering wheel, this cancelling cam is your culprit. Instead of replacing the whole turn signal switch, you can save yourself some money by just replacing the cam. This video hows how to replace the turn signal cancelling cam on a 1969 Mercury Cougar with a tilt / tilt-away steering column. However, this information applies to a wide range of vehicles from the late 1960's through the mid-1980's, including Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth. The switch we used in this video, plus other related parts we mentioned, can be found here: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/tusisw.html





Steering Wheel Restoration Tips Episode 119 Autorestomod
We review the new rim blow steering wheel that we got from our friends over at West Coast Classic Cougar. We also show restoration techniques for steering wheels using 3M 08115 panel bonding adhesive. Jeff covers when to and not to restore a steering wheel—sometimes it is really better to say, "we can't rebuild it, we can't make it better than it was." Thanks for watching! Sponsor: http://www.nationalpartsdepot.com Parts: http://www.westcoastclassiccougarinc.com/ Steering Wheel - Rimblow -- Repro PN: 122616 Rim Blow Horn Switch -- Repro PN: 2000134 Three Spoke Steering Wheel Pad -- Repro PN: 2000302 http://www.dennis-carpenter.com/ Steering Wheel Cover PN: C9AZ-3D752 Horn Cover Emblem PN: C9AZ-3627 http://www.npdlink.com/ 1967 Wiring Harness, Turn Indicator 13A357-1A





Passenger Side Mirror Installation: 67-68 Mercury Cougar
In this video, we show how to install a passenger side door mirror on a first-generation Mercury Cougar. These cars never came with a right-hand mirror, but now there is a high-quality, original-looking chrome mirror and base available that looks just like the left side. Drilling the holes in the door is pretty straightforward, but there are some different ways to attach the mirror base to the body. The best method for permanent installation, in our opinion, is to use the OEM-style aluminum riv-nuts. In the video, we show 2 different ways to install these. Parts used / mentioned in this video: RH Mirror Assy. (Standard Lens): http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/c8wy-17696-ar.html RH Mirror Assy. (Convex Lens): http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67passmirror-cvx.html New Rubber Gasket (better than what comes with the mirror): http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/d515.html Original (used) Plastic Gasket: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/d515used.html Metal Riv-Nut Kit: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/oumimokit1.html Riv-Nut Installation Kit: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/oumimokit.html Rubber Riv-Nut Kit: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/oumimokit.html While you're busy clicking all these links, you might as well click the "like" button on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar





Electric Hideaway Headlight Actuator Conversion: 1967-1968 Mercury Cougar
In this video, we show how to replace your early Cougar's vacuum-operated hideaway headlight system with a simpler, more reliable electric conversion kit. This kit includes two remanufactured Ford Probe headlight motors, a custom wiring harness, and custom bracketry and hardware for this specific application, making installation simple. To view the kit, click here: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/store/p/13676-Electric-Headlight-Door-Co nversion-Kit-with-Motors-New-1967-1968-Mercury-Cougar.html Some reasons to go this route instead of keeping your vacuum system: - Easier to keep your grille straight. The vacuum system puts constant pressure on the grille. - Cheaper as a whole. To replace your entire vacuum system is significantly more expensive. - faster and more even opening & closing. No more slow opening / closing one at a time. - Can operate without the engine running. - Perfect solution for those with high performance engines with low vacuum. - Etc. Thanks for watching / reading! Subscribe to our channel to keep up with our new videos, and like us on facebook while you're at it: https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar





The Story Of Cougar 1: The First Mercury Cougar
A while back, we sat down with Jim Pinkerton, the owner of the very first production Mercury Cougar (1967 model year), a.k.a. Cougar 1. We hit the "record" button on our cameras and he let loose with an epic tale of how the car was first sold in Canada, its subsequent life there, and how it eventually got into his hands - an intriguing story! He also goes over some of the unique features of the car, and some of the restoration techniques used. It's a truly beautiful factory show car with more attention to detail than the 'average' Cougar. Special thanks to Jim Pinkerton for his time, and for providing most of the images you see in this video from his own collection of Cougar memorabilia. Check out our YouTube channel for more Cougar videos, and subscribe to stay up to date! Need parts for your classic Cougar? Visit our parts catalog at: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com Like us on Facebook for even more Cougar goodness! https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar





Rim Blow Horn Switch Installation How-To (1970-74 Ford / Mercury)
For those with an old Ford / Mercury rim blow steering wheel, chances are your original horn switch is shot. In this video, Don walks through the steps of removing the original switch and installing a new reproduction switch. We recommend the US-made Daniel Carpenter switch, as seen on our site here: http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/d1az-13875-c-us.html This is a time-consuming, delicate operation, so take your time and be careful. We're hoping this video will give you the confidence and know-how to tackle this essential job.





Door Panel Backer Boards - How To Replace (1967-1970 Cougar)
Since door panels aren't reproduced for Cougars, good used originals are valuable. Sometimes, the front vinyl side is usable, but the backer boards are toast. Luckily, there's a solution. We now carry brand new, better-than-stock backer boards made from a more durable pressboard material. We have a version for 1967-1968 Cougars, as well as another version for 1969-1970 Cougars. See links below. In this video, we show you how to separate a vinyl door panel from its old backer board, repair the metal hanger piece, and reattach it and the vinyl to the new backer board. We also cover removal & replacement of the inner beltline strip (the felt-lined trim that touches the door glass). Relevant parts for this video: 1967-68 Backer Boards http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67xrboards.html 1969-70 Backer Boards http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/68stdbackers.html Door Vapor Barriers / Water shields: 1967-68: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/cg129.html 1969-70 coupe: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67drvprbarrier-69.html 1969-70 convertible: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67drvprbarrier-69-cv.html 1971-73 coupe: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67drvprbarrier-71.html 1971-73 convertible: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67drvprbarrier-71-cv.html Door Panel Clips 1967-68 Complete Kit: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/f-3761.html Padded, each: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/388052-s.html Standard, each: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/380552-s.html Standard, set of 30: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/drclips.html Door lock knobs, grommets, rods: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/lokngrro.html Long story short, you can find everything related to the door panels in this section: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/doorrearpanel.html Thanks for watching! Check us out on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar





How to Restore a Cracked Steering Wheel
Tool Dude Tony shows you step-by-step how to restore a cracked steering using POR15 epoxy putty, sand paper and Rust-Oleum paint. This is another episode in the '57 Studebaker Silver Hawk Restoration Project. Here is a link to the playlist of all my videos in this series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL70DD647B4B0E98AC&feature=view_all Follow me - http://twitter.com/#!/tooldudetony Tool Dude Tony's Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of ToolDudeTony, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. ToolDudeTony assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. ToolDudeTony recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ToolDudeTony, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ToolDudeTony.





Installing Opera Lights on any 67-68 Cougar
If you own a standard 1967 or 1968 Mercury Cougar, you may have noticed (with some envy) that the upscale XR-7's of those years have extra interior lighting on the C-pillars. These are referred to as rear courtesy lights, or opera lights. We have just reproduced the chrome / clear lenses for these, which add an extra touch of class and functionality to your interior. They are especially useful because Cougars didn't come with an interior dome light, so nighttime visibility is somewhat limited on the interior of a standard Cougar. The good news is - even if your car never came with these lights from the factory, your car already has the wiring for them. All you have to do is cut the tape holding the single wire to the harness and feed it through the appropriate hole (see video). So all you will need is a pair of used housings and a pair of our new lenses. Links to parts below. Used housings: New lenses: http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/l4e9.html OR we also have used original lenses, which are cheaper but not as nice.. Used lenses - Grade A: http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/cpilllens.html Used lenses - Grade B: http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/cpillb.html Thanks for watching / reading! Subscribe for more Cougar videos. Also check us out on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar





Vinyl Woodgrain Installation - 1968 Cougar XR7 Steering Wheel Center
WCCC is now producing vinyl woodgrain overlay kits for classic Mercury Cougars! We've sourced a high quality material that closely matches the texture, color and pattern of the original burled walnut woodgrain, found primarily on 1969-1970 Cougar XR7's. Today we show you how to install our overlay onto a 1968 XR7 steering wheel center piece. This also applies to other Ford / Mercury / Lincoln vehicles for 1968. Although the woodgrain we're using is different from the original pattern used in 67-68, we think it looks pretty good. We will also be producing kits for the entire dash face, door pull strap end pieces, overhead console light bars, floor console inserts, and anything else on a classic Cougar that had woodgrain on it. More how-to videos coming soon! Decal kit found here: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/store/p/12954-1968-XR7-Burl-Wood-Grain-H orn-Pad-Applique-1968-Mercury-Cougar.html Visit our website at: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar





Front Suspension & Chassis Upgrades - '68 Cougar / Mustang
In this video, we show some of the ways you can easily stiffen your car's chassis and upgrade your front suspension. Using Andrew's '68 Cougar as a guinea pig, we bolt on, and weld on, some simple parts that will make a big difference in reducing the torsional flex that these front ends are prone to, as well as improving the integrity of the shock towers. Most of the parts mentioned in this video can be found here: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/frsu.html Springs we used: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/c7zz-5310-p.html Rubber Insulators: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/c4dz-5415-a.html Rear seat divider panel (67-68 Cougar): http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/store/p/13463-Divider-Rear-Seat-to-Trunk -Coupe-METAL-New-1967-1968-Mercury-Cougar.html See also: 69-70 Cougar panel: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/store/p/13464-Divider-Rear-Seat-to-Trunk -Coupe-METAL-New-1969-1970-Mercury-Cougar.html If we forgot to list anything, you should be able to find it on our website! While you're here, subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date with our latest videos! Also, like us on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar





(SOLD) 1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4-speed
This car has been sold! Link to eBay auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/171503105137?ssPageName=STRK:MESCX:IT&_trksid=p3984 .m1557.l2649 A Cougar that's survived 45+ years this well is unheard of, especially for a 4-speed car. A recent repaint makes it really shine, but the original interior and untouched engine bay, trunk and underside lend credence to the amazing condition of this car. Slide into the soft original leather driver's seat, lock the tilt-away steering wheel in place, palm the 4-speed shifter and depress the clutch... and know you're driving the best.





Zoe - West Coast Classic Cougar Request
My daughter Zoe is trying to receive a 1967 Mercury Cougar GT 4 Speed Car from West Coast Classi Cougars in Oregon. This is her Video submission. Please West Coast Classic Cougar help my dauger with her dream of owning a Cougar. Myself I still own my 67 Mercury Cougar that I built in high school (zoe is going to the same school). My wife still has her 1968 Mercury Cougar xr7 Gt which was her first car. We are all Members of the Mercury StrayCat's Cougar Club. My wife and myself were a couple of the founding members. I think Zoe would be a good fit to restore the 1967 Mercury Cougar Gt and keep it for years to come. One thing I am not seeing often is younger people restoring the old cars. If young kids do not keep up the hobby who will?? Lord Lucas and his Leadfoot Ladies will. Please let West Coast Classic Cougars know that you also want to see a young girl (who by the way does already drive a manual transmission) restore and keep another Mercury Cougar Alive !!!





Mercury Cougar - American Muscle Car
An excellent TV show featuring the classic Mercury Cougar. They cover all the classic years, and talk about all the different engines and option packages you could get. Only a couple minor mistakes (they say the that XR-7 package included a 4-speed stick, then show an automatic shifter in one... derrr) but overall a very nice overview of these cars.





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