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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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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 is! Most of the parts used in this video can be found here: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/dashparts.html 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 http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com 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: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171762974980&ssPageName= STRK:MESE:IT Need parts for your 67-73 Cougar? We have it all: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/





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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK4AgwvkDDE Paint your own car





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