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.
'68 Cougar Burnout....after
'68 Mercury Cougar burnout after changing rear end.
67 cougar 10.0@133mph
another angle of my 460ci powerd cougars 10.0 run at the mopar nats at santa pod.
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