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Dash Pad - BLACK - Repro ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar

Dash Pad - BLACK - Repro ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar - 14619
Dash Pad - BLACK - Repro ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar - 14619
Dash Pad - BLACK - Repro ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar - 14619
Dash Pad - BLACK - Repro ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar - 14619
Dash Pad - BLACK - Repro ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar - 14619
Dash Pad - BLACK - Repro ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar - 14619
Dash Pad - BLACK - Repro ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar - 14619
Dash Pad - BLACK - Repro ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar - 14619
Dash Pad - BLACK - Repro ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar - 14619
Dash Pad - BLACK - Repro ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar - 14619
Dash Pad - BLACK - Repro ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar - 14619
Dash Pad - BLACK - Repro ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar - 14619
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    Reproduction BLACK Dash Pad for the 1967 and 1968 Mercury Cougar

    New Tooling as of May 2016! The previous version had a heavier grain than original and had a built in defect / scratch on the driver side top. This new version is the best repro Cougar pad offered to date, satisfaction guaranteed.

    Reproduction dash pad in black for the 1967 and 1968 Mercury Cougar. This is the same Dashes Direct pad you see advertised elsewhere. Beware of the "other" brand of dash pad out there, it will not fit.

    First off I must say this is the best version of this much needed reproduction offered to date. That being said I want to offer the following observations. The first thing you will notice upon opening the package is the smell... Very strong, unnatural odor (some call it the "New Car Smell") that contrary to what some may say, will not disappear in a short time, it takes months...

    Once you go to install it you will notice it is much heavier than the original. This is because the original was foam filled with a vinyl covering and the reproduction is a solid core design. The good news is that because of this design, it should never crack! Before you begin the installation process you will want to clear the speaker perforations of blockage left behind during the manufacturing process. On the Classic Cougar Community Forum one member has documented how to do this from the back side with a sander. Once you go to install the pad you may struggle a little with the trim along the windshield as the mounting flange of this pad is thicker than that of the original.

    Used grade "A" dash pads are almost impossible to find these days, they just were not designed to be exposed to the sun and heat for 50 years! This is a good alternative made by Dashes Direct.

    Replaces Ford Part #: C7WY-6504290-BK.

    For some tips on dash removal and refurbishment, check out our video below:


    Product Reviews
    Total Customer Reviews: 4
    Overall Customer Rating:
    Reviewed On:
    2/1/2017 
    Author:
    Chris 
    Location:
    Maine 

    Really well done!

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    I held off on a repro dashpad for years due to the known fitment issues etc. This new repop is really well made, fit great and looks terrific. Even the stitching detail is crisp and realistic. Good grain and no overly shiny finish. Very straight. Only minor trimming of the overcast flanged edges was needed, and frankly I'd prefer to have that extra material to work with anyways, than too little.

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    Reviewed On:
    10/31/2016 
    Author:
    Tim 
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    Fantastic!

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    It couldn't have installed any easier. As one of the last pieces to a 17 year project I couldnt be any happier.

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    Reviewed On:
    7/23/2016 
    Author:
    David 
    Location:
     

    2016 Repo Dash Pad

    Rating:
    Recently installed the 2016 version of the black repo dash pad. I would recommend purchasing this product to anyone with a non-concourse level Cougar. Finding a replacement either NOS or grade A used, is getting harder and harder for the average enthusiast to find.



    I have owned my current Lime Frost 68 since 1983, and just couldn't take another day of looking at the crack just to right of centerline running from the front edge to the window trim molding. Being a customer of Don Rush since 1997, I knew at some time he would have an affordable reproduction that doesn't have a casting flaw.. This is that product.



    Drove down from Seattle and picked up the dash in Salem. Got home, unpacked it and yes the smell reminded me of Secaucus, NJ in the 1960's. Followed instructions and laid it out on flat surface until temperature was above 70 F.



    Original Plan was to wait until October and do the installation when I do the factory correct A/C installation upgrade. Ha! on the third day I began the installation to see what it looked like in the car.



    I've had my dash out many times so being somewhat versed in this procedure I decided to follow the step by step procedure found in Section 12 of the Ford Service Manual to see if I could offer any additional comments in this review. My conclusion is without any special tools except perhaps a plastic trim removal tool for the dash face panel the average enthusiast should be able to install this item at home in one day.



    I only encountered two minor problems during the installation. Both related to the window trim molding. During the factory installation 2 ea #6 screws held the dash pad to the sheet metal frame below the windshield rubber trim. Very difficult to locate and I'm not sure if they were a production line item, or necessary following production. Secondly were the screws for the interior windshield (reveal?) molding.



    The reproduction dash pad did not have the notches cut in for the molding screws access like the original. Necessary to match the pad up with the original, and cut notches with a razor knife. Also the most outboard molding screws were very difficult to get started. Solved this by temporarily installing longer screws to get started, shimmed the molding in place, then reinstalled the correct length screws.



    I would also recommend purchasing a new dash pad fastening kit.



    As stated in the ad, the new pad is made of modern and thicker material than the original. When installing the heater controls on the left, and blank (soon to be A/C vent) on the right, the thicker pad gives those pieces a slight camber. During the A/C install I may use a file to correct this slight flaw.



    Another tip would be to run a straight edge and true up the sheet metal mounting flange spot welded to the dash sheet metal. The reproduction dash mounting studs and frame are very high quality in form fit and finish. The grain looks OK and the molded stitching is nice. the indentation above the instrument panel looks very close to the original.



    As a long time Cougar owner I would not hesitate to purchase another one for a future project



    Dave Nashif.


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    Reviewed On:
    7/20/2013 
    Author:
    Inthegarage 
    Location:
    Georgia 

    From horrible to original

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    My original dash was warped, bent and horribly ugly....After sitting in the sun to straighten out, it went in smoothly....What a difference....Looks like it been there since 1967..Thanks guys for a great and reasonably priced product..

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