This is the trim piece that goes along the front edge of the hood.
Ford Part #: C9WY-16856-A
Due to the difficulty in obtaining trim we no longer sell these without first having you send us your cores.
Keep in mind we pay well for quality 69 hood lip mouldings.
- 1969 Mercury Cougar (Standard, XR7 and Eliminator)
Even if your restored trim part(s) were never dented they still will have about 10-15% thinner material on the face after restoration and of course more if there were dents/dings removed. These parts are buffed down to the point where the tiny "craters" or "divots" disappear. These craters are caused by road debris colliding with your soft aluminum trim at XX MPH for decades. I would suggest adjusting the tabs on your six clips for the hood lip until they slide into place with minimal effort and then finger tightening them. I have rather large "mechanic" hands so you might actually need to snug them with an end wrench.
When sending us your core(s), we will need a copy of your invoice. Or at the very least, your invoice number which is located at the top left corner of your original invoice. We will also need the date of your purchase.
Once you have your trim cores packed, we suggest that you take them outside and throw them up into the air as high as you can. After your box lands, jump on it. If you do not think that it will survive, you have not packed it well enough. We have discovered that this type of abuse is typical with shipping. We are not responsible for any damages that may occur in shipping.
Do not send us pretzel shaped parts, parts you have attempted to
fix yourself, or flattened out parts. We need trim parts showing only MINOR
dents, dings, dullness, or scratches.
Due to the difficulty in obtaining trim we no longer sell these without
first having you send us your cores.
Keep in mind we buy most trim and mouldings found on a Cougar.