Many used items in our picture(s) have been cleaned and/or bead blasted prior to being photographed to show condition and detail. The item you receive, in most circumstances, will be pulled from the donor car and shipped to you without being cleaned. We do not retake pictures each time a used item sells. Pictures are a good indicator of what you will receive, but not all used parts age the same. On high dollar parts, email us and we can send a few pictures of the actual part available.
"Core" Items: If we use the word "Core" in the title of the product, the item has been deemed rebuildable, but has not been rebuilt. The item you receive, in most circumstances, will be pulled from the donor car and shipped to you without being cleaned.
Grille corner backing plate from a 1969 Mercury Cougar. This will be a passenger side with the deep square groove on the side. There are two styles of 1969 grilles, we think that the early version did not have the extra gusseting for strength. We offer these for when they come up missing. These must be removed prior to restoration. We use a small die grinder or Dremel tool to grind the peened rivets on the grille housing. It is important to know which version of grille that you have, these do not readily interchange between shallow and deep notching. See related items for all versions. Subject to available stock on hand. Plan on painting these prior to installation.