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

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Price: $621.85

    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: 8
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    Reviewed On:
    3/4/2019 
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    Location:
    Salem, OR 

    Good replacement, but needs modification to fit

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    4.00 out of 5
    I had a mixed experience installing this dash pad in my 68. Overall it's nice quality, looks good, and seems like it will last. But I had to do a fair bit of work to modify it to make it fit properly.



    Firstly, there was no cutout for the dash-mounted VIN plate. That's forgivable since it's a '68 only thing. Secondly, the front lip (nearest the windshield) is supposed to have U-shaped cutouts for the screws that attach the metal trim there. I had to mock up the pad in the car and carefully locate & mark where each screw hole is, then remove the pad again and cut a "U" around those marks. Thirdly, the thick flanges on the "face" of the pad didn't allow the A/C vents or plastic dash bezel pieces to install correctly, so I had to trim those away completely.



    Lastly, the pad is thicker than original, and I'm finding that the lower / outer edges slightly bump into the door panels with the doors closed (more so on the passenger side in my case). This makes the door a little harder to close, which isn't ideal. Maybe over time the constant pressure will reshape it and it will improve.



    It also has a bit of an upward "bow" when installed, so I'm going to have to try laying a weighted board over it for a while to flatten it out.



    Another note - the holes in the speaker grille area aren't really holes. They look fine but they are blocked off by material and you can't see through them. So if you plan on using a dash speaker, you may want to spend some time carefully clearing material out of the "holes". Good luck with that.



    All these issues aside, it's a nice looking pad with correct texture, and it seems well constructed. It can be a bit of a pain doing all these modifications to make it work, but once installed it really spruces up the interior. It's a lot better than a warped, cracked 50 year old piece, so I still recommend it.

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    11/21/2018 
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    The smell is no lie!

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    5.00 out of 5
    Great replacement dash pad. As the description states this thing does stink so its advisable to let air it out before rolling up the windows on your car! It kinda smells like fresh paint but stronger! Lucky for me Im not quite ready to fully install yet so it has a change to dissipate on the shelf before making its way in the car!



    Other then that its great. My test fit proves it will fit well and looks great in the car. Happy with the overall fit and finish. Expensive but quality isn't cheap is it?

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    9/23/2018 
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    Location:
    Hollister, CA 

    Dash Pad

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    5.00 out of 5
    I just bought a 67 RX7 and it was missing the dash pad. This worked perfect and WCCC had everything else I was missing for the install. I am sure once installed after the rebuild it will be perfect! Thanks WCCC you have become my next best friend.

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    3/1/2018 
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    4.25 out of 5
    The dash I got had been opened from the plastic (previously attempted install?) it had what appeared to be a defect in the passenger side ac vent, or tooling scratches? I contacted WCCC and spoke with Junior he promptly contacted dashes direct, and they sent me another one that was New..These guys take care of there customers. The dash installed easily..note that it's a bit too thick where it butts up to the window causing a bit of difficulty for the dash 2 windshield trim.also the vents are a bit offset from the real vents..but it looks legit..thanks guys

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    2/1/2017 
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    Location:
    Maine 

    Really well done!

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    5.00 out of 5
    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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