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Rubber Bumpers - Grille / Headlight Eyelid Door - PREMIUM - EACH - Repro ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar

Rubber Bumpers - Grille / Headlight Eyelid Door - PREMIUM - EACH - Repro ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar - 11997
Rubber Bumpers - Grille / Headlight Eyelid Door - PREMIUM - EACH - Repro ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar - 11997
Rubber Bumpers - Grille / Headlight Eyelid Door - PREMIUM - EACH - Repro ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar - 11997


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    Quality Headlight Cover Stops For The 1967 & 1968 Mercury Cougar

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    Finally a solution to the sagging headlights on your 1967 - 1967 Mercury Cougar! If your headlight doors sag and no adjustment is left on the adjuster bolts then you will need to replace these as your old ones have broken down or have fallen off. Please take the time to view the pictures and read the text below to see why these are so much better than what has been previously offered to the Cougar community.

    Sold individually, Four used per car, 2 upper and 2 lower. The lower 2 are the most crucial as they help maintain the alignment of the grille eyelids.

    Replaces Ford part #: C5AZ-16758.

    Here is what many 40 year old stops look like.

    Even if they are not falling apart they are looking like this as they have been compacted from use over the years. Not only are the Cougar grille eyelids heavy but the vacuum actuators that close them are very strong which puts most of the pressure on these critical little rubber parts.

    We cut this old original bumper in half to show what is going on internally. Notice how the bolt has made a serious impact in the rubber. There are not enough threads on your adjuster bolts to compensate for this.

    This is a picture of the new bumpers (or stops) installed on the headlight cover. You will not need to readjust these every month like the lower quality reproductions.

    Unless you have located some NOS rubber bumpers it is safe to say that every 1967 - 1968 needs these new parts.

    Here is a picture comparing the very best used bumper we could locate in our salvage yard to our new reproduction. The height difference may not seem like much but keep in mind the majority of the collapsing has transpired inside where the bolt head has been driven into the bumper for decades. Replacing all four of these little rubber bumpers will alleviate major headaches for those who hate to see a misaligned grille!

    Do you want to replace those worn out actuators yourself or are you looking for some great information on aligning the grille in your Cat? The videos below are your ticket!


    Product Reviews
    Total Customer Reviews: 7
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    Reviewed On:
    10/15/2015 
    Author:
    Edward 
    Location:
    Northbay, California 

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    The new bumpers were not quite enough to be able to align the head light doors correctly. I recommend purchasing the longer bumper bolts, although these might be difficult to put in without removing the headlight door.

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    Reviewed On:
    9/5/2015 
    Author:
    Bob 
    Location:
    SE Michigan 

    Rubber bumpers to use with the elongated headlamp cover adjustment screw

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    The elongated adjustment screw allow the headlight covers to finally be adjusted to match the grill position (on either side of the headlight cover).

    Before attempting to install the elongated bolt/bumper it would be wise to do the following:

    - Spray all threads of the original adjustment bolts with a penetrating oil.

    - Once the old headlamp (closed position) adjustment bolt is removed, chase the threaded hole from above with a 5/16" x 18 tap to clean it up the original nut threads.

    - Install the elongated bolt into the top of the threaded hole (backwards) and use a 1/2" socket to run it down about half way to make sure the nut hole threads will not bind.

    - Back-out the elongated adjustment bolt (from the top), install the rubber bumper and proceed to install the elongated adjustment bolt/bumper combination from the underside of the rear of the headlamp cover

    - With the vacuum switch "open" to allow manual positioning of the headlamp cover, tilt the headlamp cover ~ 1/2 way open (or more, if you can get you hand behind the cover) and reach behind the headlamp cover with the 7/32" hex of the elongated adjustment bolt pointing up and carefully slip the 7/32" hex into the threaded nut hole. This step may take a few tries and some patience.

    - Try to rotate the elongated bolt counter clock-wise by hand to start the elongated bolt into the threads

    - Once the threads start, place the 7/32" socket over the 7/32" hex (protruding through the nut threaded hole) and rotate counter clock-wise to bring the elongated bolt up into position. If there is any binding, you may be cross threading the adjustment bolt, so proceed carefully, possibly backing the adjustment bolt back down (clock-wise) until there is no binding and start threading the elongated adjustment bolt into the nut again.

    - Once the elongated adjusting bolt can turn freely, adjust the headlamp cover to match the surrounding grill position.



    I did this and then installed the headlamp cover "spacer kit" to try to get the covers "straight" and non binding on the surrounding grill sections. I am at week 1 into a 3-4 week process, so we will see if this works

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    Reviewed On:
    5/24/2015 
    Author:
    Edward 
    Location:
    Northbay, California 

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    Product was exactly as promised. Fitment was perfect.

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    Reviewed On:
    6/27/2014 
    Author:
    John 
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    perfect match

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    Reviewed On:
    10/5/2013 
    Author:
    67 XR7 
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio 

    What a simple fix.

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    Much better than the hodge podge of rubber that the last owner thought was a fix.

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