Rear Interior Panels for the 1971, 1972 & 1973 Mercury Cougar Convertible
This product has received the 'Crappy Product' certificate.
Items that receive the 'Crappy Product' certificate are products that we carry for comparison purposes as they are often the version offered by other vendors or because it is the only version available. We would not be willing to use these parts on our own cars, and we do not recommend purchasing these parts.
WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT RETURNS FOR THESE PARTS.
These reproduction convertible panels only come in black and are sold as a pair. They DO NOT have the holes cut in them for the retracting seat belts, so 72 and 73 Cougar owners will need to cut these holes. In addition, you will have to cut the holes for the ashtray and power window switch or manual window crank as well as install the snaps for the top boot. This will of course require that you have your old panels to use as a guide. These panels are not as thick as the originals and if you really scrutinize them you will find the texture is slightly different. If your original panels are like most, they have been damaged by the sun and now have a chalky or powdery feel to them. Once they have deteriorated to this point there is really nothing that can be done to save them or make paint adhere to them.
*NOTE* The black plastic these are moulded in is glossier than what would come from the factory. To give them a more stock look we suggest using SEM brand vinyl paint, Landau black is the correct color of black that will best match your front door panels. When painting colors than black you should take an unfaded, clean sample to your automotive paint supply store and have them electronically scan your sample and custom mix your paint. This will be a much better color match than selecting a pre-mixed color.
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