Contrary to what you might think at first glance, the support rods used in 1967 - 1968 Cougar headliners are not the same front to back. Each of the rods is bowed to a different curve. To replace a headliner and make it look right, you must keep the rods in the same order as they came out of the original headliner. To help you do this, Lincoln-Mercury coded each rod with a color applied to each end. From front to rear, the 1967 - 1968 color codes of the headliner rods are:
Once installed in the car, each rod should be about the same distance from the roof as the other rods.
WCCC marks the bows with a sharpie pen, 1 hash mark, 2 hash marks, etc. starting from the front of the car.
This listing is for a good used set of four headliner bows taken from a parts car. They will not be heavily rusted or bent. The anchor wires measure 5-9/16" for 67-68. Anchor wires sold separately and are in limited quantity.
*NOTE* The four bows and two anchor clips shown are from a 1968 Cougar. You do not have to purchase anchor clips, you can just take note of the lengths we have listed here and use a zip tie or wire tie to anchor the rear bow to the support just above the rear window.
- 1967 Mercury Cougar
- 1968 Mercury Cougar