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Radio Knob Set - With Console - Repro ~ 1968 Mercury Cougar - 1968 Ford Mustang

Radio Knob Set - With Console - Repro ~ 1968 Mercury Cougar - 1968 Ford Mustang - 26015
Radio Knob Set - With Console - Repro ~ 1968 Mercury Cougar - 1968 Ford Mustang - 26015
Radio Knob Set - With Console - Repro ~ 1968 Mercury Cougar - 1968 Ford Mustang - 26015
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Reproduction Console Radio Knob Set for the 1968 Mercury Cougar or Ford Mustang Equipped With a Factory Center Console

Finding correct radio knobs for a 1968 Ford Mustang or Mercury Cougar equipped with a center console has been a huge obstacle for decades now. To clear the padded radio bezel cover, one must have these elusive, one year only, deep well knobs. These will also work on 1967 Cougar with console and although they would not be letter correct for anything but a 68 with a console, they do not look out of place on a 67 with console. Note that this four piece knob set does not come with the white plastic spacer located behind the right hand inner knob. This spacer is needed on "some" applications and we do have them available here. Note that these can be rather hard to slip onto the shaft, if you still have the original knobs you may want to "fish out" the original spring steel inserts and replace the inserts in the repros with original for a better fit.

Trivia! Of the 113,741 Cougars produced in 1968 59,835 of them came factory equipped with a center console. Of the 317,423 Mustangs produced in 1968 62,444 of them came with consoles. That means about 122,279 of these sets of knobs were originally put on the street. We say "about" because we have no idea how many consoles were sold as a dealer add on and of course, the XR7G and Shelby had consoles that tucked under the dash and used the standard chrome radio bezel that did not require these longer knob sets. These stats were taken from Kevin Marti's books "Cougar By The Numbers" and "Mustang By The Numbers".

The inner knob that is shaped like a funnel measures 1 3/8" tall and the outer T shaped knob is 1 1/2" tall.

Original knobs will more often than not show hairline cracks where the knobs mate to the shafts. These cracks are caused be over-turning and the problem is exacerbated by the fact that time and excessive heat make them brittle. Our knobs are made from modern materials that will not crack as easily as the originals. Just like the OEM knobs, these have the spring steel inserts embedded in all four knobs.

Lightly scratched sets (when available) often trade hands in the $140-$175 range. Those days are soon to be over!

The inner knob on your original knob will have a C8ZA-8A932-B engineering number imprinted on the backside and the outer knob will have a C8ZA-18817 Number visible on the back.

Keep in mind we will accept your incomplete set of 1967 Cougar console radio knobs in trade for a set of these reproduction knobs. Give us a ring for details!

If you have an AM radio with no rear speaker then you will need to purchase the white plastic fader / balance delete spacer pictured in the middle as shown below.

Product Reviews
Total Customer Reviews: 10
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Reviewed On:
5/29/2018 
Author:
Stonebuster 
Location:
Salt Lake City 

radio knobs

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Once again WCCC was right on with the radio knob set they look, fit, and installed with ease

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  • fit
  • correctness
  • easy to install
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  • none
Reviewed On:
5/4/2018 
Author:
Richard 
Location:
Merced, Ca. 

Repo Radio knobs

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Excellent craftmenship!

I have a 1967 Cougar with the padded console with an aftermarket AM/FM radio (Custom Autosound).

Apparently these knobs only work with factory radios. So the knob shafts were too long.

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  • Excellent reproduction
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Reviewed On:
5/8/2017 
Author:
Jim 
Location:
Pittsburgh 

Help from Don

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I ordered these radio knobs for my 1967 XR7. When I first tried to install these I couldn't get them to fit my stock radio. I called today to return them, but was able to get them to work with a little help over the phone. Don answered the phone and walked me through the issue I was having.The left knob was the problem, it just would not push on. After Don suggested I try the "D" shaped insert from my old left hand knob. So I removed the the new "D" insert and replaced it with the old one and the new knob fit right on! What do you know, happy days!!

Thanks for your help Don.

Jim


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2/25/2017 
Author:
Gary 
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Look great; had to do a little trimming-easy install

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Reviewed On:
2/29/2016 
Author:
Barry 
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Nothing to get to exited about here but they work well.

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