If your Cougar came from a region that uses road salt your buckets are probably rusted in the corners or worse. Our dry "West Coast" buckets are 100% rust free and the mounting tabs are not broken from the removal of stubborn bolts. They will not be bent or damaged in any way. Keep in mind we do have grade B brackets for much less money that only have minor bends or blems that could be easily corrected.
*NOTE* These parts are far more important than most people realize. If they lack structural integrity for any reason be it rust, collision or failed spot welds, you will be damaging your grille in a very short time. The vacuum actuators housed in these brackets are very powerful and if these brackets do not give the support they were designed to then the pressure is now transferred to the chromed die cast portion of the grille and misalignment and cracks will result. Cougar part numbers C7WY-13A158-B - passenger side. C7WY-13A159-B - driver side. Support - Headlamp hinge.
This icon means that we're looking to buy this part! WCCC is a buyer of used and NOS hard to find 67-73 Mercury Cougar parts. Usually we give an in store credit of 50% of our web price for parts delivered in hand or by carrier to our Brooks, Oregon location. If you're not interested in store credit, just shoot us an email and we will let you know if it's is something we can pay cash for. We do not send cash for parts in advance but we often can compensate you within hours of receiving the goods. Sometimes a 50% wholesale bid will not be enough to entice you to sell. It never hurts to ask if we can up our bid! If it is an in demand item that we have requests for we often can pay more. Just email us if you have questions or want to share pictures.
Don and Lin, I want to thank you for my latest shipment of parts. When I took the headlight buckets out of the box I could not believe how great they looked! I had every intention of sandblasting some surface rust off of them as soon as I got them, but I will only have to wash, and put a fresh coat of paint on them! Thanks again for the amazing 41 year old parts you guys supply! Grant
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!