Many used items in our picture(s) have been cleaned and/or bead blasted prior to being photographed to show condition and detail. The item you receive, in most circumstances, will be pulled from the donor car and shipped to you without being cleaned. We do not retake pictures each time a used item sells. Pictures are a good indicator of what you will receive, but not all used parts age the same. On high dollar parts, email us and we can send a few pictures of the actual part available.
"Core" Items: If we use the word "Core" in the title of the product, the item has been deemed rebuildable, but has not been rebuilt. The item you receive, in most circumstances, will be pulled from the donor car and shipped to you without being cleaned.
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.
Product Condition Grades
Below is a general description of what the criteria is for our product condition grades. These are generalizations that are intended to give you an idea of the condition of the product at a quick glance. Because different parts degrade at different rates, there are variances in what the letters represent, please see the products description for details about the condition of any particular product.
A = Excellent / Above Average
B = Average / Some flaws / Good to Excellent Driver Quality
C = Obvious flaws / Poor to Average Driver Quality
D, E, F = Worse, Worser, Worsest
Used passenger side (right hand) grill section for the Mercury Cougar. 1967 is unique from the 1968 grille in a couple of ways, but the most noticeable is the upper mounting tab where it bolts to the grille center. 1968 had a more durable reinforced casting in this area. This grille half has been carefully inspected and found to be free of pits or major scratches in the chrome and is not severely warped. It will have a misalignment issue as they all do in the portion on the outer most corner where the eyelid meets the grille. This is caused by the fact that the vacuum actuator was made with a shaft that is longer than needed. The very powerful actuator puts excessive force on the grille causing it to contort in the area where the head light mounts which creates misalignment within minutes of straightening out the defect. If you look at early press photos closely you will see misalignment in these grilles in brand new cars.
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