Here is a time and money saving package deal for the person restoring their 1969 Cougar. This package includes:
- Hood lip moulding
- Fender extension mouldings
- Deck lid moulding
- Drip rail mouldings
- Nine piece front and rear window trim
- Front and rear Award Winning Bumpers
Keep in mind we will often give extra core value trade in for items we may be low on. Please call before sending extra parts for trade value.
All parts are show quality. The bumpers are triple plated chrome, the aluminum has the correct anodized finish just like NOS and the stainless has been restored to a brighter than NOS luster. Keep in mind any parts you choose to add to the order (like bumper guards, rocker panel mouldings, quarter window mouldings, back up bezels and taillight bezels) can be added with no extra (or minimal) shipping charges.
Please know that chrome cracking from the installation of bumper bolts on our rechromed bumpers is not covered under warranty. We have observed that some reproduction wavy washers are of a thicker material than original and require more torque to flatten out properly for a good fit. We suggest that no matter what thickness your repro wavy washer is that you flatten them out in a vise prior to installation so as not to have to apply as much torque when installing. Better yet, reuse the originals whenever possible. Also know that all bumpers once they are straightened and polished lose material (thickness) in the restoration process, often these 50 year old bumpers have gone through this process more than once. Also know that chrome seems to adhere better to virgin metal better than used, recycled metal. With those three things working against you extreme caution is needed when installing your rechromed bumper.
When returning cores we suggest placing the front bumper inside the cavity of the rear bumper and then placing all but the drip rails and two larger stainless rear window trim parts in a separate package. Once the trim is taped inside the bumpers, cocoon the parts with stretch wrap or find a sturdy form fitted box (hint, look behind paint and body shops). We must obtain your restorable cores before we can ship as certain parts like the hood lip moulding are just too hard for us to obtain. If you have extra cores we would give a discount on your order, call prior to sending. If you do not have an economical means of shipping you may contact us and we can sell you a prepaid UPS "call tag". The label (call tag) can be emailed to you so you can print and affix to the package.
We've made a couple videos about our restored bumpers and trim, check them out below for more info:
"...Don - Happy Fourth of July. I wanted to send a note to your team of gratitude for all the help they provided me over the last three years restoring my Cougar. As you know, it has been in my family from the day it was purchased in Salem. My Grandfather sat in every car in the lot until he found one that he liked, and purchased it for my grandmother. A few years ago they both passed, and I was in Afghanistan when I gave my Grandfather’s Eulogy. I missed showing them the restored Cougar by about five years. They meant a lot to me, and I just really wish they could see it now. I’ve owned it for almost 20 years, taking it from assignment to assignment without the time or the means to restore it until now. It was with my father in Tennessee, and he told me to come get it or he was going to sell it. I remember sitting in the back when I was 12 years old waiting for my grandmother at the grocery store, so I just couldn’t let it go to someone else. My grandmother was pulled over for speeding too many times to count in that car and ran it out of gas a dozen times or more. I remember the only thing my grandfather changed on the car was that he added power brakes. That stuck with me as a teenager, and I’m glad I listened, because I had to change out the manual brake pedal after I destroyed one of your refurbished brake boosters. Darrell helped me figure out that I was putting stress on the booster with the wrong brake pedal. My grandfather must have jury rigged it somehow with the original brake pedal. There are a few pieces that I have left to do, but it is about 99% complete. It would have been impossible to restore it in this condition without the help of WCCC. The most important thing about your shop is the knowledge of everyone working there. Without the help of your videos and discussions with your team, I don’t think I would’ve completed this project. It is pretty much a complete car as it was in late 1969. I have upgraded the radio to Bluetooth (done by Mr. Tayman) but it is still the original Philco radio. I also added a tachometer, which I know is not original. However, these upgrades were important to me, so I made the subtle changes. To date, the car has 76,000 original miles with no engine change. Sorry for the long note, but I wanted to let you and your team know how important this was for me and I really appreciate their support. If I had time, I would love to drive through Oregon and see your shop. It would be nice to bring it back to Salem.
Thanks again, Darryl..."