Instrument Specialties and my bezels

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NG8264723
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Re: Instrument Specialties and my bezels

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Post by NG8264723 » 11 Mar 2019, 21:18

OMG!
I didn't even notice that!!
Now I am really pissed they sent me someone elses dash piece. My car has a 68 XR7 dash!!

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Re: Instrument Specialties and my bezels

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Post by Blitz » 11 Mar 2019, 22:46

That sucks man. Although who knows, maybe your XR-7 piece turned out better than the Standard one you got. Just gotta figure out where it went 🤷‍♂️
-Andrew Chenovick
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-1968 Mercury Cougar: original family owned, Polar White, 289-2V, auto, AC / "Snowball" view project thread
-1973 Opel Manta: 1.9L, 5-speed (restored)
-1991 Mazda Miata: fun driver
-1992 Volvo 240 wagon: classy hauling machine

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Re: Instrument Specialties and my bezels

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Post by desertdave55 » 12 Mar 2019, 00:19

Wow, went from bad to worse. On the lens buttons, did they send you the XR7 buttons or the cones for a standard? Whichever they sent, what was the quality on them?

NG8264723
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Re: Instrument Specialties and my bezels

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Post by NG8264723 » 12 Mar 2019, 09:01

They sent the correct lens buttons. They were mint.................

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Re: Instrument Specialties and my bezels

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Post by 68 hertz » 13 Mar 2019, 16:24

Don Rush wrote:
11 Mar 2019, 11:20
BossElim69 wrote:
11 Mar 2019, 11:02
Don Rush wrote:
11 Mar 2019, 10:43
No repros in site as minimum order is 500 pieces and they changed design between 67 and 68 and std and xr7. The newest hurdle is the import tariffs.
The 500 piece order would be a lot to have to carry in inventory.
Especially when it is x4 and one also needs the decorative buttons and AC rectangular bezels. Also... When a repro comes out we really hope to sell a large amount the first couple months to get back a large chunk of the initial investment. The problem is when it is a repro, folks will often think "I can get that anytime" " I should probably buy used and NOS parts this month because one never knows when they will be available again". We are looked at as the leader in the industry so when Drake or Dynacorn considers a part, they ask us if we will commit to 50 to 100. They know not to ask the other retailers... So far we have only sold 2 roofs.

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/1 ... attribs=75
I thought the roofs would have been a hotter sale than that.
Randy ,Syracuse NY

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Re: Instrument Specialties and my bezels

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Post by Midlife » 13 Mar 2019, 18:46

Hurricane Michael damaged a 68 when a tree fell onto a garage; the 68 belongs to the local liquor store manager. I told him about WCC roofs and he sorta shrugged. I didn't inquire further as to whether he planned to fix it or if the cat was totaled. Roof replacements are not for the faint of heart, that's for sure.

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Re: Instrument Specialties and my bezels

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Post by NG8264723 » 14 Mar 2019, 20:58

That's funny. Midlife I have done a few roofs and feel they are easier than electrical gremlins!!

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Re: Instrument Specialties and my bezels

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Post by 68gurney » 17 Mar 2019, 08:58

Another option is Chrome Tech USA. I used them for my '68 standard. Not perfect, but real good. Included the black detail paint work. $600 for all the plastic chrome parts. Took 9 weeks
1968 Cougar - Dan Gurney Special, Polar White/Black Decor, 302 J-code, PS, PB, AC, AM/FM

1969 Cougar - XR7 Convertible, Dark Aqua/White, 390 S-Code, 4 Speed, PS, PB, PW, AM-8 Track

1970 Cougar - Std Coupe, Augusta Green, Med Green Comfort Weave Decor, 429-4V, TKO 5-SP, PS, PB, AC, AM/FM

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