67 Standard Red Interior Colors

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67 Standard Red Interior Colors

Post by JETEXAS » 05 Dec 2017, 10:37

I'm about to have some vinyl paint mixed up to re-spray the arm rest pad, the radio insert, the dash insert and the crash pad on the steering wheel. What should I match to? Were they originally the same color as the red metal parts of the dash or closer to the red on the seats? Was it a bright red or more of the maroon color?

Also, which headliner came in the 67 standard, the bright red or the maroon? There's parts of it still hanging from the ceiling, but it's so faded I can't tell which one to order.

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Re: 67 Standard Red Interior Colors

Post by BossElim69 » 05 Dec 2017, 11:30

What is your interior code number?
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Re: 67 Standard Red Interior Colors

Post by Blitz » 05 Dec 2017, 12:19

Luckily for you, you have probably the best possible reference in Cougar 1, since NOS upholstery & other original pieces were used in its restoration. Here are some pics from the website (cougar-1.com):

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So 67 standard in red was fairly bright, and everything pretty much matches. Anyway, I'd also suggest matching your paint to whatever you can't change, like your upholstery (if you have new seat covers already). That or find an area that didn't get exposed to the sun.

Be glad you don't have "parchment" as that's a bit of a struggle. I ended up settling on seatcovers that are more white than original, and will have to paint everything else to match.
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Re: 67 Standard Red Interior Colors

Post by JETEXAS » 05 Dec 2017, 14:26

I haven't ordered seats yet, so I think I'll just give the glove box door a polish and then take that with me to the paint store. It also looks like I should go with the darker headliner and paint the headliner windlace to match that.

Thanks for the help.

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