Rocker Mouldings - Yea or Nay

Okay, lets put it to a vote: were all Cougar Convertibles Red? Is the '68 really the best year of all? This is the place to count the votes and find out.

Should I add the rocker mouldings?

Yes
13
48%
No
14
52%
 
Total votes: 27

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Rocker Mouldings - Yea or Nay

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Post by snafu » 14 Oct 2013, 08:47

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Post by xr7g428 » 14 Oct 2013, 09:17

The make the car look longer, but the poverty cap look is about making the car look like nothing... the el cheapo version of the car, and the rockers are too much bling for that look. Just my $.02. Do what you like.
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Post by CougarCJ » 14 Oct 2013, 10:49

I never installed them on my 1969 either, hardly anyone noticed.
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Post by tmh » 14 Oct 2013, 13:48

I have them, and dig em

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Post by devildog » 14 Oct 2013, 14:35

Only if you include the wheel mouldings, IMHO it does look 'integrated' without them.
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Post by Al Bundy » 14 Oct 2013, 14:54

Personally I like the mouldings. The car looks unfinished to me without them.
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Post by CougarCJ » 14 Oct 2013, 16:17

1967 Cougars don't have rocker mouldings.
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Post by jcbingcougar » 14 Oct 2013, 17:22

devildog wrote:Only if you include the wheel mouldings, IMHO it does look 'integrated' without them.
Completely agree. Rocker moldings without wheel lip mouldings look weird. If anything, I'd go with wheel lip mouldings only.
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Post by snafu » 15 Oct 2013, 11:41

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I want to get this right before I put a bunch of extra holes in the car. It looks like those against will take it but its not really a landslide.

The car may be a different color at some point and I may go back to a plain hood, but the steel wheels are staying and the wheel lip mouldings aren't going back on.

Rocker mouldings without wheel lip mouldings don't seem odd to me because alot of '69 Eliminators came that way. On the other hand, these are SS mouldings and SS cars did have the wheel lip mouldings so maybe it is a little weird. I am starting to think they look a little out of place with these wheels though - too much bling as Bill says.
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Post by Local Hero » 15 Oct 2013, 11:45

My first thought is that the car is so stock looking that the rocker moldings needed to stay on. But after hearing Bill's comments about the poverty caps striving for the ultra plain appearance, I have to agree to go without. And I'd forget the lip moldings too for the same reason.
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