67 gt console and shifter question

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67 gt console and shifter question

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Post by dbenney » 27 Sep 2018, 13:56

I just recently bought a 67 cougar GT. I ordered the Marti report which came today. Now... I'm not worried about the car being 100% original because it's not a show car, just gonna be a nice cruiser but I would like most things that are suppose to be there.

I see from the report that it's a console car. The console is gone and it appears that the shifter that's there was not a console shifter. Do I need to replace just the lever with the attachment for the gear indicator, or do I need to replace the whole shifter because if the 2 tabs that the plate with the indicators attach to?

Thanks for the help and I'm sure I'll be on here a lot more as questions arise.

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Re: 67 gt console and shifter question

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Post by Don Rush » 27 Sep 2018, 16:35

Yes, the shifter stem and bucket are different as well as the other peripheral parts. Keep in mind we will give you in store credit on your take out parts. This link will show you all parts required.

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/c ... attribs=75

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Post by Royce » 27 Sep 2018, 17:02

Personally I like them a lot better with no console. Maybe you need to collect the parts and install them at resale time?
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Re: 67 gt console and shifter question

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Post by Don Rush » 27 Sep 2018, 19:09

There are some bargains out there if you watch close. I really like how the consoles dress up the interior. A Cougar without a console seems rather Mustangish to me...

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=1 ... c&_sacat=0

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Re: 67 gt console and shifter question

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Post by dbenney » 27 Sep 2018, 20:06

Don Rush wrote:
27 Sep 2018, 19:09
There are some bargains out there if you watch close. I really like how the consoles dress up the interior. A Cougar without a console seems rather Mustangish to me...

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=1 ... c&_sacat=0
Thanks for the info. I'll keep my eyes open for the parts I need.

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Post by dbenney » 28 Sep 2018, 07:08

I have another console question. Are there 2 separate console? 1 work the clock and 1 with the slide up door? Or is the clock panel removable and can be replaced with the slide up door and compartment?

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Post by Al Bundy » 28 Sep 2018, 07:31

The clock came with the XR7 console.
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Re: 67 gt console and shifter question

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Post by dbenney » 28 Sep 2018, 08:04

Al Bundy wrote:
28 Sep 2018, 07:31
The clock came with the XR7 console.
So I take it the whole console is different and i couldn't change a few parts to remove the clock and add the slide up door?

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Post by Al Bundy » 28 Sep 2018, 08:13

I know there are differences, I’m not sure if the upper portion would be interchangeable.
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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Re: 67 gt console and shifter question

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Post by CATHOUSE » 28 Sep 2018, 08:36

There are 2 styles of console, standard Cougar and Cougar XR-7. The standard style is different between 1967 and 1968. The XR-7 style is the same for both years. The main plastic base piece is the same for both standard and XR-7 style. The base is different though for a car with A/C and a car without factory A/C. If the car has a manual transmission there is an additional section on the top of the plastic base that is cut away to allow room for the shifter. This cut out area will cause a problem if you try to attach the automatic shifter plate shown in the second post link by Don.

The top pad and the radio face pad are the same size and shape for both standard and XR-7 so either style will fit right up to the plastic base. Which ever way you decide to go you will want both of those pads to be the same style, either standard or XR-7 as the padding is quite different between the two. It would not look good to have one pad be the standard style and the other pad the XR-7 style.

I do have a couple of 1967 standard style consoles here, all for automatic transmission if you are looking for one.

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