Eliminator blackout trim

For two years the Eliminator roamed the streets looking for prey. Although you could get an engine available from Mercury in the Eliminator, the Cobra Jet 428 and Super Cobra Jet 428 were common under the hood. This was also the only Cougar to get the Boss 302. The Eliminator Registry is maintained by Dave Wyrwas.
Post Reply
tslabaugh
Registered Member
Posts: 4
Joined: 26 Aug 2019, 15:34

Eliminator blackout trim

#1

Post by tslabaugh »

Should the area on the inside of the fenders, around the headlights and tail lights be blacked out on an Eliminator? If yes, is it a Matte black?
CATHOUSE
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Posts: 1630
Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 08:24
Location: Elizabethtown PA

Re: Eliminator blackout trim

#2

Post by CATHOUSE »

You need to state if you are asking about a 1969 or a 1970 Eliminator.

Randy Goodling
CCOA #95
User avatar
Mike_B_SVT
Registered Member
Posts: 3884
Joined: 27 Oct 2011, 00:36
Location: Portland, OR

Re: Eliminator blackout trim

#3

Post by Mike_B_SVT »

tslabaugh wrote: 25 Feb 2021, 17:23 Should the area on the inside of the fenders, around the headlights and tail lights be blacked out on an Eliminator? If yes, is it a Matte black?
Like Randy said, it depends on if it's a '69 or '70.

'69 did not have any blackout on the tail light panel behind the tail lights, just body color.

The '70 did have blackout on the tail panel behind the tail lights.
51704695_10161288646415307_6279173196692324352_o.jpg


For '70 the front area around and behind the headlights is blacked out, including the inside of the fender.
BeforeRestoration062.jpg


On the '69 the headlight assemblies were black, but the fender itself was not. Kind of difficult to describe...
1969 Headlight and Firewall Paint (early).jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Mike B.
CCOA # 9553

1970 Cougar Eliminator (Competition Gold / Black Decor Interior)
1 of 70 with 428SCJ, Ram Air, 4-speed.
Cat Bites Man!

Looking for an Eliminator? Then be sure to check out the "Eliminators on the Market" thread in the Classic Cougars For Sale section of the forum!
Post Reply