1970 Eliminator Blackout Reference Info

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.
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I know the edge of the bezel is bright chrome and the panel behind the cat is black but are the interior walls of the bezel bright chrome or matte silver?
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Learn something every day here!!!! Thanks, Ralph
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Chuck wrote: 30 Sep 2021, 13:30 I know the edge of the bezel is bright chrome and the panel behind the cat is black but are the interior walls of the bezel bright chrome or matte silver?
The interior walls should be matte silver.

The rest is like you mentioned ~ chrome bezel edges, black panel behind the cat.
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Thank you! Will have it back together today.

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1956 Ford Thunderbird - Fiesta Red and White top
1967 Ford Mustang GTA Coupe - Wimbledon White and Black vinyl top
1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator - Competition Yellow, 428 CJ, 4-speed
1986 Ford Mustang SVO - Medium Canyon Red
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I'm working on the taillights now. I've completed all but the housing itself and I have some questions about what and where to paint (using SEMA Trim Black Satin).

Here is the housing before anything has been done, other than to remove the old gasket material.



Arrow A points to the gasket channel which is not painted black.
Arrow B is the taillight reflector pockets which are silver and I will be leaving as is.
Arrow C points to the outer edges of the housing which I plan on painting Satin Black (using SEMA Trim Black).
Arrow D is my main question. Is this area also Trim Black or just gray like it seems to be in the pic above. There is a clear lens covering this area underneath the main red plastic lens but no apparent light from anywhere. What color should this be or does it even matter?
Arrow E points to a mounting hole for some sort of rubber bumper. Which bumper is this in the WCCC catalog? The left housing still has one but the right housing is missing. Sort of a tall, cylindrical piece.

Thanks in advance,
Chuck
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1956 Ford Thunderbird - Fiesta Red and White top
1967 Ford Mustang GTA Coupe - Wimbledon White and Black vinyl top
1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator - Competition Yellow, 428 CJ, 4-speed
1986 Ford Mustang SVO - Medium Canyon Red
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Hi Chuck.

The area "D" that you have some concerns about, is not painted in any color. It is just the bare pot metal, usually oxidized a bit from age. The clear lens you mention is merely a reflector at the end of the tail light housing. If the car is not running ( with no lights on ), then the reflector was required by SAE standards to be positioned near the outer edges of the car, to 'illuminate' the width of the car, when an oncoming cars headlights would shine on them. It is simply held in place by the red tail light lens, when it is sandwiched between the housing and the chrome bezel.

The reflectors have Ford p/n''s : RHS = C9WY-13A565-A and LHS = C9WY-13A565-B

The gas tank 'door' rubber bumper goes into position "E" - it is the same as the mustang rear folding door / back seat 'anti-rattle' bumper. WCCC has it listed as : Item #: 26646 [ Original Ford hardware # 370374-S ( CC-20 ) ]
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Thank you, Gah!!!

I'll begin masking immediately and just paint the outer edges of the buckets.

Chuck
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1956 Ford Thunderbird - Fiesta Red and White top
1967 Ford Mustang GTA Coupe - Wimbledon White and Black vinyl top
1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator - Competition Yellow, 428 CJ, 4-speed
1986 Ford Mustang SVO - Medium Canyon Red
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