1970 Cougar Interchangeable with 1970 Mustang?

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JRFoltz97
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1970 Cougar Interchangeable with 1970 Mustang?

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Hello - new member here. Just very recently picked up a 1970 Cougar and starting the process of gathering needed parts, etc.

I tried using the search feature for my question but I'm not finding anything definitively direct about what is interchangeable with a 1970 Cougar and a 1970 Mustang. I saw a bunch of posts/replies in relation to 67-68 cougars and mustangs, but I wanted to ask if anyone knows definitively if the windshield and rear window are the same for 1970 in both Cougars and Mustangs?

The reason I ask is not so much for the windshield itself, but more for the chrome moulding pieces that go around each. If i were to order a new repro set of either mouldings for a 1970 Mustang (not fastback), would those fit on the 1970 cougar windshield and rear window? Or are they not exact matches?

If the information is needed, i have a hardtop Cougar. I believe was an RX7 (but that's based solely on a badge/emblem for the car I found in the trunk). Car is in primer and I didn't "decode" the VIN but i know it's not an Eliminator.

Thanks in advance for the assistance and I apologize for my newbie-ness. Appreciate the help.

Josh
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Re: 1970 Cougar Interchangeable with 1970 Mustang?

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The Fastback windshield may or may not be the same as the hardtop.

Rear window is completely different
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You do not want the Chinese trim... Go with original.

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/6 ... themeid=26
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I'm with you on using original as the preferred option...

but what if I don't have the cores to send you - the car came with only one piece of the front windshield trim in that kit of 5 pieces you put a link for and that one piece isn't really that great so I wouldn't bother sending it....

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Good news! Someone just donated a set of cores to us minus the bottom ones and said "find these a new home!"
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Stick with WCCC for your Cougar parts….or have a shelf with “mustang parts” that don’t fit.
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