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    BOTH Cougars I've owned had 2 tone dashes. This one (smoke grey interior) and my old V-6 with the red interior.
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    I believe the 1987-88 dark blue dashes were monochromatic...makes sense. I don't recall seeing an all-Smoke Grey dash. Some of the reds were two-tone, some weren't. Taupe...those might have been all solid. 1985-86 Regatta blue was definitely two-tone. 1985 Charcoal...that's in Ric's car, that was one color I think. The tan was definitely two-tone.

    Basically if the dash was all dark, it didn't get a darker top so it was all monochromatic.

    I'll double check my literature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daminc View Post
    Here's my 2 tone red dash

    I am looking at getting those same gauges,how do you like them?

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    My dash is two tone, grey and raven. The rest is all grey. Unfortunately the dash now has 3 hairline cracks in the top. I may experiment with a different dash in the future. But right now the easiest route to go is grey for me.

    And thanks for the replies.
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    I don't think the light gray was available on a TC, only LX and Cougar. I've got the original Ford interior/exterior color manuals out in the shop, so I guess I should scope them out and see what they say.

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    Mike, I think you're right. Noone has stepped up saying they had a grey in their TC. Perhaps I could be the first, lol.
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    I am looking at getting those same gauges,how do you like them?
    They're OK. a little small, but you just need to see the needle position anyway.
    Didn't know they still made them. when the car goes back together I'll get the square digital gauges.
    I only got those because they had the same colors as the dash gauges.
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    From the 1987 Cougar dealer book:

    INSTRUMENT PANEL
    Dark Smoke/Smoke
    Dark Scarlet/Scarlet
    Shadow Blue (one color only)
    Buckskin/Sand Beige
    Dark Taupe/Taupe

    Presumably these would be the same on Thunderbird Base/LX/Sport.

    The Turbo Coupe should have been all Raven in color.

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    Interesting.

    Both my '87 Sport and my '88 T-Bird, both with porno-red interiors, had the two-tone dash and I didn't even realize it. Everything else was bright red, but the dashes were definitely two-tone. You can see it in the pics below.

    My old '85 'Bird was a medium grey (not as dark as raven, but not light grey either) and it was one-tone. I remember that for sure because my buddy's '85 T-Bird had a two-tone beige/brown dash with beige interior and I thought it looked weird. Both of our cars were light sage green metallic, and I remember him being jealous of my grey interior (which, I later found out, was very rare in a light sage green car).

    My 88 LS had the same colour interior that the '85 T-Bird had, and I'm pretty sure its dash was one-tone as well. Truth be told, though, I wasn't even aware that my porno red cars had two-tones until I read this thread and looked at the pics of my cars

    It's possible that Canadian cars had different colours available as well. I know GM offered different colour options on Saturns in the USA - we would often be surprised to see a two-tone SC2 roll in, with US plates of course, because two-tone wasn't available here. If GM did it I wouldn't be surprised that Ford did.

    Also, original interior plastic panels in Saturns were cast in their colours, but replacement panels were always grey and "paint to match". I, as well as all Saturn mechanics, have much experience with this because Saturn interiors were remarkably flimsy and clips were always breaking off, making entire panel replacement necessary. Again, if GM did it I wouldn't be surprised that Ford did as well.

    My only-just-now-dicovered two-tone porno red dashes (the one with the floor shifter was the '87 Sport):
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    Paint it whatever color you need till you find the part you need.



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