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    carpet back in,,, looks pretty good.
    A little bit of staining but in areas that are completly understood.


    Tip for you....... if you have not taken out your carpet ever....
    to remove carpet.........
    -follow carpet up behind the center dash up behind the ash tray.
    -you will find a small group of wires penetrating a circle cut out in the carpet.
    -the carpet needs to be cut here.
    -this cut is about 3'' till the circle is opened up.
    -pull carpet out from under the center dash / transmission tunnel.

    Major tip for easy re-install
    -remove the sound deadening foam from the back of the carpet in the areas that made it difficult to remove.
    -this would only be enough sound deadening to make the carpet height profile decreased allowing it to easily insert back under the center dash transmission tunnel area.
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    I did find a 20th grill in my stash. Then I reread your post and saw that you were looking for the gold-trimmed one, lol. Oh well. If you or anybody has a need for a 20th grille, shoot me an offer. It's got a couple chips in the red paint, nothing too horrible.

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    1985 Cougar XR-7


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    i would like a spare since the one i used was my spare.

    I'll take it if noone else "needs" it

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    think of something to trade for perhaps, ..... but $ is ok to do as well.

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    here is a mod i wanted to do for a long time now.
    How to keep pine needles and leaves from getting under that metal cover along the bottom of your windshield.

    add sticky back foam to the back. bolt it down and now its preventing things from dropping in behind this cover.

    now to figure out how to achieve the same thing with the back window lower trim because stuff always gets in between that trim and the glass
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    interior all together....
    making my first out in the public trip today after all my restoration
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    welp,, took the time today to make a couple front wheel brake dust sheilds that go between the wheel and the rotor.
    also did this,, painted the chrome sections with sunburst gold.

    like?
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    here is one of two mods i am doing to help seal up body gaps.

    here in the trunk i placed sticky back foam so that when you close the trunk, the lid touches the foam rubber. Water runs off the trunnk lid and then follows the foam down to the back of the car instead of running into the channel.

    also, leaves and such cant get into this gutter anymore.
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    now on to another mod that has bugged me for years to help prevent rust on the bottom of the trunk lid where its exposed to the elements.

    I dont believe this mod has ever been done , hope someone can make use of this info and perhaps post thier solution to sealing up this complicated area as well.

    By design in the cougar, when you travel down the road a vortex is created and rain water gets sucked up under the trunk lid and especially in the area where the license plate is.

    The profiles of the various parts back there allow you to reach up with a couple of fingers behind the trunk lid with it closed.

    i want to seal the whole trunk lid off so that no water ever gets in there, atleast improve on the OEM design to reduce water penetration.

    I started off with making sure that when the trunk is closed, the tops of the tail lamps offer a seal to the bottom of the trunk lid. This was easy.....

    see the white sections of foam backing added to the tops of the tail lamps. in this particular foam , for the application i only had white,, its kinda putty white but still,, i wish it was black.
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    now to figure out how to use some parts and pieces i have lying around to take care of where the license plate is.

    I started off with a short section of lexan which was already 90 deg angle and only need some minor trim to fit & span across both tail lamps along the top.

    this lexan part will simply be mounted using the license plate hold down screws.
    problem,, the profile of the metal back here is not flat but my lexan part is,, what do i do now...........? i need to shim it

    I find some of my spare generator housing sound deadening foam thats about 2'' thick.
    i cut two large chunks off to fit into the odd profile upper left and upper right of the license plate holder area. this sound deadening foam is **VERY STICKY**, put it down once and your not taking it off without destroying it. Its also very forgiving on flexing, it pretty much follows the profile of any odd shaped object pressed up to it.

    Next i need to have a way to seal behind the license plate,, water can sneak up in behind there as well..,, doing this completes the sealing for this new part that will span from left to right.
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    now i want to drill my license plate hole locations in this new part and fit test it.
    hit it with some matt black rattle can.

    the lexan cover follows the same plane as the white foam i have in place now. the white foam is 7/16'' thick. the lexan cover is 1/8'' thick.

    i lay a thinner 1/4'' thick black foam strip along the top of my new lexan part so the seal designs when they all come together are about on the same plane.

    bolted it down and took some pics of the completed product.

    with the trunk lid closed the inner skin of the trunk lid now touches this new mod and best of all the bottom edge is no longer exposed to the vortex of rain water anymore.

    see how everything foam related gets all smooshed in and follows the profile of the new lexan part?
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