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    My old 83 cougar had vent windows with cranks and AC.

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    I could take 'em or leave 'em. The only thing I don't like about them is, with the window down, my arm doesn't lay flat on the window sill (my hand hits the upright for the vent window).
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    According to the sales brochures from '83 thru '86 (which I've collected because I'm a nerd), the vent window option said it required the dual power windows and tinted windows options. But no reference to having AC. I've never seen a vent window car with manual cranks, but maybe some slipped out. Ford/Mercury always seemed to contradict themselves on what was/wasn't available. Any of our members have a vent manual window car? I'd love to see a pic.

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    Duh! Didn't even see the pic in the previous post.

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    My 83 had vent windows and no tint either.
    Quote Originally Posted by jcassity
    I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fordman3 View Post
    According to the sales brochures from '83 thru '86 (which I've collected because I'm a nerd), the vent window option said it required the dual power windows and tinted windows options.
    Check your brochures again as I believe they will say vent windows required tinted glass and dual power mirrors not windows.
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    You know what, you're right. Good catch.

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    What was it that linked power mirrors to vent windows? As we figured out, you could get crank windows with vents, but a crank window car with power mirrors seems like an odd combo to me? I just wondered why those 2 features had to come together.

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    The cable for manual mirrors runs through where the vent window goes.

    To me it looks like they modified an off tye shelf part and made it fit. There's plenty of room for a cable to route down through the black part and have lots of room for adjustment but with the vent windows the cable gets in the way with the stock setup
    Quote Originally Posted by jcassity
    I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
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    So, did every 2-mirror car have the power mirror option, or could you have 2 manual mirrors? I've never seen one of those, either. Only seen a handful of single mirror cars as well. I just have to have 2 mirrors. To me a car with 1 mirror just doesn't look right. Just one of my things.

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    Standard outside mirror was cable, driver's side only, on base models through 1986. The passenger side got the block off plate. But you could get a passenger side cable remote mirror from the Ford parts department; it was pretty much identical to the driver's side and installed the same way. So technically it was possible to have two cable remote mirrors in that respect. I don't recall dual cable mirrors being a factory option. Most cars either had the PEP with dual power mirrors, or had the standalone option, or it was standard on an upper-level model. On the Cougar at least, power mirrors were standard from 1987-on.

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