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1969 Mercury Cougar XR7

PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:19 am    Post subject:  69 Cougar versus 70 Reply with quote

C'mon '69 and '70 owners! We can't be outdone by the '67-68 owners! List the differences you know of between 69 and 70:

I'll keep this one simple: The nose is different; hood, fenders, extensions, grill, parking lights...
Taillight grills are different
Side markers are different
AFAIK all 70s had high back front seats
Sequencer unit in trunk is different
70 has locking steering column
70 moved ignition switch to column
69 has two separate seat-belts for lap & shoulder. In 70 they are the more modern one piece

So much for the obvious, what else have you got?
Console on the 69s had seat belt holders
wheel well openings on the 70s were a bit larger
rocker molding is a tad shorter
hood scoops were painted body color on 69s black on 70s
Eliminator stripe package was changed on 70
Spindles were upgraded with larger spindle and wheel bearing
70s came with a first aid kit for when you got bit by that snaggle tooth!
that's all I got for now
The sports special rocker moldings
wheel well chome moldings are slightly smaller
Ignitions on the dash on the 69's.I seem to recall that the interior door panels were different, is that right?If I recall correctly the interior panels were the same as the Mach 1's in the 70's351W only in 69, W or C in 70.
I had heard that all 351Ws were 2V in 70, 351C were available as 2V as well as 4V.there were like 2 or 3 different door panels for each year werent there?? I know that the cougar emblem on the 70 door panel was bigger than the 69 ... no tilt-away column in the 70 gas tanks were different sizes Seat back release location
Steering column was a complete new design (Made collapsable to meet gov. regs.)
Steering wheels are differant in the mounting point
column trim on dash, upper and lower
gauge cluster (because of steering column)
fuel tank was larger in 70
Deck lid (finally accommodated the spoiler in 70)

Maybe not the best place for my first post, but I love the new site, and the layout is much nicer.Oh, and let's not forget the door and quarter glass, along with guide brackets and seals.

(10-28-2011 03:11 PM)1970FastCat Wrote:
Oh, and let's not forget the door and quarter glass, along with guide brackets and seals.

How did we forget those?!?! They're only one of the hottest upgrades going for 69s.
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