The front spoilers were not installed at the factory (same as the antenna) in order to prevent transportation damage. They were shipped with the car for installation by the dealer. The Pastel Blue Eliminator that I used to own also appeared to never have had the spoiler installed.That's a question I never got a good answer on myself. My car does not have any holes where sheet metal screws would have been. So, either it was never installed, or there was some type bracket that I'm missing. I bought a repop spoiler from John's but I was not satisfied at all with the fit so I canned the idea. I wasn't about to start drilling a buttload of holes to make if work after I had painted the car. I would like to see a factory one close up -maybe the fit never was that good originally..?
This is what I bought from John's Classic Cougars. This is urethane not the cheap fibergass version.
I have the fiberglass too so I can compare. This urethane spoiler is much much better. Nice finish etc.
I don't know if its for 69 or for 70. I have a 69 Cougar but not installed yet. View attachment 28277 View attachment 28278
I'm gonna propose another possibility;There are multiple possible reasons why one would not get installed, these are some of the reasons I can think of;
1. The customer said don't put it on, I don't like it.
2. The spoiler was not with the vehicle when it was delivered to the dealer and the dealer did not bother ordering a replacement.
3. The spoiler was installed on a different Cougar to help make a sale.
Ok Fellahs, bringing up an old topic...Yes, they are held on with sheet metal screws. There are differences in design between a 69 and 70 spoiler.
Hello Mike, On the part number topic... I don't believe that FoMoCo numbers existed on the 70 front spoilers. I did not find one on the NOS piece that was previously owned.Ok Fellahs, bringing up an old topic... Not sure if my front spoiler is an original or repro either ~ it is a thin black pastic, or maybe urethane. I haven't had a chance to check it for Ford part numbers or any other markings yet. It has several slots for screws but was only held on by 4 screws w/ washers. And they were all different, so I have no idea what would be "correct". Thanks,
Are you sure it was tack-welded? The outer corners were originally attatched by a nut on the inside attached to a stud on the valance rather than by screws from the outside like the rest of the valance.Oh, I also discovered that my rear valance was tack-welded to the rear quarters at some point in time. And it also has a big ol' crease in it ~ thankfully hidden behind the lisence plate :-/