Original 1969 and 1970 Mustang and Cougar A/C dash vents aren’t reproduced. So what do you do if you have an original, but it is missing the felt or the felt is loose?
You will need to replace the felt. Doing so ensures that, when your vent is installed in your Mustang, your vent remains in the desired position. The felt helps to hold the plastic vent assembly in place.
To replace the felt, you will have to take the vent apart. This involves using a dremmel tool or small grinder to grind the heads off of the swedged pot metal studs. Once this is done, you can take the round plastic vent out and clean and repaint the housing. Then, line the inside of the vent housing with black felt purchased from a fabric store. The felt should be about 1/16″ thick and about 5/8″ – 3/4″ wide and long enough to line the area of the inside of the housing. Before cleaning the housing, check for evidence showing where the original felt was and let this be your guide as to where the felt would go (look for glue residue, fading, etc.)
When you put the vent back together, you would need some kind of epoxy to stick the housings together. This takes the place of the swedged studs that had been ground off to take the vent apart. Looking for original 1969/1970 A/C vents? Check out our inventory. We will be listing a lot more A/C parts soon. So, if there is something that you need just contact us.