This Mustang Parts Installation Guide Works For
Installation Time: 4 Hours
Note: The seat upholstery is made to fit as tight as the originals. Caution must be exercised when installing over pad and frames. Do not pull at seams excessively as it is possible to tear upholstery at these points.
Note: Some vehicles, such as the 1988-up Chevy Trucks and full size blazer have the original seat upholstery heat laminated to the foam making it very difficult to remove the old upholstery. Our seat kits for these models do not require the removal of the old upholstery. Our seat kits for these models do not require the removal of the old upholstery. Our seats will go right over the orignal and hog ring where the original seat cover is attached.
Installation note: Some models, such as the 1994 and newer Mustang, will require the use of a contact spray adhesive (most brand are acceptable), in order to get a good bond where the insert portion of the seat (center of seat) meets the side bolsters. The contact spray adhesive should be applied to the underside surface of the seat upholstery and the front surface of the foam buns. Let sit until tacky before attaching the seat upholstery to the foam buns.
Note: If your upholstery set has a plastic" J" channel, there are no hog rings required in that area. Simply snap the plastic channel on to the metal flange on the bottom of the seat frame.
Helpful Hints: Installation is easier if the upholstery is heated. Warm vinyl has more elasticity and is easier to contour. Heating is best accomplished by laying the upholstery in the sun or using a hair dryer but, please be careful not to melt the vinyl.
A thin layer of plastic put over the cushions will help make the seat upholstery slide down over the back rest and seat pad.
If the upholstery is in a bind, Do Not Pull. Work each side evenly until you can continue with the installation. If working on bucket seats, start on the passenger seat first. If you have a problem the driver side seat is a reference and allows you to drive the vehicle until the problem is solved.