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Fox Body Interior Restoration Guide (1979 - 1993)

Written By: Chris Bowman

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Restoring an older Mustang can be a trying experience, but we have a slew of interior parts so you can make you Foxbody look showroom new. From carpeting, headliners, and trim panels to the fasteners that hold it all together, we have you covered.

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Let’s face it - the third generation Fox Body Mustangs are well over 20 years old and their interiors definitely show it. Years of use, abuse, spills and the suns damaging UV rays have taken their toll, but don't worry. You can rejuvenate that worn out interior back to showroom new condition with the help of AmericanMuscle.

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An Interior Breakdown

  • Seats and upholstery: comfort and style make an immediate impression on passengers
  • Floor mats keep your existing (or brand new) carpet cleaner
  • New, updated headliners prevent drooping
  • New sun visors add additional comfort along with a streamlined appearance
  • Door panels get beaten up over the years; a new set can quickly freshen up your interior
  • Preserving the dash with a cover gives you one less thing to worry about
  • The smaller trim pieces are great spots to add subtle accents that bring your interior together

Seat Upholstery

Probably the most worn and damaged part of any interior would be the seats, as they take abuse on a daily basis from the sun’s rays and your behind (whether it’s big or small). The seat material stretches and weakens over time and eventually rips wide open, exposing the seat foam that then starts to deteriorate as well.

Well now you can replace those old torn seat covers with a whole new seat upholstery kit. It includes front and rear seat upholstery as well as headrest covers to recover your existing factory seat frames. New seat foam is highly recommended when installing new upholstery as the old foam has compressed over time and no longer offers much comfort or support. It should be noted that removing the seats from the vehicle will be required for installation.

Foxbody Front Seats

Floor Carpet and Floor Mats

Your Fox Body Mustang’s carpet and floor mats are no different than the carpet in your home - they have both seen their fair share of foot traffic, mud, dirt, spills and even the occasional pet stain. Even though you vacuum and treat with spot cleaner, your Mustang’s carpet and floor mats can still hold in stubborn stains and strong odors that unfortunately like to reappear on hot summer days. But fortunately for you, AmericanMuscle carries a full line of replacement carpet and floor mats for the classic third generation Mustangs in all the popular colors. A good idea when replacing your Pony’s carpeting is to add some additional sound deadening material to help reduce unwanted road noise and get rid of those annoying squeaks and rattles.

Foxbody Mustang Red Floor Mat

Headliners and Sun Visors

There is nothing more annoying than an old droopy headliner that hangs down and hits you in the head while trying to drive, other than faded and torn sun visors that won’t stay up out of the way. These two problems aren’t new to anyone that drives an older Fox Body Mustang, but there is help available in the form of replacement headliners and sun visors. AmericanMuscle carries a full line of replacement headliners for the 1979 to 1993 Mustangs, including T-top and Sun Roof equipped models. Featuring a backing board that is made from vacuum-formed ABS plastic to prevent sagging, these Fox Body headliners are available in all the popular colors in either vinyl or cloth material. When replacing your headliner, you should also replace those ratty old sun visors, along with the sun visor rods and retaining hooks to complete your Mustang’s transformation.

Foxbody Convertible Sun Visors with Mirrors

Door Panels and Arm Rests

The door panels and door pulls (arm rest) of your classic Pony can become fairly beat up, worn and caked with greasy dirt after years and years of constant use and abuse. You could try cleaning and repairing them only to waste your time and money for a subpar appearance. In the long run, you’re far better off just swapping them out with brand new, high quality replacements. AmericanMuscle offers door panel covers for both the budget minded and the high end restorer in all the popular colors, as well as replacement armrest (door pulls) in both power window and manual window versions. Keep in mind when replacing your Mustang’s door panels, it’s highly recommended to replace the moisture barrier and sound barrier at the same time.

Foxbody Interior Door Panel

Center Console, Dash Pad, and Interior Trim

When it comes to the third generation Fox Body Mustang, there is no shortage of interior trim pieces to break or lose; you may think the Ford designers were getting paid by the part. There are several larger parts like the center console and dash pad - both of which take a lot of abuse from the suns UV rays. Then of course you have all the smaller interior trim pieces that may have broken after many years of use. These include various bezels, knobs, switches and covers - all of which can either make or break your Mustang’s restoration.

Foxbody Brushed Silver Center Console

Fasteners, Hardware, and Clips

Needless to say that after 20 plus years, a great number of the fasteners and clips that hold your Fox Body interior together have probably broken or gone missing. That’s okay though because luckily for you, AmericanMuscle carries all those pesky, hard to find, one-of-a-kind pieces that you need to restore your Mustang’s interior back to beautiful showroom new condition.

So if you're in the process of overhauling your Fox Body interior to bring it back to life, AmericanMuscle has all the replacement and restoration parts you will need to get the job done right.

Stainless Steel Fastener Set
Fitment includes: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, GT, Cobra, LX, SVO