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1983-1993 Fox Body Mustang Convertible Quarter Trim Carpet Install

Posted 9/25/2019 by Taylor Ward

If the quarter trim carpet in your 1983-93 convertible Fox Body is dilapidated, fallen apart, or flat out missing, then a new set from ACC needs to be the next fix! These carpets are made right here in the USA, exceed OEM specifications and of course are offered in an array of colors to match the interior in your Fox perfectly. The carpet is made of heavy weight 16oz cut-pile carpeting with a poly backing and UV resistant dye to prevent fading. Each carpet kit is pre-cut and will come with both the driver and passenger side pieces. Like any upholstery install, before purchasing, make sure you select the correct year and color for your car.

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How To Install 1983-1993 Fox Body Mustang Convertible Quarter Trim Carpet Install

Tools Needed:

  • Screwdriver
  • Rubbing Alchohol
  • Scotch-Brite Pad
  • Razor Blade
  • Staple Gun
  • Staple Removal Tool

    Installation Instructions

    1. Start by removing the 4 philips head screws securing the rear interior quarter panel to the body of the car.

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      1983-1993 Fox Body Mustang Convertible Quarter Trim Carpet Install - 1983-1993 Fox Body Mustang Convertible Quarter Trim Carpet Install
      1983-1993 Fox Body Mustang Convertible Quarter Trim Carpet Install - 1983-1993 Fox Body Mustang Convertible Quarter Trim Carpet Install
      1983-1993 Fox Body Mustang Convertible Quarter Trim Carpet Install - 1983-1993 Fox Body Mustang Convertible Quarter Trim Carpet Install

    3. Free the upper seat belt trim cover.

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    5. Remove the 2 Philips head screws next to the seat belt.

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    7. Slide the seat belt through the opening and remove the panel and disconnect the window switch connector if equipped. If not, remove the manual crank handle.

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    9. Remove the carpet from the panel.

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      1983-1993 Fox Body Mustang Convertible Quarter Trim Carpet Install - 1983-1993 Fox Body Mustang Convertible Quarter Trim Carpet Install
      1983-1993 Fox Body Mustang Convertible Quarter Trim Carpet Install - 1983-1993 Fox Body Mustang Convertible Quarter Trim Carpet Install
      1983-1993 Fox Body Mustang Convertible Quarter Trim Carpet Install - 1983-1993 Fox Body Mustang Convertible Quarter Trim Carpet Install

    11. Lightly clean the old glue with a Scotch-Brite pad and blow away any debris with an air nozzle.

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    13. Clean with rubbing alcohol.

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    15. Spray a light thin coat of adhesive on the panel and clean off any over spray.

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    17. Carefully line up the new carpet and apply firm pressure.

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    19. Make recess cuts into the material so you can fold it on the panel.

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      1983-1993 Fox Body Mustang Convertible Quarter Trim Carpet Install - 1983-1993 Fox Body Mustang Convertible Quarter Trim Carpet Install

    21. Staple the remaining material to the back of the panel. (Wait for the adhesive to cure)

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    23. Poke a hole for the screw.

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    25. Reinstall everything in reverse fashion.

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    1983-1993 Fox Body Mustang Convertible Quarter Trim Carpet Install

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    Published on 2016-01-08

    If the quarter trim carpet in your 1983-93 convertible Fox Body is dilapidated, fallen apart, or flat out missing, then a new set from ACC needs to be the next fix! These carpets are made right here in the USA, exceed OEM specifications and of course are offered in an array of colors to match the interior in your Fox perfectly.

    The carpet is made of heavy weight 16oz cut-pile carpeting with a poly backing and UV resistant dye to prevent fading. Each carpet kit is pre-cut and will come with both the driver and passenger side pieces. Like any upholstery install, before purchasing, make sure you select the correct year and color for your car.

    Mustang Fitment: 1983 (83), 1984 (84), 1985 (85), 1986 (86), 1987 (87), 1988 (88), 1989 (89), 1991 (91), 1992 (92), 1993 (93) Convertible
    Transcript
    Hey! What’s happening guys? Landan here with Late Model Restoration. Today I’m taking a look and installing ACC’s rear quarter trim carpet for all 1983-1993 convertible Fox Body Mustangs.

    Auto Custom Carpet or ACC was in born in 1977 and has been delivering exceptional products made in the USA since day one. Specializing in automotive flooring, ACC is the industry leader because of their dedication to the highest level of quality and craftsmanship.

    If the quarter trim carpet in your 1983-93 convertible Fox Body is dilapidated, fallen apart, or flat out missing, then a new set from ACC needs to be the next fix! These carpets are made right here in the USA, exceed OEM specifications and of course are offered in an array of colors to match the interior in your Fox perfectly.

    The carpet is made of heavy weight 16oz cut-pile carpeting with a poly backing and UV resistant dye to prevent fading. Each carpet kit is pre-cut and will come with both the driver and passenger side pieces. Like any upholstery install, before purchasing, make sure you select the correct year and color for your car.

    Well alright guys, follow along as I walk you through the simple steps on installing an ACC quarter trim carpet kit into this 1990 convertible Fox Body.

    To begin installation, start by removing the four Phillips head screws securing the rear interior quarter panel to the body of the car. Carefully free the upper seat belt trim cover from the interior quarter panel. Now, remove the two Phillips head screws next to the seat belt to allow removal of the belt. Slide the seat belt through the provision and disconnect the quarter window switch electrical connection if equipped. If not, remove the manual crank handle.

    Do the same for the other side and then remove the interior quarter panels from the car. Lay one of the interior quarter panels on a clean work bench. Remove the staples from the old trim carpet. Peel back the carpet and then completely remove it from the rear interior quarter panel. Lightly scuff and clean the old glue off of the plastic with some green Scotch-Brite. Blow away any debris with an air nozzle and then thoroughly clean the plastic with rubbing alcohol. Spray a light, thin coat of upholstery adhesive to the rear quarter panel. Clean off any over spray from the plastic that will not be covered by the carpet.

    Ensure you follow the directions closely on the adhesive. The 3M Hi-Strength 90 adhesive we used called for a 2-5 minute cure time or until the adhesive was tacky before applying any material. Carefully line up the new carpet and then firmly apply pressure to the entire area. Be sure and clean the back side of the rear interior quarter panel as well. Flip the quarter panel upside down and make recess cuts into the material. Spray a small amount of adhesive and allow to set.
    Roll the material over the plastic and firmly apply pressure for a few seconds.

    Repeat these steps for the entire length of the material. Work slowly and don’t rush the cure time of the adhesive. Cut the end to a point and then roll it over the back side of the panel. Use a staple gun and staple the remaining material to the back of the quarter panel. Poke a hole for the screw and then repeat these steps for the other side. Allow the adhesive to fully cure and then re-install the rear interior quarter panels. Double check everything, and you’re all finished.

    As far as installation goes guys, this one is extremely straight-forward. Really the only thing that makes this install lengthy is the wait time for the spray adhesive. Other than that, you should be able to knock this one out in your garage in about three hours.

    If you guys want to see more informative installs for your convertible Fox, then I invite you to subscribe to our YouTube channel if you haven’t already done so. If you’re not already watching this from the product page, head back over to the site and pick an ACC quarter trim carpet kit for your convertible Fox Body and LMR.com!