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Fox Body Mustang Restoration Guide: Exterior

Created by Jeff Jimenez
Date Created: 2/14/2014
Last Updated: 8/9/2022

LMR has put together the ultimate Fox Body Exterior Restoration Guide filled with videos & how to articles to get your project finished in no time.

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  • Fox Body Mustang Restoration Guide: Exterior

Don’t know where to start with your Fox Body Mustang restoration project? LMR has meticulously selected and set up all the high-quality restoration parts that any Mustang enthusiast will need to restore the Fox Body Mustang. These Mustang parts include all the brand new OEM and aftermarket replacement parts to get your Mustang exterior back to the was Ford Motor Company manufactured the Mustang! Latemodel Restoration Supply has covered most of all the installation of the restoration parts in the in-depth restoration guides, how-to videos, and tech guides below.

Since these cars have been exposed to 20+ years of harsh environments and driving, the headlights, moldings, and weatherstripping typically show signs of wear and tear. Weatherstrips like the sunroof, t-top, and convertible top all are exposed to harsh conditions daily. LMR also has all the fenders, spoilers, grilles, cowl panels, and patch panels to get your Ford Mustang ready for a new paint job. Checkout the emblem to finish off your stangs exterior to a show-quality restoration!

We specialize in providing all the necessary parts for the Mustang convertible tops, Mustang GT, coupe, hatchback, and SVT Cobra. Check out all our guides below!


Fox Body Restoration Guide: Bumper & Fenders

As with any 20+ year old vehicle, it is getting harder and harder to find Fox Body Mustangs with the body and paint in great condition. All too often, you find one with a straight body, but it has clear coat peeling, faded paint, and damaged bumpers. These make for great project cars. A rough exterior gives you the perfect opportunity to ditch LX or GT styling and go with any you choose. One of the most popular Fox Body Mustang body modifications are Cobra conversions..

Replacing the bumpers, fenders, and associated parts will get your Fox Body Mustang exterior restored back to its former glory. Late Model has all the necessary tech guides and articles to help you restore your exterior back to like new condition.

Fox Body Restoration Guide: Convertible Top & Frame

Fox convertible tops can be a daunting item to work on if you are needing to replace the convertible top or adjust the frame. Latemodel Restoration Supply has created convertible Fox body technical guides to help you fix or replace your Mustangs convertible top!

Fox Body Restoration Guide: Door

Is your Fox Body Mustang experiencing the “saggy door syndrome”? This can be a common occurrence with many fox body Mustangs. Over the years, your door hinge wears out, and the door hinge check spring often breaks. Latemodel Restoration Supply carries a complete line of replacement door hinge parts to fix all your door issues – even the most worn-out hinges! Best of all, we have a full series of installation videos to help walk you through these restoration projects.

More commonly broken or malfunctioning exterior door components are the door handles. Replacing your Fox Body Mustang door handles is super easy with the help of our 5.0 Resto replacement door handles and the installation video. With the help of these how-to tech guides and installation videos, your fox body Mustang door restoration project will be complete in no time!

We also have replacement door lock actuators and an installation video to help you with broken power door locks. No need to go pay big money at that mechanic shop! Let LMR.com and 5.0Resto help you completely restore your Fox Body Mustang!

Fox Body Restoration Guide: Exterior Paint

Fox Body Restoration Guide: Hatch & Trunk

Over time, your Fox Mustang hatch and trunk can become inoperable because of wear on hinges, struts, and tension springs. Late Model Restoration has created the necessary parts and technical guides for your Mustang to help you get your Fox trunk back in working order!

Fox Body Restoration Guide: Hood

Restoring your Fox Mustang to its former glory or adding a new aggressive hood will restore your Mustang and change the exterior look of your Mustang. LMR has all the technical videos and DYI technical guides to get your hood back in working condition.

Fox Body Restoration Guide: Glass & Windshield

The Fox Body Mustang is notorious for having door windows that won’t roll down. For some of you lucky enough to have functioning power door windows, you may be experiencing glass that rattles and shakes the whole way down. Lucky for you LMR has a complete line of replacement window motors, window guide bushings, power window switches, and weatherstrip that can help you with any of these issues.

We also have a complete series of videos and how-to articles to help you replace and install these quality Fox Body Restoration parts. Whether you are looking to replace the worn-out Fox Body Mustang window motor or replace those worn-out window guide bushings, we have all the tech you need to finish off your door glass restoration project.

Don’t forget to check out our windshield restoration parts such as replacement windshield moldings and wiper arms to finish off your glass restoration project!

Fox Body Restoration Guide: Lighting

LMR has hours worth of installation videos and tech guides to help walk you through all the most common Fox Body lighting projects. That includes headlights, fog lights, tail lights, and even headlight adjustments. Check out our complete Lighting restoration guide below.

Fox Body Restoration Guide: Molding & Emblems

Faded and missing body moldings can easily take away from the exterior appearance and value of your precious Fox Body Mustang. Missing or warped body moldings are probably one of the most common exterior defects in these Mustangs. Removing and replacing them has never been easier with the replacement moldings and our installation video! We carry a full line of door and body moldings for both the LX and the GT/Cobra models.

Is your Fox Body missing the iconic 5.0 fender emblem? Don’t worry 5.0Resto has you covered here too. We have replacement emblems that match the factory emblem in quality and fitment. Best of all we have an installation video and template to help you finish off that installation in less than a few minutes. We also have articles and videos to help with windshield moldings, roof rail moldings, and plenty more!!

Fox Body Restoration Guide:Tech Tips

Fox Body Restoration Guide: Weatherstripping

The exterior weatherstripping fails directly due to exposure to the elements and environment. It doesn’t help that we constantly slam doors and trunk/hatches on it daily. Worn Fox Body Mustang weatherstrip can lead to wind noises, and water leaks that are both bad for your interior and not to mention are annoying!

Some of the most commonly damaged and worn weatherstripping are the Door to Body and Run Channel weatherstrip. We often get plenty of questions about how to install the weatherstrip. Hence, we created a complete series of installation videos to help walk you through the full process of removing and installing the new replacement 5.0 Resto weatherstrip.

We also have videos to help walk you through how to remove and replace the sunroof weatherstrip and many other commonly damaged and worn weatherstripping pieces on your 1979-93 Mustang.

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About the Author

Jeff has written for LMR for 12+ years and has owned multiple Mustangs and an SVT Lightning. His passion for writing comes from a love of the Mustang community & creating a great customer experience. Read more...