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Fox Body Mustang Restoration Guide

Created by Jeff Jimenez
Date Created: 2/12/2014
Last Updated: 8/11/2022

LMR walks you through every part of your Fox Body restoration to get your Mustang looking brand new. Follow along with our step-by-step installation guides.

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  • Fox Body Restoration Guide

If you have recently picked up a 1979 - 1993 Ford Mustang or are considering purchasing one, this is the ultimate guide to help you restore Mustang with plenty of installation videos, step-by-step tech guides, and other helpful knowledge. Our detailed Fox Body Mustang Restoration Guides will help you save time and money. Nothing beats the feeling of accomplishment when you tackle that do-it-yourself project in the comforts of your driveway or garage.

Click on any of the guides below to help start your restoration project. Whether tackling exterior, interior, fuel system, ignition system, or wheels, we have you covered with all the latest tech and videos! Simply select the category you need below and browse our large selection of content to take your Project Fox Body Mustang from worn and faded to clean and restored!



Fox Body Mustang Restoration Guide: Brakes - FOX BODY RESTORATION BRAKES

Fox Body Restoration Guide: Brakes

Late Model Restoration is not only your one-stop shop for finding all the replacement parts for your brakes. We also have all of the installation videos and tech guides to help you with your Fox Body project. Some of our most popular guides include how to install 1993 SVT Cobra brake boosters and how to do a 5-lug disc brake conversion on your Fox Body with SN95 brakes.

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Fox Body Restoration Guide: Exterior

Not all Fox Body Mustangs have been stored away in a garage their whole life. Plenty of components are prone to wear and tear, especially exterior components. Late Model Restoration makes it easy to restore the exterior of your 1979 - 1993 Mustang by keeping all of the highest quality exterior restoration parts on the shelf for you. We also support these products with hours of installation videos and tech guides to help you tackle these projects in the comfort of your garage.

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Fox Body Mustang Restoration Guide: Fuel System - FOX BODY RESTORATION FUEL SYSTEM

Fox Body Restoration Guide: Fuel System

The fuel system in your Fox Body Mustang will need maintenance during its lifetime. While we carry factory replacement parts such as fuel tanks, sending units, and tons of hardware, Late Model Restoration also has a complete line of performance fuel parts if you want to upgrade while restoring. These include larger fuel pumps and injectors, to name a few. As always, check our guide below to watch hours of installation videos and read our tech guides so you can handle your fuel restoration project in your driveway or garage.

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Fox Body Restoration Guide: Ignition

Worn-out ignition components not only rob your Fox Body Mustang of horsepower but can also lead to loss of fuel economy. Late Model Restoration has a complete line of factory-style restoration parts and even performance ignition parts to help maximize your project. Like other areas we have previously covered, we have plenty of tech guides and hours of videos available in the ignition system restoration guide to help you restore your Fox Body Mustang.

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Fox Body Restoration Guide: Interior

Fox Body Mustang enthusiasts will spend most of their time inside their car, so Late Model Restoration knows the importance of quality interior restoration parts. We all of the most popular interior parts like center console cup holder panels and all the inner door restoration parts to help you ride comfortably. Be sure to shop for the most popular parts below, and lastly, do not forget to check out our Fox Body Interior Restoration Guide below for hours of videos and tech guides to help you take on these projects easily!

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Fox Body Restoration Guide: Suspension

Your Fox Body Mustang suspension will wear out over time. While most mustang enthusiasts will go for performance upgrades, Late Model Restoration also carries a complete line of factory-style replacement parts. No matter what direction you take on your project, LMR will be there to support you with hours of installation videos and tech guides that can be found in our Fox Body Suspension Restoration Guide. Be sure to check out the most popular parts below!

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Fox Body Mustang Restoration Guide  - FOX BODY RESTORATION WHEELS

Fox Body Restoration Guide: Wheels

A wheel and tire purchase can be one of the most expensive purchases for your Fox Body Mustang; however, it can be one of the most rewarding. Wheels can set your car apart from fellow Mustang owners at the next event. Late Model Restoration wants to uncomplicate this purchase with the help of our Fox Body Wheel & Tire Guide. We answer all the common questions such as 4 lug versus 5 lug wheels and what is the widest wheel you can fit on Fox Body Mustang. In the links below, be sure to read through this guide and also be sure to shop our most popular wheels.



Fox Body Restoration Guide: Drivetrain

Late Model Restoration has all of the drivetrain components you need to restore your Fox Body Mustang. That includes clutches, flywheels, axles, driveshafts, rear-end gears, and transmissions, just to name a few. We support these parts with hours of installation videos, tech guides, and the best customer experience in the industry. Don't forget to check out some of our most popular tech guides, such as the Tremec TKX swap guide and AODE to T5 conversion guide. 

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Fox Body Restoration Guide: Exhaust

LMR has all the parts you need to restore your Fox Body Mustang's exhaust system to this showroom floor glory or all of the aftermarket performance exhaust parts you need if you want to add horsepower. These parts include aftermarket cat back exhaust systems, mufflers, mid-pipes, shorty headers, and long tube headers from your favorite brands such as Flowmaster, Magnaflow, and Borla. Check out our tech guides and videos below!

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Fox Body Restoration Guide: Engine

Late Model Restoration offers all the factory and OE engine components you need to restore your Fox Body's engine to its former glory. We also carry all the aftermarket performance parts to help you add some serious horsepower. Our most popular tech and restoration guides include radiator installation and cooling system guides, 130 amp alternator installation, camshaft selection guides for your 302 push rod motor, and more!

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1979-1993 Mustang Lighting Restoration Guides - fox body mustang restoration lights

Fox Body Restoration Guide: Lighting

LMR is proud to offer OE-style lighting products from 5.0 Resto, such as headlights, tail lights, fog lights, and 3rd brake lights. These are all back by our no-hassle lighting warranty, the best customer service in the industry, and hours worth of installation videos and tech guides to help you take these projects on in your garage. So whether you are replacing the headlights on your four-eyed Fox Body or need help replacing those cheesegrater tail light lenses on your 1993 Mustang GT, we have you covered with our tech guides!

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Fox Body Restoration Guide: Weatherstrip

LMR carries all of the most popular Fox Body weatherstrippings you need to seal your Mustang properly. Most of these are available from our popular 5.0 Resto brand, backed by a one-year warranty and the best customer service industry. We understand that many of these parts, such as the door to body, sunroof, and hatch weatherstripping, can seem like daunting tasks; however, our hours of installation video and tech guides can help you restore your Fox Body from the comfort of your garage. 

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About 5.0 Resto

Late Model Restoration is proud to offer the best-selling 5.0 Resto restoration parts as they are designed and manufactured with Fox Body Mustang enthusiasts in mind.  This means you get high-quality and the best customer service that you expect with LMR.com and years of aftermarket automotive experience from the 5.0 Resto team. Shop our complete line of 5.0 Resto parts here: 5.0 Resto Fox Body Restoration Parts.

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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...