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How To Install Fox Body Mustang GT Ground Effects Brackets (87-93)

Created by Jeff Jimenez
Date Created: 1/31/2014
Last Updated: 2/1/2022

Watch our installation video to see how the 5.0Resto replacement brackets can add some life back into your Stang's exterior!

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If the ground effects, also known as side skirts, are sagging on your GT or Cobra model Fox Body Mustang, this is because the brackets have rusted through. Often these rust over time and become brittle and break. You often might not even recognize this problem until you remove the ground effects on the body of your Mustang.

Removing and replacing the ground effects on is a requirement for a new paint job. For those doing a 93 Cobra Conversion or 87-93 GT Conversion you will either need these if you have a LX model or will probably need to replace yours if you already have a GT model. Follow along in this video as we show you how our 5.0Resto Ground Effect Kit can help you tackle this project with ease!

Tools Required:

  • Power Drill
  • Drill Bit Set
  • Rivet Gun
  • Basic Cleaning Supplies

Step 1:
Remove body panel you are wanting to replace. This will require "lifting" the panel off the metal brackets and/or removing mounting screws depending on which panel

Step 2:
Once the metal bracket is exposed, locate the mounting rivets and select the appropriate drill bit size to drill out the existing rivet.

Step 3:
Drill out the rivet making sure not to go to deep and damaging other components on the car.

Step 4:
Once all of the rivets have been removed, remove the bracket and clean any dirt, rust, or other contaminants that may be on the car.

Step 5:
Carefully line up the correct bracket and insert the included rivets into the bracket and existing hole.

Step 6:
Using the rivet gun, set the rivets into place.

Step 7:
Reinstall the body panel and you're all done!

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Mustang GT Ground Effects Bracket Kit: 5.0Resto (87-93 Fox Body)

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Published on 2013-10-22
Whether you are replacing your worn out and rusted GT ground effect brackets or creating a Cobra clone, these are the must have parts for your Mustang project. These ground effects brackets fit 87-93 GT & SVT Cobra ground effects and side skirts. They are perfect for any Fox Body restoration and repaint project! The kit includes:

(4) Upper Ground Effects Brackets
(4) Lower Ground Effects Brackets
(2) Rocker Ground Effect Brackets
(1) Ground Effect Screw Kit
(36) Bracket Retaining Rivets

Brand: 5.0Resto
Part #: LRS-10214-K
Ford Mustang - 1987 (87) - 1988 (88) - 1989 (89) - 1990 (90) - 1991 (91) - 1992 (92) - 1993 (93)
1987 to '93, Mustang GTs, as well as the 1993 Cobra, have metal retainers that hold the lower side skirts onto the body. There are five total per side, one long one that runs along the rocker, and then four short ones, two at the very rear of the front fender, and the other two are at the front of the rear quarter. These metal retainers are prone to rust and to severe damage, if the side skirts are removed improperly.

These 50resto ground effect brackets are direct replacements for the original and are available individually, as well as in a complete kit with attaching hardware. You'll definitely want to pick up a set if your GT or Cobra is on its way to the body shop. If you're not currently viewing this video on our website, click below to check out more information on this problem solving part, as well as the entire 50resto product line.
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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...