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How To Install 5.0 Resto Shock Access Covers | 1983-86 Mustang

Created by Taylor Ward
Last Updated 12/8/2020

LMR cover's their new 5.0 Resto 1983-1986 Mustang Shock Access Covers and how to get them installed. Fix that eyesore on the rear of your hatch today!

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How To Install 5.0 Resto Shock Access Covers | 83-86 Mustang - How To Install 5.0 Resto Shock Access Covers | 83-86 Mustang

These shock access covers if missing or damaged can be an eyesore for the rear hatch area of your Mustang. 5.0 Resto has fixed a known problem again with these new Shock Access Covers. These covers will offer a correct fit and finish just like the factory options. Each one of these kits will include both the right and left-hand covers, and we also include the correct Phillips head screws to hold these in place.

Let’s head over to our 1986 SVO we have here in the shop today and we show you how these go on.


5.0 Resto Shock Access Cover Installation


  1. First, start off by opening your hatch. As you can see here, one of our covers was already missing from this car.
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  3. Removal will be as simple as taking the one Phillips head retaining screw out and then you can pull the cover out of place. You can use a small trim removal tool to release all of the tabs from the hatch panel.
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    How To Install 5.0 Resto Shock Access Covers | 83-86 Mustang - How To Install 5.0 Resto Shock Access Covers | 83-86 Mustang


  5. Now we can unbox our new 5.0 Resto shock access covers and inspect them for any obvious flaws or defects before installation.
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  7. Since these will be molded in a neutral grey finish, we will be painting these today to match our SVO. Using some grey scuff pads and a bucket of soapy water, thoroughly clean all of the surfaces and make sure you allow time to dry.
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  9. Next, take a clean rag or paper towel and clean all of the surfaces using denatured alcohol or any standard oil and grease remover.
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  11. Hang up your parts and now give them a few (2-3) coats of your year’s interior color paint. Start off with a light coat first and make sure you keep your nozzle 6-10 inches away. Repeat with a few medium to heavy passes and allow 15-20 mins of dry times between each coat.
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  13. Going back in with these will be as easy as the removal.
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  15. Slide each of the covers into place aligning all of the tabs and then tighten down the Phillips head screw.
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  17. Check over your work and you are all done.

Alright, everyone, this one is a super simple job to do. This one should roughly take you about an hour to an hour and a half to complete. It is some of these little touches for an interior restoration that can drastically change the overall appearance of your ride.


5.0 Resto Shock Access Covers


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How To Install 5.0 Resto Fox Body Mustang Shock Access Covers (83-86)

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Published on 2020-11-04
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Follow along as Jay walks you through the install process of the 5.0 Resto Shock Access Covers, designed for 1983-1986 Fox Body Mustangs!

Restore the rear plastic hatchback quarter panels on your 1983-1986 Fox Body Mustang with 5.0 Resto's exact reproduction shock access hole covers! Fox Body Mustang shock access hole covers have been notorious for discoloration issues from excessive sun exposure or cracking from shifting cargo. Combined with years of Fox Body experience, the experts at 5.0 Resto have extensively researched and developed this solution based kit to properly renew the interior of your Mustang to its original condition with their shock access hole cover kit!

5.0 Resto Quality
5.0 Resto specializes in restoration and specialty parts for 1979-1993 Ford Mustangs and they did their research when manufacturing these shock access hole covers for you! Designed with a premium fit and finish in mind, this 5.0 Resto shock access hole cover kit is the perfect solution to restore your hatchback's interior. Featuring the factory dimensions and tolerances, these covers are manufactured with a durable plastic material. The correct grain and texture is applied during the molding process to each cover, closely matching the rest of your interior trim. Completed in a neutral gray finish, these covers will need to be painted to match your Mustang's interior color. To provide a complete restoration solution and eliminate all guesswork, 5.0 Resto includes the correct factory style retaining screws for a simple installation into the interior of your Fox Body.

Installation Notes
These shock access hole covers will need to be painted to match your Mustang's interior. Check out our interior paint options HERE.

Application
Fits 1983-1986 Hatchback

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