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How To Install 81-88 Fox Body Mustang T-Top Guide Rod Alignment Kit

Created by Taylor Ward
Last Updated 5/17/2021

Check out our easy to follow article and video on how to install your new T-Top Guide Rod Alignment Kit on your 1981-88 Fox Body Mustang!

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Please note for the 1986 T-Top Fox Body that we are working on in the video, we are missing the T-Top latch cover as well as the plastic guide rod plates.

  1. Also be aware to install these you will first need to have either T-Top glass removed. This is first done by laying the glass upside down on a workbench and remove the latch cover if it is still there.
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  3. Whenever the latch cover is removed, loosen and remove the guide rod plates if they are still in place.
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  5. Install the aluminum guide rod plate with the raised portion facing the latch assembly.
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  7. Thread (2) screws into place, center them within the recess slot and tighten down.
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  9. Do the same for the other end of the T-Top glass.



  10. Test for operation and position the T-Top glass back onto its respective side (if needed remove the glass and make additional adjustments.
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  12. Whenever your happy with the alignment of the rod, reinstall the latch cover, reinstall the glass, and do the same for the other side.



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How To Remove & Install Fox Body Mustang T-Top Guide Rod Alignment Kit (83-88)

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Published on 2020-02-10
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5.0 Resto T-Top Guide Rod Alignment Kit

Ensure your 1983-88 Mustang t-top latches securely every time with this 5.0 Resto T-Top Guide Rod Alignment Kit from LMR.com! After 30+ years of service, your t-top latch guide rods may have become misaligned causing the latch rods to not move freely or properly line up, making the latch hard to close. After much thought and research, 5.0 Resto has produced a solution for your Fox Body Mustang. These guide rod alignment plates are constructed of billet aluminum with adjustment slots built-in to allow the most accurate fit. Included are 4 plates and 8 screws to complete the install on your 1983-1988 Mustang.

Application
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