How To: Install Fox Body Armrest Door Pad

Replace aging, worn-out door armrest pads with this installation guide and 5.0 Resto quality!

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5.0 Resto Door Armrest Pad

More than likely, the door armrest pads on your Fox Mustang are trashed! Get rid of them and purchase high-quality replacements made by Fox Mustang resto leader, 5.0 Resto! Multiple options and colors will be available as well as you can buy them together or separately depending on the severity of your armrests.

If your interior color is not available for some reason, you can pick up some interior paint to get yours to match perfectly. Another essential restoration item when replacing the armrests is the chrome strip that sits between the lower portion of the armrest and the armrest pad. Refer to the link at the bottom of the article for more info!

Required Tools

  • 8mm Nut Driver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

Installation Instructions

  1. Remove the two screw hole covers.
  2. Remove the four retaining screws from the armrest and allow it to hang freely.
  3. Remove the four armrest pad attaching screws.
  4. Place the new armrest onto the assembly and reattach it using the previously removed hardware.
  5. Reattach the four armrest assembly retaining hardware.
  6. Do the same for the other side as required/

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1987-1993 Fox Body Mustang: Door Armrest Pad Install

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Published on 2014-08-18
Watch this video as we show you how easy it is to replace those cracked or faded, Fox Body door armrest pads for 1987-1993 Mustangs!

These door armrest pads come in the same OEM grain pattern to restore your Fox Mustang to that factory appearance and attach just like the original pads. These pads are made from solid polyurethane with a metal anchoring strip, which makes these Mustang Door Armrest Pads
more durable.
The door armrest pad on '87 and '93 Mustangs takes a beating, especially on the driver side. But you don't have to live with it, as you can change yours out with relative ease. The hardest part about it is you may have to paint yours to match. Don't worry. We have a video showing you exactly what you need to do to prep and paint your new door armrest pad.

Remove the door panel armrest assembly by removing the four retaining screws and allow it to hang freely. Then remove the four armrest pad attaching screws and discard your old armrest pad. Place the new armrest pad on the assembly and attach it, reusing the factory screws.

When replacing the armrest pad, it's a great idea to go ahead and pick up a new chrome strip if yours is starting to look a little aged.

Go ahead grab your new armrest pad, along with matching paint, and any other parts you might need for the interior of your Fox Body Mustang from