How To: Install Fox Body Armrest Door Pad

Posted 9/28/2015 by Landan Durham

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 totally trashed! Get rid of 'em 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 purchase them together or separately depending on the severity of your armrests.

If for some reason your interior color is not available, you can pick up some interior paint to get yours to match perfectly. Another key resto item when replacing the armrests, is the chrome strip that sits between the lower portion of the arm rest and the arm rest 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 if needed/

1979-1993 Mustang Armrest Pads

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Fox Body Mustang Door Armrest Install (87-93)

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Published on 2014-08-18
Watch in this video as we show you how easy it is to replace those crack, faded, Fox Body Door Armrest Pads.

Our 5.0Resto pads comes in the same OEM grain pattern to restore your Fox Mustang to that factory appearance and attaches just like the original pads. These pads are made from solid polyurethane with metal anchoring strip, which make these Mustang Door Armrest Pads
more durable.

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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