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How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 1994-04 Mustang

Last Updated 12/15/2020 by Taylor Ward

Follow along as LMR walks you through the reupholstering process on your 94-04 SN95 and New Edge Mustang.

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How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang   - How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang

Updating upholstery on any Mustang can really refresh the interior of your ride. Today we will show you the rear seat upholstery on this 04 GT coupe model. We do want to note that these same steps can be used on all 94-04 applications. Some of the 94-98 coupes and 94-04 convertibles can vary, but the general install will be about the same overall.


Reupholstery Steps


  1. Start by removing the rear seats from the car. If you don't know how please check out our article explaining the steps to do so.
  2. How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang   - How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang


  3. Next, we will be removing the old upholstery from your foams. We also have an article that explains these removal steps.
  4. How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang   - How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang


  5. Let’s begin with your seat backs first. Unbox your new upholstery and check for any flaws or obvious defects. Our friends over at TMI were nice enough to send us a set of these 01 Bullitt style upholstery sets for our project.
  6. How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang   - How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang


  7. Take one of your new seat backs and roll the lower edge up a few times to make this install easier for you. Once you have the lower edge rolled, start to slip this over the top edge of the foam.
  8. How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang   - How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang


  9. Be patient here, these are meant to be a tight fit so you may experience a little bit of repeated back and forth seating of the upholstery until you get it to where it should be.
  10. How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang   - How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang


  11. Insert your hand in between the foam and the upholstery and line up your hook and loop strips. Using one hand on the inside and one on the outside, slowly align these and fully seat these together.
  12. How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang   - How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang


  13. Now you can unroll the remaining fabric on the lower edge.
  14. How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang   - How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang


  15. Using a razor blade, make a small X shape on your stud and push this through. Make sure to make small cuts here so you do not have an ugly mistake on your install.
  16. How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang   - How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang


  17. Moving to the other side, make another X cut for the bolt hole on this side. Again, make small cuts until this is completely open for the hardware to pass through.
  18. How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang   - How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang


  19. Now you can hog ring your flaps down. Go ahead and load a new hog ring into your pliers. Pull the carpet and the fabric side as tight as possible and then you can hog ring these together.
  20. How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang   - How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang


  21. The J clip on the bottom will be next. This one can be a little tedious here so do not get discouraged. Pull the front and the back as tight as you can get it on each side. Once you have any remaining slack out, start on one edge of the j clip and insert the male end into the female. Now that you have one edge started, you can slowly work your way down. Make sure to pull each side while seating the J clip to help remove any excess slack and wrinkles.
  22. How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang   - How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang


  23. The last step on the seat backs will be the latch trim. We noticed on our application that one of the trims had a slight defect and was a little tweaked. We used a heat gun to help make this a little more malleable and bent this one straight.
  24. How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang   - How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang


  25. Set this one in place and pass both of the pull loops through their designated hole.
  26. How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang   - How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang


  27. Now you can install the (4) phillips head screws.
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  29. Now that we are done with the seat backs, let’s move to the seat bottom. Start by installing the listing rods into the new upholstery.
  30. How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang   - How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang


  31. Using your hog ring pliers, install two hog rings on the rod to the foam. Space these out evenly on each side.
  32. How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang   - How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang


  33. You can go ahead and pull the fabric through the seat belt buckle area.
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  35. Now you can secure the inner flaps together on these. Start on the inner edges first then move to the outer edges after and secure these with a few hog rings in each spot.
  36. How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang   - How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang


  37. Next, we can align and seat the hook and loop strips on each side. Take your time here and pull the upholstery tight to help alleviate any wrinkles when doing this.
  38. How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang   - How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang


  39. Once we have the top side pretty much in place, let’s flip the bottom over. Now we will start to go back in with new hog rings around the perimeter of the foam. I like to start in the center and alternate from side to side. This way you can slowly work out as many wrinkles while pulling the upholstery as tight as possible. There is no specific pattern here really, you can go back with just the factory locations, but you can always add in more hog rings periodically if need be.
  40. How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang   - How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang


  41. Once you have all of the perimeter completed, flip the foam back over and you can try to work out any remaining wrinkles you may have.
  42. How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang   - How To Reupholster SN95 Rear Seats | 94-04 Mustang

This is a great way to update and refresh the interior of your Mustang. This job should take you a solid afternoon to complete. When installing new upholstery we just want to stress to have a clean work surface and take your time. This will involve a lot of tugging and pulling to make sure everything seats properly but the more time you take the better your final product will be.


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Published on 2020-10-14
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Rear Seat Upholstery 94-04


What’s up everyone, Jay here with LMR.com and today we will be going over the installation of a new set of rear seat upholstery on our 04 GT here in the shop today.


Updating upholstery on any Mustang can really refresh the interior of your ride. Today we will show you the rear seat upholstery on this 04 GT coupe model. We do want to note that these same steps can be used on all 94-04 applications. Some of the 94-98 coupes and 94-04 convertibles can vary, but the general install will be about the same overall.

Start by removing the rear seats from the car. Check out the link in the description below.


Next, we will be removing the old upholstery from your foams. Check out the link in the description below to show you how this is done.

Let’s begin with your seat backs first. Unbox your new upholstery and check for any flaws or obvious defects.

Our friends over at TMI were nice enough to send us a set of these 01 Bullitt style upholstery sets for our project.

Take one of your new seat backs and roll the lower edge up a few times to make this install easier for you. Once you have the lower edge rolled, start to slip this over the top edge of the foam.

Be patient here, these are meant to be a tight fit so you may experience a little bit of repeated back and forth seating of the upholstery until you get it to where it should be.

Now you can unroll the remaining fabric on the lower edge.

Insert your hand in between the foam and the upholstery and line up your hook and loop strips. Using one hand on the inside and one on the outside, slowly align these and fully seat these together.

Once you are happy with the top half, it is time to work on your lower edge.

Using a razor blade, make a small X shape on your stud and push this through. Make sure to make small cuts here so you do not have an ugly mistake on your install.

Moving to the other side, make another X cut for the bolt hole on this side. Again, make small cuts until this is completely open for the hardware to pass through.

Now you can hog ring your flaps down. Go ahead and load a new hog ring into your pliers. Pull the carpet and the fabric side as tight as possible and then you can hog ring these together.

The J clip on the bottom will be next. This one can be a little tedious here so do not get discouraged. Pull the front and the back as tight as you can get it on each side.

Once you have any remaining slack out, start on one edge of the j clip and insert the male end into the female.

Now that you have one edge started, you can slowly work your way down. Make sure to pull each side while seating the J clip to help remove any excess slack and wrinkles.


The last step on the seat backs will be the latch trim.

We noticed on our application that one of the trims had a slight defect and was a little tweaked. We used a heat gun to help make this a little more malleable and bent this one straight.

Set this one in place and pass both of the pull loops through their designated hole.

Now you can install the four phillips head screws.

Now that we are done with the seat backs, let’s move to the seat bottom.

Start by installing the listing rods into the new upholstery.

Using your hog ring pliers, install two hog rings on the rod to the foam. Space these out evenly on each side.

You can go ahead and pull the fabric through the seat belt buckle area.

Now you can secure the inner flaps together on these. Start on the inner edges first then move to the outer edges after and secure these with a few hog rings in each spot.


Next we can align and seat the hook and loop strips on each side. Take your time here and pull the upholstery tight to help alleviate any wrinkles when doing this.

Once we have the top side pretty much in place, let’s flip the bottom over.

Now we will start to go back in with new hog rings around the perimeter of the foam.

I like to start in the center and alternate from side to side. This way you can slowly work out as many wrinkles while pulling the upholstery as tight as possible.

There is no specific pattern here really, you can go back with just the factory locations, but you can always add in more hog rings periodically if need be.

Once you have all of the perimeter completed, flip the foam back over and you can try to work out any remaining wrinkles you may have.

Alright everyone, this is a great way to update and refresh the interior of your Mustang. This job should take you a solid afternoon to complete.


When installing new upholstery I just want to stress to have a clean work surface and take your time. This will involve a lot of tugging and pulling to make sure everything seats properly but the more time you take the better your final product will be.

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