How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hatch Lift Support Brackets

Posted 1/24/2018 by Tyler Rodriquez

Follow along as we walk you through how to install new Fox Body Mustang hatch lift support brackets.

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Tools Required

  • Flat Head Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • 9/16” Deep Socket
  • Socket Wrench

Installation Instructions

  1. Open the hatch and support it with something sturdy.

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  3. Dislodge the clip from the lift support attached to the ball stud on the hatch with a flat head screwdriver. Let the support sit inside the run channel.

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  5. Remove the two Phillips-head screws from the plate and then remove the assembly.

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  7. Dislodge clip from the bracket and transfer the support if it's still good.

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  9. Unscrew the ball stud on the hatch with a 9/16" deep socket and clean both areas.li>
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  10. Install the new stud into the hatch making sure not to overtighten.

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  12. Install the lift support onto the body side of the hatch. Align the bracket and tighten the 2 phillips head screws making sure to overtighten.

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  14. Lift up on the hatch with your hand and then clip the other end of the support to the stud on the hatch.

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  16. Do the same for the other side, remove the hatch prop, and you’re all finished.

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