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How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hatch Lift Support Brackets

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.

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  11. Install the new stud into the hatch making sure not to overtighten.

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  13. 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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  15. 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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  17. Do the same for the other side, remove the hatch prop, and you’re all finished.

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1979-1993 Mustang 5.0 Resto Hatchback Lift Support Brackets - Install & Review

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Published on 2018-01-12
Mustang Hatch Lift Support Brackets.
Restore vital hatch components on your 1979-1993 Mustang with this 5.0 Resto hatchback lift support bracket kit! Whether your Fox has been sitting in the elements for years and is experiencing rust, or the ball studs on your lift support brackets have worn down; this 5.0 Resto hatch lift support bracket kit will ensure your hatch lift supports have a solid mounting point! This kit includes the body side and hatch side brackets and ball studs needed to securely attach your hatch struts. Over time, these brackets usually rust or wear down which results in play anytime you lift or lower your hatch. Now you can eliminate it with 5.0 Resto's all in one kit!

5.0 Resto Quality.
5.0 Resto is dedicated to the preservation of the Fox Body and it shows in this hatch lift support bracket kit. Featuring a high-quality steel construction, this kit is durable and built to last! Each body side bracket has a new ball stud fastened in place, while a pair of factory-thread ball studs mount on the hatch side. A black powder coat finish is applied to provide corrosion protection that lasts. Stainless steel mounting hardware is included to secure the brackets in place for a quick and easy installation!

Application: 1979-1993 Mustang Hatchback

Item # LRS-40610A-HDW
Transcript
How’s it going everyone? Landan with LMR.com! Today I’ll be checking out and installing this hatchback lift support brackets from 5.0 Resto designed for the 1979 to 1993 hatchback Mustangs.

The lift support brackets from industry leader 5.0 Resto are going to restore vital hatch components on your 1979 to 1993 Fox Body Mustang. The lift support brackets include the two plates that are secured to the body of the car and the individual ball studs that secure to the hatch itself.

The plates and ball studs are constructed from steel and then powder coated black for strength and durability. The four plate retaining screws are stainless steel and feature a counter-sink head which allows it to sit flush within the mounting plate.

To get things rolling, open the hatch and support it with something sturdy.

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.

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

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

Now would be the time to replace these if yours have failed.

Unscrew the ball stud on the hatch with a 9/16" deep socket.

Clean both areas.

Install the new stud into the hatch.

Do not over tighten

Install the lift support onto the body side bracket first.

Align the bracket and tighten the two Phillips head screws.

Do not over tighten.

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

Do the same for the other side.

Check your work, remove the hatch prop and you're all finished.

Now as far as installation goes, this one should take you about thirty minutes from start to finish. It really couldn’t get any easier this, and 5.0 Resto proves yet again why they are the only brand dedicated to Fox Mustang restoration with the creation of their 1979 to 1993 hatchback lift support brackets.

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