Video: Mustang Door Panel Map Pockets Install
Published on 2013-08-26
Product: Mustang Door Panel Map Pockets & Map Pocket Delete
Brand: 5.0 Resto
Fits: Mustang LX, GT, Coupe, Hatch and Convertible
Year Models: 1981 (81) 1982 (82) 1983 (83) 1984 (84) 1985 (85) 1986 (86) 1987 (87) 1989 (89) 1990 (90) 1991 (91) 1992 (92) 1993 (93)
LRS Part #: LRS-23942MPD
Many 90-93 Mustangs still have great looking Door Panels, but the Map pockets are pretty worn down. The typical failure involves stretched out elastic that allows the Mustang Map Pocket to sag and get caught between the door & the body. Over time, this tears the Map Pocket or wears holes in it causing it to look not so great. We have brand new Map Pockets in stock, & ready to ship to get your Door Panels back on the straight & narrow. If you want to get rid of your Map Pockets all together, we have you covered there as well with our 90-93 Muastang Map Pocket Deletes. We also have the driver door Map Pockets for 81-86 Mustang as well!
Features & Benefits
- Restores Overall Look Of Door To Like New Condition
- Gets Rid Of Loose, Ripped Or Missing Map Pockets
- OEM Style Construction
- Elastic Band Draws Pocket Tight Towards The Door Like Original
J-MAC: Hey, everyone. I'm J-Mac. And if you own a '90 to '93 Fox Mustang, then you know all about the saggy map pockets. That means the elastic lets loose, and they just fall down to the ground.
Well, here at latemodelrestoration.com, we've got you covered, with brand new direct replacement map pockets as well as map pocket delete panels. And we'll show you how to get those done as soon as Jeff grabs the parts.
Now to get started, you have to remove the door panel. Check out our YouTube channel for door panel removal video.
JEFF: All right, J-Mac. I brought in a set of replacement map pockets. Now, I also brought in a set of delete panels. These are popular with the guys who like custom interior or just don't want to put back on those map pockets.
J-MAC: Now to get started with removing these old map pockets, you want to get your sound deadener out of the way first. There's a couple of staples that hold it in the lower portion. You can simply pinch and pull up, and those staples will release from the back of the panel.
Once you get that out of the way, you can access all of your tabs, grab your flat blade screwdriver, and you've got a couple middle retainers over a few the tabs. Just pry up on those metal retainers, and you should be able to pop them off just like that.
Now, you'll want to finish pulling off those metal retainers, then you can simply fold up on your tabs and fully remove the map pocket. I'm going to get that done now.
JEFF: All right. While J-Mac finishes that up, let me show you how to prep the new one for installation. They ship with the tabs laid flat like so. You will need to pinch these together so that they'll go through the holes in the door panel.
All right, J-Mac. Looks like you're ready for the new one.
J-MAC: You bet. Now to get your new map pocket on, you can't get these tabs exactly straight up, so you want to pinch them together and feed them through the holes one by one.
Now a pair of needle nose pliers is going to be your best friend, because you can reach under there, pinch the tabs together, and feed them through the next hole. And as you're going through, you might want to go ahead and fold down a couple of these tabs just to keep the panel from pulling back out. Work your way all the way around the panel, and then you can hang it back on the door.
Now don't forget new door panel push pins before you hang your panel back on the car. We've got these map pockets in all different colors. And we also have the interior vinyl dyes if you need to touch up your panels if they're a little faded. Now for more interior restoration videos, check out latemodelrestoration.com.