Video: 87-93 Mustang Shift Boot & Bezel Install
Published on 2013-06-17
Product: Mustang Leather Shifter Boot & Bezel Kit
Brand: 5.0 Resto
Fits: Mustang LX, GT, Coupe, Hatch and Convertible
Year Models: 1987 (87) 1988 (88) 1989 (89) 1990 (90) 1991 (91) 1992 (92) 1993 (93)
LRS Part #: LRS-7277JK
Follow along in this video as Jmac walks you through how to install/replace a Mustang shifter boot and bezel. Everyone wants to save a little money especially when restoring your Mustang. This simple kit includes the rubber lower shift boot, the black plastic shift boot bezel and the black leather upper shift boot. If you are installing a new shifter into your Mustang, you may consider replacing these surrounding parts, to keep your Mustang clean and performing the way it should.
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LRS-7277G Mustang Rubber Lower Shift Boot
LRS-7277J Mustang Leather Shifter Boot
LRS-04424A Mustang Shifter Bezel Trim with clips
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Includes Three Important Fox Body Resto Parts
Fits 1987-93 5 Speed Manual Shift Mustangs
Fits Mustang GT, LX or Cobra
Hey, everybody. I'm J-Mac, and I'm going to show y'all all about our shifter boot and bezel kit for '87 and '93 Mustang. To start out, you'll want to remove your shifter knob. Simply unscrew it off the shifter handle. Then, grab hold of your shifter bezel. Pull it up off the console, and then remove the shifter boot off the shifter handle.
Then you'll want to go ahead and remove your shifter handle because the console has got to come out of the way. For more information on removing your console, check out our video on latemodelrestoration.com. I'm going to go ahead and get all this out of the way, and we'll move onto the lower shift boot.
Now with the console out of the way, you have access to your lower shifter boot. Go ahead and remove the four 5/16 headed or 8 millimeter headed bolts that retain the shifter boot to the transmission tunnel of the car.
Now if you're still running the stock shifter, or something like a triax, your shifter boot should still be pretty much intact, and you can just lift it up off the tunnel. Now with shifters like this PRO-5.0, you have to trim the boot to get it around the shifter. So you just have to pry the boot from around the ring of the shifter, and then you can pull the whole boot assembly up away from the transmission tunnel.
Now from the factory, you've got three staples that will hold this rubber piece to the metal trim ring. Just grab a straight razor, and make a couple little cuts, right where those staples are at. That way, you can just pull this rubber piece off. You won't have to restaple it or anything, because the bolts will actually hold it into place. That metal trim ring just acts to spread out the load of the bolts over the entire rubber piece evenly.
I can just pull that rubber off of there. And grab your new boot. Line it up correctly. And then you can just drop it back down into place. Now with the PRO-5.0 shifter, or similar after-market shifters, you will have to cut out that center section. With a stock shift, something like a triax or even our SVE shifter, you do not have to cut the boot at all. It just simply goes down over the shifter.
Now if you need new hardware because yours is missing, rusted, cross-threaded, we have a complete hardware kit that includes the speed nuts and the bolts to attach your lower shift boot to the core. Now, I'm going to go ahead and finish putting this on. Get the console back in, and then we'll show you how to put together your new upper shifter boot and bezel.
Now that we've got our lower shifter boot into place along with the console, we can go ahead and work on the upper shifter and bezel. Now our 5.0 Resto shifter bezel comes out of the Ford original tooling. It even has the Ford oval and the part number cast into the back. And our new shifter boot? Well, that's made out of leather to replace the vinyl shifter boot that your car came with.
To install, slide your shifter boot up into the new bezel, just like this. You want to have your large side facing forward to the right, and then have the angle of the shift boot pointing back. Flip it over, and you've got four plastic tabs on the back that you wind up with the holes in the shifter boot. And we include the needed retaining clips to keep that shifter boot in place.
Go ahead and push those down over the plastic tabs. That way, your shifter boot doesn't go moving around whenever you're shifting gears. It takes a little bit of pressure to get these on. And then, the plastic shifter bezel also comes with new retaining clips that help it snap into the console. Those need to be installed as well. And they just simply push into place, just like that.
Now, you can go ahead and slide your new shifter boot and bezel into place. Snap it into your console. Slide the shifter boot down over the shifter handle. Then grab your shifter knob, and screw it back on. Go ahead and orient your shifter pattern. Get it tight to where everything is in the right place, and you've just fully installed a new shifter boot and bezel and a lower shifter boot on your '87 or '93 Mustang. For more interior restoration videos, check out latemodelrestoration.com.