Restores The Exterior of Your 1987-93 Ford Mustang LX or GT
Everything You Need To Start Your Mustang Restoration
All High Quality Products
OE Fit & Look
Direct Bolt-In Installation
Fits all 1987-93 Ford Mustangs
What's in the Box
(1) Cowl Vent Grille
(1) Cowl Vent Grille Hardware Kit
(1) Headlight Kit
(1) LH Door Belt Molding
(1) RH Door Belt Molding
(1) RH Outer Door Handle
(1) LH Outer Door Handle
(4) Door Handle Rivets
(1) 8" Shortly Antenna
If you are looking to start the restoration on your 1987-93 Ford Mustang LX or GT, you need this 50Resto Exterior Resto Kit. This kit offers all of the outer body and light components that show high wear on your Foxbody. The kit includes a set of outer door belt moldings, a new headlight kit, a shorty antenna, black outer door handle kit, and a cowl vent grille with hardware. All of these components will give your 87-93 Mustang a fresh and clean look to begin your Mustang restoration project!
Check out our YouTube channel for even more tech tips, installation videos, how-tos, and more. The best place to go for anything Mustang related!
Published on 2012-11-06 Product: 1979-93 Mustang Black Outer Door Handle Kit Brand: 5.0 Resto Fits: Mustang LX, GT, Coupe, Hatch and Convertible Year Models: 1979 (79) 1980 (80) 1981 (81) 1982 (82) 1983 (83) 1984 (84) 1985 (85) 1986 (86) 1987 (87) 1988 (88) 1989 (89) 1990 (90) 1991 (91) 1992 (92) 1993 (93) LRS Part #: LRS-22404K
Broken Outer Door Handles on Fox Body Mustangs are a common problem. Nothing is worse than not being able to open your Mustang door! Follow along in the video as Jmac shows you how to replace/install/remove your Mustang door handles.
This is a driver and passenger side outer door handle kit for your 1979-1993 Mustang. The original door handles on the later Fox Mustangs were made from plastic and commonly tend to break over time. Our new replacement door handles are made from metal instead of plastic for a long lasting fix for your Mustang. This door handle kit comes with a black painted finish and ready to be installed.
Use only 5.0Resto Mustang parts on your Project Fox Body Mustang!!!
Published on 2013-08-29 Got faded Fox Body Mustang headlights? No worries, here at LatemodelRestoration.com we have plenty of head light options available for your 87-93 Mustang. Watch the video as Jmac shows you how to remove and install headlights on your Fox Mustang.
Removal and installation of your Mustang headlights should take you less than an hour. It can be done in the driveway with simple hand tools. After you complete the installation of your headlights, make sure you check out our 87-04 Mustang headlight adjustment video to ensure you headlights are aimed correctly.
Our Mustang headlights are all backed by our NO HASSLE WARRANTY so you can rest assured you are getting a quality set of headlights!! All 6 (six) piece Mustang headlight kits include: head lamp, side markers (turn signals) and park lights. Some kits like our Deluxe kit include head light seals, backing (adjusting) plates and bulbs. Forget restoring your factory headlights with a headlight cleaning kit replace them with our quality 5.0Resto headlight kits.
Be sure to check out some of our most popular 87-93 Mustang Headlight Kits.
1987-93 Mustang Economy Headlight Kit with Amber Sidemarkers
1987-93 Mustang Economy Headlight Kit with Clear Sidemarkers
1987-93 Mustang Deluxe Headlight Kit with Amber Sidemarkers
1987-93 Mustang Deluxe Headlight Kit with Clear Sidemarkers
Replacing your 83-97 Mustang Cowl Vent Grille and lower windshield molding? Watch the video as Jmac shows you how to install a Mustang Cowl Vent Grille and lower windshield moldings. It isn't uncommon to have broken, faded and cracked cowl vent grilles on Fox Body Mustangs. Replacing it with our 5.0Resto cowl vent grilles will drastically improve the exterior of your Mustang. Replacing the lower windshield moldings requires you to loosen the side windshield moldings. Jmac even shows you how to remove your windshield moldings with our windshield molding tool.
Features & Benefits
OEM style Cowl Vent Grille & Lower Windshield Moldings Molded Plastic Construction Molded In Black Finish Direct Replacement For OEM Cowl Vent Grille Matching Replacement Molding To Finish The job
Published on 2012-12-28 Goodbye 3-foot Antenna Our SVE 8 inch Mustang shorty antenna is made from stainless steel and powder coated black for lifetime quality. It is designed to look exactly like your stock antenna, only shorter! It comes with everything you need and installs in minutes. Fits all 79-09 Mustangs. So if you have a GT, V6, Cobra, Mach 1 or Bullitt you have no worries with this easy to install Mustang shorty antenna.
**Note** Depending on your area, radio reception may be affected when running a shorter antenna. Don't buy into other retailers who say that their shorty antennas won't affect reception.
** If you have something other than the factory antenna base and are unable to remove the antenna only, this will not fit your application**
And I'm Jeff and we're with latemodelrestoration.com. Today we're going to show you how to replace those broken outer door handles on your '79 to '93 Fox Mustang. This is actually a very common problem on these year models because of the factory plastic handles that were on the outside of the car. Now Jonathan, tell them a little bit more about the 5.0 Resto replacement handle kit.
Absolutely Jeff. Our 5.0 Resto handles are made out of metal so you don't ever have to worry about them breaking again. We have them coated in both trim black and in chrome. And that way we've got you covered, no matter what your car requires. And we always include the attaching rivets.
All right Jonathan. Also it looks like you've brought your tools. Tell them a little bit more about the specialty ones that are required for the install.
Tools you'll need to put on your door handle-- take off and put on your door handle-- hammer and a drift and get out the original mandrels from the existing rivets, drill and 3/8 drill bit to drill out the existing rivet heads, and then a large rivet gun to install your new door handle and rivets.
All right. Looks like we've got all the tools. Let's get back here Jonathan and get this install started.
Sounds good. While Jeff was removing the door panel I went ahead and taped off the area around the door handle. That way we wouldn't damage the paint.
All right guys. Now if you have any questions on removing your door panel, make sure you check out our YouTube channel for a how to video on removing your door panel.
To get started with removing your door handle, grab your hammer and your drift. And you're going to have these little hardened steel mandrels that are left in the original rivets. Just go ahead and knock those into the door. And Jeff, if you would pull those out whenever they come in.
Then you can go ahead and take your drill [INAUDIBLE]. And you don't want to completely drill through the rivet. Just drill through the head and whenever the head pops loose, stop drilling. Now that you have the rivet heads removed, you can go ahead and push down on the inside rod and remove the handle from the door. Go back on with your new handle. Slide it in and engage it with the rod.
As you can see, I've already got one rivet in place. Go ahead and grab your large rivet gun. Insert the rivet. And you can engage the door.
All right Jonathan, looks like you're finishing up. Now I know sometimes people use bolts to install these door handles but we used rivets. Can you tell me a little bit more on why?
Sure thing Jeff. A lot of people will tell you that using carriage bolts with some nylon lock nuts is an easier and cheaper way to install your door handles. That's simply not the case because those lock nuts will loosen over time and you end up with a loose door handle which is just like having a broken one. We use the OE type rivets. That way you end up with a permanent installation.
All right appreciate it Jonathan. Looks great. Now if you need more tech tips and install videos for your Fox Mustang, make sure you check out latemodelrestoration.com.
JEFF: Hi, I'm Jeff, and I've brought J-Mac with me today to show you how to install six-piece headlights on your '87 to '93 Fox Mustang. Now, J-Mac, we've got the economy headlight kit in front of us. Can you tell me a little bit more about it?
JONATHAN: Sure thing, Jeff. This is our 5.0Resto brand six-piece economy headlight kit. Now, don't let the word economy fool you, because these are premium quality direct replacements for your Mustang. Now, six pieces because it includes the side markers, headlights, park lights for both sides. And the side markers are available with either amber reflector or clear reflector.
We also have deluxe kits available where the headlights include the seals, backing plates, bulbs, and bulb retainers. Now, if you need any of those parts individually, we've got the retaining clips, backing plates, bulbs, bulb retainers, retaining nuts, bulb sockets, I mean anything that you could possibly need for your Fox headlight project.
JEFF: All right. Now, if factory headlights aren't your thing, make sure you check out our website. We've got more options on there. We've got anything from your ultra clear, your smoked, or your one-piece headlight kits.
JONATHAN: No matter what you choose, they're all covered with our no hassle warranty. Check out LatemodelRestoration.com for more details.
JEFF: All right. Sounds like we've talked enough about these products. Jonathan, how about you show them how to install it?
JONATHAN: That I can do. We've already installed the driver side lights, just to illustrate the difference between a new set and a faded old set. This passenger side here is completely yellowed, faded, cracked, not letting much light transfer through. Fact is, these are so sunbaked that this side marker used to be amber. Now it's completely faded away.
To remove your old headlights, you've got two nuts on the back of your park light, you've got three nuts on the back of your headlight, and you've got two nuts on the back of your side marker.
First things first, you want to go ahead and undo all of your bulb sockets, get those out of the way, then grab yourself an 11 millimeter wrench. A ratchet wrench is going to be your best friend, but a regular wrench will get the job done. And you can even fit a socket on some of these things. I'm going to go ahead and get these lights out and on the table, and then we're going to show you how to transfer your seals and backing plates onto your new headlight lens.
Now that you've got your headlights out the way, we'll talk about transferring your seals, backing plates, and bulbs over to your new headlight lens. Now, your seal is held on with just two metal clips on the side. Can easily disengage those, lift the seal out of the way. Then you can remove your bulb retainer and your bulb. Then grab you a small flat-blade screwdriver, and you can remove the three clips that hold the backing plate to the old lens.
These can kind of be a pain to get off. Just stick with it and they'll eventually break loose. Once you get your clips free, you can simply remove your backing plate and transfer it over to your new lens.
Now, you want to be sure that each head of the screw is engaged fully into the lens. That way your clips will actually retain it. May take a little bit of pressure to get it fully seated in the hole, but don't be afraid to apply that little extra oomph. Now you can grab your clips, start popping them back into place. A little bit of finger pressure will get them right on.
Then we can go ahead and put in our bulb and bulb retainer, and we're ready for the seal. Now, if your seals are in bad shape, like we said we have brand new ones, but this one's still in reasonable condition. A little bit of interior cleaner and conditioner, we'll go ahead and get that looking new again.
And you can simply slide it back into place and engage your metal clips on the side. And we're ready to go back together. We'll go ahead and get these new lights slid into place, and we'll show you the finished product when we're done.
All right. When going back together, you want to start out with your headlight, follow up with you park light, and finish up with your side marker. Tighten up all your nuts, and then reinstall your bulb sockets. Go ahead and turn your lights on to make sure that everything is still working properly.
Now, for a little bit of time and not a whole lot of money, you can greatly improve the exterior appearance of your Mustang while increasing nighttime driving safety. Now, just because we're done with the physical part of this install doesn't mean we're completely finished. Check out LatemodelRestoration.com for our headlight adjusting video that gives you step-by-step instructions.
Jeff:Hi, I’m Jeff at LatmodelRestoration.com, today I’m here with Jonathan
Jonathan: Jeff thanks for having me
Jeff: No problem
Jeff: Today we are here to talk to you about cowl vent grilles and lower windshield moldings for your Fox Mustang. Before we get on to this install, Jonathan tell them a little bit more about these parts.
Jonathan: Will do. Our cowl vent grille and lower windshield molding kit is the best on the market. The cowl vent grille is an exact reproduction of the original. And is a direct replacement for 1983-93 Fox Body Mustangs. The lower windshield molding comes out of the original Ford tooling. It even has the ford original part number and Ford oval stamped on the back.
Jeff: I also noticed you brought a hardware kit. Can you tell them a little more about that.
Jonathan: We highly recommend you picking up one of our Mustang Cowl Vent hardware kits whenever you are doing this install. It comes with the six screws and four plastic inserts, that way you get rid of the broken and rusted hardware that is probably on your car right now.
Jeff: Well hey Jonathan a appreciate all that knowledge. Let’s get this install started.
Jonathan: Let’s Do It!
Jeff: To removal the cowl vent grille, the first step is to remove the windshield wipers. As you can see Jonathan has marked their original location with blue painters tape to ensure they go back in the proper location. Now Jonathan, walk them through removing the cowl vent grille.
Jonathan: It’s really simple Jeff. You have six screws that hold the cowl vent to the cowl panel itself. Once you get those removed you can pop it up. You will have your windshield washer nozzle hose and then you can remove the actual windshield washer nozzle and transfer it to the new cowl vent panel. This is one of the main reasons we are replacing the cowl vent panel because they are broke. The other two problems you find are they are fading and chipping. Let’s go ahead and get this removed Jeff.
Jeff: Alright looks like Jonathan got the cowl vent off. The Next step is to remove the lower windshield moldings. Now Jonathan it looks like these are held down by the side moldings. Is this the tool you need to remove the mustang side windshield moldings?
Jonathan: That is the correct tool. It is the Mustang window reveal molding tool. These side moldings are held to the body by three to four spring loaded clips per side. To remove them you lift up slightly on the side of the molding and slide the hook on the tool until you find the clip. Then engage the clip, pull out and you will hear the clip pop. Repeat that on the remaining clips. If you don’t have one of these tools you can purchase one on our website. We keep them in stock. Once you get that molding loose it will break free just like that. As you can see one of the tabs on the lower moldings is already broken off. Yours will probably be the same way. It not it might be by the time you get it removed. Basically you will want to start by removing this front side by pulling up and it will come loose. If you have a broken tab you can just grab a set of needle nose pillars to grab that broken tab and pull it out. Your good to go.
Jonathan: To install the new lower windshield moldings. Insert the upper tab into the side windshield molding. Then simply snap the side molding into place. Then engage to two lower tabs and push them into place. Jeff can you grab the new cowl grille
Jeff: Certainly Jonathan. Now before I go install this it looks like we are missing a tab over there.
Jonathan: yeah the insert is missing on this Mustang. The installation is really simple they just push into place. I you are missing any or have broken inserts simply fold them up and push them through to remove them. Then you can snap the new ones in place – really simple. Now when you are putting this in you definitely don’t want to forget to reconnect your windshield washer nozzle hose.
Jeff: Now I can already tell a major difference compared to that old faded and broken cowl vent we had before.
Jonathan: Now it is amazing how just a few parts can really improve the looks of the exterior of your Mustang.
Jeff: The last step to finish up this project is to install the windshield wipers. For more Mustang install and tech tips check out LatemodelRestoration.com
A common complaint among all Mustang owners is this huge antenna Ford gives us from the factory. Great for reception. Not so great for looks. Quick solution, SVE Shorty Antenna. It doesn't really adversely affect your reception. If you live in a bad reception area, you might notice it get a little worse. But overall if you have good reception before, you're going to have good reception after.
Installation is extremely simple. 3/8 wrench to take off your factory one. 5/16 wrench to put on the new one. Or really simple, just grab a small crescent wrench, use it on both. Now the difference in height between these, we're going to get from the base to the top we've got 32 inches on the factory antenna. That's quite a bit. On our SVE Shorty Antenna we've got eight. That's a huge reduction in antenna height. And for just a few minutes of your time you can drastically change the look of your Mustang. Now for more quick ways to spruce up the exterior appearance of your Mustang check out LatemodelRestoration.com
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