Fox Body Mustang Hatchback Carpet Installation

Posted 4/14/2014 by Jeff Jimenez

Watch our install video as we show you how to replace that worn hatchback carpet in your Fox Body Mustang.

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In most cases, the hatch area of your Fox Body Mustang takes a beating from hauling groceries, tools and maybe even a set of drag wheels. If the carpet in your hatchback has seen better days, replacing it is a breeze with the help of LatemodelRestoration.com’s complete line of ACC hatchback carpet and our how to install hatchback carpet video!

We offer both factory style carpet and carpets with the running pony logo to truly set your Fox Mustang apart from the crowd. We offer these replacement carpets in all the popular factory colors such as:

  • Black
  • Canyon Red
  • Dark Gray
  • Light Blue
  • Light Gray
  • Regatta Blue
  • Desert Tan/Sand Beige
  • Crystal Blue
  • Smoke Gray
  • Ruby Red
  • Opal Gray
  • Scarlet Red
  • Titanium Gray

Installation can be done in your garage with just some simple hand tools. I would recommend that you pick up a push pin removal tool. It will save you some time and help with the installation. Beyond that, you will need a Philips screw driver. A drill will help speed up the installation process even further.

When replacing the hatch carpet in your Fox Body Mustang, I would recommend replacing the interior floor carpet at the same time to give your Stang a fresh new look. Not to mention get rid of any old carpet smell that might be hidden in that old stained carpet found in most Fox Mustangs. We carry a complete line of Mustang carpet and floor mats to help with your Fox Body Restoration project!


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1979-1993 Mustang Rear Hatch Area Carpet

Chances are your 1979-93 Mustang rear hatch area carpet could use replacing. Get the new replacements from 5.0 Resto and Latemodelrestoration.com. Changing your Fox Body hatch area carpet is a great way to clean up your interior. These carpets from ACC are offered in a plain color style or embroidered logo style for a ... more

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Mustang Hatchback Carpet Installation (Fox Body)

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Published on 2014-02-04
Whether it come from a set of SVE Drag wheels getting tossed in the back on the way to drag strip or a tool box, the hatch carpet in your Fox Body Mustang takes a beating. There is no denying that! Don't forget the fading effect of the UV light from the sun shinning down on it constantly. Replacing the hatchback carpet in your 1979-93 Mustang will require just a couple hours of your time and will drastically improve the interior of your Mustang!

Follow along in the video as Jmac shows you just how easy it is to replace the hatch carpet in our Foxbody. Be sure to click the link above to show our full selection of Mustang hatch carpets from ACC.

We have a wide variety of carpet colors and even logo hatchback carpet! Comes with a 1 year warranty against defects in material and workmanship. Carpet comes with 3/4" thick jute padding and UV resistant Dye!

Fits: Ford Mustang GT, LX & SVT Cobra
Years: 1979 (79) - 1980 (80) - 1981 (81) - 1982 (82) - 1983 (83) - 1983 (83) - 1984 (84) - 1985 (85) - 1986 (86) - 1987 (87) - 1988 (88) - 1989 (89) - 1990 (90) - 1991 (91) - 1992 (92) - 1993 (93)

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Transcript
If you own a Fox body Mustang with a hatchback, and you've already replaced the floor carpet, then you've probably realize the hard way that your hatch carpet isn't as good off as you thought it was. Hatch carpet actually leads a little bit harder life when it comes to UV fading because of that huge window that hangs out right over it's head. Not to mention all the traffic going in and out of the trunk.

Luckily the installation of the hatch carpet is a lot less intrusive than the floor carpet, and can be done in an afternoon. Because the hatch carpet we use comes from ACC, as well as the floor carpet, the color match will be the same. To install your new hatch carpet, you will need to remove your rear seats. And you can check out our seat removal video on a step-by-step of how to do just that. With your seat backs out of the car, go ahead and lay them face down on the table, and we can get started.

Remove the single screw retaining the seat release leader. Remove the three screws that retain the trim bezel. With a pushpin removal tool, release the pushpins around the perimeter of the seat upholstery. Your pushpins may break, but don't worry, we offer brand new replacements.

Roll the sides of the upholstery out of the way. Remove the two screws at the bottom of the carpet, and pry out any staples. Toss your old carpet in the trash, and place your new carpet on the seat back. And using an appropriate tool, make holes in the carpet to correspond with the holes in the plastic seat frame.

Re-engage the 19 pushpins into the plastic seat frame. Reinstall the two screws at the bottom of the carpet. Reinstall the latch lever, and the trim bezel. Repeat all these steps for the other seat back.

For the hatch floor carpet, start by removing the two screws from one of the flaps. Pull the carpet upward, toward the front of the car, to release the retaining clip. Repeat these steps for the other flap.

Remove the old hatch floor carpet from the car. Lay your new hatch carpet into place, and engage the retainers for the flaps. Reinstall the four screws removed earlier.

And there you go, another easy way to save yourself some money by replacing old parts on your Mustang all by yourself. Be sure and check out our other installation videos, and browse our full Fox Mustang parts section at latemodelrestoration.com.

Fox Body Mustang Hatchback Carpet Installation Tech Info

Hatch back carpet is available for the following years:
Ford Mustang - 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)