Fox Body Mustang Tech: How To Install New Replacement Carpet

Posted 1/20/2014 by Jeff Jimenez

Is the factory carpet in your Fox Body Mustang NASTY?? Watch our replacement carpet installation video here!! We will show you how to remove and replace your smelly one!

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Replacing the smelly worn carpet in your Fox Body Mustang is a major part of any interior Resto project. All too often on these 20+ year old vehicles the carpet has been stomped down with dirty shoes and had countless drinks and food spills throughout its life. That is way we offer a full line of replacement carpets in all your favorite factory colors. Check out all of our 1979-93 carpets here: Fox Body Mustang Replacement Carpet.

You might be thinking that replacing your old carpet is a major undertaking and in some ways, yes it is. It isn’t overly complicated; however, it does require roughly half a day to complete from start to finish. Make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to complete the job and this installation will be one of the best investments you can make in Mustang! You will be amazed at “new car” smell and improved looks. You might even find that old Vanilla Ice cassette that went missing back in the day!

Don’t forget to finish off the installation with a set of new logo floor mats to give your Mustang a complete interior carpet restoration! Shop our full line of mats here: Fox Body Mustang Floor Mats. Watch the video and read the simple walk-through guide below. If you have any questions, give us a call at 254-296-6500. Don’t forget to like and share this article with your fellow Mustang Enthusiasts friends!!

Tool Needed:

  • Common Tool Set with sockets, ratchet & screwdrivers
  • Carpet Knife
  • Heavy Duty Marker

Mustang Carpet Installation Guide:

  1. Remove the new carpet from the box. Unfold it and let it set in the sun. This will help the carpet become more flexible.
  2. Remove your seats. See our removal video here: Fox Body Mustang Seat Removal
  3. Remove your center console. See our removal video here: Fox Body Mustang Center Console Removal
  4. Remove the remaining interior panels such as scuff plates and kick panels
  5. You can now remove the old carpet.
  6. Lay the new carpet face down and lay to old carpet over it.
  7. Make sure you align both carpets the exact same way. Take your industrial strength market and use the old carpet as a guide to draw the needed holes to be cuts.
  8. Toss the old carpet aside and start cutting out the major holes. Be sure to CUT SMALLER THAN THE MARKED HOLES! You can fine trim later and you don’t want to make a cut you can’t repair.
  9. Lay the carpet into place. Make sure you press the carpet down and situate it exactly where you want it to lay down. You can use a hairdryer to work out winkles. DO NOT put the hairdryer to close to the carpet and we don’t recommend heavy duty heat guns.
  10. Start trimming the carpet into place. Make sure the carpet doesn’t interfere with the shifter and emergency brake. You can lay the center console into place for reference to ensure you don’t cut back to much.
  11. Once trimming is done. Reinstall on your panels, console and seats.

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