"Why didn't I think of that?" was all I could muster when the ever-inventive crew at Classic Design Concepts demonstrated their new and aptly named Detail Corral for S197 Mustangs. This is a brilliantly simple concept: a lightweight, good-looking storage compartment for housing basic detailing or cleaning components on the otherwise unused and ugly Swiss-cheese sheetmetal on the trunk lid's underside. Most of us carry this stuff around anyway, usually taking up valuable trunk space. The Detail Corral is a much better-and better looking-solution. Best of all, there is nothing to cut, aside from the included paper templates. There are no holes to drill, and the whole installation shouldn't consume even an hour of valuable time.
In typical CDC fashion, the Detail Corral components are OE quality, and the finish matches the S197's trunk-liner material. At $179, this is an affordable way to add practicality and a far more finished appearance to your '05-and-up trunk area.