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It's typical for us to see a handful of Mustangs on the daily commute. While the majority are S197 and newer, we still see quite a few New Edge Mustangs on the road as well. Surprisingly, we spot a Fox Mustang or two several times a week as well. It is these fellow Fox owners who seem to most engage our Fox the most. From a headlight flash to a head nod or even a wave out the window (since most of us are driving around with broken A/C systems right?), the Fox faithful seem to "get" each other as Mustang owners more than the newer cars. We're sure there's a bunch of reasons why and we can theorize until we run out of pages in the magazine, but Fox owners certainly get a tip of the hat from us for driving their 20-plus year old cars on a daily basis.
It is that daily use, coupled with two decades or more of service, which is why the Fox Mustang's interior is often in a sad state of affairs. It doesn't help matters that the Mustang's interior was a bit of a budget offering to begin with by using lots of hard plastic coupled with cheap cloth and vinyl, but hey, that's what made the car affordable. Remember a 225 hp/300 lb-ft of torque rear drive V-8 performance car for $14,000 that would scare Corvette owners? Yep, that's why we bought one 23 years ago too!
However, with the ravages of time and daily use come brittle plastics, cracks, scratches, and wear that make the interior a forlorn sight. Fortunately, getting your interior back to its original look, feel, and functionality is actually fairly easy with the exploding reproduction market for the Fox Mustang.
When the Fox Mustang was new, many of us were probably bolting on blowers and nitrous kits, adding lowering springs and tubular control arms, and all sorts of aftermarket go-fast bits. Today is a different story, as the Fox Mustang is reaping a whole different market segment with restoration parts. From new upholstery to body moldings and weatherstrip seals, the Fox Mustang's list of restoration parts grows daily. One of the hottest restoration items is interior parts, as the stock plastic just does not hold up (have you looked at your seatbelt guides lately?). A sore spot for '87-'93 owners is often the Mustang's console due to its constant use, from shifting a manual trans to leaning too hard on the armrest to get your wallet in the drive-through. And we can't forget about wedging that soda can between the parking brake handle and passenger seat. Ordering up the required restoration parts from National Parts Depot and spending a Saturday afternoon in the driveway will have your console in as-new condition and ready for many more years of daily driving service.