Ford Mustang Forums banner

1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
332 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I'm trying to get some ideas for my 89 coupe. I'm going to reupholster a set of Corbeaus and possibly the door panels. Does anyone here have pictures of their redone fox interiors?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
332 Posts
Discussion Starter #2
Has anyone here had their Corbeau's recovered? Door panels? Anything?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,364 Posts
Recovered a set of 80's VW recaros. Found similar material and recovered the door panel inserts to match.

Ordered leather trim from redlinegoods.com and did the shifter, parking bracke, center console lid and door armrests in black leather. I bought a leather trim panel for the dash pad, but have yet to install that.

Rear sear is a corbeau vinyl rear seat kit. One day in the future i'll recover it to match the fronts, but i have other more important projects i'm working on.

Seats.jpg

FullSizeRender (1).jpg
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
332 Posts
Discussion Starter #4 (Edited)
That's beautiful! That's very similar to what I was thinking. Being that my car is red, I was even considering the red topstitching, but I'm nervous about the fact that this is my first go at upholstery. My dad has done my seats in the past, but this time he's going to show me how, and I'm going to do it. I'm afraid that the contrasting topstitching would really stand out if it's uneven.

This is what I'm starting with.
1054442
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,609 Posts
Recovered a set of 80's VW recaros. Found similar material and recovered the door panel inserts to match.
Ordered leather trim from redlinegoods.com and did the shifter, parking bracke, center console lid and door armrests in black leather. I bought a leather trim panel for the dash pad, but have yet to install that.
Rear sear is a corbeau vinyl rear seat kit. One day in the future i'll recover it to match the fronts, but i have other more important projects i'm working on.
You did a fantastic job on your interior!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,609 Posts
I threw a lot of black at my ‘90’s scarlet (porno) interior. Just swapping to black carpet was a huge help in toning down the sea of red. I recovered ‘86/‘86 GT seats and added ‘83 netted halos.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,412 Posts
My 86 with recovered Recaros, matching 87+ door panels, wrapped dash pad, steering wheel, rear quarter plastics, arm rest and console center. Embroidered car's name into door panel insert. For the Recaros, I had both the netted halos and adjustable head rests done (showing the adjustable).
86 Interiror.jpg 86 DS Door.JPG
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,597 Posts
I threw a lot of black at my ‘90’s scarlet (porno) interior. Just swapping to black carpet was a huge help in toning down the sea of red. I recovered ‘86/‘86 GT seats and added ‘83 netted halos.
i've seen a red interior car years back with black front and rear seats, and black carpet and it looked awesome although can't recall the headliner and rear quarter panels but i think you're on the right path.

we did a set of black corbeau and black oem rear seats in buddies grey interior notch, and it made it look million times better.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,609 Posts
i've seen a red interior car years back with black front and rear seats, and black carpet and it looked awesome although can't recall the headliner and rear quarter panels but i think you're on the right path.
we did a set of black corbeau and black oem rear seats in buddies grey interior notch, and it made it look million times better.
Thanks. The red interior can be a polarizing color today, but it was fairly common back in the day. Scarlet and Canyon Red didn't age well if exposed to the sun, so most of the red interiors out there look pretty rough.

I've seen a few cars swap to black carpet with the grey seats/interior too. It really did make it look fantastic.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,364 Posts
Red interior can be made to work. All comes down to the right mix of parts. Adding too much black can actually make it worse. A clean set of seats can make a HUGE difference, especially if you go with black carpet and black headliner.

My car was originally red interior, but i swapped it to black using a parts car i had about 20 years ago. The options of interior customization simply didn't exist at the time.

If mine was still red, i would have gone for a set of red 05+ seats


 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,609 Posts
Red interior can be made to work. All comes down to the right mix of parts. Adding too much black can actually make it worse. A clean set of seats can make a HUGE difference, especially if you go with black carpet and black headliner.
My car was originally red interior, but i swapped it to black using a parts car i had about 20 years ago. The options of interior customization simply didn't exist at the time.
If mine was still red, i would have gone for a set of red 05+ seats
There are such great options available today to reupholster seating in Foxes and buy repop interior trim. When I recovered my seats in 2004 Distinctive Industries offered the kit to do 85/86 GT seats in Canyon Red or Grey. Black wasn't an option and there wasn't a coupe back seat kit available either. TMI has really changed the interior game with their offerings, but it looks like Distinctive industries now focuses on the '64.5 to '73 market.

A parts car with a nice black interior would be the cost effective way to do the color change. Buying one item at a time here and there takes time and will be more expensive.

The seats from late model Mustangs are another great option. Those red '05 seats look comfy!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,597 Posts
maybe comfy, but also fugly.. but to each is own.

personally i think you have to stay within the same platforms as i've seen newer stuff in foxes and frankly think the lines/designs just don't flow/match the older designs and ends up looking out of place. but again, to each is own.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
332 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
Great job. I was wondering how hard it would be to swap in a steering wheel from a 05+. I hate to ask you to divulge secrets , but what was involved in that?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,281 Posts
Wasn’t that hard to do, you need a donor wheel from a 2017 and up from eBay and one from either a 87-89 if you run a tilt or a 90-93 for a non tilt. Cutout the center mount from the older wheel and leave as much material as possible, take a cutoff wheel to the new one, once enough material is removed mount a flat plate across the center and space it properly and mount the cutoff piece from the old wheel to the flat plate.
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top