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Ford Mustang, Coupe
Jun 15, 2005 (4:09 pm)
I am trying to find a tonneau cover or boot that replaces the one that originally came in my 2000 Mustang V6 convertible. When I purchased the car recently it did not have a tonneau cover. I ordered what I thought was the original one from Ford but it covers the whole rear compartment, seat and all, and I can't figure out where to fasten the front of it that just hangs forward of the back seat. It will do for now but I'd really like the original. The Ford dealer says that a part called "boot" might be the shorter cover but it is $700 which doesn't seem right. Does anyone know a part number for the original boot or tonneau cover? Thanks!
#1776 of 2124 Re: Tonneau Cover [dispencer1]
Jun 15, 2005 (11:12 pm)
ya.. unfortunately.. the OEM mustang boot cover goes around 600 to 700 bucks at the dealership! how much is a GT engine from the dealership that actually does something? gosh!! I just drove around without one, the boot that is, not the engine.
#1777 of 2124 Re: Tonneau Cover [droopstang]
Jun 16, 2005 (6:48 am)
There are plenty of them on Ebay - I'll probably get a used one. Thanks for the info. I'll steer clear of the dealer.
#1778 of 2124 Re: Thanks Shayesky1 [gt4me]
Jun 18, 2005 (6:24 pm)
No, this doesn't apply to a 92 mustang. Older mustangs (like mine for example, a 67 fastback) where capable of exploding apon rear impact because the gas tank sits in the trunk, which is behing the back seat without anything between the tank and the people inside. You can buy aftermarket steel plates which are welded in behind the rear seat which solves this problem.
#1779 of 2124 Re: Mustang GT 5.0
Jun 23, 2005 (1:48 pm)
i have an 89 5.0 too and i had the same problem with the hesitation and i had the mass air flow worked on by the dealer too... only it still has a slight hesitation..and the air through my vents doesn't come through when i step on the gas... shouldn't that problem have been fixed when they worked on the mass air flow...how expensive would it be if it is the distributor and if it was at the dealer, why wouldn't they have checked all the other possibilites if i let them know the symptoms... that's what gets me .... why can't they just give me my car back and running just as amazing as when i bought it 12years ago. i still do love to drive it and would never get rid of it...i've had this car for 12years i did just get a used honda to ride to work and man when i get into my mustang... what a difference.... everyone keeps telling me i should just get rid of the mustang but i just have way to much fun driving it... i had a 79 mustang when i was younger and that car ran fast too... i just love the power these cars have.. and i just can't get that feeling from driving a honda...
#1780 of 2124 Re: Oh no, [m1miata]
Jun 24, 2005 (5:41 pm)
I joined the local club - Mustang Club of Lubbock - and am putting my Mustang in a show on the 20th of August. The club seems to be very active and it will be fun to participate in shows and meets.
#1781 of 2124 1993 MUSTANG CONV FOG LAMP PROBLEMS
Jun 24, 2005 (11:28 am)
I HAVE A 1993 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE AND I REPLACED THE FOG LAMPS WITH ALL NEW AND I EVEN REPLACED THE SWITCH ON DASH AND FOR SOME REASON THEY DO NOT WORK. DOES ANYONE MAY KNOW WHAT I CAN LOOK AT CHECKING TO SEE IF THEY DO WORK? THEY WORKED FOR A LITTLE WHILE BUT NOW THEY ARE NOT.
#1782 of 2124 Re: Oh no, [dispencer1]
Jun 27, 2005 (10:42 pm)
" I joined the local club - Mustang Club of Lubbock - and am putting my Mustang in a show on the 20th of August. The club seems to be very active and it will be fun to participate in shows and meets. "
Sounds great! Have fun with the Stang Club. Car clubs are great.
Jun 27, 2005 (11:04 pm)
Everyone is going to have a little different opinion on styles of cars over the years. Here is a simple question or two: Between the years 1994-98, 99-04, and the current '05, which series is your favorite style and why? What is your take on retro - good, bad, overdone, or wanting for more? I personally find something to like in all three, yet I am leaning towards a pick of a series which I thought did a great effort in capturing the original spirit, in a fresh look. You know which one I am referring to. Yeah, it is only IMHO. So there is no right and wrong here.
#1784 of 2124 Re: Style [m1miata]
Jun 28, 2005 (1:34 pm)
1999s-2004s are where it's at for me.
I think they're a great combination of current styling (well, at the time anyway) and heritage cues. Taillights, fake-scoop-o-rama and the door styling all evoke Mustangs of old, but without being overly and obviously retro. Also has a certain (to me anyway) muscle-car, "gimme your lunch money!" look to it that I enjoy.
On the other two choices, while I think the 05s are great looking cars and I'm so impressed with the job Ford did, I'm beginning to find them *too* consciously retro. I know the look is a big reason for their success, but this is the first time the Mustang ever replicated a previous style in such a wholesale fashion; that doesn't sit perfectly well with me.
Also, not sure I like how Mustangs are getting BIG again...
As the years go by, though, I have to say that I like the style of the 1994-98s more and more. It's a little more restrained in style than the SN95 part II, and seems positively lithe, size-wise, next to an '05. I bet they age well, esp. the 1994-1995s with the 5.0.
Just my .02.