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    Keep the red carpet please.
    You've done a great job man.

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    The car is what is known as a "stripper". The only options were the 2.3 GT Turbo package, articulated sport seats, cruise control, a radio and the tilt wheel. Originally it had only ONE courtesy light in the driver's footwell.

    I also vote to keep the Canyon Red carpet. Black shows all the lint and dirt. For a convertible black carpet is too hot in the summertime with the top down.

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    I found the "Light Convenience Group" option in the 1984 brochure, which includes lights in various places, like the trunk, engine compartment, glovebox, ashtray and other locations. This package was an option on the Turbo GT as well as other models. I just took it for granted that all cars had this since my 1980 Ghia had all the same lights. Learn something new every day...
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    Another vote for red carpet. I think it looks odd when the carpet is black and the rest of the interior isn't. A nice fresh red carpet will finish things off beautifully.
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    If you were going with black carpet, you'd have to replace the door panel carpet to make it look right, like the Capris that came that way.
    1984 Mustang GT owned since 1991 (first car). Mercury Mountaineer GT-40P engine, some suspension mods, currently undergoing a five lug SN95 brake upgrade and more suspension mods. Some minor body and interior mods have been done as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyelawdoc View Post
    The car is what is known as a "stripper". The only options were the 2.3 GT Turbo package, articulated sport seats, cruise control, a radio and the tilt wheel. Originally it had only ONE courtesy light in the driver's footwell.

    I also vote to keep the Canyon Red carpet. Black shows all the lint and dirt. For a convertible black carpet is too hot in the summertime with the top down.
    The crowd has spoken, the carpet shall stay red! And yeah, it's really a bare-minimum car which is what I really like about it.

    Almost all 84 Convertibles that I've seen have as you described at least 1 light in them, the instrument side of the harness was pretty hacked up, so I'm pretty sure it ended up getting cut at some point. Also ordered a replacement owners manual, just as an added touch.
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    And yeah, it's really a bare-minimum car which is what I really like about it.

    Funny that you should say that, Chris. The fact that the car was low option was instrumental in my buying it off eBay (I was the only bidder) and holding onto it until a suitable new owner (yourself) who truly appreciates the car came along! Given how messed up the wiring was, it's a good thing it wasn't a full power car. I'm still amazed at all you have done to bring it back to life!

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    nice restoration..

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    I was just thinking about this thread last night while I was posting. No updates since May... I know the OP is still active here. Don't keep us in suspense!
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    Hey Guys,

    Sorry! I've been pretty busy, I just finished getting the convertible top on yesterday. Over the Winter I installed some 98-04 Cobra 13" brakes on to my daily driver Tbird, really thinking about doing the same to this guy, it made such a huge difference just for a daily driver.

    Next on the list though is to do a bit of work with the suspension and 5 lug swap with alloy Cobra R's, nail down some exhaust leaks and figure out what I want to do with the brakes. After that, just finish up on the interior work.

    Anyway, the cloth top looks FANTASTIC! The skeleton is out of a 93, swapped right in without any issues, the original 84 had a lot of damage on the pivot points. Also, the headliner makes the car feel so much more refined!







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    That top looks fantastic. Ford should have gone with the cloth from the factory.
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