How to Install a Mustang Convertible Bootby Thomas West
Although the Ford Mustang has been in production for over 40 years as of 2011, the basic idea has not changed. Originally conceived as a sporty car based on an existing platform, the current Mustang still follows this concept. The Mustang is available in coupe and convertible body styles. The folding top on the convertible model is available with a boot. A boot is a cover that protects the top in its lowered position from wind buffeting, as well as making the folded top aesthetically pleasing.
Lower the convertible top.
Unfold the boot cover and place it over the lowered convertible top.
Hook the two retaining clips at the rear of the boot under the rear body panel lip to the rear of the convertible top.
Slide the front part of the driver's side of the boot under the rear quarter trim panel, then hook the retaining clip under the side body panel near the rear seat back. Repeat for the passenger side of the boot.
Tuck the bottom front corners of the boot behind the shoulder belts on each side. Hook the two boot retaining straps to the hooks behind each side of the rear seat back.
- To remove the boot, unhook the boot straps from behind each side of the rear seat back. Push down slightly on the boot to release all of the retaining hooks, then lift the boot from the car. Place the boot on a flat surface right side up, then fold each side of the boot inward. Turn the boot over, then fold the left side inward. Fold the right side of the boot inward, then secure it with one of the boot straps. Store the boot in the rear cargo area.
- Unless the boot is installed properly, it may fly off while the car is underway.
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