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Old 01-05-2015, 05:08 PM   #1
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Anyone who has got a Base Mustang knows the interior stinks and wish it was as cool as the Premiums. I too was in this position. Recently I took it upon myself to do something about it. After dropping alot of money into customizing my car to my tastes, the conversion is just about complete. I spent a bit of time updating my Mustang in My Garage. It should be available for everyone to see. There are pics of just about everything but under the hood, which I will get later tonight.

Besides drilling holes for the spoiler, I have done all of the mods myself. Before this Mustang, I have never spliced wires before. There are walkthroughs for most of these mods on the interwebs. And if you cannot find anything, some of it is common sense. I have posted on these forums some of my experiences with splicing some of the MyColor wires into the stock wiring in the car.

I hope this is inspiring for everyone who has wants to mod their interir but is too afraid. It can be done, and for a decent price. Now the prices I listed in My Garage are for the items at the time when I found them on Ebay. These can vary.

There are downsides to modding it yourself (Will not have that OEM feel). However, If you do it right, you will save yourself money vs. going out and buying a brand new premium. Plus, you will not get charged interest on the life of your loan on the extra amount it did cost to get a Premium trim.

Now for the pic for my Purchase Order that came with my Mustang. That of course is not the price I paid. Just the MSRP.

I will probably do a walkthrough video later this week of my interior because sometimes it is easier for people to see all of the changes versus pictures and writing.
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Old 01-05-2015, 05:48 PM   #2
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If yall are unable to view the pics in My garage, let me know and I will post them here.
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Old 01-05-2015, 05:53 PM   #3
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Honestly, I like the base vs the premium. Not to say the premium is bad, but I like the simplicity of the base more, cloth seats and all.
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Old 01-05-2015, 06:14 PM   #5
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I was afraid of that, i will post them. Give me just a moment.
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Personal opinion. I'd rather have cloth than leather. It's cooler in the summer and it isn't freezing in the winter. Plus you don't have to worry about leather wrinkles.


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I was able to view your garage pictures. Looks really good. Nice job figuring it all out. That's 1/2 the fun sometimes.
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Old 01-05-2015, 06:34 PM   #8
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Here are the pics of the Mustang before any of the changes.
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Old 01-05-2015, 06:37 PM   #9
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And here are the pics after all of the changes. Next projects may include Installing GT hood vents, Puddle Lamps, Side Strips, Caliper Covers, and maybe hood struts.
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Looks lovely! Tastefully modded. Still in the process of getting my cosmetics put on my mustang hope it turns out as well as yours.


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That all looks great, did you get all of the premium interior from eBay? I want to do all of that stuff but I know diddely about electrical work, maybe one day I will get the stones to try.


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Old 01-05-2015, 07:04 PM   #12
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Yes the premium stuff was from ebay. When doing wiring, usually red means positive and black is negative. In this specific year, black with a yellow stripe is negative. Splice taps help alot with those projects. It's alot less difficult then it looks or sounds.
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That is beautiful work.
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Old 01-05-2015, 07:44 PM   #14
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Very nice!!! You do good work!

one day i hope to have something pretty damn witty here
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Wow awesome dude looks good. So you got all of the ambient lighting and the leather door inserts on eBay?


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Old 01-06-2015, 02:28 AM   #16
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Yea. Took about 2 months of searching and waiting. People don't like to come off the Premium trim items. But compared to other ways of getting my seats leather, etc. ebay was the cheapest.
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Old 01-06-2015, 02:31 AM   #17
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True Story:

When I replaced my seats with leather ones, the airbag light would stay on. Everything was connected fine and the airbags in the seats were good still. I swapped my old seats back in and the light turned off. So I ended up taking the leather off the seats and reupholstering my Cloth seats.

It may be possible when the airbag system is programmed, it is coded to only talk to certain other parts? And introducing foreign parts into the airbag system makes it flip out?

Because I even reset the SRS system and nothing would take away the airbag light until I put the old seats back in.
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Old 01-06-2015, 02:38 AM   #18
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Just ordered White puddle lamps from Starkey and will be installing them after I get them. More pics to come!
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Great work on the personal touch to make the interior "yours". I can appretiate anyone who takes a base model and customizes it to their own taste.

One point for me: I prefer vinyl or leather over cloth where I live (Florida) for the same reasons some like cloth; the heat. In Florida, it gets hot and muggy, and the "butt sweat" will eventually obsorb into cloth. With vinyl or leather, it's easily cleaned and removed. Cloth requires an carpet/upolstry cleaner (which I have as well), but a wipe down on vinyl or leather is so much easier IMO.
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Thank you. One of the justifications for me switching to Leather with rubber floor mats, is I have a dog. Really hard to have a nice ride when you sport dog hair everywhere.
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Hmm that's a good point I would like like my little buddy to ride with me but having a black interior it's hard to keep it clean lol


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Looks amazing! You're very talented- I would love to do red lights in my interior like that!
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In the pics i had the door sills from Ford Accessories. Today I replaced them with the MyColor ones from the Premium trim wired Blue. Will post a pic of them later.
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Looks great! Kudos on doing the work yourself.
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That's great to hear you doing the upgrade yourself. It will truly be one of a kind.
I had a 2013 base that I was going to slowly upgrade but saw a 2014 Ruby Red Premium that I just had to have.
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What are those floor lights called?


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Old 01-08-2015, 06:11 PM   #27
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Got the led strips on ebay. Then i wired them through the center console, under the bezels and tapped them into my auto shifter lights.

Http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=140996759357
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