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Old 5/4/06, 01:09 PM
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Here's another approach to tidying up the ugly parking brake handle by installing a boot.

The pictures show my DIY installation of a 2005 Ford Escape parking brake boot in my 2005 GT Mustang coupe. My wife drives an Escape and after looking at her brake boot for the longest time, I ordered one from our TMS supplier, <span style="color:#3333FF">05stangKC</span>. The leather is a perfect match to my Dark Charcoal interior and looks like it came that way from the factory. It took about 3-4 hours to construct the finished product. The best part is that the Escape boot only costs $18.00!

The process is not difficult and I do have a step by step set of instructions. The instructions are too detailed to present here so PM me if you'd like a copy of how to do this change.
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Could you just attach the instructions as a file?
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Chris you come up with the best mods - I mean that [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumb.gif[/img] Can't wait to see it in person on the 20th!
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Check these guys out. I got my Shifter boot, arm-rest cover and e-brack cover from them. Leather is top quality!

http://www.redlinegoods.com/
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Good Job!! I went with Redline Goods just because it covered up the rubber thingy. It was a pain to do though. Yours looks great!
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That looks great, can't beat the price
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(ChrisM @ May 4, 2006, 3:12 PM) Quoted post</div><div class='quotemain'>
Here's another approach to tidying up the ugly parking brake handle by installing a boot.

The pictures show my DIY installation of a 2005 Ford Escape parking brake boot in my 2005 GT Mustang coupe. My wife drives an Escape and after looking at her brake boot for the longest time, I ordered one from our TMS supplier, <span style="color:#3333FF">05stangKC</span>. The leather is a perfect match to my Dark Charcoal interior and looks like it came that way from the factory. It took about 3-4 hours to construct the finished product. The best part is that the Escape boot only costs $18.00!

The process is not difficult and I do have a step by step set of instructions. The instructions are too detailed to present here so PM me if you'd like a copy of how to do this change.

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Does the brake pull up any further? One of the things that bugs me with the Redline one, is when I take it in for service, the tech's pull it up streching the boot out of the "mount".
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Now thats just cool as can be and cheap too. I'm sold. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumb.gif[/img]
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Fryguy @ May 4, 2006, 7:26 PM) Quoted post</div><div class='quotemain'>
Check these guys out. I got my Shifer boot, arm-rest cover and e-brack cover from them. Leather is top quality!

http://www.redlinegoods.com/
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I also have to give a thumbs up to redline....I also installed the shifter boot, e-brake, and armrest cover. Although the e-brake cover was a bit of a pain to install, it makes a huge difference, and fryguy is right, the quality of all three pieces is excellent! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumb.gif[/img]
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Fastrack @ May 4, 2006, 10:55 PM) Quoted post</div><div class='quotemain'>
Does the brake pull up any further? One of the things that bugs me with the Redline one, is when I take it in for service, the tech's pull it up streching the boot out of the "mount".
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My brake handle only goes up maybe another click further than what you see in the pic. Even if the handle moved further, the upper end of the boot is elastic and it will simply slide down the handle a bit.
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(MTAS @ May 4, 2006, 5:24 PM)
Chris you come up with the best mods - I mean that!
Can't wait to see it in person on the 20th!
Dave, thanks for the kind words! I'm looking forward to Dyno Day on the 20th too.

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Could you just attach the instructions as a file?
Here's a word.doc of the instructions.
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Old 5/9/06, 08:33 PM
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Bump

Only way I can bring this thread back!
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Thanks Chris,
That looks pretty sweet!
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Break boot

Installation instructions please
Thank you
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