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Arrggh! It's enough to make you swear off pets of all kinds. No sooner had we installed our new seat tracks in Mustang Monthly Group Editor Donald Farr's '66 GT hardtop, than someone left a side window down in the garage of the Farr homestead. This invitation to destruction allowed one of the family cats to hop inside the '66 and promptly use the passenger front seat as a scratching post.
By the time morning reared its head, the cat had stealthily slipped away, leaving behind puncture wounds and gashes in our black standard interior. The rear seat was original, but the front seats, which sustained all of the damage, were replaced about five years ago.
After we got Donald to stop roaming his house with a butcher knife chanting, "Here, kitty, kitty. Come on out, nice kitty," we sat down and discussed our options. It was decided to go ahead and replace the complete upholstery set, front and rear, to keep everything matching. We also figured since all the seats would be out, we would lay down new carpeting and windlace. All our high-quality interior items were quickly delivered to our door with one phone call to Dallas Mustang Parts. Though we have upholstered numerous seats, Editor Ford suggested we let a pro handle the work so we could garnish some tips (we aren't know-it-alls!) for our next mega-tips story. Thus, we headed over to see Gary Powell and his craftsmen at Mr. Autocraft in nearby Bartow, Florida, for some assistance.